As part of the Outreach Team, you can help change lives by showing God's love to your community. Our community is anyone you come in contact with-your neighbor, a co-worker, the person in the car next to you, etc. Through group events, volunteer projects, or personal acts of kindness, you can help spread God's love. Whether it's spending a few minutes baking cookies or a few hours with the less fortunate, our passion should be people. The Outreach Team does not meet on a regular basis, but email communication is a must. If interested, please email Kristi Johnson or call the church office @ 614-920-4020
The Great Commission is a team effort. As Christians, we are called to support each other, build each other up, and pray for one another. As a church, we want to model that as well. That's why we support the following ministries financially, prayerfully, and physically. Here are ministries we support and a little bit about them:
Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry whose goal is to help children in physical, spiritual, social and economic poverty around the world understand the love of Christ and grow in that love as Christ following adults. They do this by providing sponsors for each child, so that every child can receive food, shelter, education and heath care as well as Christian teaching. Sponsors worldwide have helped 1.2 million children in 26 countries. For more information, click here or email our area representative (and SCC family) Uma Zielinski.
Athletes in Action is a ministry with a vision to have at least one Christ follower on every team, in every sport and in every nation. Athletes in Action has an incredible ministry on the campus of The Ohio State University right here in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about Athletes in Action, click here.
Better Way MInistry has long been on our list of supported ministries. Better Way is a ministry meeting the needs of the homeless and poor in the "Short North" disctrict of Columbus' inner city. Our church family serves at Better Way monthly by preparing and serving meals for the homeless, as well as sharing God's love through action and word. For more information about Better Way Ministry, click here.
International Teams is a mission organization that works to bring people together to help the oppressed around the world. International Teams supports missionaries, like our first Sycamore Creek missionary Sarah Marshall, and helps them impact the world with the life-transforming power of God. For more information about International Teams, click here.
Kairos of Ohio is a ministry to inmates within the state and federal correctional institutions here in Ohio. Working in the prisons, Kairos wants to help share the hope of Christ with inmates and their loved ones. By sharing that hope, Kairos helps to develop Christian communities within the correctional institutions. For more information about Kairos of Ohio, click here.
The PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington is exactly what it sounds like- a food pantry for those right here in our town. Working hand in hand with the food pantry, we have been able to literally help feed our neighbors. Ministering to Fairfield and the surrounding counties, PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington helps those in need by providing food for families who are struggling. For more information about the PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington, click here.
The Metro Columbus Baptist Association is a mission organization that unites local churches to make an impact in Columbus and the surrounding metro area. Supporting ministries such as the Stowe Mission of Central Ohio, the Metro Columbus Baptist Association shows the love of Christ with the hurting, hungry and poor in our area. For more information about the Metro Columbus Baptist Association, click here.
The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio is a missionary organization that coordinates the local churches efforts to fulfill the Great Commission. The efforts of the SCBO are to fulfill the Great Commission both locally and worldwide. Through the SCBO and other mission organizations of the Southern Baptist Convention, 10,000 missionaries are being supported right now as they reach over 1,200 people groups around the world. For more information about the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, click here.
Bringing Christ to the heart of Inner-City Columbus, Our Father's Project has spent over a decade helping poverty-stricken, fatherless youth break free from generations of desctructive decisions. Our Father’s Project's mission is to develop Christ-centered programs to address the needs of low-income inner-city Columbus persons. This ministry comes straight from the heart of Brian and Cheryl Fraley, long-time attenders of Sycamore Creek Church. For more information about Our Father's Project, visit www.ourfathersproject.com.
With a goal and focus of helping students and adults choose to live a drug-free life, Tyler's Light is a non-profit organization started by a Sycamore Creek Church family. After losing their son, Tyler, to a drug overdose, Christy and Wayne Campbell wanted to take such a terrible tragedy and use it to help educate the Pickerington and surrounding communites about drug use and the dangers of it. Tyler's Light provides resources, information and support to family members and friends who are dealing with drug abuse. For more information about Tyler's Light, visit www.tylerslight.com.
Risen Son Outreach is a ministry devoted to loving God and loving others. Risen Son works to meet the needs of the least fortunate in the Columbus area. With monthly visits to the homeless camps downtown, collecting donations of things like tents, blankets and clothing, they meet people where they are and help meet physical needs. While meeting physical needs, Risen Son looks for opportunities to share God's love and the redemptive story of Christ. For more information on Risen Son Outreach Ministries click here.