Community Brass Band
Through a partnership with the Hyde Park Youth Symphony (HPYS), Progressive Beulah hosts a free brass band made available to beginning brass students between the ages of 9-12 years old. Our goal is to provide this unique opportunity to students in the Auburn Gresham community who would otherwise not have access to this depth of musical exposure.
Requiring no prior experience with music education upon enrollment, our students receive training in performance, technique, sight-reading, theory and different elements of music composition. The classes include group playing and one-on-one time with individual practice sessions.
Instruments for the students are provided free of charge thanks to generous donations from Mr. Cornell Dunn. Students are taught how to care for and maintain the instruments as a part of the weekly classes.
Weekly classes are on Monday and Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and runs throughout the school year.
Progressive Trojans Football Team
The Progressive Trojan Youth Football Association (PTYFA) is an organization of approximately 70 youth between the ages of 5-17 years old who are in need of alternative outlets to the gang and drug culture that is so pervasive in many of our neighborhoods.
Our vision is to provide mentoring for youth as they transition to adulthood. The ideals of sponsorship, camaraderie, mutual respect and educational excellence are the cornerstones upon which we try to mold and develop the youth to succeed in the 21st century. Family and community involvement are vitally important and are a key part of the focus of PTYFA.
Progressive Manor is our church's transitional living housing program that was designed to help men and women get acclimated back into mainstream society post addiction recovery. Our residents join us after their successful completion of a 12-18 month long bible-based rehabilitation program known as Life Challenge. Usually, we are connected with residents when they come to our church seeking help after hearing that our ministry has a strong focus in the area of their struggle. We then reach out to our partners (with whom we have gained rapport over the past 24 years of our ministry) to initiate admission and travel arrangements right away. After successfully graduating from the rehab program, individuals have the option of connecting with Progressive Manor, where we work to providing a quality, Christ-centered environment to transition them back into a productive and spiritually healthy lifestyle.
We have seen God use this program to benefit dozens of men over the years. Among the one most prominent being a former alcoholic who has been transformed by the power of God. He is now a business owner, home owner, and husband who attributes his advancement in life to God and the opportunity provided during his time at Progressive Manor. There are countless other stories of individuals being reunited with family, gaining employment, staying clean from their former drug and alcohol addictions and even attaining leadership roles in our church.
Ultimately, we have found that our housing program proves most effective when the individual is true to self about their commitment to Christ and readiness (through the power of the Holy Spirit) to maintain sobriety when immersed into the working society.