#sharingthelove outreach

Small things done with great love can make a difference to one person and to a community. Join us in our church-wide movement on the third Saturday of every month, and remember to tag your photos on social media with #sharingthelove. 

NEXT EVENT: Saturday, November 17

Ways to Give this Christmas Season

Make an impact on the lives of others! The holidays are a meaningful time of thanksgiving and sharing the love of Christ with others. If you are interested, please check out our Christmas Giving Flier for ways you can donate to help others in our community and abroad.

Become a Team Member

As you might imagine, there are many teams of people who work together to fulfill our mission. Becoming a part of one of these teams is a great way to get connected and make a difference. Take a look at the various roles we have to offer and find one that best fits your passions and experiences.  You’ll be glad you did!

Ways for You to Connect

Take a look at a few of our ministries below, then click to request more information. 

Sunday Morning Summer Programming will begin June 3 and run each Sunday throughout the summer. The theme is “Finding Jesus: Under the Sea.” We’d like to provide Sunday School for both 9:30 and 11:00 am services. Please contact or click below if you are interested in leading for a Sunday. Worship one/Serve one. 

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FaithKidz is our Sunday morning worship experience designed to teach preschool through 6th-grade kids about Jesus in a safe, fun environment. Each week loving adults teach lessons from the Bible in a creative, age-appropriate way. We have multiple opportunities to serve in FaithKidz ranging from every week to just helping out occasionally.

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We are committed to the spiritual development of all students and encourage youth to have a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ. Committed youth leaders help mentor and guide our youth to make sure they feel loved and understood. We have multiple opportunities to serve 7th through 12th-grade students ranging from small group leaders and Kaleo band mentors to behind the scenes help.

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Small group leaders play an important part in the spiritual growth of both the group members as well as our church family. If you feel called to lead a small group, we will help you prepare by providing small group leader training. In addition to helping you learn how to listen to the Father, you will learn how to invite and challenge others to grow and change as they strengthen their faith.  

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Faith Community business support ministries assist other ministries in the church by providing tools to help them fulfill their missions. There are many areas where you can share your skills ranging from our finance and property teams to creative pursuits such as photography and graphic design.  If you have a business-related skill, we will help you find a place where you can plug in and help out!

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Care Ministry at Faith Community allows us to share in God’s grace and foster relationships by providing love and care to others during times of need. Our Care Ministry is a network of ministries with trained leaders and individuals who have a heart to serve by giving of their time and lending a listening ear. We are always adding to our team. If you have the gift of compassion and would enjoy sharing a bit of your time with someone, please consider this important ministry.

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Our Prayer Ministry is composed of people who pray for the Faith Community and for people in need of prayer. There a variety of ways that you can serve on the prayer team.

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Our First Impressions Teams welcome our guests by creating an atmosphere of grace, warmth and hospitality.  From the moment a person steps into Faith Community until the time they leave, our teams help people feel welcomed. First Impressions volunteers can serve before, during, or after our Sunday morning services. Opportunities range from brewing coffee for our café to greeting people as they enter the church.

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Worship Environment Teams play a supporting role to help guests and members feel “at home” before, during, and after Sunday morning worship services. We have multiple opportunities to serve, ranging from ushers and communion servers to chair set-up in our Christian Living Center.

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Our Media Teams are an important component of Sunday worship, providing lighting, sound, visuals and other media support. We also have a team that produces our Live Stream each week. Training is available for those who are inexperienced but would like to join one of our teams. People serve on a rotating basis.

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Our traditional and contemporary worship services are filled with a rich variety of music and other worship arts. If you are blessed with the gift of music, we have many different opportunities where you can serve ranging from choirs and praise teams to bells and instrumentalists.  In addition, we have a drama team that performs skits during worship to enhance the Sunday message.

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Outreach and Missions

We also have teams who focus on the community. Are you an aspiring world changer? Take a look at this list and give something a try. We’d love to have you on board.

On Campus

Faith opens our doors to provide temporary housing for families who are going through transitional homelessness. Family Promise of Butler County allows families to stay together during this difficult time. While our guests are staying with us, we provide rooms, meals, and interaction with our congregational hosts who demonstrate God’s love and hope.

Ways to Serve: Cook and serve the meal for about 20 people, spend the evening with the families playing games with the children, or spend the night at the church getting the families up and out in the morning.

Next Family Promise week at Faith Community: October 21-28

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Stepping Forward is a ministry of Faith Community that helps equip low-income individuals and families with skills, tools, and relational support in order for them to achieve a higher level of self-sufficiency. Every Tuesday night Stepping Forward offers a free community dinner, life skill classes for adults, a computer lab, assessment and referrals to needed services, and children’s programming for 0–18 year-olds including homework help.

Ways to Serve:  Welcome guests, help with dinner (cooking, set-up or clean-up), staff the computer lab, help in the children’s homework room, engage with kids in our nursery, children’s or youth rooms, provide referrals (training required).

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As a choice food pantry, families can make individual shopping choices in each of the nutritional food categories at our Faith Food Pantry. Families can visit our Pantry once per month. Open three times a week, we are currently serving over 1,000 people each month. Serving in the Food Pantry requires training and advanced scheduling.

Ways to Serve:  Restock shelves, welcome guests, register guests (training required), help guests shop.

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Certain items, like fresh produce, are always in demand at our pantry. To help ensure a steady supply of healthy food choices, we are looking for people who can donate each needed item once a month for the next six months (January – July 2018).  

To participate in this food donation program, please click the food pantry signup genius.

Faith offers free gently worn clothing for infants, children and adults. Our Clothing Closet is open during Food Pantry hours on Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Ways to Serve: Donate gently worn clothing, sort clothing, help pantry families find and select clothing.

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In Our Community

The mission of Kairos is to help grow and nurture strong Christian communities within state and federal correctional institutions. Teams from Faith Community have served at the local Warren Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio. (Note: To serve with Kairos requires specific training).

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Our church has individuals and teams that regularly partner with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for low-income families. In addition to helping with construction, we sometimes have teams who help provide lunches for the volunteers.

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This multi-church effort serves lunch to children in the Lakota schools who normally receive free or reduced lunches during the school year. Faith Community’s Summer Lunch Program will serve children at the Lakota Lake Apartments in West Chester. Faith’s program runs 10 weeks from May–August. In conjunction with the lunch program, Faith Community also offers a Summer Literacy Program which runs from June–July.

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Around the World

Faith Community partners with Mayan Families, a small non-profit grass-roots agency in the Highlands of Guatemala. Our construction team travels to Guatemala each year to help build homes for needy indigenous families. 2019 Dates: TBD

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The devastation of any hurricane requires a long-term recovery effort. Faith Community continues to work with area agencies to help families in Mississippi whose lives have been impacted by this natural disaster.  Team members may assist with building, painting and cleanup. 2018 Dates: March 3 - 8

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