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While we encourage and support individuals and groups with whatever outreach they feel led to, on the church wide level our goal is to have a small focused number of partnerships so that we can have a significant impact in those areas and relationships as one church body. Our levels of partnership from primary to potential partners are determined by the following.

Our geographical areas of focus, based on Acts 1:8 are:

  • Local Outreach to our immediate community (our “Jerusalem”)
  • Regional Outreach (our “Judea”)
  • Cross-Cultural Outreach (our “Samaria”)
  • Haiti and Unreached People Groups (our “Ends of the Earth”)

Our philosophical areas of focus are with partners that:

  • Are Christ and Gospel Centered
  • Have volunteer opportunities not just in need of financial support
  • Provide for a missional community “target” or community of nonbelievers to overlap
  • Focus more on redevelopment more than emergency aid/handouts
  • Have an organic connection in at least one covenant partner here at Trinity
  • Provide an opportunity a current mission partner doesn’t already fulfill
  • Church Planting

Local Outreach

Satellite Beach:  Our Jerusalem

Satellite Beach Public Schools (Primary)

Local Elementary schools Sea Park, Holland, and Surfside along with De Laura Middle School and Satellite High School form important communities within Satellite Beach and have been consistently a place where our faith community has been able to express the love and the servanthood of followers of Jesus. We partner with these schools as a business partner, through prayer, and by volunteering in classrooms, for special events and work days.

The Edge::Beyond School (Primary)

The Edge is a ministry organized and led by our Children’s Ministry to provide a safe and nurturing place for local elementary aged kids to go after school on Wednesdays to get homework done, dive into fun activities, and hear the story of Jesus.

Patrick Air Force Base and Military (Primary)

In our immediate community there is a significant military presence through active, reserve, guard, and retirees. Patrick Air Force Base is just a mile north of our campus. We seek to work together with base chaplains to serve and minister to this community.

Gabrielle Place (Primary)

Just over the causeway is a longtime partner that has gone through many names from Resurrection Ranch to Space Coast Center for Mother’s with Children to the current name Gabrielle Place. Gabrielle means ‘Strong Woman of God’ and reflects the mission of this organization as transitional help to assist women in breaking the generational cycle of homelessness and poverty and for their families.

Seminary and College Support (Primary)

Each year we help support covenant partners who are pursuing education that will lead to full time ministry through prayer, recommendations, and financial aid. We want to encourage those who feel God’s call to ministry and support them as a church family.

Regional Outreach

Brevard County:  Our Judea

Love In The Name of Christ (Primary)

Love In the Name of Christ or Love INC is an organization that trains and unites churches to help people in need. Love INC helps enable us in our immediate community to coordinate our resources and services so that those in need are not turned away. They produce a resource guide listing available relief resources, provide service opportunities, and work with clients sponsored by TWC towards independence and self-sufficiency. loveincbrevard.com

Pregnancy Resources (Primary)

Pregnancy Resources provides free serves, education and support in a compassionate environment to women and families facing unexpected pregnancy. Volunteers help with counseling, education, donating and serving in the Baby Mart thrift store, as well as presenting the gospel and praying with these expectant mothers. melbournepri.com

The Special Gathering (Secondary)

The Special Gathering offers religious services for the mentally challenged community sponsored by local churches. In addition to worship services this community is served through education, advocacy, fellowship, and ministry teams. nbbd.com/npr/specialgathering/

His Place Ministries (Secondary)

A multi-faceted ministry designed to reach, shelter and counsel the hurting and wounded. The cold night shelter opens when temperatures drop below 45 degrees to those who have no other place to stay. His Place runs a soup kitchen and also offers a residential program for men struggling with addictions.

Community of Hope (Secondary)

COH is an ecumenical, faith-based non-profit organization based in Melbourne that places families in transitional housing in order to promote self-sufficiency for adults and their children. hopeofbrevard.com

Daily Bread (Secondary)

Daily Bread’s mission is to provide dignity and quality of life to the hungry and needy with daily hot meals and access to hygienic services. Together with other partners Daily Bread provides food collection, distribution services, and access to social and educational agencies providing clients the opportunity to become self-sufficient. Our team serves on the 4th Saturday of the month. dailybreadinc.org

Christian Cultural Development Foundation (Secondary)

CCDF provides creative alternatives to prostitutes and street children in the Philippines who want to change their lifestyles and follow Jesus.  Mark and Robin Merrill donate the sale of their artwork for funds through the Upper Room and provide education and training on fighting human trafficking.

