Basic Home Improvement Ministry in Akron


Project Shine exists to connect individuals to Christ through basic home improvement and ministry in our communities, while spiritually investing in our participants.

June 16-21



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JUN 16-21

6 Days
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Invested in Akron properties



Completed since 2002



representing 8+ organizations each year



We seek to Glorify!

The Speaker and the Band

The purpose is to draw the Project Shine participants into a spirit of worship of the Almighty God.

Josh Miller

Josh MillerShine Speaker

Josh Miller is the Director of Discipleship for birth-8th grade students at Riverwood Chapel. He has a huge passion for the spiritual growth of teenagers, the mission of Project Shine, and seeing God at work in Kenmore. Josh is husband to Kristi and daddy to Eden and Levi.


DS WorshipShine Worship Band

The DS Worship Band is a collection of talented musicians and singers from the Akron area. Their blend of Hip-Hop, Gospel, and Contemporary Christian music is a staple of the Project Shine week. The band's desire is to support the spiritual theme of the week, while coming alongside the youth leaders in their desire to disciple teenagers.

Our History

God has blessed our efforts and deepened our passion.

The vision for Project Shine began in the summer of 2001. The youth ministries of Hope United Methodist Church and Goss Memorial Church, both of Kenmore, ended up attending the same workcamp in East Bank, WV. Neither group knew of the other’s participation. The coincidence was discovered when the guys from both groups ended up staying next to each other in the school from which the workcamp operated. As the week developed, relationships were forged and a vision of bringing a similar ministry to Kenmore was birthed.

After many months of prayer, planning, support from the City of Akron (and winging-it!), the summer of 2002 saw the dawn of Project Shine. The three day, four night event witnessed over a dozen lives impacted by the outreach ministry. Over 45 volunteers came together and impacted Kenmore. The summers of 2003-2018 have produced awesome ministry and memories. Making adjustments along the way, adding volunteers, and moving ahead with an unrelenting focus on Christ, God has blessed our efforts and deepened our passion. We look forward to serving Kenmore for many years to come.

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