Mission and Outreach
LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY
One of our core values at Glenkirk is Create. Specifically, creating God’s kingdom on earth as we reach out to our local community through acts of service and Christian mission that are rooted in love for God and for others. God has uniquely gifted you and created you to serve others and to be a light of hope in our community. We would love to help you find the perfect opportunity to serve.
WAYS TO HELP DURING COVID-19
We need help! Are you available to give 2-3 hours at any one of our 3 locations? With mandatory business closures, layoffs, and very little food on store shelves, people are depending on the services of Shepherd’s Pantry at an increasing rate. People need food.
While we understand that there are several concerns and precautions to be taken, Shepherd’s Pantry continues to take the needed steps to protect our volunteers and clients. We have recently changed our service protocols to limit contact, both individually and collectively, while maintaining the professional, compassionate, and efficient services Shepherd’s Pantry is known for.
We are looking for help with registration, food sorting, truck driving, home deliveries, and more. We can’t do this without you. As a community, we are better together!
Need for donations – While it is difficult for you to find food for you and your family, we are not asking for food donations at this time. We have been assured that we should have adequate food from Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. While the community is in this crisis mode, please DO NOT drop off clothing donations as we are closing that department temporarily. If you are able to provide financial support, this would be greatly appreciated since we are seeing an increase in our expenses related to transporting and packaging food. For more information on making a donation to Shepherd’s Pantry, please CLICK HERE.
Glenkirk will be hosting a BLOOD DRIVE on Saturday, May 2nd from 10am-2pm in the Event Center. We encourage you to participate if you are able! Blood donations can save lives, especially during this time. The blood drive will be in partnership with LifeStream and appointments can be made through their website (LStream.org) or by calling 800-879-4484.
Face Mask Donations
We have the opportunity to partner with local hospitals to provide face masks for doctors and nurses! If you have sewing supplies at home, we encourage you to join in on this outreach. NOTE: Hospitals can only accept masks with 3 layers of cotton. All sewing material should be washed prior to sewing and the finished masks should be individually sealed in a baggie when donated.
If you have practical needs we can meet during this time, we are mobilizing our deacon ministry to this end. If you are need of assistance, please contact your deacon using your Glenkirk Church profile on Church Community Builder (CCB) or you can email us at email@example.com. Also, if you have specific prayer requests, you can submit them to this email address, and we will get them to our prayer team. We want to support you during this time in every way we can.
For those with students in the Glendora Unified School District, starting today the district will be offering “Grab-n-Go” meals to GUSD students at no cost for the duration of the closure. These include a cold breakfast or lunch. You can find more information at https://www.glendora.k12.ca.us.
UPCOMING MISSION TRIPS
RECENT MISSION TRIPS
Birmingham, Alabama – A group of 50 students and leaders headed back to Birmingham, Alabama for a week of outreach. Students participated in building projects including 2 new home roofs, held a week long VBS at a local church, and helped citizens of the local community. See the recap video below:
Chinle, Arizona – Our Chinle Mission team headed to Chinle, Arizona as our annual mission trip to the Navajo reservation. This group of 50+ shares their experience below:
Stephanie Justus – Administrative Assistant
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At Glenkirk our passion to make fully devoted followers of Jesus extends far beyond our campus. Please pray for the missionaries we support and consider ways to bless them as they work around the globe.
Chris and Christine Kernaghan, California – CRU
Brandon and Kendra Kerston, California – Chi Alpha
Christina Hack, California – Chi Alpha
Ken Zell, California – InterVarsity
Mati and Julie Gali, Brazil – Youth With A Mission
Brian and Anna Kleinsasser, Costa Rica– Youth With A Mission
Gizem Duzguner Turkey – IFES/USA
Scott Boss- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Bryant and Anne Wilhelmsen, Germany – Global Grace Fellowship
Juli McGowan, Kenya – Living Room International
Nathan and Jessie, Sensitive Location
Each year, we support our partners by joining them in their ministries, such as a VBS and Women’s Bible Study in Chinle, Arizona for the Navajo every July, then visiting them again at Christmas. We’ve been in partnership with Chinle for over 20 years and the stories of personal relationships that have been built are amazing. GTiHope sponsors a mission trip every other year to India where India Bible Literature is doing amazing work through their literacy programs, VBS, and church planting. Tumutumu Hospital and School for the Deaf hosts Glenkirk in the Guest House we built in 2003 and remain in partnership with the Mount Kenya Women’s Guild.
Tirzah International – Global
Three Angels Children’s Relief – Haiti
GTiHope – India
There are lots of ways to get involved in your local community including at our local partners.
Living Stones (Glendora) – helping families with issues of homosexuality
Homework House (Azusa) – after school tutor program
Missio Church (Pasadena) an ECO Church Plant 2017
Pomona Hope (Pomona) – after school tutor program/community center
Shepherd’s Pantry (Glendora) – food/clothing distribution and tutoring programs
Chinle (Arizona) – annual mission trips to the Navajo reservation
Homeless Ministry – (Glenkirk Campus)