Local & Global Engagement

We 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 (addressing homelessness, hunger, education, poverty, prison ministry and more); at Conn Elementary School, through missional communities; and special events, such as our Great Day of Service and Rise Against Hunger.

Beyond Raleigh, we partner with ministries in Africa, Armenia, East Asia, and Haiti.

For upcoming events, and ongoing ways to serve locally and globally, check out our monthly Faith In Action newsletter.

Got questions, or need help getting involved?  Contact Renae Newmiller, Director of Local and Global Engagement.


UPCOMING EVENTS

MAKE MLK DAY A DAY OF SERVICE

Jan. 15, Bulla Youth Building, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are teaming up with Rise Against Hunger to package 20,000 meals for countries experiencing extreme hunger. Make MLK Day a day on, not off.  Sign-up here!


HELP FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Jan. 21 – 28 

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, and contact links:

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

With the families –  Welcome our guestsmake and share a mealspend the nighthelp with daily transportation (van provided) to the day center.


CHURCH IN THE CITY: THE OPIOID CRISIS 

Feb. 4, Chapel/Chapel Annex, 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Join us for our, bi-monthly series where we invite local experts to talk about issues facing our city, and as Christians how we can respond.  In February, we’ll be discussing the opioid crisis in NC and Raleigh.  With four North Carolinians dying everyday from a medication or drug overdose, this is a timely and important topic. Mark your calendar!  

UPCOMING MISSION TRIPS

Help One Now Haiti Trip,  February 16 – 20, 2018
 ZOE Liberia Trip, October 10 – 17, 2018

Email Renae to learn more!