For more information on any of these ministries, please contact Katherine Akin at 387-0566, ext. 209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children and Pro-Life Ministries
- Adullam House:Adullam House provides children a home in Central Alabama for children of incarcerated parents. For some children it’s a short-term rescue, for others it will be a brand-new permanent home, but for all it’s a place of refuge where the love of Jesus brings peace and healing with the goal of reuniting the children with their biological families whenever possible. As they operate privately with no government assistance, much help is needed.
- Anglicans for Life: Working to uphold the Biblical principles concerning the sacredness of life, Anglican for Life partners with local agencies like Sav-A-Life and Life on Wheels to help families find the resources and support they need to choose life! For more information, contact Dolly McLemore at 262-7527.
- Common Ground Montgomery: CGM focuses on youth development and leadership through year-round after-school programs and camps for at-risk children in West Montgomery.
- First Choice Women’s Medical Center: This local center offers important services such as free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, prenatal care, and parenting education opportunities for both the mother and father! Their “Earn While You Learn” program allows parents to earn baby supplies from their on-site First Things Baby Boutique after completing video-based classes.
- Valiant Cross Academy: VCA is an all-male school started in 2015 that serves 140 scholars in 6th-9th grades. It is a private school with a Christian emphasis and an intentional culture of structure and discipline. The academic program consists of small class sizes, longer school days, double the math and triple the literacy time, differentiated instruction, Saturday School, aggressive tutoring, a daily after-school program, and a weekly chapel service.
- Mercy House: We love to partner with this “Day House” in West Montgomery. It’s a safe haven for homeless people to get a hot meal, take showers, and wash and dry their clothes. In addition, children stop in and receive an after school snack on their way home each day. During the holidays, when there is no benefit of a free school sponsored lunch, they feed young people who are hungry. They always need donations and volunteers – what a fun way to get involved in the community!
- Reality & Truth Ministries:This ministry provides not only spiritual and physical nutrition through daily meals, clothes and other physical needs, but also hope and sound teaching through fellowship and Bible Studies!
Ministries assisting the elderly
- Montgomery Council on Aging: MACOA assists senior citizens, promoting independent living and enhancing quality of life and increasing community awareness of senior issues. The popular Meals-On-Wheels is MACOA’s most visible program. Volunteers deliver hot, nutritious lunches to over 425 homebound seniors five days a week.
- Respite: This ministry not only provides fellowship and stimulation for people who have memory loss due to Alzheimers, dementia, or a stroke, but also provides time for caregivers to be together every 2nd Wednesday of every month in the Youth Cafè from 1:00 until 3:00pm to share and ask questions.
Christchurch led ministries:
- Chi Rho Kids: Would you like to support children and their families through holistic education, spiritual growth, and development? This ministry is a pre-K program for under-resourced families in the Montgomery area and is offered Mondays through Thursdays here on the campus of Christchurch during the school year. For more information, contact Hope Mardre at 279-6315.
- Celebrate Recovery: This is a Christ-centered 12-step group for anyone struggling with an addiction or life-challenging issues. All are welcome! These meetings are a safe and loving environment for individuals seeking to conquer their hurts, habits and hang-ups!
- English as a Second Language: Christchurch ESL Class, led by Sally Ashurst and her team, teach English to adults. While these classes prioritize conversation, the curriculum also covers grammar, pronunciation, and cultural awareness. Current students come from Mexico, El Salvador, S. Korea and Pakistan. Volunteers don’t need to speak any of our students’ languages in order to help!
The Good Shepherd Anglican Church: Our Daughter Church became a Full Parish at Synod 2019!
Christchurch’s first church plant, The Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Auburn/Opelika, finally became a full parish this year! This means that they have grown so much that they are no longer our “daughter church,” but now our sister parish as we share in the proclamation of the Gospel together.
We rejoice that almost 100 faithful Anglicans gather in a converted office building in Tiger Town each Sunday under the leadership of their Rector, Fr. Ben Jefferies, and are seeking land and drafting plans for a new church building in the near future. Praise God that The Good Shepherd is growing and thriving, and may He bless us in like fashion as we plant again in the new future!