Mission of the Dirt Road gathers to make disciples through community development. We recommend that you follow us on Instagram or Facebook for regular updates to our schedule or calendar of events.

A beautiful, large oak tree in a grassy yard, with a lake/lakebed in the background.

Mission of the Dirt Road Gathers for Spiritual Formation.

On Sundays at 11am, we gather to learn and encourage one another in the ways of Jesus.

What to expect on a Sunday:
Our gathering is for the whole family and starts with everyone together for a meal. During the meal and after, we'll share stories about what God has been doing in our lives and through our lives.

Our gathering is very casual, and we don't expect you or your children to act a certain way or dress a certain way or even believe a certain way. We'd love for you to join us so that we can learn with and from each other what it means to follow the way of Jesus.

If the weather is nice, you might find us in the backyard enjoying the beauty of the oak tree.

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We Gather for Recovery & Support.

Several groups gather at Mission of the Dirt Road. Some of them are directly connected to our mission, and others just share space with us. Here is the schedule for our current groups:

Monday & Friday, 8:30am- Walking Club

Wednesday, Noon- AA

Wednesday, 6:30pm-

Women's Bible Study & Mission: Lead (7th-12th grade students)

Thursay, 7:30pm- Drug Abusers Anonymous

Friday 4:30pm- Overeaters Anonymous

Friday, 6-7pm- Al-Anon (families and friends of alcoholics/addicts)

Friday & Sunday, 7pm- AA

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We Gather to Learn.

In January 2021, we began hosting weekly community classes. These classes are held on Tuesday nights (Jan-Oct). We gather for dinner at 6pm, and then classes begin at 6:30. The main class for adults and teens is focused on a theme and relates to relationships, health and wellness, and money matters. Classes are interactive and often include a hands-on activity. Sometimes we host Make & Take projects which require pre-registration; but most of the time you can just show up to our classes. Our younger attendees attend an age appropriate class where they learn through play.

Since we began, we have partnered with over 30 organizations and 15 community leaders to provide relevant and expert information and resources related to developing goals and healthy habits, planning and preparing healthy meals on a budget, child growth and development, maintenance and repairs, safety, prevention and recovery, and mental health awareness.

You can learn more about the classes we offer on our Facebook page. We pin our monthly calendar at the top. In addition, if you have a skill or expertise you would like to share with the community, please contact us.

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We Gather to Share Resources.

Coffee Cafe is open Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-6pm and Friday, 9am-Noon. The cafe is a safe and peaceful gathering space for neighbors, friends, volunteers, staff, community partners, regardless of their circumstances.

During this time, we offer free:

  • Coffee
  • WiFi
  • Charging Station for phone/device
  • Showers
  • Hygiene Supplies
  • Conversation
  • Connection to Resources
  • Books
  • Bikes
  • Non-perishable snacks/ easy to prepare foods

We operate on a "take what you need, give what you can" basis.

Two volunteers work outside to cut materials for a home repair

Mission of the Dirt Road Gathers to Work Together for the good of our Community.

Mission: Revitalize focuses on helping people connect to the resources they need to repair and maintain their homes. We do this through the tool lending library which is open Every Saturday, 9am-Noon, for members to borrow tools. You can see the inventory in the tool lending library here.

We also have a home repair program to help neighbors improve the places they call home. Sometimes this means referring a homeowner to a program beyond our organization, but sometimes it means that we partner with homeowners to make minor repairs that will have a big impact on the integrity of the home. Homeowners contribute to the process and are offered the opportunity to connect with a Care Coach who can help them meet other goals in their lives.

 

Two volunteers work outside to cut materials for a home repair

Mission of the Dirt Road is able to offer these gatherings and resources to our community thanks to the generosity of donors and the support of some grants. You can make a financial donation to Mission of the Dirt Road here.

HIGH RIDGE INITIATIVE

During 2022, Mission of the Dirt Road hosted "Hotdog dialogues" to discuss "What's Next for High Ridge? Building a Stronger, Safer Neighborhood. In January 2023, Pastor Carey Morford made a final report on this process to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners, and the High Ridge Initiative was approved as county community development initiative.

You can read more about the High Ridge Initiative here. You can follow the High Ridge Initiative on Facebook.

Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, 6-7:30pm. Meetings are open to anyone who is interested in working together to revitalize High Ridge Estates.

High Ridge Initiative steering committee and other community leaders stand together after being approved as a Clay County community development initiative.