If you want to dive deeper into any week’s subject,
we’ve created this resource page with a selection of books related to these topics.

God is our source and man is often our resource. You may be asking, “how can I use what God has given me to give to others?” If you’d like to donate to help others get out of financial pressure, or you are looking to serve our communities on a consistent basis, look below and put your generosity into action. 

DISASTER RESPONSE

When disaster strikes, it is critical to have teams ready to respond to needs as they arise. Help would be needed in the office and in the field. You can check back here regularly for an opportunity to sign up.

SERVE ON AN OUTREACH TEAM

CityHope partners with 20+ non-profit organizations or ministries that are truly transforming the community around us. If you’d like to join forces and get involved with one of these partnerships, click here.

GIVE

You are already helping in a major way through your giving. We will continue to send resources from what comes in through Kingdom Builders. If you would like to give more, you can visit cityhope.cc/kingdombuilders to contribute.

PRAY

Join us in praying for all of those that have been affected. There are so many that truly need Hope in what appears to be a hopeless situation. Pray for our teams that they can truly champion the cause of the Local Church and ultimately point the hurting towards a loving Savior. Thank you for your love, support, prayers, and generosity.

CARE PORTAL

300+ Children + Families served
Over $100,000 of economic impact since 2019

Are you wondering how you can do more to serve hurting children and families in our community? You can make a significant impact through Care Portal. There’s no effort you can make that is too small. Every gift of essential goods, time, money, and connection is immensely valuable and YOU can be a part of meeting critical needs starting right now.

Care Portal gives you a direct line to help families in crisis and a real-time opportunity to meet their needs. Here’s how it works:

  • You sign up through the link below. Just provide some basic info.
  • As an agency or local church becomes aware of a need, they enter it into Care Portal.
  • You get alerted of the need.
  • You respond in real time.

DISASTER RESPONSE

Thank you SO MUCH for wanting to serve those impacted by the hurricane! You are a blessing!

We have teams who will go regularly to areas impacted, working with ministry partners who know the needs and can direct us.

Many of you have asked how you can help. We are so thankful for your commitment to loving people in need.

Here are ways you can be a part of recovery:

GIVE

You are already helping in a major way through your giving. We will continue to send resources from what comes in through Kingdom Builders. If you would like to give more, you can visit cityhope.cc/kingdombuilders to contribute.

SERVE

In the days directly following a disaster, the best thing we can do is let the response professionals do what they do best. As soon as it would be most helpful, we will send out serve teams. You can check back here regularly for an opportunity to sign up.

PRAY

Join us in praying for all of those that have been affected. There are so many that truly need Hope in what appears to be a hopeless situation. Pray for our teams that they can truly champion the cause of the Local Church and ultimately point the hurting towards a loving Savior. Thank you for your love, support, prayers, and generosity.

DISASTER RESPONSE

God is our source and man is often our resource. You may be asking, “how can I use what God has given me to give to others?” If you’d like to donate to help others get out of financial pressure, or you are looking to serve our communities on a consistent basis, look below and put your generosity into action.

RESPONSE TEAM

When disaster strikes, it is critical to have teams ready to respond to needs as they arise. Help would be needed in the office and in the field. To sign up to offer your help if needed let us know here.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Thank you for your enthusiasm to help people who are adversely affected by Coronavirus. This is a unique opportunity for the Church to shine! The following are areas to serve that we are actively setting up. As soon as details emerge and we are ready to sign up volunteers, we will communicate them through Planning Center’s Church Center App and our social media channels.

NOTE: In effort to limit exposure to at risk people, volunteers must be at least 18 years old and under 60.



ACCORDING TO THE CDC, HERE ARE SOME STEPS WE CAN ALL TAKE:

  1. If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible.
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. Stay home when you are sick.
  5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  7. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  8. Practice Social Distancing. No hugs, handshakes or high-fives.

We are trusting God, praying for those who are sick and scared, and working to prevent the spread of this disease. As Christians, we believe prayer has power, so we seek help from the Lord.

Food for School Children

We are actively working with area schools to help them provide food for families in need. This opportunity may include delivering food to schools and/or helping them with distribution.

Help for Elderly

If an elderly person or shut in cannot go in public, we will mobilize our small groups to run to the store and deliver items to someone's door.

Encouragement to Hospital Staff

There is the potential for a small group of people to go to a local hospital to help us cook for the staff. We would prepare a meal and set it in a place where weary hospital workers could get a fresh meal and maybe even some sweets and coffee.

Serve at Prodisee Pantry

Baldwin County’s largest food pantry is right in the middle of all this, as they prepare to assist as many as they can while using the most wisdom as they can. They have specifically asked CityHope to help provide young male volunteers to help build boxes, serve on the parking team, and help distribute food to people as they drive through.

IDEAS:

We’ve created a printable card for you to hand out or place on your neighbors doors. Download it here

Encourage & Pray

Call some of your local financial advisor groups to just offer encouragement/prayer. Many people are carrying anxiety over their finances and these advisors are trying their best to help. Let’s call to just simply offer support for some very weary people at this time.

Pay it Forward and Become an RxAngel. RxAngels is a first of its kind pharmacy program that allows you to “pay it forward” for those in our community who cannot afford their essential monthly medications. https://rxangels.gives

Hygiene Kits

WHAT GOES IN A KIT Please place the following in a one gallon ziplock bag. The cost will be somewhere under $20.

1.) Bar of soap
2.) Stick of deodorant
3.) Toothbrush and toothpaste
4.) Disposable razors
5.) Small Shampoo and Conditioner
6.) Small dish soap
7.) A small note that lets the person know you are praying for them during this season of their life.

Build the kit and bring them to your campuses on their donation drop off days.

Donate Blood

Visit https://www.lifesouth.org/covid-19/ to find a donation location near you.

Help us make masks to distribute to local hospitals in need.

Make homemade hand sanitizer to distribute to neighbors in need and local nursing home residents.

Recipe: 
  • In a small jar or bottle add:
  • 1/3 rubbing alcohol,
  • 1/3 aloe vera gel, 
  • And 1/3 glycerin, if you can find it.
  • Add several drops of the natural antiseptic, tea tree oil. (If you can’t find glycerin, you can make it with 1/2 of first two ingredients and a few extra drops of oil.)

Give

Pass out snacks/energy drinks at local truck stops. Many truck drivers are working overtime trying to keep shipments on time.

Pray Encourage & Check Needs of the Elderly

Help make phone calls to offer prayer, encouragement, and check on the needs of those that are over 60.

Encourage

Encourage local Grocery Store Employees. Stop by not to shop but just to pray and encourage those working very hard to keep shelves stocked. Give an encouraging letter, some snacks, or just offer prayer (from a safe distance, of course 🙂 )

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