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Ministry Partners

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.

Questions?

Contact the Outreach Ministries Coordinator, Roni McDaniels, at RoniMcDaniels@mychristchurch.com

Down The Hall

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 umcguardian@yahoo.com.

Around The Corner

R3 Development

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 scott@r3development.org or Dave Kuntz at dave@r3development.org

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/cacesl or visit their website at https://www.cacesl.org/.  For more information, send email to info@cacesl.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 Sherry Gibson at sherryandmikeg@att.net

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 ngl1fred@gmail.com or Abby at nglabby@yahoo.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 Rachel Frazure at rachelfrazure@mychristchurch.com or Ashley Bennett at abennett@therestorenetwork.org.

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 ronimcdaniels@mychristchurch.com 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.  The team operates under the direction of the United Methodist Church Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  Visit their website at https://www.umcor.org/.  For more information, contact Ben Belvin at ben@belvinfamily.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 kmn61@sbcglobal.net.  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  kopchak3@att.net.

Millstadt Food Pantry

For more information, contact Connie Kellogg at ckellogg9195@yahoo.com.

First Priority

First Priority provides campus ministry at Metro East schools for middle and high school students by equipping students to share the gospel among their peers.  Visit their website at https://fp618.com/.  For more information, contact Sean Hall at sean@fp618.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 earneson@fca.org.

BASICS - A College Ministry

BASICS 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 Kelly Costello at kellycostello@mychristchurch.com


Women4Given (W4G)

W4G is a giving circle in which women pool their resources to help women and children in need.  They provide a large grant each year to a ministry that is impacting the community in serving women and/or children.  Annual programs highlighting community needs such as literacy or hunger provide opportunities to volunteer with local schools or other ministry organizations.  Follow them on https://www.facebook.com/w4given/ or visit their website at http://www.women4given.com.  For more information, send email to Women4Given@gmail.com.

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 info@rightturnministries.com.

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 Marvin Steinke at mrsteinke@aol.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/biblesforhonduras or visit their website at http://www.biblesforhonduras.com/.  For more information, contact Brian Safarian at brian@biblesforhonduras.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 crcagas@aol.com.

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 ronimcdaniels@mychristchurch.com.