I Am On Mission.
I Am Christ Church.
One of our core values is missions. Whether saving to go overseas on a medical mission trip or simply praying for the people in our smartphone Contacts, the Christ Church family strives to follow the path that God sets before us and to truly be On Mission.
Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
Strong Families Care Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A subsection of the Strong Hearts organization, the Center was founded by Christ Church in 2013 and is dedicated to orphan prevention. The center provides a safe, nurturing place for children during the day so their mothers are able to work. The children receive nutrition, education, and basic healthcare while families receive vocational training, financial advice, and parenting skills. It is dedicated to keeping families together and healthy. You can help by sponsoring a child, writing letters to the children, and/or participating in a regularly-scheduled Christ Church mission trip experience.
Opportunities to Serve Our Strategic Partners
Serving our neighbors in need is a call for all Christians. At Christ Church, that call is lived out particularly with our Strategic Mission Partners. These are organizations to which Christ Church tithes and serves with boots-on-the-ground. Currently, these organizations are:
Redeemer Lutheran Milwaukee - "Noon Run" Homeless Meal Ministry: Volunteer>>
Marquette students serve the Noon Run meal on a regular basis but when they are on break, volunteers are needed to fill in. This is where we come in. The meal is served daily except Saturdays and holidays and is often the only meal of the day for their guests. This is also the only meal offered to impoverished people anywhere in the area on Sundays; they have been serving about 100 people. This is a great opportunity for Groups or families to serve together. Children are welcome to serve with an adult.
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New Beginnings Are Possible - Urban After-School Meal Ministry: Volunteer>>
Christ Church is committed to supplying a meal for about 32 kids attending New Beginnings after school program on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month during the school year. You can sign up to provide an entire meal or a portion of the meal and bring it to the church kitchen any time before your selected date. You can also choose to deliver and/or serve a meal by contacting Karin Hawley firstname.lastname@example.org or Terri Edgar email@example.com.
Sign up for summer meal items>>
Sign up for school year meal items>>
City on a Hill - Central City Health Clinic & More: Volunteer>>
City on a Hill is a faith-based nonprofit organization working to transform lives of youth and families in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods, and to overcome poverty and injustice through a collaborative and Christ-centered model of service. There are many ways to serve...from the Health Clinic to the Resource Center, from youth mentoring to transportation services…
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Hephatha Lutheran Church - Strong Baby Sanctuary Volunteer>>
Christ Church is teaming up with other faith communities in setting babies, mothers, fathers and families as a top priority. As a Strong Baby Sanctuary, Hephatha Church opens their hearts, minds, and doors as a safe place of love, compassion, support and knowledge to the most vulnerable of God's children, giving them a chance at living a full and healthy life. At monthly Mother and Baby Gatherings, opportunities are offered through Bible study, educational speakers, lunch, and discussion time. Participants also have the opportunity to shop their Baby Food Pantry and Emporium. They plan to provide separate gatherings with similar opportunities for expectant women in the near future.
Contact Louise to volunteer>>
Iglesia Alas de Aguila - An Hispanic Church in Allendale, Michigan
"Eagle's Wing Church" is a Spanish-speaking church plant began in 2012 that intends to reach the local migrant population of Allendale, Michigan with the Gospel. This cross-cultural partnership recognizes and appreciates the diversity of culture within body of Christ and acknowledges the importance of contextualizing the Gospel proclamation for all peoples. You can help by praying for the staff and community regularly.
We organize several mission trip opportunities each year.
This year we are sending a medical mission trip to Addis Ababa that will support our Care Center as well as other area missions. Both medical professionals and non-medical travelers are needed. Travel is February 19-28, 2016. Contact Bridget Sullivan>>
Our 2016 team travels to Vincente Guerrero, Mexico and Foundation for His Ministry in Baja California October 29 - November 6. Contact Kaye Dries>>
High School Mission Trip
The 2016 summer high school mission trip is to Jamaica. Contact Laura Rosman>>
We have a “strategic partners first” attitude at Christ Church. There are many, many wonderful and even Christ-centered programs that need help. However, by choosing to invest in specific partners, Christ Church is able to develop more lasting, more meaningful, more impactful relationships. Therefore, we have a “strategic partners first” attitude that encourages people looking to serve to begin with these partnerships.
We have a “no fundraising” policy at Christ Church. As these are already strategic partners, we already pledge financially to support them as a church body, eliminating the need for fundraising for them. This protects the integrity of our resources and how we choose to use them together.