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Outreach & Missions

The Bible calls each of us to serve – within our church, within the community and throughout the world. Partner with Good Shepherd in making Christ known through serving others.

Local Outreach

We strive to create sustainable, long-term change and restore hope for at-risk youth, families, and communities.

Tangible Asks

We collect tangible goods monthly to support a variety of local and global initiatives.

Global Missions

We collaborate with the global church to catalyze the expansion of God’s Kingdom around the world.

Global Partnerships

We partner with organizations and communities who are invested in God’s ongoing work around the world.

Ways to Serve Locally

Franklin Elementary Teacher Bags – collect teacher supplies as a group to provide the teachers with much needed school supplies. An example of these items would include office supplies, tissues, hand wipes and hand sanitizer.

Contact Mary Jacob at mcjacob7@aol.com for more information.

Franklin Elementary Student Incentive Bags – Partner with the Franklin Elementary Principal in providing incentive bags for students and their families. If a student meets a set of achievements, the Principal will gift them a “pizza party in a bag” and deliver it to their home. These bags include a liter bottle of soda, chips, cookies (or any other treats), paper plates, napkins, and a gift card to Dominos Pizza.

Contact Mary Jacob mcjacob7@aol.com for more information.

Life on the Streets – This ministry at the Crossings Church in Costa Mesa provides Christian fellowship and Saturday morning breakfast to the homeless of Orange County.

Contact Toby Albers at tobyalbers@cox.net to learn more.

Families Forward Food Pantry – Help Families Forward prepare food bags and distribute food to local families in need. Volunteers have a great time sorting food, stocking the pantry shelves, and greeting families who come in for food supplies each month.

Click here to learn more.

Irvine Marine Adoption Committee (IMAC) Baby Shower – Once a year IMAC holds a baby shower for expectant and new moms. Items are donated and collected year-round. Donated items include baby blankets, diapers, baby wipes, clothes, bibs, toys, etc. and are given to new parents. Donations are accepted year-round.

Contact Kim Strassner at kimstrassner26@gmail.com to learn more.

Are you not seeing an organization on this list where you’d like to serve? Share with us an organization or service need you are passionate about!

Contact Anjela Ponce at anjieponce01@gmail.com to learn more.

Ways to Serve Globally

Kids Around the World Meal Kits

All the items you need, along with very specific instructions, are available for pick-up in San Clemente. KATW meal packing allows you to be part of a “mission trip” and helps us to focus our efforts into a common mission to our local global communities.

Attend a Mission Trip

Share God's Love throughout the world by attending a Global Mission Trip. Each year Good Shepherd partakes in tripe to Alaska, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.

Days for Girls Menstruation Kits

DFG advances menstrual equity, health, dignity and opportunity for women around the world. You will be sewing the DFG pad - a washable and reusable pad that's made to last. These kits empower women and girls to choose how they want to manage their menstruation.

Serve Another Organization

Not seeing an organization on this list where you'd like to serve? Share with us an organization or service need you are passionate about!

Monthly Tangible Asks

Pick up additional items on your next trip to the store and support a variety of local and global outreach initiatives. For specific drop off dates, see below.

Supporting Domestic Abuse & Homeless Families of Orange Countyclick HERE for the list of donatable items.

Collecting October 10 & 17 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on the Church Patio.

Online Donations can be given through our Amazon Wish List – click HERE.

Contact Terry Fee at tdfee@cox.net for more information.

Project Fund Request

Are you a Good Shepherd congregant interested in hosting an Outreach Event and need some funds to support the cause? Complete the application below to request expense reimbursement – funds not guaranteed until application is approved.

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