Nearly 15 years ago we heard a message preached on Ruth and Boaz, describing Boaz as a kinsman redeemer. The message struck Shawnice deeply and left a lasting impression. Because of Boaz’s willingness to take on the responsibility of caring for his family, both Ruth and her mother-n-law were rescued from poverty and possible demise. Not long after hearing this message, God gave her the vision for Kinsman Community Ministries, and the development for the organization began.
A “kinsman redeemer” is one who has been prepared and positioned to rescue the family of God from the spiritual, economic, and social slavery systems of the world. The most known reference of a kinsman redeemer is found in the biblical book of Ruth, when Boaz purchased Naomi’s estate and married her daughter-in-law Ruth in order to redeem the property and rescue Ruth from a life of poverty and servitude. And of course Jesus was our ultimate Kinsman Redeemer, “… the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29).
Paul and Shawnice have almost 30 years of combined experience teaching, coaching, and training youth and adults, specifically in the areas of small business development, life planning, leadership development, college prep, educational development.
Kinsman Community Ministries, officially launched in July 2014, was birthed from our shared desire to be catalysts for faith-based, holistic personal, family, and community transformation. We are based in Atlanta, GA through a collaborative 501c3 partnership with FCS Urban Ministries.
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