Local Outreach

Local Partnerships and Opportunities:
Vision: Covid-19 might be shutting down our world, BUT Jesus won't stop using His church to draw people to Himself. We always say we aren't a place with programs but a people with a purpose. Right now our purspose is to serve our community through these unpresidented times. If you and your City Group are looking for ways to serve during this season these organizations are doing amazing, long-term work in our community.

The unique challenges of this season will require us to work together. This reality has led our church family to responding by funneling our efforts through strategic local partnerships. These partnerships are with local organizations doing long-term work in Lincoln and we want to support them through this time of hardship.

Juniper Refuge

Juniper Refuge exists to show the love of Jesus to refugees by fostering meaningful relationships and providing resources and support through the local Church and trusted community partnerships.

Opportunities to Serve: Wednesday food delivery to refugee families

Contact: Nikki Long: nikki@juniperrefuge.org

Care Portal

Many churches and foster/adopt ministries want to do more, but simply lack the connection to vulnerable and isolated families in their community. CarePortal fills that gap.

Opportunities to Serve: 100-200 Masks for Caseworkers

Contact: Byron Riddle: byron.riddle@chne.org 

Food Fort

Food Fort is a non profit dedicated to serving children in under resourced neighborhoods. In addition to providing food for those children in need, our mission is to provide more than just a meal. We seek to provide respect, love, relationships, and a constant support system in their lives. Feeding, loving and growing our future.

Opportunities to Serve: Donate, sort and distribute groceries

Contact: Michaela Akridge: lincolnfoodfort@gmail.com 

City Impact

City Impact empowers under-resourced communities through wholistic youth, family, and neighborhood development. We aspire to be the best in the world at seeing, investing in, and encouraging the unique strengths of under-resourced youth and families so that their leadership makes a lasting positive

Opportunities to Serve: join City Impact as they’ve restructured their outreach in creative ways. Visit the website to learn more!

Contact: Dustin Oldman: https://cityimpact.org/contact/

Elliott Elementary

Elliot is located just down the road from Citylight Lincoln. As a public school it’s a center much of the life of the families in our community. We want to support them as they provide much needed services to the families in our neighborhood.

Opportunities to Serve: Pray and possibly email teachers encourging messages

Contact: Mrs. Kathleen Dering: kdering@lps.org