God says in Isaiah 58:12 that when you pour out your life for the least, “You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a spring that never runs dry. You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again.” Thank you for partnering with us!
If you would like to partner financially with us in answering God’s call to “Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute” (Proverbs 31:8-9), please write checks to Kearney eFree Church and indicate “Care Ministries” in the memo. You can mail your donation to Kearney eFree (Attn: The Storehouse – 4010 7th Avenue, Kearney, NE 68845) or you can drop it off at the Storehouse!
To donate to our pantries, please drop off all donations at the Storehouse main entrance (north side of Kearney eFree) during our open hours. Click here for our accepted donations list. Tax deduction receipts are available upon request. Please contact Justine Tschetter if you have any questions.
What is Storehouse?
Our philosophy for our environment and for doing ministry:
Belong // By our atmosphere and posture, we communicate that everyone is welcome and belongs here. We believe that because of Jesus, you are loved unconditionally – not the future, better version of you, but the you right now, just the way you are. When you come to the Storehouse, you will notice that our environment is very relaxed and laid-back. We invite our staff and team members to bring their children to serve with them; our hope is that because of this, you will feel like you are walking into a family’s living room or kitchen.
Believe // We believe that the only sufficient answer to our search for hope and meaning is Jesus. We will be fluent in the Good News of the Gospel and will lovingly share the extravagant love that our heavenly Father has for you!
Become // We believe because of the fall, we are all broken – our brokenness is just manifested in different ways. We are all striving to become more like Jesus, glorifying God through our work, relationships, and creation. While our guests are learning how to grow toward healthy relationships with their children and families, we want them to know we are learning right along with them!
Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to Noon; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Our team opportunities
Pantries Team – Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
Coordinator: Dee McClenahan
Role: stocking the pantries, facing shelves, inventory donations
For serving during our Open Hours: Provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our guests and participants; assist visitors with questions, needs, pantry shops, getting connected with other services offered in town, and more.
Time Commitment: Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to Noon; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before we open.
For co-leading our Circles of Hope groups: Facilitate intentional questions with a group of 4 to 6 women, leading discussion, and sharing the Gospel as it speaks Truth to every area of their lives; help lead and direct the group through creating relationships and a support group; “host” guest speakers as requested.
Time Commitment: 18 months, 2 times a month for one hour (please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your Circles group starts). *The schedules for the Circles groups are based on leaders’ availability.
Advocate Team – Dependent upon the advocate’s availability.
Role: meet with individuals and couples one-on-one as they walk through the Storehouse program (women will be attending their Circles of Hope group at the same time; men will be meeting with their advocate) . While the Circles of Hope leaders will be more intentionally creating environments for spiritual and relational discussions, and teaching on practical helps (i.e. healthy relationships, cooking, good money managing skills, how to create/stay within a budget, etc.), advocates will be providing more individualized and personalized financial care. The advocate process is 6 to 8 months with 30 minute meetings every other week.
How to Support us:
Pray: Please join us in praying for our team. We can easily get tired and burned out trying to take in the many hard stories we hear. Please pray for emotional protection for our team as well as for physical safety over all of the Storehouse.
Please pray for our guests and participants. We desire to serve and love our guests and participants well, all while pointing them to Jesus as the answer to their everyday life. Please pray that God will be softening their hearts to Him and His plan for their life and that they will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading, even if they don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior yet.
Donate: Whether financially or through donations to our pantry, we are so grateful for your support in this way! Please see above for the details on supporting us through donations. To see our requested items, please visit kearneystorehouse.com/how-to-help.
Serve with us: One of our favorite things is when we get to add to our team! We would love to have you! Please see above for the different areas you can serve with the Storehouse.