SFOC Discipleship Flat
The Outer Circle Team Vision
We invite the lonely, the outcast, and the wanderer
into restoration of their entire beings by
drawing them to Christ,
giving them what we have,
and bringing them into community
by being their friends.
The San Francisco Outer Circle (SFOC) discipleship flat or as it is “lovingly” called ‘Purgatory’ is a transitional discipleship flat for our formerly homeless and/or drug addicted friends. Our aim is to redefine and redeem the concept of family by modeling Christ-like behaviour, discipling towards spiritual growth and restoration, and encouraging healthy rhythms of life through structured living, volunteering, and regular spiritual practice.
Duration: 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year
Dates: Summer/Fall 2017
Applications due: Ongoing
We are looking for someone who has a passion for trainhoppers, gutterpunks, hippies and other travelers, who is comfortable discipling in the intersection of addiction and faith, and who wants to serve incarnationally!
In short, we are praying for someone to assist as a “right-hand (wo)/man” in our discipleship flat here in the Mission District serving our houseless friends! Do you know someone who could serve in this way for the summer/fall? Maybe a youth leader in transition, an intentional community dreamer with a missional heart, or perhaps a rehab staff who wants to go missional?
Living with us and a few houseless friends in a lovely 4-story Victorian hospitality house in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Hosting, mentoring, and walking with the guests on your flat through faith, addiction, and emotional crisis in life.
Sharing your time and space and choosing to do life together!
Assisting the Discipleship Flat Lead by planning shared learning curriculum and Bible studies.
Pursuing a rich relationship with Christ!
And a willingness to learn!
For this role, we are looking for someone who is comfortable with incarnational community living, loves Jesus, has a passion for the homeless, doesn’t mind reparenting adults, experience/background is a bonus, but not required in psychology, rehab, communal living, or some discipleship program.
You would be comfortable and experienced mentoring someone struggling with addictions and mental health challenges.
We need someone who can be a leader/house parent/host for the flat. Comfortable facilitating flat meetings, making decisions, and dealing with conflicts as they arise. Managing chores and praying!
Are you an accountant, lawyer, gardener, addiction and trauma counselor, storyteller, teachable spirit, a love of cooking, bible study facilitator, great listener, lover of punk music, Someone who wants to experience relationships with homeless youth, comfortable camping, or handy man? We could really use those skills!
Developing and maintaining relationships with homeless and formerly homeless friends, assisting the Discipleship Flat Lead, mentoring and assisting in crisis, as well as daily life skills, helping with meals, attending and assisting with team functions.
For more information or to apply: Email or Facebook Claire and Brian at- Claire.Howard@innerchange.org