“Command those who are rich in this present world to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” – 1 Timothy 6 17-18 (NIV)
We want to be a local church that is making a real difference in our community. As a result, we have partnered with a number of local nonprofit organizations that are doing great work in our community. Throughout the year we do a number of things to partner with these organizations; from food drives to generosity campaigns. Below you can learn more about these local non-profit parters as well as watch a video about our most recent Be Rich Generosity Campaign.
Our Local Partners
Food 4 Kids Backpack Program
This incredible organization is working to identify chronically hungry school-age children in North Florida and deliver food directly to the them through backpacks they take home on the weekends.
equal access clinic
Equal Access is a network of student-run free healthcare clinics established by the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Pre-medical and health professional student volunteers in collaboration with the University of Florida faculty and staff provide care for the medically underserved in the community Our clinics are made possible through the generous contributions of our student and faculty volunteers as well as funding from the community and our partners listed below.
Girls Place believes that all girls should be inspired, challenged and nurtured to become their very best by becoming independent women who embrace diversity, express their ideas, rise above obstacles, enhance their communities, and lead those around them. They empower girls to grow courageous, strong and self-sufficuent. They inspire them to celebrate themselves–their minds, their hearts, and their physical well being.
Sira believes the greatest gift you can give someone is hope. Each day, they invite women who are confused and hurting to share their story, a story they often feel they can’t share with anyone else. Many face an unexpected pregnancy or struggle with a past pregnancy decision. Sometimes, it’s an expecting mom or dad who feels overwhelmed and underprepared to be a parent or raise an additional child. Whatever their story, Sira is there to listen and to help.
Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency. We believe in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
Embrace Grace, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single, young women and their families who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.