There is a lot we can do when we can work together in the Kingdom!
There is so much that God is doing beyond ZCC, and we are privileged to engage some great work that is happening through our partners. Why not take some time to get familiar with outreach ministries that we partner with as a church-- let's see how the Lord might want you to get involved!
Zarephath Health Center
Providing free health-care to the poor and uninsured is an expression of faith in action. The World Health Organization defines 'health' as a state of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The goal of ZHC is to work on all three levels. For more information, go to www.zhcenter.org
Young men and women of the inner cities need to experience God’s love! This program includes Bible study, life skills training, music, dance, drama, art, sports, and more. At Urban Impact, we seek to help transform young men and women into being who they were created by God to be. For more information, go to www.urban-impact.org
ZTrek is a fun all-church event. A one-day cycling challenge for riders of all abilities and ages in Central New Jersey. The ride starts and ends on the ZCC campus. There are multiple routes for adults and a Kidz Bike Rally for the children on the grounds of ZCC. If you are not a cyclist and want to do something BIG for missions, you can join ZTrek as a volunteer. All net proceeds from ZTrek go towards assisting the work of our ZCC missionaries Jen and Steve Butwill at the Po River Medical Clinic in Liberia. For more information, go to www.ztrek.org
The ZMud Run is a family-friendly, insanely-muddy, totally fun event for all ages taking place on the grounds of Zarephath Christian Church. It's a 5K fun run through mud, stream, and obstacles and will challenge everyone as they run or walk the course! Last year, over 1,000 people came either as a family, a team or an individual to climb over hay pyramids, scale walls, climb 20 ft mud hills, slide down a mud-water slide, and plow through mud that no sane person would attempt in any other place than this! All net proceeds from ZMud Run go towards ZCC international missions work in Buchanan, Liberia - the building of a school campus for impoverished children struggling in post-war/post-Ebola Liberia. To register and see pictures from previous runs, go to www.zmudrun.org
Miriam's Heart, Inc.
Miriam’s Heart Orphan Care Resource Ministry is a ministry devoted to educating & equipping the body of Christ to take action on behalf of orphaned & abandoned children. We believe that this is God’s purpose of the church. Miriam’s Heart is both a local ministry to Zarephath Christian Church and has also formed an outreach ministry which desires to come alongside orphaned and abandoned children by facilitating connections between the orphaned and abandoned children and the people of the church. We do this by creating a 'culture of adoption' in our and every church we work with. For more information, please go to www.miriamsheart.org
27 million people are in slavery in the world today, and in America, 100,000 children are used as sex slaves every year. Love True exists to work against the evil of human trafficking into sex slavery through prevention (raising awareness, fighting for just policies, etc.) and restoration (helping survivors to regain their lives and livelihood). For more information, go to www.love-true.org