In recognizing the South’s best coffee shops, Southern Living Magazine noted the Inman Coffeehouse in Cleveland as one of them. The Inman Coffeehouse is a ministry of The Salvation Army.
Situated on Inman Street, walking distance to Lee University in Cleveland, Cheryl and Joel Rogers use their skills working with youth and college students to share the gospel with a trendy new social enterprise strategy, said officials.
Inman Coffeehouse opened in 2011 inside The Salvation Army’s Cleveland building, not only offering a warm cup o’ Joe, but offering job training and educational programs, community engagement and outreach and a fun and entertaining atmosphere with some of Tennessee’s best artists stopping through to play concerts all year round, said officials.
The Inman Coffeehouse builds positive, godly relationships with young persons through Christ-centered mentorship in a caring environment. Focusing on leadership training and service in the community, the program teaches individual responsibility as well as marketable job skills. This empowers the youth to make God-honoring, positive choices that will last a lifetime, said officials.
“I have been blessed to see the ministry of the coffee house grow over the years,” said Sergeant Ruthie Forgey, Corps administrator of the Cleveland Salvation Army, “So many lives changed, many come in broken and become healed, many are in missions or ministry positions all over the world as a result of this little coffee house on Inman Street.”
To support The Salvation Army and its ministries with monetary gifts, please mail these to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Donations are also accepted online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. For more information about The Chattanooga Salvation Army, please visit www.csarmy.org, Facebook, and Twitter or contact Kimberly George at 503-1801 or by email to Kimberly.George@uss.salvationarmy.org.