Outreach and missions
Northwest has a variety of ways to serve both inside and outside the church, we have a number of outreach opportunities that you can be invovlved in and foreign missions that could use your prayers and support as well.
LIFE GROUP OUTREACH
Through our Life Groups and other community group efforts we have volunteered and supported: the Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, St. Pete Free Clinic, Morningstar School, Northwest, packed for food pantries, donated to a diaper drive, backpack drive, prepared food for sick and bereaved, gave funds to those in need.
Northwest Church of Christ has been supporting Dino Rousos a missionary in Athens Greece for over 30 years. Dino leads the Omonia Church which ministers to over 150 people in 4 different services, each in a different language. They invite people from all language nationalities into their services and are actively evangelizing to the Greek community in bold an creative ways.
World Broadcasting Center
Northwest contributes to the World Broadcasting Center. The W.B.C. shares God’s Word through mass media to regions of China, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and hundreds of smaller areas around the world using short wave radio. It’s programs reach many groups not accessible by conventional mission efforts.
Eastern European Missions
EEM distributes Bibles and Bible-based materials in Eastern Europe. People throughout Eastern Europe are coming to know Jesus through reading about Him in their own language. All of the materials are distributed free of charge. EEM’s vision statement is short, yet elegant - “The Bible, We Want Everyone to Get it!”
Christian family services
Christian Family Services provides nonjudgmental, confidential, free counseling services to women and men who are experiencing a pregnancy and looking for help. Their counselors will come to you and meet with you in an environment that makes you feel comfortable. Their goal is to provide you with an opportunity to speak with someone who understands what you are going through and provide support during a difficult and complicated time in your life.
Mount Dora Children's Home
This children’s home is a Christ-centered haven in Mt. Dora, Florida that helps children and families who find themselves in need. Mount Dora also provides single-parent programs and residential care for children who need of a more stable home.
National Alliance On Mental Illness
The National Alliance On Mental Illness is a nationwide grassroots advocacy group, representing people affected by mental illness in the United States. NAMI provides education and advocacy by shaping public policy for those suffering the effects of mental illness. Northwest provides space for NAMI to offer classes to the community and training for their staff.
Honduras and Bahamas Mission Partnership
We have partnered with The University City Church of Gainesville to assist with their mission work in Honduras. Current efforts focus on continuing to grow the church plant in Las Casitas, a small community northwest of Tegucigalpa. Northwest has helped to raise funds to purchase special water filter bottles that supply clean drinking water for a year and will send volunteers to help with VBS, building homes and in the medical clinic. We have also partnered to send volunteers to the Bahamas to help the Highbury Park Church of Christ in Nassau. Efforts will include VBS, personal and group Bible study, light construction, painting and community outreach meeting various physical and spiritual needs.