Child Evangelism Fellowship, Santa Barbara South County Chapter – CEF is an international organization dedicated to the proposition that children are capable of understanding and accepting the saving grace of God in Christ Jesus and can effectively be reached in their own environment. Founded in 1937 and headquartered in Warrenton, Missouri, CEF serves in all fifty states and 170 foreign countries on six continents. The Santa Barbara South County Chapter serves the greater Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria area and currently has Good News Clubs meeting weekly in many public elementary schools after school hours and staffed by volunteers like you. SBCC has partnered with CEF in several ways, including providing volunteers, giving financial assistance through the church Missions Budget, and by hosting summer VBS-style five-day clubs during the summer. SBCC member Sergio Villa is on the local chapter executive committee. For information on how you can serve this amazing ministry to children and youth, email: e-mail or call (805)708-8590.
Community ONE:27 – We are a group of people who are dedicated to mobilizing our church to care for the orphan. We are building an intentional orphan care culture through international orphan care, adoption and foster care. Our mission is to defend the cause of the orphans by declaring God’s mandate for their care and encouraging and equipping the church to take action. Our passion is to equip believers from every stage of life to be involved in this mandate to “defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow (Isaiah 1:17).” For more information about Community ONE:27, please email us!
International Students, Inc. – Over 1000 new international students have just arrived to study at City College and UCSB. They are “the brightest and best” from their countries and will return to their countries to excel in business, government, education, military, or science. Please share the love of Jesus with a student from another country by becoming an ISI Friendship Partner or helping in other ways. Email Tim Notehelfer or call 967-2671 x110.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – Anyone interested in joining MOPS? MOPS stands for Mother’s Of Pre-Schoolers and invites women of all faiths and places in life to come and be supported by other mom’s. Pick up a registration form in the back at church and mail it in as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please contact Krista Knoles 683-1833 or Jenn Clark 967-3070. Also, if anyone is interested in helping Goleta MOPS, we are in need of “Aunties” to come and hold babies or teach pre-schoolers every other Friday! This is a great opportunity to serve mothers during busy times in their lives AND to be with cute kids!
Life Network – Life Network (dba Network Medical) is a local non-profit medical clinic and the only faith-based ministry of its kind in the south county. Their mission is to erase the need for abortion by transforming a woman’s fear into confidence to the honor of Jesus Christ. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.
Our patient site is: networkmedical.org.
Moms In Touch – Moms in Touch is for moms with the heart to pray for their children and their schools. In MIT prayer groups, moms learn to pray specifically and scripturally for their children, principals, teachers and school events. Small groups pray confidentially using a 4-step prayer method: praise, silent confession, thanksgiving and intercession. If you’d like to find out whether your child’s school has a MIT prayer group, or if you are interested in starting one for your school, email Area Coordinator Lisa Maraszek, or call at 683-2785.
Campus Crusade for Christ @ UCSB – UCSBMOVEMENT is a movement of students and staff who desire to see every student from every background, culture, and community experience the love and life of Jesus. Therefore, UCSBMOVEMENT is always seeking to have a presence in every nook and cranny on campus. Through things like evangelism, discipleship, Bible study, and stateside and international mission trips, we desire to raise up student leaders to go back into their communities and cultures to be a living example of who Jesus is and what he came to do. From this vision and hope come 7 different movements that make up UCSBMOVEMENT. For more information or to get involved, contact Jeff Wood (full-time staff at UCSB), e-mail, (805) 674-6544.
Young Life goes into the world of kids, crossing barriers to build bridges of authentic friendship. Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what maters to them–fun, adventure, friendship, and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about God and His love for them. We are in need of volunteers to both help work with teenagers and those who can support our volunteer teams. For information about our junior high and high school gatherings please check santabarbara.younglife.org.