The Mission of God is the One Mission which we serve at Christ Church. We understand everything we do to be in service to the Heavenly Father’s outreach to a dying world through the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit. As part of that one mission we are called to serve, we partner with various agencies and ministries we believe do an excellent job of offering Christ right here in Lexington.
LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
The Nathaniel Mission is a mission for Fayette County and one that we support with our mission offering. The Nathaniel Mission, aims to embody three essential core values in all we do: invest, restore, and transform. It is actively involved in strengthening its neighbors in need, through a variety of different programs. For more information visit www.nathanielmission.org. Here are three ways to serve there.
Summer Camp 2022 is the latest volunteer need at Nathaniel Mission. Go here to find out more!
Elementary After-School Mentoring/Tutoring on Mission Ministry for children ages K-5th grades runs throughout the school year. Partner with our local mission to reach disadvantaged children in some of our most impoverished neighborhoods in Lexington.
To learn more about joining this team, go here.
Food Market Ministry for one of the most underserved areas of Lexington and an area considered a food desert. Nathaniel Mission works to provide a weekly market to their neighborhood. See how you can help, here.
Assurance Care Center is a program involved in the care and aid of pregnant women. It is a place of refuge where questions can be answered and guidance can be sought, without worry or prejudice. Assurance provides on-site medical-grade pregnancy tests, limited obstetric ultrasounds, and referrals to reliable medical providers for continuing care. For more information contact Heather Bush, jimmy_and_heather(at)yahoo.com or visit, www.assurancecare.org.
UK Wesley Foundation is a community of people trying to follow Jesus on campus, in the city, and around the world. Since 1945 UK Wesley has sent out Christian leaders who make disciples of Jesus Christ and transform the world. They are unique from other campus ministries because they are UK’s only residential ministry, meaning they are both a campus ministry and a Christian living community. The mission at the Wesley is to connect, develop, and send a new generation of Christian leaders who will make disciples of Jesus Christ and transform the world. The vision is to partner with God to love and transform people into deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ. Visit https://www.ukwf.org.
There were an estimated 50,000 undocumented immigrants in Kentucky in 2014 (1.1% of the state population). 56,157 people in Kentucky, including 22,262 born in the US, lived with at least one undocumented family member. Nearly 3,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients live in Kentucky. However, immigrants have little access to legal services to navigate the U.S. justice system because current legal clinics in Kentucky are either inaccessible due to cost or overloaded with clients.
We are excited to support our immigrant neighbors in Kentucky through Neighbors Immigration Clinic that provides low-cost legal services, specifically in Lexington, Eastern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky and beyond.