MDPC's Justice Initiative
In 2017, MDPC formed a Human Trafficking Task Force that seeks to engage the congregation and community through education, awareness, and involvement. Our focus is to educate the community on this insidious crime, work with local government to enact stronger legislation, and to fight the demand at its source (stay tuned for an exciting new ministry coming to MDPC that will work specifically and strategically in this area).
Meet Street Grace, a Part of our Justice Intiative
In 2019, MDPC and other area churches, brought Street Grace to the Houston area, where they office here alongside our Outreach Ministries staff. Learn more about this justice ministry, and the creative methods in which it address the demand side of these illegal activities - in ways that are both interuptive and redemptive.
If you feel moved to join the fight, there are several options in our community and at MDPC.
In the Community
The following organizations are actively working to combat injustice and human slavery in our community and invite volunteers to join them.
Freedom Place is a Christ-centered care and recovery center for underage female victims of domestic child sex trafficking. arrow.org
Rescue Houston brings hope, freedom, and new life to victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation through a 24/7 local helpline offering immediate response and rescue. rescuehouston.org
Free the Captives is a faith-based nonprofit fighting teenage human trafficking in Houston whose goal is to combat teenage sex trafficking through engaging and equipping volunteers. freethecaptiveshouston.com
A 2nd Cup was established in 2012 to raise awareness of human trafficking issues in Houston and to develop resources that help create a second chance for survivors. a2ndcup.com
Elijah Rising is ending sex trafficking and sexual exploitation by confronting culture through prayer, awareness, intervention, and aftercare. Bus tour info and volunteer opportunities at elijahrising.org
The Landing is a daytime drop-in center, offering a place of comfort and rest and through case workers, they encourage and empower survivors to become independent by meeting basic needs and increasing awareness of the resources available. thelanding.org
The Refuge provides trauma-informed, long-term restoration shelter and services for girls, minors through age 19, who have been exploited through sex trafficking. therefugeaustin.org
Love People Not Pixels exists to inspire a cultural shift where individuals, families, and communities make choices to reject pornography and defend one another from sexual exploitation. Lpnp.org
Children at Risk serves to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy. childrenatrisk.org
The Human Trafficking Task Force meets regularly to plan and implement programs at MDPC and engage with our partners in the community. For more information, contact Amy Delgado ( ).
- For God to continue to shine a light on the trafficking issues that are plaguing our community, Houston, and beyond.
- For survivors to become aware that they are being trafficked and to seek help and God’s ultimate protection.
- For buyers to become aware of their sin and to seek help and to know God has a different plan for their lives.
- For traffickers to realize the destruction they perpetuate and to know that God offers hope and healing to them as well.
- For the groups that are actively engaged in fighting trafficking to remain strong and be protected by the full armor of God.
- For our community to engage in fighting trafficking by questioning our surroundings and joining the battle.
Please watch for future events at MDPC and join us in learning how, as the church, we can be bold in this fight.
Four-week educational event from October of 2018, featuring a series of talks dealing with the effects of pornography and how it fuels the human trafficking industry. Audio recordings of each talk may be accessed below.
God's Design for Human Sexuality
Dr. Clay Brown, MDPC Equipping Pastor
How Pornography Fuels Demand for Human Trafficking
Joe Madison, founder of Love People Not Pixels
Who’s Talking to Your Kids about Porn?
Wednesday, October 24: Reducing the Demand
Bob Rodgers, president & CEO of Street Grace
In November of 2017, MDPC sponsored an evening of education and awareness for the church and for the greater community. The video presentation includes a law enforcement officer, a legal advocate, a victim, and the father of a victim who has devoted his life to fighting human trafficking.