OUR NETWORK PARTNERS
The Center Church has strategically partnered alongside organizations and ministries that specifically target the tangible and spiritual needs of people groups outside our church. We are able to financially support these organizations through Giving Ourselves Away, our fund specifically set aside for the missional endeavors.
THE STOREHOUSE | FRONTLINE CHURCH
The StoreHouse of Community Resources exists to provide a collaborative space where individuals and organizations can be connected to fulfill their purpose.The Storehouse is operated within our building where it houses the WareHouse, which is a distribution center that receives all kinds of products from World Vision for the purpose of providing non-profit partners with ability to empower the people they serve. It also provides home hygiene and essentials products through the Essentials store and teacher's resources through the Teacher's Resource Store.
There are some great opportunities to get involved with the StoreHouse. Click below to learn more about these opportunities.
HAND2HAND MINISTRIES | FRONTLINE CHURCH
There are many children right in our own backyard who do not get adequate nutrition, especially on the weekends when they are out of school. Through our partnership with Hand2Hand Ministries, we are able to provide backpacks with weekend meals, as well as focused prayer, to children at Highlands Middle School. Utilizing a space within the StoreHouse, we, along with 2 other partner churches, hold a once a month packing of these meals and snacks, where we also spend time praying for those kids by name.
FAMILY PROMISE | GRAND RAPIDS
Family Promise of Grand Rapids is dedicated to helping homeless families. They partner with families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by helping them get back on their feet so they can create a stable lifestyle for their children. Through their emergency shelter, housing services, home ownership opportunities and aftercare services, they've helped over 1,000 families build a stronger future.
There are many ways to get involved with Family Promise. Click the button below to learn how you can participate in Family Promise's mission of ending homelessness for families in Grand Rapids.
GRAND RAPIDS CENTER FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION | GRAND RAPIDS
The Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation was established in 2015 in the Madison Square neighborhood as a partnership between a business, a church, two social enterprises (Building Bridges and Rising Grinds), and a non-profit organization to create opportunities for transformation through meaningful relationships, work, education, and community development.
GRCCT partners exist with a single mission, to create opportunities for transformation, addressing the lack of accessible employment for young adults and community residents and a lack of structured and consistent approaches to providing inter-agency and cross sectoral opportunities for the community in a sustainable way.
Looking to get involved with GRCCT? Click the button below to learn more.
CHILDREN'S HOPE CHEST | ETHIOPIA
Frontline Church is partnered with a church and community to assist in transformational, holistic, sustainable, and long-term changes for orphaned and at risk children. Through hands on ministry and sponsorships that encourage involvement with children and those who care for them, communities are transformed into Christlikeness through relationships.
More About the Ukro Carepoint
Ukro CarePoint is directed by the Ukro Mul Wongal Local Church located in Hawassa, 170 miles south of the capital city, Addis Ababa. The church is situated in one of the most impoverished areas of the city and is surrounded by a Muslim community. Both a high percentage of unemployment and traditional worship practices contribute to the lack of interest in education. Many who are employed make less than one dollar a day. Consequently, children are kept from school and sent to work to bring home a meager income to supplement their family’s needs. In this densely populated area, HIV/AIDS has dramatically impacted the community. Both the lack of sanitation and poor hygiene has created an ongoing crisis of sickness and disease. Yet despite these hurdles, Ukro CarePoint serves as a drop-in center, a safe place where children in need can come to receive discipleship and care. Ukro assists children in attending school regularly and is committed to providing holistic ministry for the children and those within the community.
Are you interested in personally sponsoring a child in our Ukro CarePoint? There are still many children that are awaiting a sponsor! Visit our carepoint community page to meet some of the children and learn more!
EBENEZER DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING CENTER | HAITI
In the city of Petit Goave, Haiti, Ebenezer Discipleship Training Center exists to raise up and equip indigenous disciples of Jesus Christ, while also helping to transform the community and surrounding communities in which it operates. By serving through the local churches, EDTC is striving to simply to join in what Christ has already started in the communities.
The heart of Ebenezer is discipleship, both for indigenous people and foreign visitors. But instead of foreigners doing the discipling, the discipleship school uses Haitians to teach, lead, and evangelize. This makes the process culturally relevant while also avoiding dependency on from the outside.
Along with their focus on local discipleship, the training center also helps develop spiritual growth and discipleship in foreign short term teams by helping them understand that they are missionaries to the very places God has already sent them.
We partner with Ebenezer a few different ways. First, we sell Haitian Harvest coffee at our Missions Cafe, which is grown and produced by Haitian churches. We also send teams of people to spend a week alongside Ebenezer to learn and grow together as disciples. (You can learn more about our trips at frontlinegr.com/haiti.