Missions – Domestic
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20
Below are just a few highlights of the local and national mission efforts we are currently partnered with or have supported:
MISSION: The Disadvantaged & Homeless, Downtown Phoenix, AZ
We’re pleased to partner with Sean McClue and the Central Phoenix Urban Ministries, which provides for practical needs, shows love, and shares the gospel with disadvantaged children, families, and the homeless in the downtown Phoenix area. We have collected and distributed back-to-school supplies and backpacks for children, volunteered at summer outreaches at the park, hosted dinner for the homeless, and more. We also provide housing each Fall for missionaries-in-training from the Adventures in Missions (AIM) program, as these prospective interns work with Mr. McClue.
MISSION: The Incarcerated Community, Greater Phoenix, AZ
Canyon is honored to partner with Along Side Ministries (ASM), which helps men and women in prison learn how to walk with Jesus, both while they are still in prison and after they are released to the outside world. Because of ASM, many inmates have: been baptized, committed their lives to Christ ,and become productive members of society. Canyon has provided one-on-one mentors, and volunteers to lead worship services and provide lessons in the prison, along with financial support. One of Canyon’s members serves and the Director of the Women’s Program. Learn more about this valuable ministry at Alongside-Ministries.com
MISSION: Women & Babies, Greater Phoenix, AZ
Each year Canyon has a Walk for Life team and a LifeRun team to raise funds for the Choices Pregnancy Centers (CPC) of Greater Phoenix. The CPC is one of the largest and most comprehensive pregnancy resource services in the nation, with several clinics throughout the valley. Their work is Christ-centered and life-affirming. They provide prenatal care, parenting classes, and so much more to care for the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of women and families who are in crisis because of an unplanned pregnancy. Learn more about this compassionate ministry at cpcphoenix.org.
MISSION: Orphans, Foster Children, Single-Parents in Portales, NM
The New Mexico Christian Children’s Home is a 900-acre working ranch that provides a home and ministers to over 100-125 orphans, foster children, and single-parent families. For the last several years we have provided donations of supplies to aid the running of the facility. Our Youth Group has also participated in a mission trip in which they helped repair and paint areas of the facility, and mentored young children. Learn more about this amazing facility at NMCCH.org
MISSION: Disaster Relief – USA
In times of national disasters, we have sent support to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Efforts. The group provides immediate emergency response to any major disaster in the continental United States, sending truckloads of food, water, cleaning, and other supplies to disaster victims. In 2013, we sent volunteers to work alongside this organization during the devastating wildfires in Yarnell, AZ. We also sent a disaster relief team to Houston, TX in 2017 (we invite you to read more at our fundraising site, here).