Missions is not just something that missionaries do in faraway places. It’s also something that we do every day, right here in our regular, everyday lives.

As a church, our collective heartbeat is for evangelism and discipleship through the justice-based vehicles of Welcome, Necessities, Freedom, and Education.

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”
- Matthew 5:14
Everyday Welcome

With a record 103 million people being forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide, we are faced with the worst refugee crisis in history. Closer to home, immigrants, refugees, and asylees make up about a third of Oakland’s population. Immigrants often come to United States seeking better economic and educational opportunities for their families. Refugees and asylees often need safety from war, violence, disasters, or persecution. God calls us to "welcome the stranger" and to generously love and embrace the sojourner.  

Everyday Welcome seeks to be the hands and feet of Christ by welcoming immigrants, refugees, and asylees in our midst.  We do this by coming alongside immigrant families in friendship, advocacy, support, and prayer.

For a blessing on all those who seek refuge in the world; for their needs for safety and a home to be met.
For immigrant and refugee families in Oakland to find affordable housing, meaningful employment, and necessary social services.
For courage, strength, compassion, and open-hearts as we walk alongside and advocate for our immigrant neighbors.
For meaningful cross-cultural connections and friendships to flourish.
Attend a Cambodian potluck at FCC with our Cambodian brothers and sisters.  Go on a short-term mission trip to Cambodia with Pastor Chamron.
Befriend a family from another country at Harbor House.
Learn More
Follow and support the work of ECC Missionaries Patty and Lisandro Restrepo in Mexico.
Learn More
"When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don’t take advantage of him. Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love him like one of your own."
Lev. 19:33-34
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Everyday Necessities

Three of life’s most basic necessities are food, water, and shelter. Yet, 771 million people lack access to clean water worldwide. Over 800 children die each day due to contaminated water and poor sanitation. Here in Oakland, over 5000 people are unhoused, with many more lacking consistent access to affordable housing. One in five residents in our county is experiencing food insecurity. Practicing the way of Jesus means coming alongside our neighbors and helping to meet these basic needs.

Everyday Necessities seeks to support access to food, water, and housing  in Oakland and around the world. We do that through volunteering, sharing our resources, and praying for the generous provision of these needs.

For individuals and families in our local communities and around the world experiencing housing and food insecurities.
For global communities without access to clean water.
For organizations that provide immediate relief such as Covenant World Relief and Development.
For long-term, systemic solutions that affirm the dignity and basic necessities of all people.
Serve meals or mentor adults at City Team Oakland.
Participate in Covenant Kids Congo Global 6K Walk for Water.
Global 6K
Volunteer or donate furniture to Grateful Gatherings.
Grateful Gatherings
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
Matthew 25:35
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Everyday Freedom

Globally, an estimated 4.7 million people are caught in sex trafficking today. Approximately 250,000–350,000 American children and youth are at risk for sex trafficking each year. The children most vulnerable are those living in poverty, those in foster care, and those living in generally unstable conditions. Many have been sexually abused before they become victims of trafficking. God sees each abuse of power and is grieved.  He calls us to join Him in seeking justice and fighting for the cause of the oppressed.

Everyday Freedom seeks to come alongside those who are currently being trafficked, as well as those who are at-risk for being trafficked, through awareness, advocacy, mentoring, and prayer.

With hope for God to transform our unjust and violent world.
For safety, healing, and rehabilitation for courageous and resilient survivors.
For wisdom and strength for those prosecuting trafficking cases.
For protection and prevention for those at greatest risk of being trafficked.
For open hearts to see, hear, lament, and groan with the suffering victims and survivors of sex trafficking.
Learn the signs of trafficking and how to prevent it.
FREE Initiative
Become a foster family or support friend.
Foster the City
Build a community of mentors at FCC who are actively supporting survivors of trafficking.
Engage Training
Support businesses that help survivors.
Thistle Farms
"Learn to do good, seek justice, and encourage the oppressed."
-Isaiah 1:17
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Everyday Education

All students are created in the image of God with gifts and abilities to use for His glory. Regardless of their family's bank account or zip code, all students should have access to the kinds of educational resources and opportunities that allow them to realize their full God-given potential. Currently, only 31% of economically disadvantaged students are reading at grade level.

Everyday Education seeks to come alongside vulnerable students in our community who are most impacted by poverty, violence, and educational inequity. We aim to equip and empower students through tutoring, mentoring, encouragement and prayer.

For administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals working with students everyday; for strength, patience, and stamina.
For an abundance of volunteer tutors and mentors to fill needs at Children Rising, Harbor House, and all of our local schools.
For meaningful, Spirit-filled connections among youth and their mentors.
For students with special needs and the staff who support them.
Tutor a child in reading or math with Children Rising.
Children Rising
Tutor or teach an enrichment class at Harbor House.
Harbor House
Clean & organize classrooms with Project Peace.
Project Peace
Go on a short-term mission trip to Little Flock, India.
Little Flock
Support higher education for Alaska Natives at Alaska Christian College.
Alaska Christian College
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Proverbs. 22:6
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