People in Action

Community Outreach

Our mission is to impact the valley culturally, spiritually and socially.  We will do that by connecting our people with individuals and organizations actively ministering to others in a variety of areas.  The groups listed below are passionately supported by our parishioners.  We encourage you to explore and pray about how God wants to use you and your talents in serving others and bringing the love of Jesus to the hurting world around us.  If you are interested in having the ministry you're involved with on this webpage, please contact Associate Pastor Paul Berst.

LOCAL OUTREACH

Angel Tree
Tracie Groves
(760) 832-0745
www.prisonfellowship.org/resources/angel-tree/

Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives your church an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.  Would you like to sponsor a child for camp this summer?  Please come to the Angel Tree or concierge table after service to get involved! Hear Mike and Tracie Groves give an overview of this wonderful ministry:

 
 

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
Richard Cohee
(760) 641-3113
Mike Groves
mgroves@dc.rr.com
www.cvrm.org

Mission Statement:
“To serve those in need by sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ through the provision of food, shelter, clothing and spiritual recovery.”

Vision Statement:
"As ministers of reconciliation, we are to facilitate the reconciliation of men and women to God, to themselves and to society."

Those in need of recovery due to loss of job, home, health, emotional, mental or spiritual support or physical or substance abuse find themselves drawn to our ministry. We are to facilitate that reconciliation through the available means of this Mission, i.e., food, clothing, shelter, counseling and discipleship. Through these modalities we pave the way for them to be reconciled.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
Chris Hermann
(760) 774-5070
CJ Lamoreux
(909) 725-3026
www.fca.org                                 

The FCA Vision:
"To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes."

The FCA Mission:
"To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church."

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

 
 

King's Schools                              
Chuck and Kristie Alm
(760) 346-6525                      
Rick and Pam Carlson
(312) 213-3208 
pamc@churchatthereddoor.com 
www.kingsschools.net       

The mission of King’s Schools is to provide a distinctively Christian education, in cooperation with the parents and the church, with God’s Word being central to an education emphasizing academic excellence, strong discipleship, physical, and spiritual training of the whole child as they are prepared to have a transforming influence on their communities and society.

Mama’s House 
Cici Hume
(760) 464-3433
www.themamashouse.org

Annual Fundraiser:  7th Annual HEARTbeat of Love Luncheon, February 8, 2020 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM - Special Guest Speaker will be Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  For more information, email Jan Lupia or call 844-232-8622 ext 700

For women in crisis pregnancies there is a place of hope. Your baby’s heart is already beating, in fact it was even before you knew for sure you were pregnant. Let us help you find the courage to carry and give life to your child just as your mother chose life for you. Together we will eliminate the fears and overcome the hurdles that are in your way, whether you choose parenting or adoption.  Watch Cici Hume and Jan Lupia explain the mission of Mama's House:

 
 
 
 

The Narrow Door
(760) 848-4280, Extension 2
welcome@churchatthereddoor.com
www.thenarrowdoor.org

Our Mission is to identify and impact issues within the Coachella Valley by connecting people to God and a supporting community. We do this by providing free public assistance that calls for immediate action in the areas of hunger relief, homelessness, clothing, hygiene and discipleship programs.

 
 

Young Life
Gary and Julia Brooks
(425) 681-8136
(425) 681-0668
grbrooks43@gmail.com
www.younglife.org

Annual Fundraiser:  Tonight Show, February 27, 2020 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Southwest Church.  For more information, email Lauren Seuss or call (760) 427-2028.

Our Vision:  
"Every adolescent in the Coachella Valley will have the opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ and follow him."

Our Mission: 
"Develop and dedicate resources to equip leaders in using the Young Life "5C" strategy to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith."

Young Life is making a difference in the lives of kids around the world because we are supported by adults who care about kids in their community. For every talented Young Life staff person, there is a team of dedicated volunteer leaders who works directly with kids. In each community, the local "committee" — comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders — provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life Team.

