Some relationships are so important that they change the way you relate to everyone else. Our relationship with Jesus Christ is like that. His generous love makes us want to give practical help and share genuinely good news with our local community and the world beyond!

Local Outreach

The mission of the Local Outreach team is to put our faith in Christ into action through service to our local community. We do this by identifying needs in Bureau County and surrounding communities and by empowering Christians within our community to meet those needs.

Recent and Ongoing Projects:

  • Provided Easter egg hunt for Gateway Services clients
  • Radio drive (providing free radios to Bureau County residents so they can access our worship broadcast)
  • Bureau County Food Pantry drive
  • Free community Thanksgiving dinner (in partnership with New Hope Nazarene and St. Louis Church)
  • Buddy Bags (partnership with local organization providing food for elementary students in food-insecure households)

Local Agencies:

Global Outreach

The Global Outreach team seeks to educate and engage our congregation in order to meet the needs of people outside our local community and bring them into a personal and growing relationship with Christ.

Mission Trips:

When we leave our comfort zone, we learn more about God’s heart for the world and have the chance to grow in compassion. This summer, our youth group is planning a mission trip to Kansas City, Missouri (serving with MERGE Ministries). Our Student Ministries traveled to Detroit (2019) and Alabama (2017) to learn from and support ongoing community ministries there. A team of adults traveled to the Mississippi Delta in 2019 to learn from and build relationships with local believers serving the community of Mound Bayou, and to give practical support to the ongoing ministry there.

Partnerships:

We partner with people who are sharing God’s love beyond our county borders.

  • US: Covenant Camping Ministries, Radio Russia, CRU (university campus ministries) at University of Illinois
  • International: Current partners are located in Thailand, DR Congo, Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America (regional oversight)
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