Reaching our local community with the love of Jesus is a huge value here at The Shoreline. True spiritual transformation in people’s hearts happens best when they’ve encountered the truth of the gospel within the context of relationship, and it is easiest for us to create relationships in our everyday lives here on the home front. There are also many international people living in our neighborhoods, running local businesses, and studying at our universities, so there is great opportunity to welcome the mission field right here to our doorsteps.
FAM assists those in need in South Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency. They are a homeless prevention agency that serves over 4,000 clients per month, almost half of whom are under age 18.
Safe Families is an innovative collaboration between churches, volunteers, and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. It’s an opportunity for volunteers to have a powerful impact in the lives of others while practicing biblical hospitality and extending the love of Christ to people in need — all from their own home. Several Shoreline families have been approved as “host families”, while others come alongside the host family or parent in crisis to offer support.
The caring, trained staff of the PRC is aware of the fears that come with an unexpected pregnancy. They’ve served almost 2,000 women and families with free services including pregnancy tests, counseling, parenting classes, maternity and baby clothes and supplies, social services referrals, abstinence education, and post-abortion Bible studies for those who’ve experienced the trauma of a past abortion — and in doing so have saved babies and led people to Jesus.
Teenagers look all over the place for fulfillment, acceptance, joy, and pleasure — usually in the wrong places. Young Life exists to point kids to the life they were intended to live…in Jesus. Caring adults develop relationships with kids and share that message by spending time with kids on their turf and earning the right to be heard. Weekly meetings and summer camps are often where that life changes happens.