Homeless Outreach: 9 Tips for Preaching to the Unhoused

Meet them where they are — spiritually, mentally, and physically

Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.
6 min readApr 25, 2024

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preacher doing homeless outreach in a chapel
Photo by cottonbro studio — Pexels

I’ve been staying at a shelter for the homeless most nights the past three months. We have dinner at 5:00 p.m., followed by chapel at 6:00, seven days a week.

We have in-house pastors, but most days, members of churches from around the…

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Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.

I write about writing, ideas, creativity, homelessness, intuition, spirituality, life lessons. Ex-college teacher Twitter: @paulryburn