Mission & Outreach Ministry
The Mission & Outreach Ministry identifies and coordinates the outreach/community activities of the church that are compatible with the church’s mission and demonstrate the church’s efforts to live our faith. Responsibilities of this Ministry include:
- Plan and implement outreach projects and activities
- Recommend and coordinate appropriate benevolences
- Coordinate church mission activities and trips
- Plan and implement a program of evangelism
- Explore and recommend new programming related to mission and outreach
Mission has always been taken seriously at Central Church. Our roots are deeply planted in mission – it is what gives meaning to the church and we feel answers God’s call to be the servant church. There are any number of ways folks at Central Church may become involved in reaching out to others.
Central Church members have been involved in rebuilding and relief work within Missouri and the Southeast. We support various mission and social action agencies within inner cities.
Central Church provides support financially and with in-kind goods and volunteer services to various local agencies that help those in need. Some examples of activities we are involved with are: monthly canned good drives, preparing and serving meals at the Salvation Army, delivering Meals on Wheels, participating in Habitat for Humanity projects, and providing monetary support to the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service and the Samaritan Center.
We Support These Organizations Through Special Offerings
Rape & Abuse Crisis Service
Building Community Bridges
Building Community Bridges strives to connect with the people who live and serve within our community so that we may work in unison to develop and strengthen the connection between our community members and make a haven for the children who reside here as well for them to grow up into responsible and loving adults as well.
HALO believes that every child should have the foundation of a family. HALO gives homeless kids a home in which hope emerges from hardship, poverty gives way to potential, and where drawings of the past unlock dreams of the future.
HALO works wherever kids who have been abused, abandoned, and orphaned, need the kind of love and support other kids get from living with their family.
Second Christian Church Summer Lunch Program
The Second Christian Church Summer Lunch Program provides a free sack lunch to youths age 17 and under each weekday during the summer from early June until late August. They consider it their mission to ensure that the children in their neighborhood receive a nutritious lunch each day.
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri is a regional disaster and hunger relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of food annually to partner agencies across a 32-county area.
As a member of Feeding America, The Food Bank is able to work with manufacturers, wholesalers, processors, growers, retailers and restaurants to secure donations and food at reduced costs.
The Food Bank partners with more than 150 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies to ensure food gets into the hands of those who need it most. The Food Bank also works with more than 180 schools to help students receive nutritious food. They are the only food bank in the state to provide food at no charge to their partners.
Common Ground’s mission is to provide an innovative and relationship-focused approach to addressing the needs of clients in poverty. Through the development of a strong network of community-based partners and services. Common Ground strives to help individuals and families achieve sustainable freedom from poverty.
The mission of Unleashing Potential is to close the opportunity gap for children and youth by building on their strengths. We create educational and empowering experiences through early childhood education, after school programs, youth development and enrichment camps.