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Restoring Lives Together
The Durham Rescue Mission is Durham’s oldest and largest shelter providing, counseling, long-term shelter, and vocational training to an average of 350 men, women, and children each day, 365 days a year.
The Durham Rescue Mission relies upon gifts from individuals, churches, businesses, civic groups, organizations, grants, bequests, and foundations. We operate without any government funding.
Our Mission is to meet through the power of Jesus Christ the needs of the whole person: spiritual, educational, emotional, physical, social, and vocational, so that those who are hurting may become fully functioning members of society.
1. We hold the Bible to be God's Holy Word in its entirety and inspired in every part by the Holy Spirit.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
2. We hold that man was created in the image of God, holy and innocent: that of his own choice, he sinned, and, as a result, brought death upon all humanity.
(Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23)
Those who are not saved from sin are eternally separated from God.
3. We hold that Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin, that He gave His life on the cross where He, who knew no sin, was made sin for us: that He was buried and arose again from the dead, afterward He ascended into heaven, from whence He will come again.
(John 5:39; 2 Corinthians 5:21; I Corinthians 15:4; Acts 2:9-11)
4. We hold that we are saved by grace through faith, apart from works, that the sinner who repents and personally accepts the finished work of Christ on the cross becomes a child of God, is made a new creature, and is indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
(Ephesians 2:8,9; John 1:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 14:17)
5. We hold that Jesus Christ is coming again for His church, to establish His kingdom on earth, to judge the wicked and the lost, cast death and hell into the Lake of Fire, and dwell with the saints forever and ever.
(John 14:3; Titus 1:13; I Thessalonians 5:16, 17; Revelation 20:6; 20:14; 20:15; 22:1-5)
Annual Report 2011
To learn more about our program and annual statistics please read our 2011 Annual report below: