Missions & Outreach
We partner with Christians Both Locally and around the world to help all people believe in jesus Christ and become more like him.
We give ongoing financial support to missionaries and missions agencies serving and reaching into places like Nicaragua, Myanmar, China, India, Nepal, Chuuk Islands and more. Also, our church participates in various short-term missions trips. In Summer 2016, 18 of us made a trip to Nicaragua (pictured above). We also make a monthly trip to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico to support the Cuirim House ministry.
We support many strategic partners in Southern Arizona. We give financial and material gifts to help food banks, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Hands of a Friend (abuse shelter), Sold No More (fighting human trafficking), Hands of Hope (crisis pregnancy center) and more. A large part of this help is raised as a part of our annual Christmas Offering.
Our Missions & Outreach team organizes quarterly service opportunities for the whole church. Many of our small groups get involved in hands-on help for our local partners. For example, we might paint around an abuse shelter or make baskets of supplies for new moms. Watch our calendar of events for upcoming opportunities!
We organize two special Church-wide efforts each year, operation Christmas child in the fall and compassion international in the spring.
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program. Pastors around the world host shoebox distributions in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas.
Compassion International Child Sponsorship
Child sponsorship is critical. In a world where more than a billion children live on less than U.S. $2 per day, child sponsorship, connecting one child with one sponsor, is the most strategic way to end child poverty. Through monthly financial support, prayer and letter writing, sponsors invest directly in the lives of children living in extreme poverty. The children attend church-based child development centers where they receive life-changing opportunities that would otherwise be out of their reach, and which build on, add to and extend their school lessons.