Christian Shelter is a temporary, emergency shelter providing safe housing and meals and for men, women and children who are homeless. While a warm bed and a hot meal are the most immediate needs the Shelter satisfies, they are not the most important. The love of God ministered through a caring staff member, who is willing to listen and prepared to point hurting people to resources for employment, counseling, financial assistance and stable housing, offer the possibility of a more lasting change. Even more important, however, is the opportunity to receive the life changing power of Jesus Christ offered to Shelter guests daily through staff prayer and spiritual direction and the ministry of volunteer clergy and church leaders in evening devotions and Sunday worship.