Hope & Compassion
Our Hope & Compassion Ministries are all about helping every person grow a heart of compassion, so that they can bring hope to people in need. In order to accomplish this, we look to develop strategic partnerships globally and locally. In addition, we look for opportunities to care for those who are hurting in our own congregation.
Every Spring we work with Amor Ministries and take a team down to Tecate, Mexico to provide housing for people who can’t accomplish this basic task on their own. Our team also hosts a Vacation Bible School for the local children while they are there. Click here to find out more about our trips to Mexico.
Church Plant in Chone, Ecuador
LifePointe and our partner churches (Impact Church in South Sac and Family Life Church in Galt), teamed up with Stadia and Compassion International to plant a church in Chone, Ecuador in 2013. Our three churches raised the funds to purchase the land and construct the church building. Pastor Felix, with his wife Jacqueline, lead the church. In November 2013, Pastor Chris, Pastor Barry (Impact Church) and Pastor Rick (Family Life Church) collectively took a team down to Ecuador to participate in the new church planting.
Part of the vision of the church plant in Chone, Ecuador was to start a children’s ministry that reaches out to the community. CI made this possible by giving our three churches the opportunity to sponsor 200 children in Chone in 2013. LifePointe families now sponsor over 100 of those children. Sponsorships through CI will help pull the children of Chone, Ecuador out of poverty by providing them with an education (through our local church plant), providing food and clothing, working closely with the families firsthand and most importantly…SHARING JESUS WITH THEM.
The local communities of Elk Grove and Sacramento also afford us many opportunities to grow our heart of compassion as we spread hope. We partner with a number of organizations such as Love INC-Sacramento, Elk Grove Food Bank, Sacramento Bread of Life Ministries through New Hope Community Church, Courage House (Courage Worldwide), Elk Grove Winter Sanctuary (EG WINS), and the Elk Grove Teen Center. Their close proximity affords us greater opportunity to serve on regular basis. We also provide support for Verve – a church located near the Vegas strip, whose mission is to reach those on the strip that are far from God – Stadia New Church Strategies in Irvine, CA, William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA and Drew & Jen Baltzley of Baltzley Family Ministry in Little Rock, Arkansas.
LifePointe has joined Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV), and Purpose Church in Pomona, CA, along with support from Stadia and Transformational Ministries to plant Unite Church in Pasadena this Summer. Why Pasadena? Pasadena is a noteworthy city in California. With locations such as the Rose Bowl, events like the Tournament of Roses Parade, a major Amtrak station, and nine colleges and universities in the area, the city is primed to make significant impact on a large scale. Of the 139,731 residents, 46.9% of the population don’t attend church at all. Also, Pasadena is known for it’s poverty and is physically segregated. It is #3 on the top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (for populations of 50,000+). Our mission is to UNITE the people of Pasadena with God and others!
Weekend of Service
We participated in the first annual Weekend of Service in April 2016. It was our opportunity to serve the community of Elk Grove — specifically high schools and elementary schools in EGUSD, as well as Shriner’s Hospital.