Far too often, faith-based ministries must defend their fundamental rights in court rather than focusing on serving those in need.
That’s what happened to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is a nonprofit ministry that began during the Great Depression in 1932. Today, the Mission lives out its Christian faith by bringing the love of Jesus Christ to over a thousand homeless and hurting people in Seattle each day through services like its soup kitchen, mobile showers, and recovery programs.
The Mission is spectacularly successful. About 70 percent of clients are working or in school two years after graduating from one of the Mission’s recovery programs. And about 25 percent of the Mission’s staff are former clients.