Local Outreach

Loving God, Love One Another, Loving Others
Below are local LOVING OTHERS opportunities that we as a church are happy to serve and partner with. We encourage you to pick one (or any other great local loving others opportunity) in order to spread the love and light of Jesus. Check out the opportunities then simply reach out to the point person who is already involved. The point person can answer questions and help you determine how you can serve according to your availability and gifts.

Opportunities

Raleigh Dream Center

RDC’s mission is to bring hope and restoration to the hurting and broken in the Triangle area. You can serve by bringing seasonal drive items to church, giving out groceries on several Saturdays per month at an Adopt a Block, serving in the RDC warehouse or delivering meals to communities or families in need. RDC is top of the list when local organizations like public schools and others need the relational connections to neighborhoods like during Covid-19.

Point Person: Jamie Sato

Love Your Neighbor RDU

LYNRDU brings Muslim and Christian communities together around a common table to enjoy a meal together and discuss Islam and Christianity. You can serve by praying, being a table discussion leader at a meal event or engaging families in a specific community. There are also opportunities through LYNRDU to engage local refugees and immigrants who need help getting on their feet here in the Raleigh area.

Point Person: John Messiah

Pardoned by Christ Prison Ministry

Help restore lives affected by incarceration through in-prison, transitional and community programs. You can serve by mentoring, leading Bible Studies, financial or becoming trained to escort transitional prisoners outside of prison for 4-6 hours reacclimatize into the community.

Point Person: Ebony Smith 

CenterPeace Marriage Mentoring

The mission of CenterPeace is to proactively build strong marriages through mentoring and yearly encouragement. You can get involved by being mentored or by becoming a mentor. Our engaged or newly married couples benefit greatly from this ministry and the mentoring of further-along couples in the church. We believe it’s important to not just get pre-marital counseling but post-marital mentoring as well! Being able to be real and gather wisdom from an older and wiser couple is a big deal in our world!

Point Persons: Brian and Debbie Lowther

Camp Woodbine

Camp Woodbine serves hearing impaired children and their families with socialization, language stimulation and communication opportunities in a fun and convenient environment for children and their families. Currently, you can serve by helping maintain and repair outdoor adventure elements on the property like our men building the Camp and new horse bridge earlier this year.

Point Person: Wendy Christensen

Hope Reins

Hope Reins pairs kids in crisis with rescued horses to find hope and healing. You can serve by doing various manual labor projects at the farm or by becoming a counselor. Multiple families have Harvest have benefited from the ministry as well as participate in the leadership of this great organization. We have cleaned stalls, added fence, shoveled manure, vacuumed the lodge as well as praying for the ministry, receiving mentor training and connecting families to this ministry toward help they need.

Point Persons: Jason & Dacey McGinnis

CLI Prison Alliance

CLI Prison Alliance’s mission is to glorify God by making disciples of prisoners worldwide through Bibles, studies and Christian books. You can get involved by collecting Bibles and Christian literature, volunteering in our office to sort, stamp and ship boxes of materials, or discipling inmates from home by reviewing inmate letters and Bible studies. As inmates become disciples, we hope that Christ’s message of mercy and forgiveness spreads throughout correctional facilities, families, and communities. Their office and warehouse is right around the corner from our church building.

Point Person: Heath Placek

Care Net Mission

Care Net’s mission: Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through our life-affirming network of pregnancy centers, churches, organizations and individuals. Get connected by visiting www.care-net.org and finding a local pregnancy center near you.

Point Person: Gary Freeman, gfreeman@care-net.org