We have several LOCAL ministries that need your help! See where you can come alongside of our LOCAL ministry partners and be a part of their unique mission that is impacting our community!
Below is a list of local ministry partners that we support both financially and with non-financial resources.
In partnership with Administer Justice, we host a Gospel Justice Center at our church that offers legal counsel and care once a month for those in our community. This ministry meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month. More Questions about Administer Justice? Follow the button below!
“13” is the average age of entry into the commercial sex industry. Reclaim13’s goal is to “reclaim” a child’s right to grow up feeling safe, loved and free from harm. They work in the areas of healing, prevention and education in the Chicago area. They provide safety for survivors of sex trafficking. More Questions about Reclaim 13? Follow the button below!
Sunshine Gospel Ministries
Sunshine Gospel Ministries (SGM) is headquartered in the Woodlawn neighborhood in the west side of Chicago. SGM is a vibrant,100 year old non-profit that is focused on youth ministry, neighborhood development, family enrichment and inner city/suburban partnerships. More Questions about Sunshine Gospel? Follow the button below!
Caring Network is a pregnancy resource center that has served women and families with unplanned pregnancies in Chicago for over 40 years. They offer a variety of confidential medical, emotional and spiritual services for all of their clients and families. More Questions about Caring Network? Follow the button below!
Evangelical Child and Family Agency
Evangelical Child and Family Agency (ECFA) is a Chicagoland based adoption agency that specializes in domestic adoptions. As Avenue’s newest Mission Partner, they also offer extensive programs, resources and counseling services that are available for foster families, single-parents, and vulnerable families/children. More Questions about ECFA? Follow the button below!
Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with a caring, compassionate community. As an organization, they host vulnerable children and create extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated to keep children safe and families intact. More Questions about Safe Families? Follow the button below!
DuPage PADS and Community Kitchen
DuPage PADS and Community Kitchen (CK) of Downers Grove have partnered together to consistently serve meals to the homeless in our community. More Questions about PADS and CK? Click on the button below to learn more and sign up to serve and/or provide a meal!
Hinsdale Chinese Christian Church
Hinsdale Chinese Christian Church meets every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center @ Avenue. Led by Pastor Wang, this church offers a Mandarin speaking service and a great community to get connected with for families of any nationality. More Questions about Hinsdale Chinese Christian Church? Email Pastor Wang below.
There are many organizations that we partner with across the United States. See how you can get involved in spreading and sharing the love of Jesus NATIONALLY!
Below is a list of National ministry partners that we support both financially and with non-financial resources.
International Disaster Emergency Services
International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES) exists to meet physical and spiritual needs amidst natural crises. Based in Indiana, IDES goes all over the country and the world to provide disaster response, emergency care and hunger relief, all with the purpose of practically showing and verbally sharing the love of Jesus! More Questions about IDES? Follow the button below!
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is a Christian higher education university whose mission is to nurture and equip Christians with a Biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world. LCU is creating new education opportunities to merge classroom and real-life work experiences in a hybrid context. More Questions about Lincoln? Follow the button below!
We support important international missions that are close to our hearts and are changing the GLOBAL landscape for Jesus! See how you can offer support to these amazing groups and individuals.
Sudan Interior Mission
Life-long Avenue church member Laura A., serves with her husband in Niger, Africa through Sudan Interior Mission (SIM). Laura teaches English to Muslim college students, meets individually with people for faith exploration, co-leads a cooking class for local women and has other team-related responsibilities, all with the goal of reaching Muslims with the Gospel. More Questions about SIM? Follow the button below!
G.O. Ministries serves thousands of people primarily through church planting, nutrition centers, medical clinics, sports outreach, primary schools, ongoing training, water purification projects, and kingdom businesses. Avenue partners with Alexandra and the Batey Nueve Church, who minister to the people of Batey Nueve in the Dominican Republic. More Questions about GO and the Batey Nueve? Follow the button below!
International Conference on Missions
International Conference on Missions (ICOM) is an annual convention held in Indiana that recruits individual missionaries and equips churches to focus on mission work outside of their local community and throughout the world. More Questions about ICOM? Follow the button below!