At Real Life, we value partnering with local and global organizations as well as hosting our own service projects weekends throughout the year. Serving outside of our walls and supporting others who do is something we are excited to be about. Because of this, generosity is something we value and aren't ashamed to talk about it because there is so much good to be done. And don't worry, we as a church practice giving as well. We donate 10% of every dollar given to our general fund to support organizations and the service efforts listed below.
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Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater is a Christ-centered organization with a calling to reach out to women and families involved in crisis-related pregnancies by offering real help for the present, hope for the future, and healing from the past. CPC exists to save lives, spare hearts and further the gospel of Jesus Christ. CPC wants their clients to know they genuinely care and have no financial gain from their pregnancy decision. They raise all financial support for our ministry through private funding.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.
Scott, his wife Ana, and their two daughters Naomi and Nicole, live and minister in Ensenada Mexico. Scott is the co-CEO of YUGO ministries and operates out of the Ensenada Outreach Center (EOC) where he seeks to spread the Gospel in that community. For years, Real Life has partnered with Scott and the EOC team to run mission trips designed to build an entire house in one week for a family in need.
World Horizons is committed to making disciples among those who have had the least opportunity to know the gospel of Christ. They recruit, train, send, and support workers for mission in ministries that include church planting, business as mission, art as mission, schools and education, refugee outreach, and internships. World Horizons focuses on ‘church-neglected’ parts of the world, places where there are no churches, or very few Christians. Broadly speaking these are Southern Europe, North Africa, West Africa, The Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia and South East Asia.*
*due to safety issues, if you want to know more about who we support specifically see our missions partner wall in the hallway
Lives and communities are being changed in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya as churches are planted, Christ-centered schools are established and small businesses turn a profit. Most importantly, God is being glorified in one of the darkest areas of the world, thanks to the vision of this organization.
PiN exists to provide food, clothing, shelter, and free medical care for people that are either homeless or extremely poor. The ultimate focus is to help the homeless of Hampton Roads transform their lives by meeting them where they are and sharing a God that loves them and wants a relationship with them.
RL Serve isn't an event; it's a lifestyle that Jesus calls His followers to—a life of serving others. RL Serve is a catalyst to that lifestyle. Twice a year we have a focused service weekend where we organize the opportunity to serve the Hampton Roads area in a major way. This includes helping improve school infrastructure, local community areas, homes in our neighborhoods, and much more. We desire for RL Serve to be a year-round response to God's love for us as we equip and encourage people to see and respond to the needs around them. Each weekend of service is just one awesome element of a lifetime of service.
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Their mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
Curtis Poor was on staff with Real Life for several years. He and his family moved back to Colorado to plant a church called Storyline Christian Church in Johnstown, CO. This area used to be a small farming community but has seen tens of thousands of people move there in the past two decades. Nearly 80% of the people of this town do not know Jesus or regularly attend a church. They believe God has a better story for them and their goal is to invite them into it.
Waypoint was established to search for ways to serve churches in our region with the sole purpose of “Pursuing Kingdom Growth” by planting churches and equipping established churches. They do so in many tangible ways such as: offering loans to churches at little to no interest, hosting leadership workshops for ministry leaders, coaching and more.
The mission of Young Life is to reach every student, in all schools, with a loving and caring mentor called a Young Life Leader. One who has earned the right to be heard by students and displays the joy they themselves have in a relationship with Christ with every student.