Green Campus Local Missions
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. Matthew 22:37-39
Green Local Missions, based at The Chapel’s Green Campus, connects people from inside the church to people in need outside the church. The ministry is externally focused and blesses our communities in a variety of ways.
James 1:22 says, ”…be doers of the word, and not hearers only…”
Ways to be a “doer” with The Chapel, Green Campus:
Friends of Briarwood: Join us at Briarwood Estates, 3969 Mayfair Road in Uniontown, for an outreach to mostly single moms and their kids at this government-subsidized apartment complex less than three miles from the Green Campus. Throughout the year The Chapel brings the love of Jesus Christ to these families. Help with set up and take down of tables, chairs, canopies and tents; help prepare or serve food; lead or help with Bible studies; help with kids, teen sports, gardening and bicycle repairs. Build relationships and trust over time, share your faith, pray for them.
Fall schedule: Fridays, 5:00-8:00, starting August 22.
Prayer Requests: Be part of praying for Chapel Community Service ministry: For wisdom, strength, discernment, encouragement, financial provision, safety, friends at Briarwood to know the Lord; babies to be saved and brokenness to be healed at the Pregnancy Support Center; spiritual growth and for the hearts of non-believers to soften and turn to Jesus Christ.
Pregnancy Support Center: The friendly and dedicated staff at three locations ministers to people with unplanned pregnancies, broken hearts, regret, shame and guilt from their past and grief. They have birthing classes, cooking classes, Bible studies, healing classes and more. Medical people perform STD testing and pregnancy tests. Peer counselors help people discuss their problems. Volunteer training is held three times a year.
Mexico/Hartville Migrant Workers: We are hoping to incorporate this outreach in two locations, Mexico and Hartville. Spanish-speaking Mexican pastors have visited the Hartville area and a team of students went to Mexico. Ministry will continue in both locations.
Mission in Yucatan Peninsula: In 2013, students and leaders from the Green Campus visited Ichmul to help build a foundation for a future church. Over the next several months, the Mayan contractors finished the concrete slab and began to build the pillars, bleachers and the domed roof. It is now finished! Students, pastors, and other adults returned to coordinate the continued effort there. Phase II will consist of a kitchen, dormitories for teams, storage, an office and more. The people are so hungry to know Christ and we are eager to tell them about him! A team of 36 will be going to Ichmul in January 2015 to perform medical clinics, teach Bible stories, help with construction, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, pray and encourage the leaders there. Please pray for the team – for safety, good health, unity and opportunities to share about Jesus Christ.
Base Camp: Help with loading and unloading trailers, keeping the equipment cleaned and maintained.
Baking Ministry: Do you like to bake? Cookies are needed at all of the above events from time to time, plus every month there are about 2,000 delivered to organizations and ministries in the community with love and appreciation for what they do. Bake at home, deliver to the Cookie Freezer at church and other volunteers make deliveries.
True North Ministry: True North ministers and mentors incarcerated youth. Volunteers help with movie nights and Bible studies at the detention center, yard work at their camp in Green, and more.
Refuge of Hope: A men’s shelter located in downtown Canton provides housing, meals and counseling to homeless men in Stark County. Meals are served to the community. A variety ways to serve are available.
Disaster Relief: We are always on alert to natural disasters in the United States. Food servers, general labor are usually the most useful immediately after the disaster. Helping rebuild the communities comes later. We strive to stay within 500 miles of Akron, but if the disaster is catastrophic farther away, we may go anyway.
Amazing friendships of those who serve together – and those we serve – have formed over the years. Join us. We would like to meet you. No special skills needed, just a willing heart.
All ages can participate in most outreach events.