“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
- Matthew 5:14-16
Letting Our Light Shine...
Ujima Ministries Inc. was established in 1991 as a Christian youth outreach ministry in Greater Trenton, New Jersey. Our motto is “Serving Christ through Community Services,” which is implemented through the close connection with the Ujima Village Christian Church – an independent Reformed congregation. The mission of our agency is to provide life enhancing services to individuals and families that demonstrate Christian care and affirm Christian values. Over the years, agency initiatives have included: delinquency prevention services for at-risk youth; Bible-based summer camp programming; marriage and family counseling and seminars; job readiness and support services; services for women released from incarceration and women in crisis; anti-hunger programming; and the development of 52 units of low and moderate income housing for seniors and disabled adults.
Determined To Shine Brightly...
Historically, some of our agency initiatives have been constrained in regard to the overt manner in which certain programs could formally incorporate a Christian witness into program delivery due to the restrictions imposed by funding sources. Our agency's leadership has identified the need for reimagining service delivery in order to confront the increasing societal hostility in America to Christian values and a biblical worldview. Our agency is coordinating and strategizing with our congregational base, the Ujima Village Christian Church and its network, in addressing the challenges of the erosion of these values and the impact it is having on children, individuals, couples, and families.