Refuge Pregnancy Center
Lainey Robinson
(405) 820-9364
laineyokc@gmail.com

Refuge Pregnancy Center (RPC) is a medical clinic licensed by the State of California (2019) serving as medical missionaries to new parents of the Coachella Valley in pregnancy situations. All free and confidential, RPC's mission is to show the love of Jesus Christ to young parents and to help them learn a healthy dependence on the One who created them and their children.

Ultrasound certified registered nurses perform live ultrasounds (showing moms their child), pregnancy verification, and prenatal/postnatal wellness counsel. Trained advocates provide specialized counsel, resource information, education in parenting, life skills, and probate assistance. CRD attendee, Lainey Robinson, is a strong supporter of RPC which is run by their medical director, Renee Van de Carr, MD and center director, Michael Sterns.

 

Untamed Generation
Sharman Dow
(818) 521-7072
sharman@sharmandow.com

Kara Aubrey Nelson
(760) 408-1858
kara@untamedgeneration.org
www.UntamedGeneration.org

Our Mission:  
Untamed is on a mission to share the hope of Jesus in an edgy, dramatic, and relatable way, with youth and millennials.

About:
UNTAMED started in 2014 by Kara Aubrey, as a 501c3 nonprofit ministry. Within two years, UNTAMED events began attracting crowds of 1,500.

Just as Jesus went out to connect with people, the vision of UNTAMED is to connect with the young generation on campuses, in churches, on social media, and wherever the young generation congregates.‚Äč

As Jesus connected with people through parables, UNTAMED connects by producing edgy catalysts relevant to the young generation -- skeptics and believers.

Through rock-music, drama, dance, cinema, and engaging technological interactions, UNTAMED provides a gateway for the work of His Spirit to transform lives into a passionate UNTAMED life to follow Jesus -- the world's only hope.

 

 

 NATIONAL OUTREACH

LINKS Fellowships
Marty Jacobus
(760) 861-1622
www.linksplayers.com           

Bible study fellowships held behind the gates of country clubs and other communities in the Coachella Valley and nationwide. There are more than 100 local gatherings of men, women, or men and women together throughout the country who share a common love of golf. Fellowships come in all sizes and are involved in Bible study, social and sports activities, and community outreach for compassion and expression of the Good News of Jesus. The Fellowships are started and supported locally, while Links Players provides regional leadership, resources for study and a network for communication among the many groups. 

 

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH

Israel College of the Bible - One for Israel
Jeffrey Cranford
(760) 848-4280 ext. 1 
www.israelcollege.com and www.oneforisrael.org

We at One for Israel understand that there are many ways to bless Israel, but we are convinced that the best way to bless Israel is with Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).

We seek to do this in two ways: 1) reaching Israelis with the Gospel message and 2) training up the next generation of leaders.

Our facilities based in Netanya, Israel have both a media center to broadcast the good news, and the only Hebrew-speaking Bible College in Israel and in the world (Israel College of the Bible).  

Israel College of the Bible is not only concerned with the ancient stones of the past. We are here to join God’s building project with his living stones of today - Israeli Jews and Arabs, and his people from every nation and tongue. We want to invest in our students, to help them develop as disciples and servants of God. 

SOS International
Marty Jacobus
(760) 861-1622

Kristin Hermann
(760) 848-4280

http://www.sosinternational.us/

SOS International is driven by our Lord’s desire for all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:2-5) and by the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) given by Jesus to His disciples to make disciples of all nations.  The most effective means of reaching and discipling communities at this time in history is equipping and resourcing indigenous leaders to plant and grow healthy and thriving churches and ministries 

We invite and send experienced teachers, pastors, professors, youth and children’s directors, writers, worship leaders – all experts in their fields and qualified to equip – to equip and prepare national leaders in areas of their greatest needs. These leaders, in turn, train other leaders in their own spheres of influence (2 Timothy 2:2). 

By the grace of God, SOS International has equipped tens of thousands of indigenous ministry leaders in 1,500+ training conferences in 91 countries since 1979.  Our ministry is expanding geographically into several countries and is being extended generationally as leaders who are equipped train others also.  For more information, please visit our website.

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