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outreach at southeast

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he gave his disciples a simple instruction to go and make disciples.  Jesus also taught that the two most important commandments were to love the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul and strength AND to love your neighbor as yourself. It doesn't get much more simple than that.  

Our focus is on growing disciples as we serve by meeting practical needs and building intentional relationships to share God's love with those in need.  We want to help you connect to the ministry that makes your heart come alive, where your gifts are used fully, and where Jesus is most glorified. Whether sharing the Gospel in the remote villages of Nepal or sorting food in our local food bank, we want to help you connect and go!

serving opportunities

AT RISK YOUTH

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CLUB

Royal Family Kids provides a chance for Southeast to confront abuse by providing life changing moments for children in foster and kinship care every month through our Club and Mentors program.  After kids have attended our summer camp, they are invited to participate in our Mentors and Club program. The first Saturday of every month, our team of Royal Family Volunteers holds a club meeting that includes a Bible story, snack, craft and activity.  Mentors and kids get to participate together in club and also meet off site once a month to continue to grow their relationships.  This is a great way to serve for people who love kids from hard places and want to make a difference in the life a child.  

  • Royal Family Kids Mentor
  • Support Staff

WHIZ KIDS

Whiz Kids Tutors meet one on one with students from Pine Lane Elementary, teaching and reading with them. Tutors are people who enjoy working one on one in a fun environment with elementary age students who are struggling to learn new skills. Every Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the school year, Whiz Kids meets at Southeast.  Tutors are paired with a student and over the course of the year get to develop a relationship with them while learning and having fun. 

  • Whiz Kids Tutor

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a non-denominational Christian sports ministry that focuses on Coaches, Campus, Camp and Community ministry. Southeast partners with Seth Olsen, the south Denver area representative, to help coaches and students in 32 high schools find their true identity in Jesus.  Closet to Southeast, we get the opportunity to serve the Chaparral Football Team by providing team dinners before their games once the fall season starts up.  This is a great way to serve for people who like to cook or like to hang out with teenage boys who like to eat!

  • Cook food for team dinners
  • Serve food for team dinners
  • Support coaches at your local school

CAMPUS LIFE

Campus Life High School and Middle School ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. Campus Life seeks to engage these young people wherever they are found as lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Southeast partners with local campus life representatives to provide these ministries in our schools.  If you have a heart for teenagers, especially those that don't yet know Jesus, Campus Life will give you the opportunity to serve and develop relationships with these kids.

  • Sagewood Middle School
  • Chaparral High School
  • Ponderosa High School
  • Legend High School

Alternatives pregnancy center

Alternatives Pregnancy Center cares for women and men in pregnancy-related crisis and offers them a meaningful alternative to abortion.  Seeking to love them like Jesus would, we try and meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.  You can work one on one with women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy to help them make choices and take the next steps in their journey.

  • 24-Hour Helpline Team Member
  • Post Abortion Group Facilitator
  • Ultrasound & STD Clinic Nurse
  • Client Advocate

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Hay Day

Come join us on Friday, October 28th for our fall hay day event. Southeast's special needs Hay Day is an event to welcome families who have an individual with special needs. This event allows families to tailor their experience to the needs and preferences of their family members. Prizes will be food (free candy available for "purchase" at the end) but dinner will be available for purchase in room 100. Spread the word and let these families experience their fall holiday in a fun way with Southeast!

Veteran's Day Concert

This year, Southeast has the unique opportunity to produce a Veteran's Day Concert for our community.  The concert will be held on Veteran's Day, Friday November 11 at 7 pm.  The hope of the concert is to love and honor well those men and women who have served our country.  You can be a part of the planning for this event or you can serve just the day of the concert.  Either way, if you have a heart for Veterans, this is a great way to serve and love well.

  • Planning Team
  • Concert Event Team

Chap Football Dinners

Help us serve dinner and connect with the Chap high school football players during their season.

 

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse has brought the joy of Christmas and the Good News of Jesus to children in over 140 nations as they have distributed more than 113 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.  This year Southeast will once again work as a community to provide as many boxes as we can with the hopes of impacting lives all over the world.

SECOR CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES

Refugee Mentor Ministry

The Refugee Mentoring ministry works with Denver Rescue Mission and Lutheran Family Services to help recent refugees acclimate to the culture and new environment. You can volunteer with a mentor team who will be matched with a refugee family recently relocated to the Denver area.  The refugee families come from all over the world.  This gives both the mentor teams and the refugee families the opportunity to learn about each others cultures as the mentor team helps the family acclimate to life in America. If you have a heart for the nations, sharing the gospel and helping in practical ways, serving with the Refugee Mentoring Ministry is a great place to start.  

  • Refugee Mentor

 

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SECOR

SECOR is a faith based non-profit organization that provides free groceries to families in need through the SECOR Market. SECOR also provides financial assistance, food for kids on the weekends and provides Christmas to thousands of kids through the Christmas Outreach Program. SECOR restores hope and dignity to hundreds of families and individuals each month as they tanigbly help fight suburban poverty right here in Douglas County.  Located at The Solomon Center, SECOR continues to be a great place for people from Southeast to serve the poor, the hungry and those in need, loving like Jesus where we live.  

