What is Second Table Ministries?

Second Table Ministries is a non-profit Christian service organization dedicated to helping the poor in South Africa. We work in partnership with indigenous churches and communities in South Africa to help poverty-stricken families strengthen their ability to help themselves.

What we do

With the help of generous friends like you, Second Table Ministries works to . . .

  • Train and equip desperately poor black churches in South Africa to address the most urgent needs that they identify in their communities.
  • Encourage community leaders and volunteers, and both white and black congregations in South Africa and the USA, to work together closely as a vital step toward self-help, community involvement, and racial reconciliation.
  • Inform people of the needs and opportunities for service in South Africa.

How we work

Second Table Ministries uses an innovative approach. We:

  • Encourage primary control by the indigenous churches (self-help).
  • Engender cooperative problem-solving through joint effort with black and white churches, and community leaders.
  • Require a meaningful financial investment by communities that benefit. The people we work with must have an incentive to help themselves and a stake in the outcome.
  • Insist on a sustainable outcome that continues after our involvement in a project ends.

What we’ve accomplished

Second Table Ministries has helped establish:

  • Community centers
  • Daycare centers
  • Meal programs
  • Community water supplies
  • Educational programs
  • Community vegetable gardens
  • Partnerships between South African and American churches

To provide a life-changing gift right now through PayPal, click on the Donate button above. Or, mail a check to:

Second Table Ministries
PO Box 1947
Poulsbo, WA 98370

“It’s not what you believe that counts, it’s what you believe enough to do.” Richard Stearns, President, World Vision


Second Table Ministries is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization making your gift tax deductible. Principals are volunteers and fund all overhead costs meaning that 100% of all contributions go directly to programs.