Outreach + Missions

Outreach Ministry

Our outreach ministries exist to make Him known in transformational ways locally, regionally, and globally through our communities, church-wide collaborations, and mission partnerships.

Local Outreach

The Great 8

At Arbor Road we desire to be “Salt & Light” in our community and world through our Great 8 initiatives. These 8 initiatives are from Matthew 25:35-36 (the hungry and thirsty, the stranger and naked, the sick and imprisoned) and James 1:27 (the orphan and widow). We believe in
helping in these specific ways because God has emphasized this for us in the Bible and
because we should love not only in word but in our deeds and in truth (1 John 3:17-18).

Food Pantry

Our food pantry is managed by our food team and supplies meals for those who are in need in our community. We are so grateful for the donations made to our food pantry during the pandemic. If you are interested in donating, please send an inquiry to info@arborroad.com

Olive Crest - TAY Ministry
Our Transitional Aged Youth ministry with Olive Crest is a partnership where our outreach team and church members donate resources, skills, and time to serve and  support young men and women who have aged out of the foster care system. These events are seasonal and periodic. Look for announcements.
Women for Missions
Our women’s missionary care groups meet once a month for fellowship and to support our missionaries & mission organizations supported by Arbor Road. There are currently five groups that meet for this purpose. If you are interested in WFM, please email info@arborroad.com for more information.
Homeless Outreach
Our outreach to the homeless involves two simple components. 1) Lift Kits are available in the church lobby for purchase (to maintain stock) if you’d like to hand one out to anyone in need. A Lift Kit is a simple hygiene and help kit. 2) We have an ongoing donation drive for jackets, shoes, beanies, and socks. To donate please contact our outreach team.
Long Beach Rescue Mission

Every 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5-7:30pm, we send a group to serve hot meals and put on a chapel service for the residents at the Long Beach Rescue Mission.

Stories

“This is a love thing for me. I get to connect and love the people by handing out food. And the consistency is important because the people rely on the help.”
Mark
Food Pantry Volunteer
“In that moment of receiving [C’s] husband’s donated clothes, I felt healing and comfort in the heart for both of us. It was an honor to care for someone else in need.”
Abel
Widow Care Volunteer
“When I help make an Easter basket for a TAY it brings a sense of community with the TAY. My hope is that when they get the baskets, I hope they see that they can give back to their community as well in any way they are able.”
Trinity
TAY Volunteer

Regional Partnerships

Our regional partnerships are ministry agencies we partner with beyond our immediate community to assist people in a variety of ways.

Mexican Medical

Providing medical aid, health fares, and food assistance for the needy all over Mexico.

California Department of Corrections - Chaplain Sandra Evans

Providing Bible studies, discipleship, counsel, and prayer for women in jail.

Long Beach Rescue Mission

Volunteers may assist in cafeteria food service, chapel service, mentoring, and tutoring.

Gideons

Free Gideon Bibles are provided throughout the world.

Precious Lamb Preschool

Daycare, school, and meals are provided for children of homeless parents in downtown Long Beach.

His Nesting Place

Crisis pregnancy shelter and church, which assists in helping pregnant mothers in crisis and homeless mothers with children.

GLOBAL MISSIONS

In alignment with the vision of Arbor Road Church, “to know God and make Him known”, the ARC Global Missions Ministry exists to “Multiply Transformational Churches through Strategic Collaboration.”

Our Missionary Partnerships

We enjoy hearing about the missions work that happens every day through our Missionary Partners across the globe. Below are 10 of the missionaries we partner with. Take some time to read about where God has placed them and pray for their specific needs.

Interested in partnering with us for a long-term or short-term mission trip?

Please fill out an application below. We’d love to get to know you and hear about your call to missions.

Meet the Outreach Team