Working together to live an abundant life
Abundant Life demonstrates God’s love through holistic community development in the Prospect neighborhood.
By the Numbers
Working alongside our neighbors and friends, and supported by countless organizations and volunteers, we are sharing God's love with the Prospect community. Here are some notable numbers from the past 25 years:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
We believe that every human being is created in the image of God and has great worth and dignity. Through long-term, lasting relationships with parents, children, and residents, we demonstrate the love of God in our community.
Many of our programs center around tutoring and mentoring for children from elementary to high school. Our individualized programs and one-to-one tutoring yield significant results.
Through our financial literacy courses we empower our neighbors to manage personal finances and gain self-sufficiency. Participants have bought their first home, furthered their education, or started a business, often with the help of matched savings.
Qua’zeer is excited to go into Fall Programming for Tutoring at Johnson Elementary School and Bible Club on Fridays at the Abundant Life Center.
Fall Programming allows the ministry to continue to build relationships with the community throughout the year providing them with many opportunities to further their growth through the love of God.
This Summer, Abundant Life worked with many partners that helped us make Summer Programming a success.
Thank you, ReadyKids, VA Career Works, Trinity Presbyterian, Lewinsville Presbyterian, Smith Pool, Cherry Avenue Baptist, and many more!
This summer, Abundant Life welcomed back former participant, Dom Morse, on staff.
We are lucky to have Dom Morse on staff as the Program and V-Trades Director. He will help push the ministry forward as his role will help us focus on Community Development and Leadership.
Through their various backgrounds, our volunteers help us minister to the community in many different ways.
We have volunteers that are Medical Students at the University and help with Tutoring, some lead Bible Studies, and others deliver meals and cook for our evening programs.
Stories and News
We are blessed to have Angel Feero back as the Young Women’s Program Coordinator! Prior to her sabbatical in Costa Rica alongside her husband, Richard Feero, and their kids, Angel worked as the Elementary Program Coordinator from August 2017 to June 2021. Angel, we are thankful for your return and pray over your time here […]
On August 3rd, 2023, Abundant Life Ministries was awarded a Grant Recipient Check from The Dominion Energy Foundation. “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2 Abundant Life was joined by community members, city officials, and representatives from Dominion Energy for such a special […]
K-4th grade Summer Programming consisted of lots of fun, laughter, and memories.
This was Calvin Kellum’s first time coordinating the Abundant Life VBS program. During programming this summer, he was able to connect with the kids he knew already from John Tutoring and new kids that joined during the summer.
Each week they would travel to a different church around Charlottesville to learn about the love of God. Before leaving for the church, Calvin would ask the children if any of them would like to pray for the upcoming day they were about to experience. At first the children were very hesitant to pray in front of all of their peers, but there was always one student whose hand would jump up immediately his name was KJ. KJ loved to pray for safe travels, for fun, and for family and friends. He was what the group needed to give all the students confidence to participate and by the end of the, summer we had every single student raising their hand to pray each and every day.
Following the daily VBS sessions, the group ate a lunch together and then moved on to afternoon activities. They worked on reading and writing at the Abundant Life house with Calvin and Ms. Faith. They would read 2 books each day and wrote 3 sentences about a prompt that was given to them. After their work was done they would have lots of fun playing outside as well as painting, drawing, and making bracelets.
This summer was filled with excitement and great times learning about the Lord. We learned how to pray and why we pray, Calvin and the children can not wait for K-4 VBS 2024.
Over the past 27 years of Ministry, Abundant Life has been able to partner not only with the community that it walks alongside, but several other organizations that have a mission of community empowerment. Our 5th grade through one-year post-high school programs’ initiative is to highlight youth leadership and building community beginning as early as […]
On Saturday, July 8th 2023, Abundant Life Ministries dedicated its 780 Prospect Avenue Building to the Dickerson Family; a staple family in the Prospect Avenue neighborhood whose family grew up in the house before it was sold by the family to the ministry. We were honored to be joined by the Dickerson family on such […]