In the Community
A Church is only as strong as the community that it calls it’s home. From restaurants, to daycares, to neighborhood festivals, to health & fitness programs, Mondaine is actively providing resources, job opportunities & havens to the community. To love, to nourish, to care & to strengthen – that is the call to the Church.
With Mondainé’s guidance, Celebration Tabernacle and its congregants have founded over 20 different businesses and organizations. This includes a restaurant – Po’ Shines Cafe de la Soul, which boasts four locations including a spot at the Rose Quarter, a record label, Achaia Records, Inc., which has recently cut Mondainé’s group, E.D. Mondainé & Belief’s, third album and is preparing to record a fourth, a day care and preschool, Lil’ Angels Academy, that nurtures children from 6 weeks to 3 years, and many more. In addition, Celebration Tabernacle’s PROPER organization (People Reaching Other People Expecting Restoration) annually feeds more than 1,000 people, and ministers to hundreds more, with their free summer festivals and free Thanksgiving feasts while the Teach Me to Fish program, run through Po’ Shines, teaches job training and life skills to inner-city youth and young adults.
Some of the other businesses that Mondainé has fostered are Empyrean Perspectives, a graphic design and branding company, Heaven’s Archives, an antique and home interior boutique, and Fresh Start, a free community health organization focused on teaching life skills to combat obesity and diabetes.
Additionally, Mondainé has formed the gospel group, Belief, and began missionary works with the Voices of 1,000 Angels Project. The project’s launch took place in the wake of the 2006 Amish school shooting when Mondainé and his congregation went to Pennsylvania to offer support and healing by bringing the surrounding community together in song. One year later the congregation flew to Utah to unite the community once again in the wake of the Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse. Most recently, the group went to Joplin, MO in the summer of 2011 after a catastrophic tornado ravaged the town.