We made an important decision early on in our local mission. We wanted to listen to our community before acting. As we listened we heard of real needs. Some of those needs were already being met by amazing organizations within our city. Instead of trying to create our own version of their programs, we partnered with those who showed excellence and share our values as followers of Jesus. This doesn't just look like financial support. As a church, we join in many of their yearly initiatives and we organize throughout the year to bless their efforts through food drives, workdays and other events.
But you don't have to wait for one of those events. We would love for you to get to know some of these incredible partners. And if the Lord is leading you, go to their volunteer pages and get directly involved. We have chosen these ministries because we commend them to you.
Our Community Partners
As a national organization, they labor on behalf of vulnerable kids, immigrants and refugees. Much of their work involves getting families connected to kids through fostering and adoption. To find out more about this organization you can go to their webpage.
We have been partnered with this incredible local ministry for years. They provide employment services and resources to the unemployed in Seminole County. This important resource helps prevent families from falling into poverty and provides real help for those who are already there. To learn more about our friends at Christian Help visit their page.
Founded by a group of churches in 1986, The Sharing Center was created to be a place of hope for the poor and homeless. They focus their efforts toward hunger relief through their food pantry and refuge through the oasis. The oasis is a section of their facility that provides showers, internet access and laundry cleaning for those who don't have access elsewhere. We would love for you to learn more about this partner by visiting their website.
At its core, this ministry provides a long-term safe house for female victims of human trafficking. However, they provide so much more than just housing. In their own words, Latisha's House "provides holistic wrap-around, trauma- informed services to allow each resident in our care to be productive members of society." This includes trauma counseling, job skills training, GED tutoring, help with obtaining government ids and other services.
Who will speak up for those who have no voice? The Pregnancy Center exists "to provide women with all of their options to navigate unplanned pregnancy." We are grateful for this community partner that advocates for life.