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Community Engagement

Shades exists for more than can be accomplished within the church building walls. God has called us to "seek the welfare of the city." (Jer. 29:7) 

Supporting Institutions

Shades has a number of Community Engagement Teams that are actively serving community institutions and groups of people. Below are some of the teams that you can serve with today.

    Team members don't provide healthcare but help others navigate issues like: insurance benefits, following the course to recovery, assistance in making doctor's appointments, and more.

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    This teams serves our local police and fire departments. 

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    This team serves the thousands of people that come on our church campus for community events such as band concerts, graduations, and education competitions.

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    Team members are equipped to serve the neighborhoods where they live in our community.

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    This team prayer walks the streets and major centers of our community.

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Four more Community Engagement Teams will launch in Fall 2017! Check back for more information on Teams that will serve local schools, city events, and more.

Starting New Works

There are many corners of our community where the majority of people are unchurched. In these places, we are actively pursuing the start of new works to reach people for Jesus Christ and grow them to mature disciples. We are praying for opportunities to revitalize churches that are struggling. We are prayerfully considering potential places to plant new churches. These are exciting new works that have the potential to impact our community for generations to come.

Interested in being a part of a new work in your community? Email Steve Browning, Minster of Community Engagement.

If you want to volunteer in this ministry but aren't sure where to begin, current volunteer opportunities are one button away.