Local Outreach

The following is a list of our church initiatives and our community partnerships. For questions or to serve, you can contact Pastor JT Stead or fill out our serving form.

122 Support 

122 Support exists to lead and help with the various outreaches we have in the 122 School District. This has included events like the Winter Gear Drive every October, the Bless event every December, and our largest 122 Support event: Recess 122. For information on how you can get involved in serving, reach out to JT Stead, or fill out this form.

Benevolence 

Our Benevolence Ministry exists to help those who have come into a hard place and need a helping hand. If you are in need of financial assistance, please fill out this application and submit it to   

To learn more please see our Q&A/policy and guidelines here. 

Rockford Rescue Mission

We have a number of people in our church family who serve at RRM. If you have a CDL license, you might consider signing up to pick up guys from the Mission on Sunday mornings and bring them to church (call the office if you are interested). There is also a need for prayer warriors to join Prayer Force. To get involved with the Rockford Rescue Mission fill out this form.

The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford

The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford serves to bring help, hope, and healing in the name of Jesus Christ. They offer free and confidential services and support to women, men, and families who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. They offer resources and counseling while seeking to provide a path other than abortion ~ all in the name of Christ. Follow this link for their current donation wish list.

Contact: Vicky Steege (Center Director) or Amanda Geaschel (Administrative Assistant). 

See the various volunteer opportunities here, or fill out this form to get more information.

Community Friends

The Community Friends Program matches families in the Rockford community with international students. These families help international students by giving them the opportunity to have authentic cultural experiences in the area and in their homes. Many students who have participated in this program in past years have shared holidays at their Community Friends’ homes and have attended local area attractions with their families. The simple application process involves a background check for the hosting household members at no charge to participants.

If you're interested in serving the nations that are coming to our city, you can fill out this form for more information!

Rock House Kids

Rock House Kids strives to feed Rockford's inner-city children physically, spiritually and emotionally. Since 1999, they have cared for kids, ages 6-18, by providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment four evenings a week.

During their evening program they serve hot meals, and enjoy music and instructional time. The program is led by compassionate, adult volunteers who teach basic life skills, encourage the kids to do their best in school, and develop positive goals for their futures.

At the end of each evening, the children leave with a bag of kid-friendly, non-perishable food items to help sustain them when they are away from the program. Throughout the year children are provided with important items such as coats, shoes, boots, socks, hats and mittens, hygiene supplies, blanket and pillows, flashlights, school supplies, and even birthday and Christmas gifts.

To get involved or receive more information about Rock House Kids, fill out this form.

Stateline Youth for Christ

Stateline Youth for Christ seeks to empower disadvantaged teens spiritually, socially, and emotionally through creative programs and healthy relationships with adult mentors. Youth for Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

To find out how you can get involved, fill out this form.

Safe Families

Safe Families for Children (SFFC) hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family-like supports for families facing a crisis through a community of compassionate volunteers to keep children safe and families together.

Since 2003, Safe Families for Children has arranged close to 50,000 hostings in Host Family homes across the United States. The number of hostings are even higher when combined with existing efforts in the United Kingdom and Canada. On average, a child stays with a Host Family for slightly less than 45 days. Parents are referred for a variety of reasons but mostly because of an unstable living environment or crisis. The majority of children hosted are younger than 6 years of age, and 95% return to their parent or a relative who is in a better position to care for them.

To sign up to be a safe family, or for information on how else you could get involved, fill out this form.

Abort73.com

Abort73.com is a ministry that we support financially. Started by Mike and Carrie Spielman, it exists to educate people on the realities of abortion.