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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

Feed the Homeless – Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Yale Navigation Center in Santa AnaWe prepare meals every Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Yale Transitional Center in Santa Ana. This is a great way to get to know other members of our church while serving those with housing insecurity. You can join every week or every once in a while. There are many different volunteer opportunities within this ministry.

Contact Hugh Chewning at to volunteer.

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 to learn more.

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 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 for more information.

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 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 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.

This summer, we have a team of families headed to Anchorage, Alaska to work directly with non-churched children, youth, and adults in local parks, feeding the hungry, hosting a backyard Bible school, and more! We want to support these children for this month’s outreach ask. We are collecting backpacks through an Amazon Wish List for the kids of this community so they can be best prepared for the next school year.

Click HERE to purchase a backpack through our Amazon Wish List.

Contact Ann Johnson at for more information.

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