eStreet-Serves-Final-01-01We believe serving is more than volunteering. It’s deeper, vaster and a key component of discipleship. As followers of Jesus, serving is God’s love in action, and it is life changing. That’s why we strive to connect people with ways to use their unique gifts and passions to be the hands and feet of Christ in our church, community and world.

Opportunities to serve in Raleigh include serving with our ministry partners; through missional communities; and special events, such as our Great Day of Service and Stop Hunger Now. Beyond Raleigh, we partner with ministries in Africa, Armenia, Bahamas, East Asia, Guatemala, and Haiti.  Inside the church, there are many opportunities to serve through hospitality, worship and music, our youth and children’s programs, and behind the scenes.

We encourage serving both outside and inside our church walls at least once a month.

For upcoming events, and ongoing ways to serve locally and globally, check out this month’s Missions Newsletter

Got questions, or need help getting involved?  Contact Renae Newmiller, Director of Sending Ministries.

Help a Child by Giving Books  –  May 1 – 31

We’re partnering with Conn Elementary School to make sure low-income students in grades K-5 leave school on the last day of the year with books in hand! Research shows that reading even four or five books over the summer helps maintain literacy skills.  Can you give five new or gently-used children’s books to make a huge impact on a child’s life?  Or even one or two?  Books for kindergarten – fifth graders can be dropped-off in the 1st floor collection bins marked book drive.  Join us in this simple way to love our little neighbors at Conn Elementary school!

Help Families Experiencing Homelessness                                                                                        

As part of a network of churches called Family Promise, we welcome families who are temporarily experiencing homelessness, and provide housing and meals on the third floor of our original campus for a week at a time, four-five times a year.  Each host week takes many hands, and we’d love for you to join us!  Here’s how you can help (click the links to email our Family Promise team members in charge of various areas):

Behind the scenes –  Help with set-up, take-down, or laundry 

With the families –  Welcome our guestsmake and share a mealspend the night, help with daily transportation (van provided) to a day center, plan an activity for the children and families.  

Email Ed with general questions.

Upcoming Host Dates: July 23 – 30, Oct. 29 – Nov. 5

Upcoming Mission Trips

ZOE Trip of Hope to Liberia, May 16 – 25, 2017
Help One Now Haiti Trip, September 4 – 9, 2017
Haiti Spiritual Journey, Spring 2018 (date TBD)

Email Renae to learn more