  • Food Bank Team Member
  • Office Help
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Truck Driver

English as second language (ESL)

Our English as a Second Language ministry was created to help non-native speakers learn the English language in a fun and Christ-centered environment.  ESL helps people from all over the world gain confidence and knowledge in the English language.  If you enjoy working with people from other cultures, this is a great way to volunteer.  No teaching experience is necessary, we use a great curriculum that is fun and easy for both the teacher and the student.  ESL happens every Monday night at 7 pm during the school year.

  • Adult Teacher
  • Child Teacher

WINTER SHELTER NETWORK

Southeast has partnered with the Winter Shelter Network (WSN) to provide temporary shelter during the winter months for up to 40 women and children one night each week.

The WSN is a group of churches in Douglas County who are partnering together to help residents who are experiencing homelessness. The WSN is led by a council made up of representatives from partner churches and community agencies.

DENVER RESCUE MISSION FAMILY RESCUE

The Family Rescue is a program of Denver Rescue Mission that helps families re-establish a home after a period of homelessness.  The Denver Rescue Mission provides money for a deposit and the first month's rent on an apartment while also providing a great curriculum for the family to work through.  Southeast provides teams of people to mentor these families, help them work through curriculum and gain life skills needed for success. Serving on a mentor team requires a 6 month commitment, meeting with the family at least once a month during that period.  The Denver Rescue Mission provides training and support throughout the mentoring process.  

  • Family Rescue Mission Mentor

OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES

Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in urban Denver who are homeless or low income. Their primary objective is to move people toward self-sufficiency by helping change the circumstances and life patterns that have held them captive to poverty and addictions. Through 14 distinct programs, ODM focuses on tangible needs like food, shelter, access to education and employment training, as well as intangible needs such as friendship, hope, and spiritual guidance. If you have a heart for urban ministries, ODM is a great place to serve and grow as a daily disciple.  There are so many ways to get involved, here are just a few:

  • Volunteer Liasion
  • Home Maintenance
  • Social Activities Planner
  • Mentor
  • Serve breakfast or dinner to the homeless

HIS ALLIES

His Allies is a ministry of Southeast that serves single moms, elderly and those in need by helping with minor home repairs, maintenance and minor car maintenance.  If you are a handy man at heart, love to work with your hands, and help people with very practical needs, His Allies is a great place to serve.  We are always looking for plumbers, electricians, carpenters, mechanics, and Average Joes that know how to fix things to help as needed out in our community.  

  • Home Maintenance
  • Car Repair Team Member

INSIDE/OUT

Community Re-Entry Place, Inside/Out, is a faith based non-profit organization that helps ex-offenders, hurting, wounded, homeless, and addicted, those who need a “re-entry” back to life by the rebuilding of their lives with Jesus as the guide. Inside/Out will help individuals move out of homelessness and institutionalization and find success in community. Inside/Out has five resident homes in the Aurora area that need a lot of love. If you have a heart for the prisoner, the hurting, the recovering, you can alongside the residents to help with regular home maintenance, landscaping, decorating, and organization of food pantries. You can also mentor a resident and participate in the weekly home bible studies.  

  • Activities Planner
  • Mentor
  • Home Maintenance

CPU4U

CPU4U is a ministry of Southeast that collects old computers, cleans their systems, and distributes them to individuals and/or families in need. CPU4U is a great place to serve if you love working with computers and other people who think the same way you do! You can serve by actually working on the hardware or you can be hands on with the end user, teaching them basic computer skills, how to navigate the system and accomplish what they need to!

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Refurbishment Technician
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international missions

The Missions Department wants to help you connect to the ministry that makes your heart come alive, where your gifts are used fully, and where Jesus is most glorified. Whether sharing the Gospel in the remote villages of Nepal or providing healthcare to Ethiopians who have never seen a doctor, we want to help you connect and go!

Upcoming international missions trips

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SEND SOMEONE ON A TRIP

ROYAL Family kids camp

Please check back soon for an upcoming trip...

INDIA

July 27-August 8, 2016

Please check back soon for an upcoming trip...

NEPAL

Next Trip October 8-22, 2016

ETHIOPIA

Next Trip October 27- November 6, 2016

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

LOCAL PARTNERS

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WINTER SHELTER NETWORK

Southeast has partnered with the Winter Shelter Network (WSN) to provide temporary shelter during the winter months for up to 40 women and children one night each week.

The WSN is a group of churches in Douglas County who are partnering together to help residents who are experiencing homelessness. The WSN is led by a council made up of representatives from partner churches and community agencies.

This initiative helps homeless women and their children in Douglas County who would normally be sleeping in their car, but during the winter months have nowhere to go. Each church will offer a clean bed, a hot evening meal, breakfast and a packed lunch for the next day.

WE NEED YOU! In order to provide these services for these deserving women and children, we need over 100 volunteers each month.

Each week we need a team of people for many different roles: meals, evening, and overnight hosts, a laundry and supply team, and set-up and clean-up crews. You can volunteer once, once a month or every week.

If you are interested in learning more, visit us online at www.southeastcc.org/WSN or contact Nicole DeVries, Nicole.devries@southeastcc.org or 720-842-5528.