We enjoy going OUTSIDE our comfort zones and OUTSIDE the walls of the church and even OUTSIDE the borders of our country to impact others with the love and message of Jesus Christ.


Life groups, students and individuals have served locally in nursing homes, homeless ministries, community events and more. And many have traveled throughout the Southeast to share the love of Jesus through acts of service to those whom society has forgotten.


Church partners have also traveled to The Philippines, Turkey, Swaziland, Mexico, Japan, Afghanistan, Haiti, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Uganda, Dominican Republic and Bolivia. In addition, we have supported efforts to build churches in Honduras, provide wells in Africa, and assist with feeding the hungry in Haiti. What a joy to join God in what He is doing in both our community and around the world!

local

We believe the "church" is not a building; it's a group of Christ-followers. Each week, we leave the building of ChristWay to go out into our community to BE the church to a hurting world. 



Hurricane Harvey Relief Trip #2

October 29-November 4

ChristWay is sending a team of adults to help with relief efforts. Exact details will be discussed in an Informational Meeting on Sunday, October 8, at 12 Noon in the Bistro but here is what we know now:

  • Maximum group size is 30 people.
  • Due to a 14 hour travel time, dates and times of departure and arrival are subject to slight change as we continue to put together plans.
  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older (and all minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent).
  • We will be working in Houston, Texas.
  • We will travel by air/van. (We MUST travel together as we will have to show documents that we are approved volunteers to enter the disaster area.)
  • Type of Work:  Clean-Up! It will be physical labor--dirty, muddy and heavy.
  • Tetanus vaccine within the last 10 years is recommended.
  • Approximate cost is $350 per person



Other Disaster Relief

Recovery efforts in both Texas and Florida will take a very long time.  We will be sending a number of teams to serve over the next year, so be watching for your opportunity to go and serve with ChristWay. 


If you know that you cannot go but would like to help in some other way, please email outside.local@christwaychurch.org.


If you would like to contribute financially to hurricane relief efforts, you can do that here.


If you want to go independently, here are a couple of ideas:

North American Mission Board

Samaritan's Purse





Here is a page where you can view many opportunities for you to get involved in our community as well as the contact information. Most of these organizations welcome groups, but some are also in need of individuals. Please contact the "volunteer coordinator" to make arrangements.


Other Ideas

  • Bring toys to the children's hospital. 
  • Crochet booties for the crisis pregnancy center. 
  • Help elderly church partners or neighbors with yard work, light construction projects. 
  • Take goodies, magazines, gifts to ICU/hospital waiting rooms. 
  • Work an event such as a 5K race.
  • Go to Wal-Mart and hand out gift cards to other shoppers.  
  • Hand out bottled water at a park or along a greenway.

If you have questions or need further assistance with local missions, please email us.

international

We are currently partnered with missionaries in three locations:


HONDURAS

We have a partnership with missionaries in Choluteca, a city in Southern Honduras. There we have built churches in remote mountain villages, held Bible School in public schools, built houses and tackled other construction projects, held dental clinics and strengthened several churches through ministry programs. 



GHANA

Working with Seed Ministry, we are helping to reach people in various tribes near Tamale through children's ministry, women's ministry and men's ministry. 



BANGLADESH

Working with missionaries, a team recently traveled to this predominantly Muslim country to work with children, visit with lepers, prayerwalk in the slums and visit with nationals for the purpose of sharing Christ. We hope to return in Fall of 2018.



Below are the general forms/information you need for a ChristWay-sponsored international mission trip. Simply click to view or download.

Mission Team Guidelines

Short Term Mission Team Application for Adults, High School & College Students

Customizable Fund-Raising Letter

(please change the "Doe" name and adjust pronouns and amounts to reflect your personal situation and please send letters to friends and family OUTSIDE of ChristWay)


If you are interested in other international opportunities to go OUTSIDE, we have ChristWay partners headed to various places around the globe, and you may want to join them. Recently, we've sent teams to Uganda, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Bangladesh. For more details, contact us by email.


OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO CHECK OUT

Amor Ministries

Heart for Africa

One Vision International

International Mission Board