Our Mission

Transforming lives together

Derby City Mission exists to make disciples of every people group in partnership with Churches and other agencies by demonstrating God’s love and bringing hope.

 

Who We are

Derby City Mission exists to serve the city of Derby in Social Action and Christian Mission. We are good news to those who need it most; so we help those caught in debt at our Jubilee clinics and reach out to the homeless, drug addicts, street drinkers and refugees through our Recovery drop in and Night Shelter projects.

We are committed to empowering and fostering partnerships within both the church and city agencies. For example, we partner with local churches in co-ordinating the Street Pastor and Nightshelter projects in Derby.

We help to equip the local church in evangelism and provide structures for churches to work together in mission; whether it’s through the proclamation of the gospel or advising and training churches in evangelism and social action.

Central to all we do is a rhythm of life focussed on prayer from a range of Christian spiritualities.

 

Our Story

DCM was started in 1989 initially working a debt advice service, "Jubilee", and a food "Basics" bank, was established, the first in the country. Jubilee clinics are run by trained advisors at different venues and have assisted many people when at their most vulnerable. DCM acquired premises in 1996 and started a project to assist deprived children at Christmas. Other projects were initiated with schools and street outreach. In 2009, Street Pastors were launched to help people partying in Derby on Friday and Saturday nights, and an outreach to street homeless people was started with food and companionship. In 2011, DCM moved to its current premises and, in 2015, it took out a lease on an industrial unit to house the Basics bank and provide a logistics base for the Derby Churches Night-shelter, which was started in 2013, in response to the city council's cuts in funding for hostel beds. DCM works in partnership with local and national agencies.