At Christ Church, our mission is to connect people with Jesus Christ. To further each individual’s spiritual development, we believe it is important to ‘walk out our faith’ by serving others. Through our partnerships with various ministries, we offer opportunities to serve down the hall (within the church), around the corner (in the STL Metro East community), and around the world.
Want To Serve In A Ministry?
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Outreach Ministries Coordinator
Down The Hall
BUILDING BRIDGES MINISTRY
If you would like to volunteer with or learn more about the Building Bridges Ministry, contact Roni McDaniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAFÉ & BOOKSTORE
If you would like to volunteer Sundays or Wednesday evenings in our cafe or bookstore, please contact Noel Russell at email@example.com.
To volunteer, contact Amanda Cates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to serve on our congregational care team, we have volunteer opportunities for nurses, prayer partners, lay preachers, and pianists. Contact Carman Wuebbels at email@example.com.
If you would like to lead a small group, contact Kevin Siddle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAFETY AND SECURITY MINISTRY
Our Safety and Security Ministry provides a safe and secure environment for everyone at church functions. They welcome all volunteers; no prior experience is necessary, but they are always looking for active and retired police officers and military personnel. This weekly commitment requires a 90-minute one-on-one training session and monthly and quarterly training. If interested, contact Jim Hutchison at
618-792-5902 or email@example.com.
To volunteer, contact Erica Peel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to volunteer as an usher or greeter, contact Carrie Gaxiola at email@example.com.
WORSHIP TECH AND TEAMS
If you would like to volunteer as a musician or singer on our worship team, please contact Dr. Don Frazure, firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition. To serve on our audio/visual team, contact Nathan Tobin, email@example.com.
Around The Corner
R3 recruits, trains, and employs East St. Louis youth in the construction trades by teaching them job readiness skills, a Biblical worldview and work ethic, team building, and positive strategies for career advancement. Follow R3 at https://www.facebook.com/R3Development/ or visit their website at http://r3dev.org/. For more information, contact Scott Loeffler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Kuntz at email@example.com.
CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER (CAC)
The Christian Activity Center focuses its year-round programming around three core areas: faith, education, and recreation. They provide a school after school for children K-12 to supplement core competencies in reading, writing, and math. Children can participate in faith-based programming including Kids4Christ and nightly devotions. The CAC also offers various fine arts and recreational programs for all ages.
Follow CAC at https://www.facebook.com/cacesl/ or https://twitter.com/caceslor visit their website at https://www.cacesl.org/. For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Christ Church also sponsors Backpack Attack each July for donations of backpacks, school supplies, and school uniforms for children who participate at CAC and the East St. Louis community.
For Backpack Attack, contact Brenne Issa at email@example.com.
NO GREATER LOVE (NGL) MINISTRIES
NGL is a non-denominational mission organization focused on the task of spreading the Gospel through discipleship and evangelism. Follow No Greater Love at https://www.facebook.com/No-Greater-Love-Ministries-190226889263/?fref=ts or https://twitter.com/NGLMinistries. Visit their website at http://www.nogreaterlove.org/. For more information, contact Fred Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org or Abby at email@example.com.
THE RESTORE NETWORK
The Restore Network supports vulnerable children in the STL Metro East community by partnering with local churches to recruit foster families and adoptive families and establish volunteer support teams. They have ongoing needs for food, childcare, and prayer. Visit their website at https://www.therestorenetwork.org/.
For more information, contact Rachael Elmore, firstname.lastname@example.org. or Ashley Bennett at email@example.com.
HELPING THE HOME FRONT
Helping the Home Front is partnered with the 700 Club under the Christian Broadcast Network. They provide financial relief to military families struggling with financial crisis. Visit their website at https://www1.cbn.com/700club/helping-the-home-front. The organization works through local churches. For military families who attend Christ Church and have a financial need, please contact Roni McDaniels at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHRIST CHURCH EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (ERT)
The ERT provides disaster relief such as cleanup and repair at various US locations in times of crisis. For more information, contact Ben Belvin at email@example.com.
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS FOOD PANTRY
Christ Church accepts donations year-round to stock the Fairview Heights food pantry. For more information, contact Kevin Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org. Items needed include:
- Canned Meats. (Chicken, Beef, Spam, Tuna, Corned Beef Hash, etc.)
- Hamburger Helper & Boxed Stuffing.
- Soups – (especially cream soups, mushroom, chicken, potato, etc.)
- Various canned vegetables – (especially corn.)
- Breakfast Items – (Boxed cereals, oatmeal, grits, Cream of Wheat, pancake mix & syrup)
- Paper products – (paper towels & toilet paper)
- Hygiene products – (hand soap, hand sanitizer, deodorants, cleansing wipes, etc.)
COLLINSVILLE SOUP KITCHEN
For more information, contact Monica Kopchak at email@example.com.
MILLSTADT FOOD PANTRY
For more information, contact Josh Kelley at JoshKelley@mychristchurch.com
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA)
FCA’s mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. Follow them at twitter: @FCA618 or visit their website at http://stlfca.org/. For more information, contact Erik Arneson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Connections – A COLLEGE MINISTRY
College Connections volunteers send encouragement cards to Christ Church college students and provide them information on campus ministries and resources available at their college location. For more information, contact the church office at email@example.com.
METRO EAST DIAPER BANK
To volunteer, email Contact@metroeastdiaperbank.org or call 618-741-7296. Their website is at metroeastdiaperbank.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Metro-East-Diaper-Bank-103516627948451/.
Around The World
RIGHT TURN MINISTRIES
Right Turn Ministries nurtures the spiritual and physical needs of the people of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, by sponsoring children’s education through private donors and by partnering with local churches to equip home Bible studies. Right Turn Ministries also partners with the Jeremiah 29:11 Mission Honduras to provide food sustainability and Christian education to 50+ street children sheltered by the mission. Follow Right Turn Ministries at https://www.facebook.com/RightTurnMinistriesNFP/ or visit their website at http://rightturnministries.com/. For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEED MY SHEEP MINISTRY
Feed My Sheep Ministry provides free medical clinics to various communities in Honduras, sponsors children’s education, and partners with local churches in support of individual spiritual development and feeding programs. Follow them at https://www.facebook.com/FeedMySheepMinistry/ or visit their website at http://feedmysheepministry.org/. For more information, contact Bob Nelson at FmsHondurasministry@gmail.com.
BIBLES FOR HONDURAS
Bibles for Honduras provides free Spanish-language Bibles to adults, children, and pastors in schools, churches, and on the streets in Honduras. Follow them at https://www.facebook.com/biblesforhondurasor visit their website at http://www.biblesforhonduras.com/. For more information, contact Brian Safarian at email@example.com.
CHRIST PHILIPPINES MISSION
The ministry partners with local churches provides feeding programs and sponsors children’s education at various locations in the Philippines. Follow them at https://www.facebook.com/Christ-Philippine-Missions-271329249618658/?fref=mentions. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HINES UGANDAN MINISTRIES (HUM)
HUM, through their sponsorship program, orphanage, medical clinic, AWANA program, and primary school, train and equip children in Kamonkoli, Uganda, to be future servant leaders and overcomers for the kingdom of God. Follow them at https://www.facebook.com/Hines-Ugandan-Ministries-212647348752319/ or visit their website at http://hineskids.org/cms/. For more information, send email at http://hineskids.org/cms/contact/contact or contact Roni McDaniels at email@example.com.