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

Shepherd’s Pantry 

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.

 

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.

 

Deacon Support

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 info@glenkirkchurch.org. 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.

 

Glendora Unified

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

Student Mission Trip to Mexico | June 20-27, 2020
This summer, our Student Mission team will take off to Mexico to partner with Amor Ministries. Amor started its ministry in 1980 by building with families in need in Mexico. Amor Ministry’s effort is to provide hope, safety, and opportunity by building homes for families and provide jobs for individuals.
 
 
 
Chinle Mission Trip to Arizona | July 18-24, 2020
Our Chinle Mission Team is preparing for their annual summer mission trip to Chinle, AZ! We would love to have you join our team as we host a VBS for children at Trinity Church and visit a local retirement home in Chinle. Please CLICK HERE to contact us about this trip.
 

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:

 


CONTACTS

Stephanie Justus – Administrative Assistant
CLICK HERE to email Stephanie


 

OUR MISSIONARIES

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. 

 

Campus Ministries

Chris and Christine Kernaghan, California – CRU

Brandon and Kendra Kerston, California – Chi Alpha

Christina Hack, California – Chi Alpha

Ken Zell, California – InterVarsity

 

YWAM

Mati and Julie Gali, Brazil – Youth With A Mission

Brian and Anna Kleinsasser, Costa Rica– Youth With A Mission

 

Additional Missionaries

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


 

 

GLOBAL MISSIONS

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. Glad Tidings India 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. 

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Tirzah International – Global

Tumutumu School for the Hearing Impaired – Kenya

Three Angels Children’s Relief – Haiti

Glad Tidings India – India

For His Children Orphanage – Ecuador

 
 

 

 

LOCAL MISSIONS

There are lots of ways to get involved in your local community including at our local partners.

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)