Partners in Mission

The People’s Church of Dover does far more than most churches its size could possibly do. This is because we are embedded in a network of relationships with missionally aligned allies – people, groups, and institutions who share our vision for a healing community that meets the needs of others, while working to change the social, economic, and political structures that cause suffering. Here are a few of our partners:

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (

The IMA is a group of clergy and churches in and around Dover, who collaborate in order to multiply the effectiveness of our ministries. The IMA has four primary foci:

  1. Strengthening Churches increase and improve participation and collaborations among churches and community organizations.
  2. Empowering Communities support and develop initiatives that address poverty, unemployment, housing and health disparities. Improve the quality of life through education, awareness and social and environments factors that influence poor health.
  3. Mentoring Program for Youth and Young Adults reaching out to our youth through empowerment through education and mentorships; and
  4. Support Pastors support and nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing of local area pastors, whose work on behalf of others sometimes comes at the expense of their own wellbeing.

Code Purple of Kent County (

Through our People’s Community Center, the People’s Church of Dover partners with Code Purple to provide emergency shelter in the cold months for homeless men, and to provide meals to food-insecure neighborhood residents, Monday-Friday, all year long. Here is Code Purple’s mission statement:

Our mission is to help those suffering from homelessness, abuse, financial struggles, drug addiction and those suffering as a result of a pandemic. We
provide education, housing solutions, resources, counseling and guidance to overcome their biggest problems.

Central Delaware Interfaith Alliance (

The CDIA is a group of pastors and laity from various faith communities in Kent County. We integrate multiple faith perspectives, not only to enhance our shared visions of ministry, but also to learn from one another. The CDIA mission statement is as follows:

The Central Delaware Interfaith Alliance is devoted to the principle of the oneness and wholeness of the human family. This body welcomes members from across all faith and cultural communities, recognizing the importance of compassion and cooperation. We value fellowship, interfaith dialogue and reciprocity. While receiving inspiration and guidance from our own varied faith traditions, we seek to unite our cherished communities by sharing in service, offering educational opportunities, and working for a fair, just and equitable society.

Delaware Interfaith Mission for Housing (

DIMH is a primary partner in addressing the emergency housing crisis in Central Delaware. It provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, case management, job readiness, and hot meals (12,000 plates of food per year, from a budget of $0.00). The DIMH mission is:

We are an interfaith community organization addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of homeless men in the Greater Dover, Delaware area. We provide shelter and sustenance while fostering self-reliance and offering a vision of hope for their lives.

Boys and Girls Club of Delaware (

For the People’s Community Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware provides meals to neighborhood children who participate in our after-school program, Monday through Friday during the school year. The organization has programs for children and youth in the arts, education, career preparation, health and wellness, and fitness and recreation.

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