An urban youth leadership ministry
SHOW UP * ENGAGE * IGNITE!
What We Believe
We believe that God has put A FIRE inside all young people. And that fire burns hotter and more fierce with a team. With a community. We believe that young men and women were meant to change the world. They were meant to lead, to love, to cultivate, and to champion others. And we believe that they can still do this today.
Fireside was born out of conversations around the fire...around something deeper. It was born from a mythic and holy place. It was born from men encouraging each other, rallying around each other, laughing, connecting and going after the heart of God.
We believe that ALL young men and women can learn, thrive and grow in communities of support and faith
We believe that all young men and women are in need of friendship, guidance, mentoring, and encouragement
We believe that God wants to raise up a new generation of young men and women who walk with integrity in everything they do
We believe Jesus moves in young men and women and in places that are often overlooked by society (underserved cities, streets, & neighborhoods)
We believe that church does not just take place on Sunday’s and in between four walls and a roof
What we do
At Fireside we have 3 main service areas:
1. Ignite Youth Leadership Program
2. Fireside Huddles
3. Mentoring & Coaching
(one on one & organizational)
Through these it's our goal to...
SHOW UP - ENGAGE - IGNITE!
Ignite Youth Leadership Program
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
We empower young men and women (high school age students) to go into their neighborhood (could also be a blacktop, grass field, or sport court) using a soccer ball to intentionally engage youth in a posture of love, prayer, and Integrity.
Partner and Locations:
Kid Works Dan Donahue Center
Kid Works Townsend Street Center
Kid Works Cedar Evergreen Center
For more information on program times and location logistics please contact Anthony (info below).
"Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls."
Conversations, Support, Brotherhood!
Because we believe strongly that ALL young men learn, thrive and grow in communities of brotherhood and faith we put into regular practice gathering together. Sometimes this is around food, around the fire, or outdoor activities such as futsal, hiking, or camping. Regardless - brotherhood IGNITES US.
The goal here is to listen, engage and build each other up. Then to encourage and go out into the world and spread the love of God.
Currently we are meeting at these two locations.
Saturday's: 9:00am - 11:30am
1. The Cummings Household
1738 Manuel Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
2. The Orozco Household
4044 W. 137th Street
Hawthorne, Ca 90250
NOTE: This program is geared specifically for men. We are currently working on a women's group.
If interested please send Anthony and email/text/or phone call. Contact info below on last page. All are welcome!
Mentoring & Coaching
Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in LOVE
Anthony has twenty plus years of experience walking alongside and guiding young men in their stories. Industries include Higher education, faith and religion, professional and recretional sports, non-profit, and commercial real estate.
Anthony currently mentors young men on a one one on basis and through team meetings/settings/programs.
Organizations Anthony has worked with:
The Pure Game
Kid Works, Orange County
Orange County Rescue Mission
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Orange County
United Health Share Ministries
LAFC Youth Leadership Program
Sigma Nu, Lambda Chi Chapter, Cal State University San Bernardino
Sigma Nu International Fraternity, West Coast Leadership Consultant
About the Founder
Husband, Father, Brother, Warrior, Son of God!
I feel a deep call to bring hope. To bring love. To bring adventure and frontier back to the hearts of young men. To give them a door to Christ. To Abba the Father. To the wildness of the Holy Spirit. To a love they have never before experienced. And to do this in a non-conventional way. Around a camp fire, with a soccer ball, a smile, a little childlike goofiness, and constant encouragement.
I am an outside the box thinker and innovator. I have 20 plus years of experience creating and innovating new programs and in multiple arenas. I’ve worked in commercial real estate, higher education, sports entertainment, and in the non-profit world in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. This wide range of life experience gives me a unique perspective and way of moving. It has allowed me to see, feel, and walk with people from all avenues of life. Those who don’t have a faith. Those who do. Those who are searching for God and don’t know it. Those who are searching for love but can’t seem to find it. And what ties it all together is I have been in those exact places myself. Lost, broken, crying out…does anyone see me? Does anyone hear me? Does anyone notice me?
My hope for you is that as you've read through this site something inside you is connecting. Something is saying "yes, I can relate." Something is waking up and wanting more. Something is telling you to join us. If so, please reach out. I am open. For a cup of coffee, a conversation, or just an exchange of emails or kicking the ball around.
I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Playful, Soulful, Steady!
Contact Fireside Ministry
If you are interested in any of the programs and would like more information on how to get involved please send us an email with your contact informaton (below) and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.