Compassionate Love of Christ

Meet The Needs (MTN) is a partnership between the Ship of Zion Ministries (SoZ) and other local churches. We strive to meet the practical and urgent needs of some of Raleigh's most neglected people. For more than four years, MTN has endeavored to show the true light of the Gospel by addressing basic needs, including food and clothing, care for the physical body, and most importantly, ministry to spiritual needs.


Typically on the second Saturday of each month, MTN and SoZ host a free Community Day in the historic South Park area of southeast Raleigh. During these days, lunch is served, groceries are provided to those in need, and there are activities for kids. There is room set aside for for counseling, fellowship, and prayer for healing and deliverance.

Usually a free health screening clinic is part of the outreach. The clients vary in age and walks of life, and we've been able to meet, counsel and pray with elderly grandmothers, teen gang members, and young women who have been abused by life on the streets.

The volunteers involved in MTN endeavor to model the true Church of Jesus Christ by being willing servants, united in love, without distinction for denomination, race, or station in life.

MTN is the Body of Christ reaching out in love to our community with the Good News of new life available through Jesus Christ.

Bread of Life

MTN is closely partnered with Bread of Life, a Raleigh-based ministry that has provided most of the groceries we have distributed over the years. Bread of Life has need of volunteers and funding. Click here to learn more about Bread of Life.

MTN Photos and Videos

  • Recent pictures from a Community Day is in our Photo Album.
  • Freedom describes why South Park is such an historic part of Raleigh and why we feel privileged to help meet the needs of our neighbors who live there.


Visit the Donations page to see how you can partner with us to meet the needs of people in South Raleigh and Wake County.

Affiliated Organizations

  - The Ship Outreach &
   Community Center

    105 East Lee Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
- Calvary Faith Center
- Family Worship Assembly
- First Assembly of God
- Hope Community Church
- NC Assemblies of God
- New Life Church
- North Haven Church
- St. Francis UMC
- Starting Point Church

Contact Us

Meet The Needs
6512 Blalock Forest Drive
Willow Spring, NC 27592

To find out more about MTN or to see how you can be a part, Contact us for more information.