c|Life for the City is the community outreach ministry of Community Life Church; through this ministry, we engage both individuals and Community Groups in the vital work of being Christ for our communities.
We conduct both short and long term volunteer opportunities, we call our short term opportunities "Seeds" events and our long term relational opportunities "Roots" ministries. Through our Seeds events, we organize a single event to meet specific needs within our community, and it is a chance to lay a foundation for further growth. Through our Roots investments, we dig in and plant intentional roots in the lives of people based on sustained meaningful relationships. These may also offer people the chance to partner with vetted ministry organizations in order to bring about long term change.
We are confident that anyone can find an event or ministry that they would be interested in working with, as c|Life seeks to help all Christians take the vital steps outside our church walls to bring restoration and healing to our neighbors. Please read on for more information about c|Life for the City and a list of specific events in both Forney and Mesquite.
Impact My Community is a once per year church-wide service opportunity that seeks to serve under-resourced families in our community by providing home repairs and outdoor maintenance projects to those in need. There are almost innumerable ways that you can participate in this day of service, so even if you don't have construction expertise, there's a way for you and your family to participate in this opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ in word and deed to those around us.
There will be much more information here as we approach the day of the event, but for now, if you have any other questions, contact Cooper Taylor by email or at 972.564.5433
re:build is c|Life's ongoing year-round home repair ministry that provides home repairs to under-resourced families in our community completely free of charge. If you would like more information about this ongoing mission, contact Blake Adams, re:build's ministry team leader, at email@example.com.
c|Life has an ongoing partnership with Achziger Elementary School in Mesquite to help with their Latino Literacy Program, and other ongoing events like our summer Soccer Camp that we conduct on the school campus. If you would like more information about how you can get involved with out partnership at Achziger, contact Cooper Taylor by email or at 972.564.5433.
Every year, our Community Groups partner together to conduct a fall outreach event in a neighborhood in Mesquite. This is an awesome time for CG's to get outside of their normal routine while ministering to families in the community. If you would like to get your CG involved or if you're an individual that would like to participate, we have space for you! Just contact Cooper Taylor by email or at 972.564.5433.
For the first time in 2012, we re-imagined what it would look like for our church to minister to families in need during the Christmas season. Based on examples of what others had done and our own ideas, what emerged was our Upside Down Christmas Project, which will hopefully form the template for our Christmas ministry for years to come. What happened was an awesome evening of genuinely connecting people to one another and a wonderful intersection of church and community that both encouraged the Body and ministered to the community. We hope that you will watch this short re-cap video and join us next year for the next Upside Down Christmas Project event!
God has given us tremendous opportunities and open doors through which we can truly be transformational people within our cities. But obviously these ministries cannot happen without the commitment and skills of volunteers and servants just like you. If you would like to know more about c|Life for the City and how you can get involved, contact Cooper Taylor by email or at 972.564.5433.
Connecting people to God and one another through intentional service within our communities so they may see Christ more clearly
We hope our communities will experience relief, restoration, recovery, renewal, and foremost love through our Spirit-empowered efforts to radiate Christ. We trust our people will experience life transformation and conformation by Christ working in and through them as we serve our neighbors.