Firestarter List

The following list is intended to be a "firestarter" for the members of our church.  As you look at the various ministries, non-profits, etc. that we either do or could partner with, as you consider all the untapped possibilities for outreach and missions, we hope that it does light a fire in you.  We hope you might sense your place in it all and discern how God is particularly calling you to get involved for good in our city and world.

Disclaimer: As you look over this list, you should know that our willingness to partner with various ministries or non-profits does not necessarily indicate theological, philosophical, or even political alignment on every point.  Indeed, some on this list may even be non-Christian, secular agencies.  In the case of secular partnerships, the evangelistic effort is directed not just towards those we are serving, but also towards those we are serving with!

I Could Use Help!

Core Partnerships

ministries we prioritize, support financially, supply volunteers for, etc. 

One of the ways we promote an "every saint sent" missionary lifestyle among our members is by forging strategic partnerships with other ministries on mission in our city and around the world. Here are a few we are currently partnering with . . .

Foster the City

Foster the City

Foster the City is a coalition of churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in foster care. We dream of the day when there will be a waiting list of families rather than a list of children in need of a home.



CityTeam is a community united by the belief that God has called us to love our neighbors as ourselves. It’s a place where all are welcome, and where everyone from volunteers to donors and staff all play an important role in living out God’s restorative love to our neighbors in need.


Kids Club is an after school program in elementary schools designed to teach positive life skills to children through games, music, and Bible discussions. It is open to all students in the school. Clubs meet once a week for an hour and a half on elementary school campuses.

International Students, Inc.

International Students, Inc. exists to share Christ’s love with international students and to equip them for effective service in cooperation with the local church and others.

Acts 29

Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches characterized by theological clarity, cultural engagement, and missional innovation.

Arms of Love International

The mission of Arms of Love is to give abandoned and abused children in Nicaragua and the Philippines a home, a family, and a future, with the hope that they will become the leaders of tomorrow in their communities and churches.

The Sihora Clinic

Friends of Sihora Clinic (FOSC) is a Partnership of Churches in the South San Francisco Bay Area that Supports a Medical Clinic in Sihora (MP), India, through Financial, Spiritual, and Organizational avenues

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. They've helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages, and also support language development, literacy, and other spiritual and physical needs. 

Potential Partnerships

Other ministries, Non-Profits, etc. we could (and sometimes do) partner with on occasion

  • 4 Others — Mobilizes God's people to provide water and sanitation for others, food for refugees and those in need, and child sponsorship; the MobilePacks of food are packed here in San Jose!

  • Abrahamic Alliance — Builds bridges between Christians, Muslims, and Jews through service projects.

  • Allen at Steinbeck Elementary — Because our church meets in this elementary school's building, we want to do everything we can to be a blessing to them and the surrounding neighborhoods.  This could include things such as providing PTA childcare; running Kids Club after school, purchasing Christmas gifts for families in need, helping with the community garden, mentoring students, tutoring, etc.

  • Bay Area Anti Trafficking Coalition — Trains workers in Frontline Industries such as airports, apartments, and hotels to identify and report the signs of human trafficking at their workplace.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters — Helps kids through committed, personal relationships.

  • Compassion Bridges — Works with public schools to train up youth and adult leaders; they also reach out to marginalized families, refugees.

  • Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy of Santa Clara County, Inc. — Works with prisoners in our jails and detention centers.

  • Crescent Project — Their goal is to see Muslims have opportunity to respond to the gospel; local rep develops relationships with Muslims who are taking ESL classes.

  • Cru — A ministry to college students.

  • Faith and Work Movement — A global community looking especially to equip those in the workplace to fulfill their purposes and do good.

  • Footsteps — Holistically serves the forgotten, the orphaned, and the unjustly-treated children of the world in six countries; they have a Cultural Learning Camp in Redding and San Francisco.

  • Freedom House — The Nest provides a safe home and aftercare for survivors of human trafficking who are twelve to eighteen years old; the Freedom House in San Francisco is for adult women.

  • Help One Child — Strengthens foster, adoptive, and at-risk families by providing them access to education, community, and tangible resources.

  • Intervarsity — A ministry to college students.

  • Kontagious — Attempts to show kindness to those from other cultures, especially India, who are new to the area.

  • Love Inc. South San Jose —  Helps the church meet needs in the community through a budget mentoring program.

  • National School Project / Decision Point — Equips Christian middle and high school students to reach their peers for Christ.

  • Reach Potential Movement — During Covid, they are focused exclusively on providing food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for the economically disadvantaged and otherwise needy individuals.

  • RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics — Provides health care for women, especially pregnant women.

  • Teen Challenge — Provides a holistic model of addiction recovery.

  • Young Life — Works with middle school, high school, and college students.

Other Opportunities

Opportunities for outreach are everywhere!

The list below is just intended to get us dreaming in other directions.  It's great to partner with already established ministries and non-profits, but there are also so many things we can do outside the "box"!  How is God leading you?  What are other ways we might attempt to serve and share the gospel with those around us?  Here are some ideas to get you started . . .

  • Bake something sweet for your neighbors
  • Host a "family movie night" for the neighborhood around the church
  • City cleanup and beautification projects
  • Have your Home Group sponsor a seeker/skeptic study and invite others in
  • Prayer walk evangelism in various neighborhoods around our church or Home Groups
  • More direct evangelism and passing out of gospel tracts and/or church info
  • Carwash outreach
  • Yard sale outreach
  • Host a blood drive with American Red Cross
  • Homeless outreach at St. James Park
  • Teach ESL for the neighborhood around the church
  • Bring church into the convalescent homes (preaching, singing, etc.)
  • Holiday/Seasonal opportunities (e.g. Christmas events; pumpkin-carving; free childcare so parents can go out on Valentine's Day; Kids Club summer camp; etc.)
  • Etc.