San Francisco: Outer Circle

The Outer Circle Team Vision
 
We invite the lonely,
the outcast, and the wanderer
into restoration of their entire beings by
drawing them to Christ
giving them what we have
bringing them into community
and by being their friends.



Since 1998, InnerCHANGE's team in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the Outer Circle, has shown love to hundreds of traveling street youth living in Golden Gate Park.  The team, known by street kids around the country as "the pancake Christians" because of their weekly pancake breakfast cooked on a Coleman stove and served in the park, seek to live out the above vision through one on one discipleship, time spent on the street in conversation and prayer, using our home for hospitality, facilitating bible studies and faith discussions, bridging the local church to the street, traveling to Rainbow Gatherings and other places where traveling youth gather, and networking between churches and ministries that are already serving this subculture in the city and around the country.
 
Visit the Outer Circle Blog at
www.theoutercircle.org

San Francisco: Outer Circle Internship

Duration: 3-11 Months
Dates: 19 January, 2014 - 18 December, 2014
Applications due: 1 December, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,500 Monthly

Description
Are you a family, or a retired couple or individual who want to just live with us and have coffee with homeless friends, perhaps help lead our bible study occasionally, hang out on the street with us maybe for pancakes, mentor youth, pray for and with us, maybe if you have handyman skills- help take care of our house or perhaps bake the occasional birthday cake?
We would love to have you!

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San Francisco: Outer Circle Apprenticeship

Duration: 1 Year
Dates: 24 September, 2014 - 1 September, 2015
Applications due: 15 June, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,500 Monthly

When you see a traveling kid with a backpack does your heart flutter a little? Do you love sitting on sidewalks? Perhaps Outer Circle is the team for you!
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San Francisco: Outer Circle Internship

Duration: 3-6 Months
Dates: 19 January, 2014 - 18 December, 2014
Applications due: 18 September, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,500 Monthly

When you see a traveling kid with a backpack does your heart flutter a little? Do you love sitting on sidewalks? Perhaps Outer Circle is the team for you!
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San Francisco: Outer Circle Job Creation Internship

Duration: 1 Year
Dates: 19 January, 2014 - 18 December, 2014
Applications due: 1 December, 2014
Estimated Cost: $1,500 Monthly

We are looking for 1 or 2 people to form a short term job placement website to assist homeless youth in connecting with needs in the local community and assist the local community in creating a forum to request short term help on jobs such as cleaning, moving or gardening!

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San Francisco: Outer Circle Apprenticeship

Duration:
Dates: 19 January, 2014 - 18 December, 2014
Applications due: 18 December, 2013
Estimated Cost: $1,500 Monthly

When you see a traveling kid with a backpack does your heart flutter a little? Do you love sitting on sidewalks? Perhaps Outer Circle is the team for you!
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The due date for this Service Opportunity has closed. However, if you are interested, please click here to enquire if you can still apply.

Pancakes in the Park


The Outer Circle shares pancakes in Golden Gate Park every week. Going on 7 years, it has grown into an important gathering spot for homeless traveling youth to connect with our crew and with each other. Here is a glimpse into what it's like!

San Francisco: Outer Circle

Dates: 1 June, 2013 - 31 July, 2013
Interested? Click here to apply!

Responsibilities
Participate in the regular weekly ministry rhythms of the Outer Circle and San Francisco InnerCHANGE communities.

Requirements
Must be highly flexible and willing to learn. All Outer Circle team members are expected to be able to live in community with other team members.

Description

The Doorbell Rings

The doorbell rings and I cringe.

It is this fear of the unknown. Invading my life. Interrupting my time. Stealing pieces of my day. I do not know who is there. But whoever they are they want something. They came to me. A shower. A chat. A cup of cold water…

Yesterday the doorbell rang a lot of times.

First it was Ninga - one hour and one day early for easter egg painting. It was in the middle of Tuesday morning prayer and it was raining. Poor Grace had to tell him to come back tomorrow. She felt bad, but it was the right thing. We were meeting.

Reaching Down From Heaven


A story of transformation from the streets of San Francisco.

The Fruit of Obedience

We first earned Dave’s* trust because of a simple, yet radical step of obedience.

For over five years our team has been serving pancakes in Golden Gate Park as a way to both meet a tangible need and more importantly to serve as a community gathering place where we can connect with the homeless and traveling youth that come through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.