These are a few of the local outreach programs our members support through finances, service on boards, or volunteer time.
We encourage you to support these fine organizations as you are able with your skills, prayers, and finances.
Every other month, our congregation distributes Today devotionals to various places throughout Manatee County. The Today published by “Back To God Ministries International,” a division of Christian Reformed Home Missions.
Anchor House Mission
Anchor House Mission in Port Manatee reaches out to thousands of international seafarers who live and work together daily on cargo ships and other seafaring vessels. They spend their lives away from family and home. The goal at Anchor House is to give these seafarers a place here where they are welcomed, at home, and wanted—all in the name of Christ.
CareNet Manasota is a non-profit Christian organization whose primary purpose is to affirm the sanctity of human life by ministering to those whose lives are touched by crisis pregnancy.
Crossroads Bible Institue
Crossroads Bible Institute is a ministry to prisoners throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and many other countries. Students are mentored by Christian instructors who correct Bible study lessons, as well as write letters of discipleship and encouragement.
Guardian Angels of Southwest Florida
Guardian Angels of Florida is working to build an orphanage in Manatee County that will care for eight to twelve displaced children in our area. Guardian Angels also sponsor foster families in Manatee County.
Habitat for Humanity, Manatee
Habitat for Humanity builds homes for needy families. Its belief is that every family deserves a decent home, and it uses volunteer labor, along with “sweat equity” of the new homeowners themselves, to build clean, attractive homes at affordable prices.
J316 Ministry uses soccer and sports as a vehicle to build friendships and share the love of Christ with young people.
Loving Hands Ministry
Loving Hands Ministry is an outreach to men with life controlling problems. The ministry’s aim is to help these men transition into “men who will become an asset to society and bring glory to God.”
Manatee Religious Services
Manatee Religious Services is a clearing house for churches for the purpose of connecting the needy with churches which can help them through the struggles they face.
Manasota SOLVE is a home for pregnant women in crisis, mostly teens, who need a place to stay, to learn, to find support and gain skills, and to help them decide on the next steps for themselves and their babies.
Salvation Army provides numerous services to the homeless, needy, and to those suffering from addictions.
UpWard Sports is the world’s largest Christian Sports provider. Their mission is to promote the discovery of Jesus through sports. We partner with other local churches to provide their programs in our community.
Youth for Christ
Youth for Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who will lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.