Who we are
Located in Nashville, TN, Isaiah 58 began in 1998. Based on the biblical scripture that gives our ministry its name, Isaiah 58 specifically seeks to bring hope and restoration to the population of Nashville that finds themselves poor, hungry and in need of shelter.
We, as a ministry, however, do not just seek to alleviate the physical needs of individuals, but also ultimately bring them to the source of true restoration and hope, Jesus Christ. Because the gospel is ultimately a relationship, Isaiah 58 also chooses to do ministry in a relational way, rather than an institutional way. This means that outreaches are not just a time to give out food, but they are a time to sit down and share a meal together with our friends.
Ultimately, in all areas, from outreaches to businesses, Isaiah 58 believes that Jesus is the answer.
how to get involved
As a 501C3, Isaiah 58 is only able to operate from the generosity of people like you. However, we don't just need financial support, we also need people who want to be generous with their time - whether that is showing up to an outreach, working behind the scenes, or just getting to know our friends over a hot meal. If you are interested in volunteering at an outreach, please click the button below for more information.
Monday night - Outreach with People Loving Nashville - group of young adults that cook a hot meal at the Belmont Church Fellowship Hall and take it to downtown Nashville to serve to the homeless.
Thursday lunch (2 choices)
Bus outreach to Dickerson Road to serve lunch to some that live in the streets or projects in the area.
Fellowship Hall lunch at Belmont Church, cooking for both starts around 9am and clean up usually ends at 1pm.
Saturday - Kids Club outreach in Edgehill. Lessons, games, crafts and lunch for younger kids from 11am to 12:30pm at the Easley Community Center off Edgehill Avenue by the pool.
Sunday - Fellowship Hall lunch at Belmont Church, cooking starts at 9am and clean up usually ends at 2pm.
Our outreaches can use all types of talents/giftings/skills, including cooking, cleaning, serving, bus driving, teaching and counseling.
Tuesday nights from November through March we host Room in the Inn. This is where we provide 14 homeless men with dinner, breakfast, bag lunch, beds, shower and fellowship for the night in the Fellowship Hall.
We also need people to keep the pantry organized with food and clothes for our members and local needy.
Prayer partners are always a welcome addition to the team.
Also have seasonal opportunities with our pre-football game meals for East Nashville and Hillwood High Schools on Fridays from August to November. Basketball pre-game meals for MLK Middle and High Schools on various afternoons from November to February.
Some more focused mentoring possibilities exist with our men and women in the Villa and Katherine Homes and prison ministries, please call for more details.