missions overview

Commit: “Jesus sends us out to serve others and share the Gospel.”


We are a church that responds to Jesus’ call to carry out his mission in the world. The purpose of the Alleluia! mission program is: "To enable all to commit to Jesus through the engagement of time, talent and treasure in Alleluia!’s mission efforts." Our vision is of an Alleluia! community that is actively engaged and making a visible impact by lifting people out of all forms of poverty (economic, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual poverty) through personal and congregational involvement.



mission opportunities

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God's children who are hungry in both body and spirit.  FMSC utilizes volunteers of all ages to hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.  These meals are then sent to nearly 70 countries around the world.  Join others from Alleluia! at one of our monthly packs at the local FMSC site.


CLICK HERE to ask to be put on the Alleluia! Evite list to receive invitations to these regular events.


FEED THE NEED is a community-wide mobilepack event through FMSC held at the Res/Rec Center on the campus of North Central College during February each year.  

The next Feed the Need FMSC Mobilepack is February 15-16, 2020.

CLICK HERE to register

CLICK HERE to donate

 

LOAVES & FISHES COMMUNITY SERVICES

Loaves & Fishes provides food and hope to residents of Naperville and DuPage County whose financial circumstances make it difficult to provide food for themselves and their families. They distribute over 60,000 pounds of groceries each week, and depend on a network of over 1000 volunteers to collect, sort, stock shelves, and assist clients. Loaves & Fishes also partners with local organizations to offer a holistic approach to meet the needs of those they serve offering services in areas such as nutrition, mental health, employment assistance and skills, financial and computer literacy, and language skills. 


CLICK HERE to contact us about how you can support this important local mission or to receive invitations to join Alleluia!’s regular volunteer events at Loaves and Fishes. 


CLICK HERE to learn more. 

 

MOVING UP PROGRAM

Moving Up is a 16 week course during which Loaves and Fishes clients, called investigators, learn skills, gain support, and make goals for their lives. They move from “getting by” to “Moving UP”.  Alleluia! is a primary sponsor of the Moving Up Program.


Mentors are needed to meet with participants on a weekly basis to encourage and support them.  Contact Pastor Mark to find out more about this impactful volunteer opportunity. 

 

HOPE INTERNATIONAL’s mission is to invest in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as we proclaim and live the Gospel.  One of the primary ways they do this is through a model of Savings Groups operating out of local congregations in impoverished areas.  Alleluia! supports the HOPE Savings Group program in Comas, Peru.


CLICK HERE to learn more about HOPE International.


Contact Pastor Mark to learn more about Alleluia!’s involvement and how to support this mission.

 

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL

Compassion’s mission is to “release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.” Through Compassion, you can sponsor a child who can benefit from Compassion’s programs, which enable the physical, social, economic and spiritual development needed to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to support your child through prayers, letters, birthday cards and Christmas gifts. Alleluia! has partnered with Compassion to sponsor children in Peru.


CLICK HERE to learn more about Compassion International.

CLICK HERE to see pictures and stories from the November 2019 Peru Trip

CLICK HERE to contact us with questions.

 

RUN WITH A MISSION 5K

The 7th Annual Run with a Mission 5K will be held Saturday morning, September 26th, 2020.  The 5K Fun Run/Walk raises awareness of and funds for Alleluia! mission partners.  This is an all-ages event for the Alleluia! community and beyond!  Food, prizes, and jovial competition make this a fun family-friendly event.  Registration is open.   More info available at www.runwithamission.com.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Through Operation Christmas Child we fill shoeboxes with various items (school supplies, toys, hygiene items) and send them to children living in poverty around the world.  They not only receive these items but the Good News of God’s Son being born into the world for our sake. 

The collection takes place during the month of November.  During this time, pick up a brochure at the Welcome Booth or go online at: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ to get a get a gift tag as well as instructions to pack your box.