GIVE & SERVE

GIVE & SERVE

Giving Back

A church, like any organization, requires resources to function. The needs of a church provide its members with opportunities to contribute to the church community, and also the community of Homestead. City Church provides everyone with the opportunity to give back through volunteering and through financial giving. We encourage our members to get involved in helping the church family and reaching out to others in need in our community by contributing in one of these ways.

Serving Others

Jesus called us to love one another and said that others would know we were Christians by our love. John 13:35 "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." Giving freely of your time to help another is a great way to put your love in action.

Financial Giving

Early Christians were known for their selfless generosity to those in need. Acts 2:44-47 "All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."

As a community, we take joy in the ways our faith is made stronger through giving and receiving together. There is a satisfaction that comes from following Jesus' example of generosity toward those most in need, and it is a privilege to use our resources to continue tell God's story and help bring about measurable change in the world.

Share in this joy by giving financially to City Church. You can give on Sundays after the service or at any time via our Planning Center Giving App. 

Mercy Ministry

The Mercy Ministry functions to provide relief to the hurting, transform the lives of our people, and reform our society as we reveal Christ to our city. We are engaged in providing food to families in crisis, serving at Chapman Partnership for the Homeless, cleaning our city streets through the Adopt-a- Road program and restoring the homes of the underprivileged by partnering with Rebuilding Together Miami. Mercy Ministry provides for various community needs as we become aware of them. We would love to have you join us as we work to ease the suffering of those in our city.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Chapman Partnership

Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meals, serve, and clean up after dinner on the 2nd Wednesday, 3rd Friday and 5th Monday of each month. Chapman serves 3 hot meals a day, 365 days a year, totaling more than 800,000 meals annually.
https://chapmanpartnership.org/

Adopt A Road

City Church has adopted a stretch of Homestead along 296th Street from 172 Avenue to 182nd Avenue. We keep this stretch of road clean and ask for volunteers to assist us with this opportunity to show our city that we care.

Cook at our Breakfast Fellowship

If you enjoy cooking and would like to be added to our roster of Sunday breakfast chefs, please contact the church office.

Rebuilding Miami Together

Rebuilding Miami Together

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade repairs and modifies homes for Miami-Dade County’s most vulnerable homeowners. Their efforts preserve affordable home-ownership, fight gentrification, stabilize communities, and ensure the safety and health of residents. City Church has been involved in assisting with home repairs, painting and landscaping the homes of the less fortunate.  Rebuilding Together Miami helps the elderly, disabled, low income families and military veterans with making repairs to their existing homes at no cost to the owner.  City Church has participated for the last six years in improving the lives of various families in our community. 

MINISTRIES WE SUPPORT

City Church of Homestead
Greg Hauenstein - MINTS

MINTS International

MINTS is different from any other seminary. MINTS International Seminary uses theological education to promote world evangelism. With over 500 study centers around the world MINTS trains local leaders to reach their counties for Christ.
MINTS is a mission’s organization using higher Christian education to train future leaders, pastors, and Christian workers to reach their own people. This is done by educating and granting degrees to national instructors, equipping them to operate their own study centers, and training them to multiply throughout their sphere of contacts. MINTS provides the curriculum, academic standards (USA), administrative software, and on-site education and training. Each center meeting the requirements is invited to be a part of the world-wide MINTS educational cooperative, freely sharing courses, instructors, and students. There are currently 550 centers in 13 languages.
Contact Greg Hauenstein, President.

Email: president@mints.edu
www.mints.edu

Barry Smith – MINTS Prison Ministry Developer, MINTS International Seminary-in-Prison

“Remember those in prison as though in prison with them…” Hebrews 13:3
Prisons are dark, depressing, and dangerous places that desperately need the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The best people to reach prisoners with the Gospel of Christ are other prisoners, those who speak the language and know the culture, because they live in it themselves.

Barry Smith - MINTS Missionary
Metanoia Banner

MINTS International Seminary-in-Prison uses degree programs in theological studies to educate and train prisoner/students to become pastors and missionaries to other prisoners offering hope through Christ for a transformed life. Associate, Bachelor, and Master’s degrees are available at no cost to the students.
Currently in twelve prisons in Florida, one in Georgia, and one in South Carolina. MINTS plans to expand its seminary-in-prison study centers to prisons throughout the United States.
MINTS receives no government funds. All financial support comes from individual donations and grants.

Barry is also the Florida Regional Representative for Metanoia Prison Ministries, the prison ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Please visit their Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/mintsinternational/?ref=bookmarks
Contact: Barry Smith – Prison Ministry Developer –
Email: barrysmith@mints.edu Cell: (786) 518-6736

Email: bsmith@pcanet.org - Metanoia Prison Ministries

 

City Church of Homestead

Tim and Huyen Bartholomew – Missionaries in Honduras

Tim and Huyen currently work at Loma de Luz hospital in Balfate, Honduras.  They are with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, but the hospital is not affiliated with that denomination. Huyen is a family practice doctor and Tim is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. They have two adopted girls from China - Alex, age 8 and Emma, age 4.  

After Labor Day 2019, Tim and Huyen have decided to move back to Africa (Togo) where they will be working with a hospital outside Lome, Togo. Huyen will continue to do anesthesia and OB work and Tim will focus on head and neck surgery. They hope that having a mission school on-site and being closer to the hospital will make their life flow better and they are excited about the new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for their family. 

Location: Balfate, Honduras
Contact Email: lefortone@hotmail.com
Address:
CAMA Services, P.O. Box 35000
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3500

Steve Lantz – Team Respect

Steve Lantz is the Executive Director of Team Respect - a manhood multiplying movement, based at Booker T Washington and Southridge High Schools.  We seek to develop boys (mind, body, and spirit) into men who Respect God, Respect Themselves, and Respect Others.  Our hope is to see the words of Isaiah 61:1-4 made manifest in Miami.

Tel: (786) 306-6185

Email: RevSteveLantz@gmail.com

Web: www.whatisrespect.org

The Lantz Family - Team Respect