THE PURPOSE of OUTREACH

Gurnee Community Church Outreach puts into action the key purpose of "serving Gurnee and beyond with the love of Christ." By the use of our compassionate hands-on service and the use of our spiritual gifts and resources, we further search, discover, and minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people of all cultures and generations, first locally and then beyond.  We seek those opportunities that will strengthen our commitment to serve others in a Christ-like character and further nurture them in their intimate relationship with God.

LOCAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

GCC supports the following organizations locally. More information about the specific projects currently going on, as well as volunteer opportunities for any of the following ministries, can be found in the GCC weekly bulletin handed out during Sunday services.

► GCC Food Pantry (Wednesdays at the church, 9am – 3pm)
PADS of Lake County (Monthly meal service and project support)

Clearview School in Waukegan (Seasonal ministry opportunities during Clearview's school year)
Safe Families (Support as needed)
Thanksgiving Dinner for Recruits (Annual event held on church grounds to provide for Sailor Recruits at Great Lakes Naval Base)
Operation: Christmas Child (Seasonal ministry opportunities leading up to Christmas)
Love INC (Frequent ministry opportunities to help equip struggling families with clothes and furniture)
 Kindred Life Ministries (Ministry opportunities to help equip teenage parents to care for their child and themselves)

OUR OUTREACH AREAS

GCC supports ministries on a regular basis, both financially and by active participation. The following missions are supported through the Missions portion of our operating budget. More information about these organizations can be found by following the links to each organization.

LOCAL
Love INC (www.loveinclakecty.net)
► Kindred Life Ministries (www.kindredlifeministries.org)
► Man in the Mirror (www.maninthemirror.org)
Intervarsity (www.intervarsity.org)

The GO Project (www.thegoproject.org)

GLOBAL
Independent Gospel Missions (Paul and Leah Manyara-Kenya) (www.igmonline.org)
World Missions Far Corners (Simon and Margaret Muhota-Kenya) (www.farcornersmissions.org)
Little Lambs Orphanage - Kenya Africa (www.littlelambskenya.org)
Word of Life - Panama (www.wol.org)
ReachGlobal - Panama- Jon and Bianca Fowler (http://followingthefowlers.com/)