Memphis Athletic Ministries

Organization Description: 

Our goal is to develop these young individuals into a generation of spiritually strong, productive adults who love God, love others and love themselves. Through 14 neighborhood centers, our structured programs empower youth with the mentors and resources needed to make positive life changes. MAM programs work to instill in our youth, ages 8 to 18, a commitment to grow spiritually, improve their relationships with others and embrace personal responsibility.

2107 Ball Road
Memphis, 38114
Mission Statement: 

Founded in 1998, Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) exists to provide a hope and a future for at-risk youth in urban Memphis.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

I. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the divine Word of God, the final and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Scriptures are infallible, that is without error.

II. God reveals himself as the living and true God, Creator of all things, perfect in love and righteous in all His ways. This one God exists eternally as a Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

III. Humankind was created in the image of God that he might have fellowship with Him. Being estranged from God by disobedience, humankind is incapable of a right relationship to God apart from God's grace.

IV. The only mediator between God and humankind is Jesus Christ our Lord, God's eternal Son, who as a man shared and fulfilled our humanity in a life of perfect obedience.

V. By His death in our place, Jesus revealed the divine love and upheld divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. Having risen bodily from the dead and ascended into Heaven, He rules as Lord over all and intercedes for us as our great high priest.

VI. The Holy Spirit through the proclamation of the Gospel, renews our hearts, persuading us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord. By the same Spirit we are led to trust in divine mercy, whereby we are forgiven all our sins, justified by faith through the merit of Christ our Savior, adopted in God's family as His children and enabled us to live in the world that people may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven.

VII. God by His work and Spirit calls sinful men and women into the fellowship of Christ's body. Thus He creates the one holy, catholic and apostolic church, united in the bonds of love, endowed with gifts of the Spirit and summoned by Christ to preach the Gospel and to administer the sacraments, to relieve human need and to strive for social justice.

VIII. God's redemptive purpose will be consummated by the return of Christ to raise the dead, judge all humankind and establish His glorious kingdom. Those who are apart from Christ shall be eternally separated from God's presence, but the righteous shall live and reign with Him forever.

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