local Missions & outreach

local missions & outreach

We leave the walls of the church to make a difference in the public square as a result of constant and persistent presence in the neighborhood and the city.  We build relationships and present the Gospel by word and deed in everything we do. 
The Local Missions & Outreach team works to bridge the church and our neighbors.  We have several initiatives related to investing in schools, the neighborhood, and our local community.  In addition to these long-term relational investments, we do events and one-time programs throughout the year.  

A few of our long-term relational investments:  school mentoring and volunteering, Spanish language outreach, monthly H.I.S. dinner at Food & Shelter for Friends, and prayer-walking.  

Some of our events

Back to School event, Christmas drives, Easter Egg Hunt, summer Game Changers Clubs, and neighborhood service events.  

want to know how you can be a part of local missions & outreach?

Meet the outreach team.

Donnie standridge

Outreach Pastor
Oversees neighborhood outreach, relational investment, benevolence, prayer-walking, local ministry partnerships, and apartment outreaches.  Bearded wonder & supreme hugger.  

Nickolas Ellis

Local Missions Coordinator
Connects & empowers local body to serve.  Oversees education & government-related ministries as well as compassion teams.  Coordinates interest meetings to serve underrepresented or vulnerable groups in the church.  Flavor maker.  

leah gatlin

Local Outreach Administrator
All things benevolence.  Event coordination.  Helps the church think about how we can love our neighbors like Jesus.  Systems developer & keeper.