“Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity…there the Lord commands his blessing, life forevermore.”
White Fields Foundation
Harvesting in the ‘Burgh - One Relationship at a Time.
Our mission is harvesting what God is doing in Pittsburgh. We are building bridges of reconciliation between men in the business community and the poor through the transformational power of the Gospel. In June 2008, WFF launched a Christian men’s ministry with the leadership of Leo Wisniewski. Its focus is to challenge men to deepen their faith commitment through strengthening marriages and families, serving the poor, and living out God’s Word in friendship. Many have been blown away by the authentic relationships, the laughs we enjoy and the teaching of God’s Word. To date, there has been a full schedule of outreach dinners, retreats, games, and breakfasts that have been well supported by groups of 25-50.
A little league baseball program was launched and now over 70 boys are participating. Baseball instruction, life skills teaching, and faith development are being provided by trained volunteer coaches. It has become a community hub where families are being drawn together. Significant growth is anticipated for the league in 2010.
Like most of the urban poor in the U.S., these kids ages 7-12 have tremendous needs. They lack father figures and often moral and spiritual guidance. They are faced with life-threatening violence in their neighborhoods on a daily basis through turf wars, gang activity, and drug trafficking. These boys lack discipline and strong male mentors in their lives, and they have little opportunity or hope to realize their full potential.
The WFF men’s leadership team, led by John Cullen, Brennan Gaertner, Tunch Ilkin, Bill Krahe, Doug McNelis, Doug Shaffer and Leo Wisniewski, has developed a full calendar of events that provide opportunities for men to delve deeper in their relationships with Jesus Christ. These activities have led many men to mature in their faith and to serve young men on Pittsburgh’s North Side and in the Dominican Republic through our partnership with Meeting God in Missions.
Our Mission Statement
The White Fields Difference
We have several discipleship groups that meet on a weekly basis. These groups are led by Leo, Brennan, and several other men committed to seeking God’s Word and building community together. We have seen tremendous growth as we experience the power of Christ’s redeeming love at work when men are willing to share their brokenness. Click here for more information on when and where those groups meet.