COMMUNITY OUTREACH

At New Community, we believe in making a difference in the lives of people in Northeast Ohio by giving back to people in our communities.  We pray that you will take the opportunity and share in the experience with us.

small groups make cleveland better

Make Cleveland Better is a campaign sponsored by New Community in order to provide service and support to Northeast ohioans who are experiencing hardship and at risk situations.  Started in 2015, our Make Cleveland Better allows our ministry to do more and give more to our community in Northeast Ohio (watch our 2015 recap video below).  In 2016, we refocused our efforts to mobilize our Small Group ministries to reach out and show love to our community.


What is the plan?

Each Small Group will reach beyond the walls of the church and fulfill Jesus' charge to help those who are hurting and in need by volunteering for an outreach event (Matthew 25:37-40). The best way to participate in Small Groups Make Cleveland Better is to join a small group? If you are a Life Group Leader, please visit the website www.makeclevelandbetter.com and sign your Life Group up for an outreach activity.



OUR PARTNERS

ALTERNATERM

Alternaterm Pregnancy Services provides community outreach to see lives transformed spiritually by assisting women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy, and to minister to those who have experienced abortion. Alternaterm seeks to meet the needs of those in the Greater Cleveland area through a Christ centered mission to preserve life now and for eternity.

  

CITY MISSION | LAURA'S HOME

The City Mission of Greater Cleveland provides family outreach to many people that suffer from poverty and crime ridden neighborhoods. They provide Pathways programs that include the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Clubs, Summer Day Camps, and assistance to women and families in crisis at Laura’s Home.


FOUNDER'S PATH

Founders Path is an organization that helps people to overcome alcoholism, drug addiction, and other forms of spiritual sickness. Over the years, Founders Path has assisted hundreds of recovering members in its spiritual retreats, and exposed many for the first time to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. 


GARDEN VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

The residents of Cleveland’s Garden Valley Neighborhood are some of the most socially and economically segregated in the city. Whether providing food to a grandmother who is raising her grandchildren, coaxing seniors to exercise weekly and reduce salt intake, offering free training in construction skills to help adults become more self reliant, or tutoring elementary school children to help guarantee academic success, Garden Valley Neighborhood House is meeting the needs of a community that many have associated only with violence and poverty.


GREATER CLEVELAND YOUTH FOR CHRIST

Youth for Christ provides programs like “City life” and “Campus Life Clubs”, student led Bible studies, and 7 day inner city missions trips to impact the city of Cleveland. Youth for Christ has a vision of volunteer led mentoring groups in every middle school and high school in Northeast Ohio. The ultimate goal of the youth led outreach, is to see every young person, in every people group, in every nation, have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and a part of a local church. 


HEART CHANGE FELLOWSHIP

Pastor Jua Robinson sensed God was calling him to plant a multi-ethnic church in an area of the country that was considered to be difficult to reach with the gospel. God confirmed Boston to be the place where he and his wife Regina planted Heart Change Fellowship Church. Pastor Robinson’s outreach initiatives reach hundreds of college students and inner city residents in the area. God has been using Regina as an advocate for parents of children with special needs in the Boston school system. 


INTERLINK MINISTRIES

Interlink Ministries serves the Greater Cleveland area and internationally with the ultimate goal of capturing children for Christ in our inner city areas and abroad. Some of their accomplishments include hosting weekly and summer Bible clubs, short term mission trips to West Africa, and teaching teens about the saving Grace of Jesus Christ. Interlink Ministries has also done missionary work in Liberia, West Africa, Canada and Nova Scotia. 

 

INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES

Rick Goetsch is the Great Lakes East Region leader of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Rick’s vision for the ministry is to see students on college campuses transformed, and campuses renewed with multi ethnic leaders that will minister the good news of Jesus Christ. 


LUTHERAN METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES

Since 1969, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry has answered Micah’s call to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God by serving others in the cause of Justice. LMM serves and advocates with people currently and previously involved in the criminal justice system, youth at-risk, people with disabilities, people dealing with long term care needs and people who are homeless.


MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION

Gail Reese strives to improve our Cleveland Communities with her efforts with programs such as "True Love Waits," which encourages purity and sexual abstinence, "Goals for Souls," that focuses on city evangelism and Community Youth Bible Studies in Collinwood and other area leadership initiatives. 

  

THE CENTER FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Heights Family to Family Collaboration serves the Cleveland Heights, Beachwood and East Cleveland areas. As a component of The Centers For Families and Children, they believe that strong families make stronger communities and provide tools to navigate difficult systems. This past year they partnered with NCBF in supporting 12 needy families. NCBF Congregation members teamed together with over 150 members volunteering their time or monetary

contributions.  


THE HUNGER NETWORK

The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger in our community by providing food and linkages to other vital services for hungry people, especially children and families by actively participating in a coordinated response to people in need. 

 

THE JOY OF LIVING MINISTRIES

Joy of Living Ministries is a summer camp ministry and outreach tool to touch families that might not otherwise be able to afford a Christian Camp experience. The vision of Joy of Living Ministries is to use God’s word and creation to introduce an unbelieving world to Jesus Christ and to provide believers with opportunity for spiritual growth and renewal. 

 

THE LIGHTHOUSE, INC

The Lighthouse is a non-profit organization that focuses on building strong relationships with kids through coaching, mentoring and sponsoring events. Their goal is to revolutionize the world one relationship at a time. What started as a bus donation is now a movement, a lifestyle of raising up people to champion the cause of Christ. For over 30 years, the Lighthouse has dreamed with families, loved on children and has been welcomed as a part of the neighborhood fabric. Along the way they have witnessed the continued and miraculous provision of God.


YWCA

YWCA of Greater Cleveland is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our core programs ultimately benefit the entire region of Northeast Ohio by bringing about needed change and improvement in the areas of racial equity and the advancement of women. With deep expertise and more than a century of experience, we are a respected resource and trusted authority on the issues of racial equity and the advancement of women.