LifePoint Church Missions and Outreach Ministry
We believe that it’s important to support the focus of our Pastor and the staff at this church. We are one body and therefore must work together to support the vision of the church. Everyone is called to ministry in some way. We are all called to step up and be involved in missions to in some capacity, The Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20, “19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Whether you contribute financially, journey aboard, travel a few hours to serve, or donate your time and talent to one of the smaller committees, you are doing God’s work. We are in contact with God’s people daily. How you choose to do that is up to you. You can reach “the least of these” in the Body of Christ in so many ways. We believe it is our role to assist you in finding the right fit for that calling.
In support of the church, we believe it is important to offer opportunities to serve in these major areas: Global Missions, Local Missions, Community Outreach, and Benevolence. These areas are also known as Pastor’s “Four Pillars.” We stand by the idea that we must hone our efforts into a handful of missions, do them well, and do what is right by each. We will continue to pursue avenues that are in line with the Four Pillars, as well as strengthening relationships with our current missionaries and outreach partners. As our church grows, our outreach will as well.
The ultimate goal would be to see everyone serve in some capacity. Can you imagine if everyone gave 10% of their tithe to the church, and another 10% of their time and talent to serving? Just imagine how many lives would be changed!
Given the current health status of the entire world, we will not be doing any Global Outreach until 2022, at the earliest. However, we will continue to financially support our global partners in Belize, Philippines, and Haiti.
If you would like to help support us by purchasing missions gear, click HERE to visit our online store.
Serving LifePoint Partners:
- Hope Women’s Center has several locations across the state. They offer classes for single mom’s, women escaping poverty and abuse, as well as offer other resources and services to those ladies. Volunteer opportunities range in depth and complexity depending on the need and location. https://hopewomenscenter.org/
- Genesis Project services the Homeless Community of Apache Junction and the surrounding areas. They offer meals almost every day of the week as well as prayer and church services when the opportunity arises. In addition to the meals, clothing, water bottles, and other basic resources are offered to the community members. https://www.genesisprojectaz.com/
- Arizona Reservation Ministries (A.R.M.) located on the San Carlos Indian Reservation – A.R.M. offers a few different volunteer opportunities, but our main two are construction and prayer.
What does construction look like at San Carlos? We head up at various times during the year and work on building or repairing homes. Little to no experience is required, just a heart willing to serve and an able body! In 2021 we will see more opportunities to serve with A.R.M., including some overnight stays (mini-missions). Contact Evan Thiele, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
What does a prayer journey look like? You’ll spend ½ day, max of 10 individuals, with directors of A.R.M. receiving a tour of the Reservation. During this time you’ll hear about the need, how you can help, and pray over various communities! The prayer journey is only available for 15 yrs and older. Contact Veronica Thiele, email@example.com, to set this up for your group. If you would like to know about A.R.M. and other ways to serve, please visit their website at http://azrez.org/
For more information on how to serve with one of our partners, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving the Elderly:
- Serving, playing games, reading We are looking for volunteers willing to spend time in our Memory Care and Assistant Living Care here at Countryside Senior Living. Our residents love interacting, playing games, reading together, and talking and sharing stories. We love having volunteers come and interact! We will be opening our Community June 1st. (That’s our date we are shooting for). My name is Gail Daniel, and I am the Life Enrichment Director over all activities. Our volunteers are a big part of our Community. Once we are cleared with the Virus, we welcome volunteers to come be a part of our care here at our community. If you have any questions, please reach out by email or phone. Thank you in advance! Contact Gail Daniel 480-203-6582 led@countrysideseniorliving
- Craft & Music Time at Senior Assisted Living Home Create any craft item to come and share with 5 Senior residents in our group home located in the heart of Queen Creek, AZ. Our Senior residents love to be entertained with any activities involving music! Come sing, host a piano recital or bring your favorite instrument! We welcome groups/individuals of all musical talent ranges to come and share your talent with our residents! (There is a piano at the home for use.) Contact Michelle Jolley 801-885-8843 email@example.com
Service Projects from Home:
- Banner Gateway Masks – Please join us in making masks for Banner Gateway Hospital. If you have cotton fabric to donate, or if you sew and would like to serve others in this great cause, please contact us. You can use a pattern of your own, but we have been informed that elastic tends to hurt staff members’ ears. Below is a mask pattern designed by a nurse that is easy to make, contains a filter pocket, no pleats and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. https://youtu.be/zm_NmpdgWWA
- Vineyard Community Pregnancy Center needs handcrafted/crocheted/knitted/etc. baby/kids blankets to distribute to their clients in need. Contact Mandy Cloud 480-415-9074 VCpregnancycenter@gmail.com
- Encouraging Cards for chronically ill children – Chronically ill children struggle daily, but even more so during COVID-19. Even when the rest of the population goes back to normal life, the chronically ill remain isolated and face physical and emotional struggles. We are hoping to provide them some joy and encouragement through cards. We are looking for people of all ages to create cards of encouragement. Whether you are an adult or a kid who loves to color, we would love your help!
