Buddies is a time Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm when we hang out with students at Robertson Elementary. Each adult is paired with a small group of students to enjoy snack, help with homework, play games, participate in activities, and get to know some awesome kids. To learn more, email [email protected]
Join us Sunday, December 17th at 9:00 or 10:30AM to celebrate the receiving of this year's Gift to the World offering! Can't make it in person? Just click the button below to give at any time!
Love God, Spend less, Give more, Love all. That's our goal each Christmas. Over the years we have seen God at work in our world, both locally and globally, as we embrace this fourfold challenge. Read more about Pastor Dave's vision behind this challenge by clicking the link below and then learn about the people we will serve through this year's Gift To The World projects.
Worldcast Ministries / Harold Eberle - A Pastor’s Training College in Peshawar, Pakistan is in danger right now. It is located near the border of Afghanistan and the location of the building currently rented from Muslims is a target for terrorism and those attending are already receiving persecution. A piece of property is currently being purchased.
Funds are needed for a building and furnishings. The picture below shows Bible school leaders praying on the land that is being purchased.
Support is also needed in the form of a safe house for an attorney who is providing shelter for women and children being persecuted for becoming Christians. The attorney has been clubbed, stabbed and shot at as he fights for the rights of these women and their children.
Project Nourish - Right now 20 million people in East Africa—including Foursquare church members—are facing starvation. The response: Project Nourish. Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) is responding with food and Jesus’ message of hope. We’re joining in too. Let’s help stop starvation this Christmas!
The Water Project - The water crisis is real, and affecting women, children, families and farmers. Women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa are spending hours a day fetching dirty water which leads to illness and disease, robbing entire communities of their futures. As we support The Water Project, we help bring clean water through new wells, rehabbed wells, sand dams and catchment systems to schools, medical clinics and villages by partnering with local national leaders. Click through the pictures below to see the celebration of previous projects representing clean water!
In Yakima, the 40th Campus is excited to support Camp Hope, an encampment for the homeless population of Yakima County, by helping them improve the infrastructure in the camp.
The Online Campus is planning to launch services in additional retirement centers. Celebrate Recovery hopes to extend their reach of ministry to those in the community who are overcoming addiction.
East Valley will support ’The Love Project’ which plans to help Rod’s House, and Young Lives as well as meeting other community needs. East Valley also plans to upgrade their facility to enhance the Sunday experience through improvements to the worship center stage and sound system.
One of the prayers of the Walla Walla campus, New Joy is to be reaching the Whitman Campus for Jesus. They have made inroads through someone who leads a campus club called ‘Women of Color Voices’ and attends church at New Joy. They will be providing food for meetings, funds for speakers and events, and overall support for the club.
New Life in Sunnyside plans to continue the partnership they have with Washington Elementary by supporting their reading program. They are also preparing to launch Celebrate Recovery in January 2018.
We've been able to make an incredible impact in our community and our world through last years(2016-2017) gift to the world offering. If you'd like to read more about some of last year's projects select one of the links below.
GIFT TO THE WORLD
DivorceCare is a divorce recovery seminar and support group. It features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar topics include, "Facing My Anger", "Facing My Loneliness", "New Relationships", "Kid Care", and "Forgiveness".
DivorceCare meets at Yakima Foursquare Church, 700 N. 40th Ave, in Yakima, on Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. You can join at any time. For more information contact 509-575-1490.
GriefShare, is a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief and loss. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include, "Is This Normal?", "The Challenges of Grief", "Why?", "Grief and Your Relationships", and "Guilt and Anger".
GriefShare meets Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm at 700 N 40th Avenue, Yakima, WA. You can join at any time. For more information contact 509-575-1490.
Join a life group for our exciting new discipleship journey in "Rooted" this winter! Starting Sunday, January 21st, 2018, our whole church and all of our campuses will step into this life-changing, community-transforming study of Scripture together. Invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to join a life group with you as we explore questions like: Who is God? How does God speak to us? Where is God in the midst of suffering? How can I make the most of my life? There will also be opportunities to pray and serve together. This curriculum originated in Africa and has proven to be powerful in the lives of non-believers, new believers and seasoned believers alike. Don't miss out on the journey!
This 2-day event seeks to gather, equip, and unleash this generation of women to live out God’s calling on their lives. Our goal is to make the name of Jesus great in and through the women of our churches, neighborhoods, & city.
Day 1 - Friday, February 23rd at Stone Church
3303 Englewood Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
FREEDOM PROJECT: Live with Jennie Allen, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
- 5:30pm Doors open for VIP ticket holders
- 6 - 6:30pm VIP Early Access: Q&A with Jennie Allen
- 6:30pm Doors open for General Admission
- 7 - 10:00pm Keynote by Jennie Allen
- 10 - 11:00pm Meet & Greet and Booksigning
- $15 General Admission ticket
- $30 VIP ticket (includes preferred seating and Q&A with Jennie Allen)
Day 2 - Saturday, February 24th at West Side Church
6901 Summitview Ave, Yakima, WA 98908
IF:Gathering Yakima, 9:00am - 5:00pm
- FREE, no charge. Or, pay what you can, with the added option of making a donation in any amount you desire.
- IF:Gathering simulcast
About the Freedom Project Tour and IF:Gathering 2018:
In February, women across the globe will gather to remember why what we do matters, that there is a purpose, and that it will go on forever. It's a time to remember and a time to celebrate as our faith is ignited to give God away in our places. Listen to IF:Gathering founder Jennie Allen explain the vision for this year’s gathering by watching this video. Join a global gathering of women across denominations, generations, and cultures as we come together in the name of Jesus on Saturday, February 24th.
As an added bonus to IF:Yakima this year, we are thrilled to present the Freedom Project Tour, Live with Jennie Allen on Friday, February 23rd. Join us for a night of worship and teaching with IF:Gathering's Founder, Jennie Allen, and Worship Leader, Christy Nockels, as we discover how to live free, be free, and set free. Also hear from IJM and their leaders on the front lines in the fight to end slavery.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
REGISTER AT THE CHURCH TO PAY WITH CASH OR CHECK.
ACTIVITIES: Indoor Sports Courts, Indoor Rock Climbing & Skatepark, Exercise Gym, Outdoor Go-Cart Track, Ropes Course, Ziplines, and Wiffleball Field
PASTOR, PROFESSOR, & AUTHOR
THEOPHILUS CHURCH // PORTLAND, OR
GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY & FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY