10% of its total yearly income to missions outreach
for local, state & national, and international organizations
also committed to fulfilling the Great Commission.
The Outreach Committee has the responsibility to designate the financial gifts of Christ Church members to help serve the needs of our brothers and sisters in the community and throughout the world, effectively serving as the body of Christ (I Chronicles 29:14, 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 9:6-8).
Please scroll down to see a list of the organizations that received Missions Outreach grant funding in 2018.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A GRANT
Below are links to the forms your organization must use to apply for a grant to support your ministry from Christ Church Vero Beach Outreach Funds. Organizations applying for a grant must be classified as a non-profit, 501c3 organization, and their focus must be on Christian ministry.
An Evaluation Form must be submitted following use of the funds in order for your organization to be eligible for future grants.
Please submit your request as early as possible in the calendar year for consideration. The Outreach Committee meets regularly to prayerfully consider each request.
In addition to financially supporting organizations through grants, Christ Church provides hands-on volunteer support to many organizations in our community of Vero Beach, and also initiates occasional international mission trips. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.
2019 OUTREACH RECIPIENTS
Anglicans For Life. The local AFL chapter exists to provide resources to Christians and churches seeking to bear witness to the sanctity of life, from the womb to the tomb, and to stand in solidarity that human beings are created in the image of God and their lives are sacred.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Indian River County). Their mission is to present to coaches and athletes, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Assistance was provided to assist with their on-going message to all schools in Indian River County.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at IRSC. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an interdenominational ministry to students and faculty on U.S. college and university campuses, working with more than 41,000 core students and faculty on 687 campuses nationwide. Funds were provided to the Indian River State College campus group to support additional staff and send students to a conference.
The Buggy Bunch. The Buggy Bunch builds relationships with mothers in Indian River County to help assist families with services and meet urgent needs. The Buggy Bunch exists to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Christ Church recently helped fund Memory Boxes for Indian River Medical Center.
The Women's Refuge. The Women's Refuge is a Christ centered ministry offering both residential and non-residential programs for emotionally wounded women. Women may come for 2 weeks, 3 months, or the 9 month program. We also offer a variety of support groups and individual and marriage counseling to the surrounding community. Funds supported general operating expenses.
The Source. The Source strives to present the Gospel to those who are homeless, indigent, or in critical need; to lead them to a saving faith in Jesus Christ; to instill hope and motivation for improving their lives; and to assist them in obtaining the resources necessary to become productive citizens and achieve lasting life recovery. Funds were provided to assist with their new Dining with Dignity program.
Camp Haven. Camp Haven opened in January 2014 as the only transformational shelter for homeless and at-risk men of Indian River County. Today, we are still the only program for men. The current capacity is 26 men, 18 in Phase I and 8 in Phase II. We are dedicated to assisting men to rebuild their lives by holding them accountable, providing transitional housing, education, stability, and encouragement by promoting a sense of community and brotherhood on the campus. We teach the men to get and keep community- based employment, save money, (where applicable) pay child support, get along with others and take personal and financial responsibility for their lives.
Indian River Habitat for Humanity. Indian River Habitat for Humanity (IRHFH) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating sub-standard housing by building decent, safe and affordable homes for low-income, hardworking families who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage. IRHFH offers a hand up, not a hand out. Our success in providing safe and affordable homes to those in need in Indian River County is a direct result of our volunteers and donors.
Gifford Youth Achievement Center. With God’s guidance, the mission of the Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) is to offer quality programs for children of all ages that will develop self-esteem, teach character, and encourage each individual to reach his or her ultimate potential; and nurture partnerships with various community entities in Gifford and the surrounding municipalities of Indian River County. GYAC’s vision is that through our programs and activities, we will increase participation, increase high school and college graduation rates, increase parental involvement, enhance youth and adult success in life, and increase the positive sense of worth within every individual we serve.
Little Birthday Angels. The mission of Little Birthday Angels is to provide a birthday celebration for every homeless child living on the Treasure Coast of Florida. With the helping hands and hearts of many volunteers, we are providing themed birthday parties and gifts every month at three local shelters. Complete with decorations, games, activities, cupcakes, and goody bags. From set-up to clean-up, our volunteers take care of the whole celebration. In addition to birthday parties, we recently added two local school districts, providing birthday gifts and essential items to homeless birthday students each month.
STATE AND NATIONAL
All Souls Anglican Church (Brownsburg, IN). This Anglican community in northwest Indianapolis exists to follow Jesus and to proclaim His Kingdom through a network of house church groups ministering in the immediate neighborhoods during the week, and gathering around the Lord's Table on Sundays for worship.
Trinity School for Ministry. Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition forming Christian leaders for mission. Funds support a scholarship for a student from an Anglican Church from North America, to assist with tuition.
Missionary Flights International. MFI operates out of two hangars in Ft. Pierce, FL, and serves the Kingdom of God by flying DC-3 planes to meet the needs of over 450 missions in the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic. Each year, they transport 300 tons of cargo and 4,000 Christian workers to wherever the Lord directs.
Anglican Frontier Missions. The mission of AFM is to plant Biblically-based, indigenous churches where the Church is not, among the 2 billion people and 6,000+ unreached people groups who have not heard the Gospel message even one time. One of our parishioners is now serving in S.E. Asia as part of AFM.
TEAM - The Evangelical Alliance Mission. TEAM's passion is to see God worshipped by all peoples. We partner with churches in the United States and around the world to send out workers and plant churches that will do the same. Funds provided went toward general operating expenses.
Global Mobilization Ministries – Alison Barfoot. The vision of Global Mobilization Ministries is to Empower Africans to Evangelize and Holistically Disciple Unreached People Groups. Beginning from the Source of the River Nile in Uganda, we seek to mobilize the Church in Africa to bless the nations. There are very few mission sending agencies in East Africa, yet there are many Christians in East Africa who have a vision for evangelism and church planting, are passionate about outreach, and skilled in spreading the Gospel. With someone who will walk alongside them, encourage them, and give them a little push, their dreams for the spread of the Gospel and theexpansion of the Kingdom of God can be realized. That is the vision of GMM – Global Mobilization Ministries.
GAP International – Swanee and Karen Schwanz are Christ Church parishioners who founded GAP International. GAP provides an umbrella of protection to the street kids in rural Uganda through the ongoing ministry of "God Is Good" Primary School. More than 200 children attend the school, including 80 orphans who also live there. The school is run by paid staff and 97% of students have passed the highly regulated national exams. Children are brought in by government officials or pastors, and they are received warmly, and introduced to the life and love of Jesus. The ministry operates on donations that provide uniforms, school supplies, fees, food, and housing.
The Way Home.Since 1985, Every Child Ministries has worked tirelessly to bring hope, practical help, and dignity to African children and their families, in the name of Jesus. We are a holistic ministry, seeking to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the vulnerable, broken, and outcast. We bring hope for today by meeting physical needs, hope for tomorrow by providing opportunities for education, and hope for eternity by promoting spiritual growth. It is our deep desire to impact the lives of children in Africa with the life-changing message of the Gospel. We consider it a great privilege to partner with you on this incredible journey of faith and service.
Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.