We are passionate about and committed to serving and loving our local and global communities through missions and outreach work. We will update you here on the exciting things we are doing, and ministries we are partnering with.
REACH Renton is a coalition of churches in Renton that work together to serve and love the homeless and the poor in our city. We have worked alongside them in various ways, including serving dinner on select Saturdays through the Meal Coalition. During these times, we get to serve anywhere between 40-60 people from our community who are in need of a hot meal.
Love Renton is our annual day of service to love our community with the love of Christ. Towards the end of every summer, we commit a Sunday to simply serve and love our city. Some of the free services we have provided are dental services through Medical Teams International, laundry service, professional haircuts, professional photos and family portraits. We have also given our hundreds of school supplies, clothes and toys.
Birthday Dreams is a ministry that hosts birthday parties for homeless children throughout the Seattle area. We have partnered with them a number of times at Hope Place (Union Gospel Mission), to make birthday wishes come true!
Living Water is a ministry that builds clean water wells throughout the poorest areas of our global community. Every Christmas season, we participate in the Advent Conspiracy and dedicate the entire offering on a select Sunday to sponsor wells. So far we have sponsored six wells in India and one in Haiti. We sent a mission team to help build the well in Haiti.
We are partnering with our Northwest Baptist Convention in focusing our global mission efforts to East Asia. We sent our first mission team in the summer of 2016 to serve the local IMB missionaries and their families, who are tirelessly serving to bring the gospel to the lost. In that fall, our pastors went on a vision trip to East Asia to prayerfully consider the specific region and missionaries we are to partner with and invest in long term. We are excited about how God may be leading us and using us for the spread of the gospel to the “ends of the earth!”
Since the spring of 2016, we have committed ourselves to donating $1000 every month to various ministries, missionaries and non-profit organizations that are working for the Kingdom of God, based on nominations by our members!