There are lots of great ways to get engaged in serving our community. We invite you to prayerfully consider how God can use you to impact our community and make a difference in someone’s life. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.824.7243.
Living Hope Women’s Center
If you have extra clothes, furniture or household items, consider donating them to our ministry partner, Living Hope, to support their home for unwed moms. Bring your gently used furniture and household items to the truck during drop-off days a few times a year.
Homeless Ministry | Matthew 25
Third Saturday of the month (recurring), 3:15pm, Shea A7
Help serve hot meals to homeless families. We meet for a brief orientation before going to four homeless shelters. Come alongside and share compassion and hope with those in need.
Tutor refugee youth in math and English
44th Street and McDowell
We need people who can help disadvantaged youth ages 7 to 18 with math and English to help them succeed in school. Your contribution will make a huge difference in the lives of these youth.
Become a mentor to refugee youth
44th Street and McDowell
Commit to meet with mentee three times a month (will work around your schedule).
We are looking for individuals who are willing to share their lives with youth who need people who are there just for them — to make them feel special and to help them in their journeys of life.
Bible study teachers for refugee youth
Mondays, 5:30-7pm, 44th Street and McDowell
We need people who have a passion to teach God’s Word, grace and love to disadvantaged youth who want to know more about Jesus and how they can live a life for Him.
Prepare and serve dinner
Third Thursday of the month (recurring)
House of Refuge/House of Hope – 9980 N. 7th Place, Phoenix
With your small group, prepare and serve a monthly community meal to single moms and their children. The ministry has a fully equipped kitchen. You provide the food and prepare on-site.
Professional healthcare volunteers
Various shifts; day and evening, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
The Neighborhood Christian Clinic – 1929 W. Fillmore St., Building C, Phoenix
Calling all doctors (medical, dental, and chiropractic), pharmacists, nurses, hygienists, medical and dental assistants, healthcare professionals, and interpreters (Spanish). Join us as we share God’s love with patients. The clinic provides a wonderful working environment with state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to help provide healthcare in the inner city.
Orientation to prison ministry
Every 6 weeks, we host a Beyond the Bars orientation at our Men’s Discipleship Training Center, which introduces God’s people to our ministry. This orientation is on a Saturday from 8:30 to 10am, and consists of a continental breakfast, a presentation of the ministry, testimonies of the men and women who live at the Discipleship Training Centers, and a tour of the facilities. If you would like to attend, please call the office at 602.995.9484 to request an invitation.
Phoenix Rescue Mission
Channel your inner sous chef and help our kitchen staff prepare meals for 200 plus people. Prep volunteers begin two hours before the meal is served.
Changing Lives Center (a program of Phoenix Rescue Mission)
If you would love to rock a baby, teach a two-year-old his ABCs, or spend some quality time with amazing kids, then working with the CLC Children’s Department is for you. Opportunities include teacher’s assistants, child-care helpers and mother’s mentors, just to name a few. Urgent needs are listed below:
Babysitters Needed — Help in our Child Care Center while mothers in our program attend class. Positions open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8pm at the Changing Lives Center.
Be A Mother’s Mentor — Many of the mothers in the program recently have been reunited with their young children and could use a parenting mentor. Join us at the Changing Lives Center on Saturdays from 11am to 2pm. Bring an activity that encourages mothers to interact with their children. Some ideas are cookie baking, scrapbooking and crafting projects. Perfect for families.
Be a friendship partner
International Students, Inc.
Friendship partners are Americans who befriend an international student. You can offer international students experiences of a lifetime, just by including them in your enjoyment of favorite sports, the arts, church or cultural events, as well as celebrations such as birthdays and holidays.
Create “Life Books” for children
Christian Family Care Agency
Many children in foster care often do not have a sense of family history because they have moved from home to home or their parents did not take pictures of them that would document the events of their lives. Volunteers create life books – scrapbooks – that foster children keep with them no matter where they move. Donations of scrapbook supplies are also welcomed.
Christian Family Care Agency
We need volunteers to answer phones, help with special mailings, make telephone calls, file documents, proof read documents and publications, and a variety of handyman and fix-it jobs. Call today to discover how you can help.
Safe Families is a ministry where parents experiencing a temporary crisis can arrange for their children to stay with a Christian host family while they address the issues that led to their situation. Biological parents maintain full custody of their children and host families are encouraged to interact with the parents for encouragement and support. Safe Families hosts include singles and married couples at every life stage, all of whom simply decide to make room in their home for a child needing a safe place. The arrangement is temporary (average 31 days) and is facilitated by a Safe Families coach who makes sure everyone is moving forward. How can you serve the Safe Families ministry? Be a Safe Families host family and bring a child into your home. Or, be a family coach and walk alongside the birth family to meet their goals. If you’re interested in one of these opportunities, please contact Molly Browne. For more information check out this video and the local Safe Families website.
CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in our community to our attention. Through the CarePortal technology, our church can connect with real-time needs that Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) workers uncover. DCS workers submit the prevention need and the church becomes aware of this need through an email. Individuals then have an opportunity to respond directly to families who are in crisis. To learn more visit careportal.org or take a few minutes to watch these videos CarePortal Video and You’re Worth It. Please contact Melissa Markus if you have additional questions or would like to participate.