COMPASSION MINISTRY PARTNERS

In his book, Ministries of Mercy, Pastor Tim Keller writes: “the only true and enduring motivation for the ministry of mercy is an experience and a grasp of the grace of God in the gospel.” 


At Grace Community Church we are grateful that God's mercy (or compassion) has been shown to us in so many ways and our desire is to show that same compassion to others.  This is more than an add-on to the Christian life; it’s being obedient to Christ’s command to "go and do likewise."  (see Luke 10.25-37, Parable of the Good Samaritan) 

 

We partner with the following organizations in our community and region to show the love of Christ in practical ways.  If you would like to join us in these efforts, there's a Grace member who is committed to helping you connect.  Below, you'll find all you need to get started.  If you'd like more information about a specific ministry, you can email the liaison.  For anything else, contact the head of our Compassion Ministry team, David Gray - dave.rx@verizon.net



COMPASSION CALENDAR - here


  • Precious Life Shelter

    Precious Life Shelter is a residential support program for homeless, pregnant, adult women.  Whether they plan to parent or place their children up for adoption, Precious Life Shelter supports them throughout the process.  From the thrift shop to the front office to One-on-One mentoring, opportunities to help abound.


    Email Liaison Vicki Ferguson - here

  • His Nesting Place

    His Nesting Place is a pro-life home for unwed pregnant women and their children.  Since 1983 they have housed over 4,000 women and children.  In addition to housing, they offer free pregnancy testing, counseling, clothes, and furniture to women in need.  


    Email Compassion Ministry Team Leader, David Gray - here


  • Precious Lamb Preschool

    Precious Lamb is the only tuition-free Christ-centered preschool in Long Beach.  They partner with 20+ local shelters and programs treating poverty, domestic violence, crisis pregnancy and substance abuse.  Parents pursue employment, counseling, education and housing while their children are lovingly cared for by an amazing group of teachers. 


    Email Liaison Kathy Shaw - here

  • Bryant elementary school

    Bryant Elementary is a K-5th grade school in the heart of Long Beach.  It serves approximately 380 students who are led by very capable and caring staff.  Opportunities to serve include:  backpacks drive, Christmas breakfast for the staff, donating needed items (e.g. school uniforms) helping at events, volunteering in the class (VIPs) and, of course, prayer. 


    Email Liaison Bill Fowler - here

  • The Long Beach Rescue Mission

    The Mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to the homeless and less fortunate in the community.  In addition, they have long-term programs which help men and women overcome various challenges.  Grace has the privilege of leading the Chapel service once a month as well as regularly collecting donations needed by the mission's residents.


    Email Liaison Jim Schulien - here

  • Heart of the City food bank (Los Alamitos)

    On the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month, the food bank provides food and clothing to 100-150 people/families in need.  No training required other than a heart to serve.  The food bank is located on the St. Isidore Historical Plaza, 10941 Reagan Street in Los Alamitos.


    Email Liaison David Gray - here


  • The 7th Street Church Food Bank (Long Beach)

    On the 4th Saturday of each month 7th Street Church sponsors a food bank for the local community. The food bank serves 150-200 people/families in need every month and also provides a worship service prior to the distribution.  The food bank is located at 668 N. Obispo Ave in Long Beach.


    Email Liaison Gina Quarnstrom - here

  • ANGEL TREE (PRISON MINISTRY)

    Angel Tree is a program of Prison Fellowship that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts.  Help by purchasing and delivering gifts and the Gospel to children on behalf of their imprisoned parents. 


    Email Liaison Cindy Liggett - here