In addition to being one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, Volunteers of America national is an interdenominational church — a church with a distinctive ministry of service. We provide human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement for people of all faiths. For more than 100 years, Volunteers of America has provided essential services to heal both body and soul. Our organization's minsters are committed to extending grace and mercy to others in need. many local and national staff members of Volunteers of America have felt led to become ministers, to enhance their work and service to others.
Faith in God and ministry to others are the heart of our organization. All that we do to help others in need is guided by our faith and desire to live out that faith through service.
Faith in God. Ministry to Others.
An Ecumenical Movement
For more than a century, dedicated men and women have felt the call to Christian ministry in Volunteers of America. Our ministers are drawn from every Christian denomination and are encouraged to serve as active members of other churches. This understanding of ministry derives from the foundation of Volunteers of America as both a church and an “auxiliary” to the universal Christian church with a special mission of service. To be accepted as spiritual leaders in our ministry of service, Volunteers of America ministers must meet all requirements for theological study and spiritual formation.
The Source of My Joy
A lot has been written about joy--what it is and what it isn’t. As a Christian, the source of my joy is not in promises of prosperity, or good health or even happiness. Rather, it flows from the heart-felt assurance that God loves even me—as broken and weak as I am. Thank God that we are not saved by our talents nor by our excellence – but rather by our weakness and failure.