Outreach + Missions
Our outreach ministries exist to make Him known in transformational ways locally, regionally, and globally through our communities, church-wide collaborations, and mission partnerships.
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).
Each month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, we collect food to restock our food pantry, and we distribute food boxes to those who need it. Click on the next event occurrence to see the updated list of what our Food Pantry needs.
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 let us know.
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.
Our regional partnerships are ministry agencies we partner with beyond our immediate community to assist people in a variety of ways.
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.
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.
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.