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.
MISSION SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 1st
Mission Sunday will be on November 1st! We will have a special mission speaker, Julie McGown from Living Room Ministries Kenya, in both of our morning services. During our 9:00am zoom adult class, we will hear from another missionary from Turkey. We will also be partnering with Shepherd’s Pantry at Glenkirk for a drive-through food drive. The food drive will be from 12:00pm-2:00pm—plan now to do some extra shopping and drop off food in the Glenkirk circle parking lot (north-east side of campus).
ADULT CLASS – GUEST SPEAKER
Join us for special guest speaker Pam Schubert. Pam is a missionary from Turkey and will be sharing about her ministry over Zoom. If you would like to hear Pam speak, please register using the link below to receive the Zoom link for this event.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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:
Jenn DeGraw — Guest Relations & Pastoral Administration
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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.
Brandon and Kendra Kerston, California – Chi Alpha
Christina Hack, California – Chi Alpha
Brian and Anna Kleinsasser, Costa Rica– Youth With A Mission
Bryant and Anne Wilhelmsen, Germany – Global Grace Fellowship
Juli McGowan, Kenya – Living Room International
Emre Uflazoglu – Turkey- IFES/USA
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.
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
Pomona Hope (Pomona) – after school tutor program/community center
Perch.Church (Glendale) – ECO Church Plant
Shepherd’s Pantry (Glendora) – food/clothing distribution and tutoring programs
Chinle (Arizona) – annual mission trips to the Navajo reservation
Homeless Ministry – (Glenkirk Campus)