Outreach

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations"
Matthew 28:19

The need for Jesus in our world is great! At Gospel Community, we strive to serve others through strategic partnerships, in training up residents and ministry leaders, connecting with and serving globally, and by living as Jesus’ hands and feet to those who are in need locally. 

OUR OUTREACH TEAM

Preston Burling

Director of
Local Outreach

Marissa Wilterink

Outreach Mobilizer &
Ministry Resident

Ryan House

Connecting Point Coordinator &
Ministry Resident

CONNECTING POINT

Saturday Serve

1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month
Come serve at our food bank and clothing closet to help meet the needs of the Daniel’s Hill community; consistently serving allows us to cultivate meaningful relationships with our neighbors.
Volunteers complete a training process that helps develop a deeper understanding of what it means to effectively serve marginalized and impoverished populations from a biblical perspective.  
Donate
Food scarcity exists at a high level in our community, so we are always looking for food donations.
You can find shopping lists and bags in the Cafe or by clicking here.  Food items can be brought to church during Sunday service hours or call our church office to confirm a weekly drop-off time: (434) 845-6023.
Adopt-a-Saturday
Community Groups can adopt a Saturday, in which the group will provide a warm breakfast, be prepared to play games/music, and cultivate relationships with the neighbors in our community at the Connecting Point.
If interested, email localoutreach@gospelcc.org.
Delivery
Volunteers can be on a team that helps to deliver food to neighbors in our community who aren’t able to come to the food bank on Saturdays. Volunteers will have an opportunity to cultivate relationships, help meet further needs, and follow-up with the neighbors receiving their food box. Neighbors and church members can call (434) 442-0680 to request food deliveries to their homes or email localoutreach@gospelcc.org

Weekly Serve

Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To utilize the Connecting Point as a holistic ministry center, volunteers are needed to help “own” certain parts of this ministry. We offer a variety of resources to our community on Wednesdays, including showers, breakfasts, a computer lab, counseling services, and a warm lunch to take home. Volunteers can contact Marissa@gospelcc.org to sign up for Wednesdays. 

1216 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg VA

LOCAL OUTREACH

Van Ministry

Volunteer drivers are needed to drive the van on Sunday mornings to pick up neighbors in the community and bring them to church and then home after services conclude.

Thursday evening Bible study (5:30pm): Drivers are encouraged to join this Bible study to help cultivate deeper relationships with neighbors who are picked up by the van on Sundays.

Local Outreach Events

Volunteers and leaders are needed for operational purposes at these events.  

Each event helps cultivate deeper relationships with neighbors and establishes our presence as a church in this community.
  • Block Parties (every summer)
  • Lunch & Learn (summer learning program)
  • Fall Festival (Halloween night)
  • Christmas Store 
 

Discipleship Community Classes

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in these courses (Sunday mornings) and will have the opportunity to lead classes after graduation from the course. 

Early Learning Center

Volunteers can partner with the Rivermont Early Learning Center to read stories to kids and help with projects that provide better learning opportunities for children of the Rivermont community. You can reach them at (434) 845-6575.

Are you in need of care, counseling, or financial assistance?

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

Several nonprofit organizations in the greater Lynchburg area are making creative and distinct impacts in the name of Jesus. So, rather than reinvent the wheel, we have identified a few of these organizations and come alongside them in what we call Local Partnerships. We invite you to read more about them and the vital and unique roles they play in our community.

Local Partnership with Gospel Community varies greatly by each situation, but it can include some or all of the following:
  • Prayer Support
  • Financial Support (annual or monthly gifts)
  • Organizational, administrative, and mentorship support


Current Local Partnerships (click the name to learn more)


Ministries We Bless (click the name to learn more)

GLOBAL OUTREACH

We strive to glorify God by making disciples among the nations through
the gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Global Partners

*Names abbreviated to protect the identity of those serving in countries closed to the gospel.

Jonatan and Natasha Nieto

Colombia

Sarah Pisney

Uganda

L & R*

East Asia

Holly & Michael

Nepal

Geof Nantatya

Uganda

Roberto and Erika Reyes

Mexico

Lauren and Ryan Leeds

Colorado

Z & K*

Central Asia

V & Z*

Central Asia

R & F*

Central Asia

Christine Heagy

Moldova

Megan Kinne

Brazil

Amber and Brennan Hopkins

Australia

Care Teams

The purpose of our partner care teams is to ensure that our Global Partners remain in relationship with Gospel Community Church and receive emotional, logistical, spiritual, prayer and social support. 

Global Teams

Throughout the year we have opportunities for people to engage with our global ministry by participating in short term service trips abroad. Destinations in the past have included Central Asia, East Asia, India, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uganda.

Check this page often for updates on upcoming global team opportunities.

CHURCH PLANTING

Gospel Community’s commitment to church planting is critical in our call to fulfill the Great Commission. We value and believe in domestic and international church planting, and we intentionally seek out men and women who are called by God for this awesome task.
 
You are invited to connect with these individuals and to pray regularly for them and their families. Please also consider supporting their churches with your finances. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21). If you believe in fulfilling the Great Commission, we invite you to partner with these church planters.  

Current Church Planters

Tim & Brittannie Moroz

Gospel Community Church
Providence, Rhode Island

Former Church Planters

Robb & Tabitha Hibbard
Hope Church – Charleston, SC
Brock & Kristie Howard
Pursuit Communities – St. Louis, MO

Interested in learning more about our church planting process?