Outreach & Missions

2021 Mission Trips

September 2021 Trip

Pursuit Church is going to get a strong group of volunteers to fly down to Louisiana to help with disaster relief after Hurricane Ida.

 

  • Date: Sunday, September 26th (after church) -Thursday, September 30th
  • Cost: $550 (pays for most meals, lodging, transportation, luggage, airline tickets, etc.)

Please contact Ryan Smith via email (coachryansmith@gmail.com) or Call/Text him at 704-308-1528 with any questions or concerns about the trip.

November 2021 Trip

Areas of Middle Tennessee saw up to 17 inches of rain over the weekend, resulting in deadly flooding that destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked down trees and power lines, and washed out major highways and bridges.  Pursuit Church is going to get a strong group of volunteers to fly down to LA or drive to Waverly, TN to help with disaster relief.

 

  • Dates: Sunday, November 7th (after church) – Saturday, November 13th
  • Cost: $400 – $550 (pays for most meals, lodging, transportation, airline tickets, etc.)

Please contact Ryan Smith via email (coachryansmith@gmail.com) or Call/Text him at 704-308-1528 with any questions or concerns about the trip.

Outreach Opportunities

Hope for Hungry Kids

is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2013 to provide funds for the food budget for Jyothi’s Home for Children, an orphanage in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. The orphanage was founded in 1997 by Jyothi Kumar Reddi and currently houses 500 children. He receives no funding through his country and relies on generous donation from friends, churches and other organizations.

There are several ways that you can help this organization. One way to help support Hope for Hungry Kids is through child sponsorship. By sponsoring a child you help in providing supplies, clothing and much needed care for the many orphans currently at Jyothi’s Home for Children. A child can be sponsored for $30.00 a month. Another way you can help is make a one-time gift donation.

Each year we also host a HFHK Golf tournament (4-man Captain’s Choice) in April or May. All the funds raised for this event will go to supporting the orphanage in India.

Each and every donation is greatly appreciated and feeding these children would be impossible without these generous donations. For more information on these programs with Hope for Hungry Kids or ways you can become involved, please contact Jamey Green:  jameygreen@hopeforhungrykids.org

Room in the Inn

Room in the Inn is held each year from December thru March as these are some of the coldest times of the year. This is an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to the homeless “neighbors” from Urban Ministry. Room in the Inn is held the 1st and 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month here at the church. We provide our neighbors a safe place to enjoy a warm meal, a hot shower, a time to hear God’s Word, time of fellowship with the RITI volunteers and a comfortable bed to sleep in. On Saturday mornings, our neighbors will enjoy a warm breakfast and more fellowship time before going back to Urban Ministry. There are so many areas to volunteer at with Room in the Inn from the Food Team, Set-up/Tear-down Team, Laundry, Security (day and overnight), Van Drivers and Ride Along. For more information about Room in the Inn and how to become involved, please email us at: connect@pursuitchurch.org

HeartBeats – A Pregnancy Care Center

Heartbeats – A Pregnancy Care center exists to assist women to carry to term by providing emotional support and practical assistance. Through God’s people and the community at large, women can face the future with hope and plan constructively for themselves and their babies.

There are several ways that you can become involved to help Heartbeats succeed in their mission. Through the “Baby Bottle Boomerang” fundraiser which is held at the end of April. Take a specially labeled baby bottle – fill a bottle with change and change a life.

The other way is the Annual Pregnancy Care Center Walk 4 Life Event. This is a fun family-friendly 2 mile walk, a 5k Trail Run and a Motorcycle Ride that is held at the Denver Baptist Church – West Campus in September. Fundraising for this event starts in August.

All the money raised is given to the Pregnancy Care Center. For more information on how you can become involved, please email us at: connect@pursuitchurch.org

Habitat For Humanity

Pursuit Church supports Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County by serving local families in need.

Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit Christian ministry established to bring people together to build homes, support the communities, and spread seeds of hope. Pursuit Church’s mission to create an atmosphere where all people can pursue life in Christ is embodied through our service with Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County where we seek to put God’s love into action.

Since our involvement, we have participated to build four houses for well-deserved families in our community.

Please mark your calendars and join us on the third Saturday of each month from 8am-1pm!

To express interest or would like more information, please contact Andrew Fink: acfink88@yahoo.com

4:12 Student Ministries

4:12 Student Ministries Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2015 to develop and empower selfless leaders in the lives of the next generation by uncovering their identity in Christ. The ministry currently serves 70-90 students from multiple backgrounds every Thursday afternoon, providing transportation from 2 elementary schools and 1 middle school in the Maiden, NC community. Students are brought to Lawings Chapel Baptist Church where they are provided an afterschool snack, participate in team building activities, inreach opportunities, and receive the gospel through worship, bible study, and prayer led by church and community leaders. 4:12 relies solely upon financial donations and the willingness of volunteers to provide transportation, a place to meet, and offer student support, engagement, and discipleship.

Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope Ministry is a 501(c)3 ministry created to help the homeless living in tents, under bridges and on the street in Lincoln and surrounding counties. We provide love and support through blessing bags containing food and hygiene items, clothing, blankets, & other items they may need to help them overcome difficulties faced on a daily basis. For more information, contact Melissa Pratt with Journey of Hope Ministry 980-389-3524 or email at journeyofhopeministry@gmail.com