FAMA is the backbone entity for the 20 member organizations that comprise it. This strategic alliance of Christian for-profit and not-for-profit organizations allows for its members to provide services relevant to their distinct skill sets. The services are strategically organized and streamlined for the benefit of the community. The FAMA meets once a month to share information, discuss and measure current community activities and to determine future actions. Although the FAMA is currently comprised of twenty member organizations, its fate is not tied to these particular organizations. In fact, it is one of the goals of the FAMA to broaden its membership base to increase its in-reach into communities.
The Faith Action Ministry Alliance Inc. (FAMA) is a 501c3 not for profit community organization. FAMA was established in June of 2014 with the express purpose of advancing community healing through a practical model of evangelism that engages neighborhoods systemically and systematically. By systemically we mean that FAMA first identifies the bridges that exist in a given neighborhood to convey our programs and message.
The bridges are the interests and felt needs of a community. This is followed by identifying the pre-existing institutions that may be used as vehicles for crossing the bridges of interests and felt needs straight to the lives of the children and families. By systematically we mean that FAMA uses the pre-existing institutions to promote regular engagements with the neighborhood. We use diverse institutions to cover as much ground as possible. These institutions include schools, parks and recreation, boys and girls clubs, sports leagues, work places, low income housing apartments etc. By these means FAMA is able to communicate boldly the message that makes for interpersonal healing and the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
FAMA IS COMMUNITIES
By tapping into the interests and felt needs of a neighborhood we lay hold of cultural points of leverage that allow us to comfortably speak to social issues that traditional evangelism and ‘programs’ cannot.