We believe strongly that Jesus’ command to reach the world with the Gospel begins here. Below, you will find just a sample of some of the local outreach programs and ministries we participate with.
Care Enough to Share
One night every 1-2 months is devoted to making personal contact with those individuals and families who have come into contact with our church. Whether they visited a worship service, attended a ministry event, or participated in some way with our church, we attempt to contact them and let them know we care. This is done by teams of people who pray, write letters, make phone calls, or go out on home visits as we attempt to tell others about the love of Jesus.
We have a number of individuals who visit individuals who are confined to their homes and assisted living facilities due to illness. These groups meet at various times and locations to minister to as many as possible.
Hearts and Hammers
We participate in a multi-church effort to do home repairs for those outside our church body, mainly as recommended by the Christiansburg Department of Social Services.
Helping Hands for Jesus
Every summer, we devote one evening to a massive outreach and ministry event called Helping Hands. During the course of the evening, we provide economically disenfranchised inviduals in the community with everything from “Yard Sale” items, produce, hair cuts, oil changes, hot pretzels and other baked goods, all at no cost to them. Throughout the evening, our volunteers seek to make sure that we are meeting not only physical needs, but also spiritual needs as we seek to pray with and share the Gospel with those in attendance.
Various Life Groups and age-stage ministries participate in other local service projects such as landscaping and cleaning for people whose yards are in violation of town ordinances, repairing homes damaged by fires, etc. as God makes these opportunities available. Many of these needs are brought to our attention by the Dept. of Social Services in Christiansburg, and we are more than happy to share the love of Jesus with whomever we come into contact with.
We also support:
Campus Crusade for Christ at Virginia Tech – One of the largest Christian organizations on the campus of Virginia Tech
Pregnancy Resource Center of the New River Valley – For those dealing with an unplanned pregnancy
Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley – Help for abused women and their families