At City Church we desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in Gainesville – to express God’s love for people in a tangible way. Just as Jesus’ ministry included meeting the physical needs of those He came in contact with, we desire to do the same.
We are compelled to love and care for the disenfranchised in our society – to love and serve and minister to those in need, without expecting anything in return. We don’t desire to “reinvent the wheel.”
There are a number of service organizations and ministries in Gainesville that are currently doing what we just described above. We want to be able to come alongside these organizations and help share the load.
Below you will find our current initiatives and learn about opportunities to get involved:
At City Church, we believe it is important to support local artists. Art Walk is a local event that happens at different venues across Gainesville featuring local and regional artists' work. City Church partners with Art Walk to serve as a venue for artists and displays their work in our space. Art Walk happens the last Friday of the month. City Church seeks to serve as a venue multiple times per year. Each time we host an artist, we need help with volunteers to be at Art Walk and engage our community well and help with set up and tear down for the event. To find out how you can help or if you are an artist seeking a venue, please email Jay Hand, Director of Worship and Family Ministries.
Created Gainesville exists to reach and restore those impacted by sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. City Church provides both goods and volunteers for the work Created is doing. If you are interested in volunteering, you can find more information here. To learn more about Created and the work they are doing to help free women trapped in the sex industry visit their website here.
City Church partners with A. Quinn Jones Center to provide mentors for students. If you would like to learn more about the mentoring program and how you can volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Missing Voices Project
Our newest initiative, the Missing Voices Project, is a grant provided through Flagler College to equip churches to reach marginalized youth. The grant program will run from Fall 2019 through Spring 2021 and will help City Church in its efforts to establish a youth ministry that cares for both students within our church and those on the margins of our community. There will be ways to help in the coming months. If you are interested in helping in some way, email Jay Hand, Director of Worship and Family Ministries
In addition to what is listed above, a new site recently launched to help citizens connect with organizations in our city. servegnv.org lists various ways you can care for and serve your city. Be sure to check out the site.