The Kalamazoo Deacons Conference is a faith based and faith guided organization doing the Lord’s work through this ministry. Although we would take great joy in sharing our beliefs and encouraging those who have not found the Lord, KDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, handicap or religious preference regarding the services our guests receive.
A Direct Response Servant (DRS) meets with each guest to listen to their story. Some have just been released from prison, others deal with addictions, while others are single moms trying to support a family on a minimum wage income. The circumstances are countless. Requests vary from clothing to personal needs, household goods, furniture and appliances and financial requests for housing, utilities and various other needs. The goal is to help with tangible needs as well as to share Christ’s love through compassion and encouragement.
Direct Response Servants see guests on a first come- first served basis Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 3 pm. The numbers of guests seen each session will depend upon the number of Direct Response Servants available. KDC see two financial requests each morning. Doors open and guests may begin registering at 9 a.m. We begin seeing guests at 9:30 following morning devotions. Attendance at devotions is not required for guests to be seen or to receive services.