*******Please DO NOT say ‘get well soon’ as these children rarely have the promise of ever recovering.*******
Any words of cheer or encouragement are welcome. After collecting the cards, we will address them to individuals and send them as needed.
For any questions or to coordinate donations contact Neeley’s Chronic Joy Foundation:
NeeleysJoy@gmail.com 480-765-8319 To learn more about our foundation go to: NeeleysChronicJoy.com
- Manes and Miracles As we prepare for another great year, we invite you to play an integral role in carrying out the mission of Manes and Miracles by volunteering to help our amazing guests during their equine-assisted therapy sessions. In order to provide as safe of an experience as possible, these ‘walker’ volunteers are required to attend a brief training that will teach the basics of horse care and what to do before, during, and after a session. Once trained, volunteers will receive access to our online scheduling system so you may sign-up to volunteer as best fits your schedule. Volunteers should be 16+, able to twist, bend, lift 20 pounds, and walk for an hour. Please contact us for more information or register for the orientation here: https://bit.ly/2yE3BLR
- UMOM New Day Center – A Youth Homeless Shelter in Phoenix. They offer shelter, clothing, and food resources to local homeless teens and young adults. They accept many forms of donations as well as accept volunteers. Visit https://umom.org/ or more information.
Time Friendly Service Projects:
- LifeCare is a LifePoint ministry ran by David Noel and Evan Thiele. Local families in need of handyman services or basic home assistance can contact LP for more information.
- Christ the Victor offers food bank services. Please contact Christ the Victor in San Tan Valley for more information on how to serve.
- Queen Creek Botanical Gardens Volunteer duties will include gardening activities, planting plants & seeds. Contact Chris or Justin 480-704-4100 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Road To Recovery Everyday thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there.
The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
How does the program work?
Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.
A good driving record
A current drivers license
Proof of adequate automobile insurance
Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access with internet
Contact Jane Duggan 602.586.7402 email@example.com
- “Seed the Future” project is seeking volunteers for various gardening tasks. These include land prep, adding compost, tilling with BCS walking tractor, planting gardens, weeding, setting up trellises, harvesting and then delivering to food banks. There are also opportunities to plant seed cups to be kept in the greenhouse for future planting. Also seeking volunteers with experience in equipment maintenance. Contact Lina K. Austin520firstname.lastname@example.org
- Food Pantry and Distribution at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Distribute food from the Food Pantry at Our Lady of Guadalupe here in Queen Creek AZ, every Monday morning from 8-10 am. You can also assist in setting up at 7:00am Please were closed toed shoes.
Other ways to serve:
- Hands-on Phoenix offers various opportunities to serve in the Phoenix communities, everything from food serve projects, local farm help, Project C.U.R.E., blood drives, and so much more can be found on their calendar of events. https://www.handsonphoenix.org/calendar
- Arizona Service Project offers repairs and home services to those qualifying as low-income families. They offer15 various ways to volunteer surrounding the construction field, home visits, inspection, secretarial, warehouse, etc. For information, visit their website: http://arizonaserviceproject.com/volunteer/
- Volunteer Match boasts a search savvy website that can match you with local volunteer opportunities. Visit their website for more information. https://www.volunteermatch.org/search?l=Phoenix,%20AZ,%20USA
- Department of Economic Security for Arizona has 13 different opportunities for volunteers in the state. These positions vary greatly in skill and talent. Everything from large service projects to serving those less fortunate is listed as available on their website. Only adults with valid proof of citizenship are eligible to apply. https://des.az.gov/how-do-i/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities
- Habitat for Humanity, AZ offers volunteer opportunities as well. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, AZ, visit https://habitatcaz.org/volunteer/
- Samaritan’s Purse – On a number of occasions we have seen church members travel across the US to assist with local disaster relief and medical aid. Samaritan’s Purse offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities. Please visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/ for more information.
2021 – All Global Outreach Options are funded through self-pay or fundraising. If you would like to help support Global Outreach by purchasing missions gear, click HERE to visit our online store.