Coronavirus Update
All campus services and activities suspended.
Weather Update
ALL Thursday evening activities cancelled, Feb 13. No Town Hall, Upward Open Gym or Practices.


A life defined by Christ demands an outlet, an expression. Find your place to serve Christ and others. 

  • 2nd Place | Church
  • 3rd Place | Community
  • 4th Place | World

Second Place Initiative

We serve our families first - and our Second Place to serve is at the church. Using our talents and gifts to meet the needs of church ministries is key to working together as the body of Christ. We have opportunities for people of all ages and skill sets at Christ Community - check them out!


Third Place Initiative

We have partnered with nine community organizations. Throughout the year needs arise for each of these organizations and people are needed to help them accomplish their mission and serve those they are seeking to help. By becoming a part of the Third Place initiative, you can be a part of supporting community organizations while sharing the love of Christ.

How Does "Third Place" Work?

  • You choose one or more agencies to be affiliated with
  • You are placed on the e-mail list for your agency through Christ Community
  • When the agency has a need, the agency will contact Christ Community
  • Christ Community will e-mail you the information
  • If you are able to participate, you will be responsible for contacting the agency to sign up (contact information will be included in the e-mail)
  • If you are unable to participate, no response is needed


How often will I receive e-mails? Approximately once a month.  

Will I need to provide my own supplies or tools? In most cases, no. There may be agencies who request that you provide what you  already own (tools, gloves, etc.). No one will be expected to purchase needed supplies.

What if I can’t participate? We know that you probably won’t be available for every opportunity. However, we do hope that service will become a part of your routine, to the greatest extent possible.

Can we participate as a family? Every agency has its own policies regarding children. Contact Laura Teske for more info.

How long does this project last? Third Place is a long-term strategy for connecting Christ Community to the larger community. You will remain on the e-mail list until you request to be removed.

Show Me Third Place Opportunities


Fourth Place Initiative

Our Missions Team has identified Missions Focus Fields - countries in which we have chosen to invest resources and support missionaries, as well as send teams. You can find additional information about these countries on our Fourth Place Opportunities page. You can also read about the many mission partners we support across the globe.  

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