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Local missions are an important part of our Church impacting our community for Christ. Learn more about the opportunities to serve with various local organizations listed below. Help make a way for others to experience Jesus and apply to serve today!
A Safe Place
A Safe Place provides services to survivors of domestic violence & human trafficking that support them in their efforts to transform their lives after domestic violence & human trafficking. Volunteers can assist in preparation of paperwork to obtain orders of protection, answer 24-hour help line, and provide staff relief in phone/reception duties or by preparing large mailings.
The Justice Center is a charitable legal aid ministry serving the needs of no-income, low-income, and even middle-income individuals in need. Meeting the first Saturday of each month, volunteer opportunities include volunteer attorneys, meeting with those seeking assistance and checking in people seeking assistance.
Beacon Place is a neighborhood community center in Waukegan, IL with programs for children and families focusing on academic growth, improved health, and building the skills that allow individuals and families to see their own path to a brighter tomorrow. Volunteer opportunities include education and enrichment program tutors during the school year, summer lunch and day camp program volunteers, special event programming, marking, social media, office support , facility management and fundraising.
Bernie's Book Bank
Bernie’s Book Bank creates pathways to success through book ownership. They empower children to gain knowledge, explore new ideas, and strengthen reading skills. Help children read their way into a better life. Volunteer to process books – sort, sticker, and pack books for the children they serve in the Chicagoland area.
The mission of the Buddy Ministry is to come alongside families who have adopted children or children with special needs, serving as a helper on a Sunday morning and at other times upon special request.
Young Life Capernaum is an international, ecumenical Christian organization that gives young people (high school age – 22) with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp, and other exciting activities. We are looking for volunteers of all ages to join us at our Club events to develop friendship with young people with disabilities. We have Club, 6:00-7:30pm @ United Methodist Church in Libertyville the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Feed My Starving Children
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel. Our mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
Highwood Public Library
HOGS - Hands Of God Serving
HOGS, “Hands Of God Serving,” is a practical acts of service ministry. Volunteers will clean, paint, haul stuff, and perform light plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs for those in need.
Christ Church Holy Smokers
Love to BBQ? Join the Holy Smokers at Christ Church for a time to connect and build friendships over the BBQ, while serving the community!
Mosaic House Ministries
Lamb’s Farm is a class at Crossroads for adults with developmental disabilities. There are two different ways you can serve: 1) Help with the class that meets from 9:15-10:30 a.m. 2) Sit with the participants in our 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Love In the Name of Christ (INC) exists to mobilize churches to transform lives and communities, In the Name of Christ. We enable churches & church members to serve in ways God wired them through various ministries. We help provide tangible needs for our neighbors, such as beds and dishes, as well as share life skills classes where people can learn to set goals, manage their resources, and more. We have so many opportunities for you to share your time! Servants answer phones, sort donations, deliver furniture, provide meals for classes, and so much more.
CRU - Military Ministry
John and Karen McIntosh, who are long time Christ Church members, minister to Naval recruits and cadets on the Naval Base and their home. They serve the Chaplains at Recruit Training Command (RTC) by providing evangelism, training and Chaplain support on Sunday Mornings to some of the 40,000 recruits who come through Navy basic training every year. Volunteers assist in bible studies, Alpha classes, and coordinate a variety of other special outreach and service projects.
Mosaic House Ministries
Mosaic House Ministries creates space where people can gather to experience God through biblical teaching, fellowship, eating together and prayer and then go from that place to serve the community in meaningful and tangible ways. Volunteer opportunities are in prayer, participating in community dinners, bible studies and youth development through art.
Mustard Seed Fair Trade shoppe
The Mustard Seed is a local fair trade boutique is committed to donating its profits to organizations that help empower women and children many of which have HIV/AIDS or have been abused. The Mustard Seed partners with cooperatives and artisans in developing countries to provide a market for their creations. All of the sales staff at The Mustard Seed are volunteers who have a heart for the fair-trade concept and want to give back.
New Life Resale
North Chicago Community Partners
North star Classical Christian School
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Safe Families for Children
Safe Families offers sanctuary to children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive. Their goal is to strengthen families to care for children, and to care for children when families cannot. Be a host family by caring for a child in your home, walk alongside a family by offering wisdom and guidance, or provide support through material donations.
Stepping Stones Network
Help activate the community and the church by raising awareness of sexual exploitation and get involved by volunteering to support Stepping Stones as they provide holistic and therapeutic programs for survivors of sexual exploitation and more. Stepping Stones Network has two divisions: Moms and Kids serving Mothers who have been trafficked and their children. Prevention and Outreach reaching the public with information to alert you to dangers to avoid and opportunities to see and reach those in need.
Being a local volunteer from Christ Church means actively participating in serving your community and utilizing your God-given gifts to make a positive difference in the lives of others.