Serene Harbor (Tertiary)

Serene Harbor is a domestic violence center that provides a safe and protective environment to support women as they struggle to build a life for themselves and their children free from fear and violence. sereneharbor.org

South Brevard Sharing Center (Tertiary)

The South Brevard Sharing Center Inc. (SBSC) was founded in 1971 as a non-profit, community based agency whose mission is to support, strengthen and empower families to achieve self-sufficiency. This assistance includes food, clothing, household items and financial vouchers for prescriptions, utilities, rent and other miscellaneous items through case-managed services. Seasonally, the Sharing Center also provides food and gifts over the holiday season, as well as backpacks with supplies for children to start the new school year. mysbsc.org/

Homes Devoted (Tertiary)

The vision of this ministry, led by former Youth Director Jonathan Cronkhite, is to encourage, train and equip fathers and mothers to live the adventure of faith in the home with their kids. Their goal is to see faith at home become the culture of the church so what happens at church becomes a catalyst for what happens in the home. homesdevoted.com

 

Cross-Cultural Outreach

Booker T Washington:  Our Samaria

Project Light (Primary)

Project light is a monthly sidewalk “Sunday school” ministry in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood organized and led by Student ministries on the third Saturday of the month. Volunteers present a gospel message and enjoy a fellowship meal with the neighborhood.

Habitat for Humanity (Primary)

Habitat’s goal is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope with mission principles of demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ, focusing on shelter, advocating for affordable housing, promoting dignity and hope, and supporting sustainable and transformational development. We primarily seek to partner with Habitat in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood.

The DOCK (Primary)

The Dorcas Outreach Center for Kids (DOCK) is a drop-in community center in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood that serves children 5-18 after school and during the summer. The goal is to enable children to compete more effectively with their peers today and provide them with critical skills and knowledge they need for future success. bndcserve.org/dock/

Operation Hope (Tertiary)

Operation Hope in Fellsmere is an organization dedicated to providing support, education, and assistance primarily to the migrant community. operationhopefl.org

 

Global Outreach

Unreached and Haiti:  Our Ends of the Earth

JD in Narnia (Primary)

JD serves as a missionary to an unreached group of Muslims in a country we can’t name publically due to safety concerns and so refer to the area as “Narnia”. JD works as a pediatric physical therapist at a clinic where she and her fellow missionaries are some of the only Christians in the entire city. JD is doing work in an extremely difficult unreached people group area.

Bethel Mission Church (Primary)

Rev. Frank Godberg is the Pastor at the Bethel Mission Church in India.  He leads a vibrant growing church amid opposition from the local community and government.  One mission of his church that we support provides orphanages as a home for the street children of his city and surrounding communities.

CODEP (Primary)

A project in southern Haiti that empowers Haitians to address the deforestation issues in their area.  CODEP has been recognized by the UN and other organizations as an example of a sustainable program to stabilize environmental deterioration and a program that benefits the town’s people and local economy. haitifundinc.org/

Candy Reiger (Secondary)

Candy Reiger, through Missionary Ventures, serves in Northern Haiti as a missionary. She helps connect local church leaders, facilitates training, mission trips, and encourages long term development

Fishers of Men Feeding the Children Program (Secondary)

This mission provides a hot meal to children in many of the village schools – we offer the congregation the opportunity to sponsor a child for one year to provide nutritional lunches. fomhaiti.org/

Operation Christmas Child (Secondary)

Members are able to contribute during the Christmas season with donations to a mission of Samaritans Purse.  Shoeboxes filled with small gift items as well as a gospel presentation are sent to those in need in the USA and around the world.

Helsby Family (Tertiary)

These missionaries serve in Africa through a marriage and parenting ministry. 9lumpsofclay.blogspot.com

 

Church Planting

The mission of our denomination, ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. One of the ways ECO is seeking to fulfill this mission is through purposefully emphasizing and supporting church planting. As a part of this movement we support church planting in the following ways.

Trinity Wellsprings Church Planting Fund

Each year we set aside funds to build our own church planting fund. The goal is that by 2020 we will have enough funds to support our own church planter launch a church!

Providentia Church Plant

The first church plant from the presbytery of Florida is being led by Rev. Keith Case in West Palm, Florida. Keith served for two years as a church planting intern at First Presbyterian Church North Palm in preparation for launching this church.

Indian River Presbyterian Church Plant

Rev. Dave Hancock, the assistant pastor at Indian River Presbyterian Church, is in the process of launching a church plant in that area.