InnerCHANGE San Francisco | Outer Circle

Since 1998, InnerCHANGE's team in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco—the Outer Circle—has shown love to hundreds of traveling street youth living in Golden Gate Park.

The team is known by street kids around the country as "the pancake Christians" because of their weekly pancake breakfast cooked on a Coleman stove and served in the park. Their mission statement is:

We invite the lonely,
the outcast, and the wanderer
into restoration of their entire beings by
drawing them to Christ
giving them what we have
bringing them into community
and by being their friends.

Together they seek to live out the above vision through:

  • One-on-one discipleship
  • Time spent on the street in conversation and prayer
  • Using their homes for hospitality
  • Facilitating Bible studies and faith discussions
  • Bridging the local church to the street
  • Traveling to Rainbow Gatherings and other places where traveling youth gather
  • Networking between churches and ministries that are already serving this subculture in the city and around the country


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