The Isaiah Project / HOME
The Isaiah Project is a 501(c)(3) urban ministry in Cleveland, Ohio. Our mission is to make HOMEs for God on Earth. This comes from the Kingdom idea of “filling the earth and making it into God’s home.”
The Isaiah Project / HOME is blessed to have a leadership team that has known each other and worked together for years. Each person brings their unique gifts and talents, that contribute to our mission.
Dana Carpenter and Carl Czirr
Rick Michaelsan and Erick Edman
Katherine Edman, Brenda Czirr and Miki Michaelsan
Dick Berila, Don Brown, Karrie Brown, Joanie Metrick and Gail Tanner
At House of Miracles (HOME), we embarked on our journey by fostering the Hebraic practice of shalom with children as our starting point, emphasizing the value of relationships and community. This foundation allowed us to cherish, mentor, and empower these young minds, guiding them towards purposeful living.
We pride ourselves on being a sanctuary for nurturing meaningful relationships, a place where personal growth and restoration naturally occur.
Through our shared experiences, trials and tribulations, we've realized the importance of unity and the invaluable role that each member’s unique gifts play in accomplishing God’s will.
HOME is more than a name to us. It signifies a space filled with love, care, and cherished memories. Our vision extends beyond our current location – we see our members reaching out to their communities, transforming their homes into hubs of love and faith.
Our Goal is to provide a “soft landing spot” that promotes openness and vulnerability. We aspire to embolden our members, encouraging them to extend their homes as bridges to others in the name of Christ.
Our Values of love, safe relationships, sharing, wholeness, learning, and serving – form the cornerstone of our approach, mirroring the Hebraic interpretation of shalom.
By embodying these values, we are shaping an environment brimming with God’s love. This allows us to establish a welcoming space where everyone – young and old – can share a meal, forge friendships, delve into scripture, express themselves, and serve others.
Together, we're HOME.
In 1994 our journey began when we saw a need to give the neighborhood children a safe place to gather, other than the streets. Dana Carpenter met Barb and Phil Karayan who were leading an outreach to kids on Cleveland's Westside.
Fast forward to 2000 when Dana developed Kids Church. It became a beacon of light for kids in need of community and spiritual guidance. We started Saturday morning worship and then she and her team made visits to their homes during the week. A weekly youth group followed.
By 2001 The ministry was exploding. Shortly after the ministry was launched as a 501(c)(3), The Isaiah Project became official and was helping other churches launch the ministry. Children left the comfort of the original site to help start new churches in their neighborhoods.
In 2006, we were linked with one of our partners, Impacting Lives for Christ Ministries (ILFC) and established a Kids Church in Liberia, West Africa. That initial meeting with Director Elizabeth Brown led to the planting of multiple churches around Monrovia.
We're focused on open dialogue. We dedicate time to discussing life's challenges while studying scripture. We aim to be a comforting space that encourages openness and vulnerability. Our goal is to inspire our members to extend this sense of community into their own homes, spreading the love of Christ.
We take a relaxed approach in a home-like setting. We call it our campsite as it is how the Israelites originally shared in the wilderness. Here, we delve into scripture discussions, drawing parallels with navigating life's ups and downs. Our aspiration is to see this nurturing environment replicated in our members' homes, crafting safe spaces to share experiences of setbacks and triumphs, and to discuss the path to following God.
Join us for worship at House of Miracles (HOME)
Saturday at 10:00 am
Thursday at 6:00 pm