Men's Ministry

Food, Clothing & Shelter
A free meal is served each night, and breakfast is served in the morning. Clothing is distributed at various times.

All those wishing to stay at the Mission must be in a service at 7:00 each night, which is conducted by area churches and individuals. After that they will be signed up for a bed in the dorm. They will be given a towel, washcloth, and personal care items. The dorm is a temporary facility, and private rooms are available on a monthly basis to men who are working. Each individual is interviewed after his arrival by a staff member to determine more about his particular situation. We will then work to assist everyone with needs that they may have.

Spiritual and Individual Care
Bible studies and classes are held throughout the week. Gospel services are held each night. One on one spiritual counseling is also available to any men that are interested.

When someone first comes to the Mission, our Men's Ministry staff meets with them to evaluate their needs. We provide Biblical counseling and discipleship, life skills training, and assistance in connecting with other agencies as needed.

Camp Roberts Summer Day Camp

Camp Roberts is a summer day camp operated by Lima Rescue Mission in Shawnee Township. Each summer, children who attend Lima City Schools in grades K-6th are invited to attend camp.

The camp consists of a lodge, chapel, basketball court, swimming pool, large areas for baseball and soccer, and trails through the woods. The time at camp is a great opportunity for children who are facing difficulty. Many of the children come from broken homes, and our caring staff share God's love as they spend time with every child. Daily activities include chapel, lunch, games, swimming, walks through the woods and more.

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Our Services and Facts

  • Basic Services
  • Programs
  • Target Audience
  • Key Statistics
  • Overnight shelter
  • Day shelter for inclement weather
  • Meals served daily
  • Clothing distribution
  • Personal care items, showers, laundry provided
  • Transitional/low income housing
  • Life skills, recovery, and discipleship classes
  • Daily chapel services
  • Group Bible studies
  • Camp Roberts summer day camp for inner-city youth
  • Poor and homeless men
  • At risk youth

Services are provided in Lima/Allen County with many individuals also coming from surrounding counties.

2017 Statistics

  • Years in operation: 111
  • Total regular employees: 11
  • Board members: 9
  • Volunteers (active): 50+
  • Meals served: 17,538
  • Nights of lodging in overnight shelter: 6,517
  • New guests: 152