Missions"You Will Be My Witnesses"
We are a “living letter”
2 Corinthians 3:3 NLT – “Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.”
In the above passage, Paul calls the Corinthians a “living letter”, that is, a tangible, visible testimony of the power of Christ in their lives. Our prayer here at Lighthouse is that whatever we do whether that be inside or outside of church it would be a direct response to the Gospel. That when we look at the cross, and see what Jesus has done for us everything we do would then be a response to that impacting love.
Listed below are current community ministry opportunities.
Touching Africa Ministries
Touching Africa Ministries is working with church and community leaders to develop programs and resources that will enhance and improve the quality of life for a people considered to be the poorest of the poor on earth. Touching Africa Ministries is a Non-Profit Public Charity, founded in 2008 by Dr. Michael and Ann Elliott. The Elliott’s have been working Ethiopia since 2005. By utilizing a variety of programs, we are reaching out to communities with the desire to truly make a difference in this needy region of the world.
Touching Africa Ministries is built on four foundations: Ministry; Medicine; Community Development; and Church Planting. The focus and goal of our ministry is to give a tangible expression of God’s love to the people of Ethiopia. The diversity and scope of our work is helping us change lives today, and we truly believe, for generations to come.
Restore Innocence was founded as a faith-based organization in 2010 out of a desire to see young women in the United States provided with holistic aftercare in the wake of trafficking. They have formed invaluable and trusted relationships with law enforcement and gleaned from their experiences, which helped define the most pressing needs for survivors.
They found early on that even though awareness around this crime was slowly growing, and increased numbers of young people were being recovered each year, the bridge back to emotional, physical and relational wholeness was extremely difficult to locate and to cross.
From that point until today they have been dedicated to understanding and entering into the recovery journey for young survivors, supporting their rescue with their Restoration Bags ministry and contributing toward their restoration and reintegration through their Mentor Program ministry.
Since 2010 they have mentored nearly 40 young women in transformational relationships, and have provided 2,5oo Restoration Bags for victims across 45 states. In their own words, they state: “We are humbled to serve the Lord and these courageous overcomers, and our desire is to honor Him always!”
Facing Homelessness Denver
Facing Homelessness began its journey in 2010, with a belief that we can and will end homelessness when we invite the community to be a part of the solution. The power in humanizing homelessness is that it allows all of us to see the beauty of each person living on our streets, rather than fixating on the complexity of an issue that overwhelms us. Our mission is to invite the community to be a part of the solution to homelessness. Amber specifically aligned herself with the “Just say Hello” movement after meeting and following an inspiring man named Rex Holbein through his journey of creating the original Facing Homelessness in Seattle, Washington, Since starting Facing homelessness Denver, she has had the opportunity to meet and befriend hundreds of homeless in Colorado and share their unique stories and photos with the world.
To this day, Facing Homelessness honors a simple purpose: To invite all of us to come closer, and to contribute our unique passions and skills toward the effort of ending homelessness.
Operation Christmas Child
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Samaritan’s Purse has collected shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1993, more than 186 million children in more than 160 countries and territories have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.
Tens of thousands of volunteers from local churches around the world partner with us to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ at festive outreach events where children are surprised with these shoebox gifts.
Lighthouse offers opportunities throughout the year to participate in this mission from the “bows and bracelets” ministry through onsite missions trips.
Future service opportunities will be found here or within our events calendar.