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Sprecher Road Campus

Address

6602 Dominion Drive
Madison, WI 53718

Service Times

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:30 AM

Set as Home Campus

DeForest Campus

Address

6640 Pederson Crossing Blvd
De Forest, WI 53532

Service Times

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:30 AM

Set as Home Campus

Northside Madison Campus

Address

1181 N Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704

More Info

Service Times

Sunday 10:30 AM

Set as Home Campus

Online Campus

Service Times

Sunday 9:00 AM

Set as Home Campus

Serve Our City

Community Development: 
LOCAL


LOCAL FOCUS:  CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP

The mission of the local Community Development Ministry is to engage our Door Creek Church community in relational service to improve the quality of life for all people in Dane County. Our focus is serving the most vulnerable children and families. Our dream is to see the entire Door Creek Church community serving together to empower and encourage people right here in our city. We’re doing that by inviting everyone to choose a Community Development initiative to get involved.

PARTNER SCHOOLS

Fill the Van

Door Creek Church partners with these seven partner schools. Both staff and church attenders offer support to these schools as needs arise. We focus on making our Encouraging Educators matches at these schools, regularly tutor children, collect books for students and provide in other means as needed. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day and we’re constantly looking for more volunteers to help serve in the school and behind the scenes.

OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS
  • Bird Elementary, Sun Prairie
  • Blackhawk Middle School, Madison
  • Eagle Point Elementary, DeForest
  • Mendota Elementary, Madison
  • Sandburg Elementary, Madison
  • Westside Elementary, Sun Prairie
  • Windsor Elementary, DeForest

Ready to take the first step? Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with more information.

Encouraging Educators

At Door Creek Church, we love teachers and school staff and want to support them as they work hard to provide a quality education for all students. We encourage all of our Life Groups, families, or individual volunteers to take part in our Encouraging Educators program. Groups can support their educator in a variety of ways both in and outside of the classroom. Ideas, training and support are provided to make this a valuable experience for all.

VOLUNTEER

QUESTIONS? Want to get involved? Contact Paige.

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Mentoring Students

Make a difference in a student’s life by volunteering to come alongside them in their school work. This important work puts you, as Christ-centered adults, alongside students who would benefit from positive and encouraging adult interaction all while helping them grow in their learning.

VOLUNTEER

QUESTIONS? Want to get involved? Contact Paige.

Supporting Families

Fill the Van

#Fill the Van is an on-going school ministry that restocks and equips food and clothing to pantries in schools so that students and families have extra resources. Help us #FillTheVan with toiletries, paper products and personal hygiene items to support the students and families of our partner schools—Sandburg, Mendota and Westside Elementary. Drop off donations each Sunday morning at your campus!

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
  • Multipurpose Cleaner
  • Dish Soap
  • Dish Sponges
  • Body Wash/Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissues
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Diapers (Larger Sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Deodorant (Men's & Women's)
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Laundry Detergent

DCC INITIATIVES

Food Pantry Garden

Volunteers help manage and harvest a garden at Door Creek Church, with the harvested food then being donated to local food pantries. This is a great chance to meet others at Door Creek Church and contribute delicious and healthy food to local food pantries for those in our community! This is a great family-friendly opportunity.

VOLUNTEER

Refugee Response Initiative

Door Creek Church is the church home to a group of newly arrived refugee families. We are looking for families and individuals to join together to form circles of support and friendship around our brothers and sisters in Christ who are refugees. Ideas, training and support are provided to make this a valuable experience for all.

QUESTIONS? Want to get involved? Contact Paige.

Meal Packing at Mendota

LOCAL PARTNERS

Boomerangs Resale Store

The mission of Boomerangs Resale Store is to share Christ’s compassion by providing quality merchandise at affordable prices and using the profits to support Madison's Northside community.

Boomerangs Resale Store was established in 2008 with the goal of meeting the needs of people in the Madison community. The resale store provides high quality, gently used household items at a reasonable price. All profits will continue to be invested in the community.

Hours:

Tuesday-Friday | 10 AM-6 PM; Saturday | 10 AM-4 PM

ADDRESS:

1133 N Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

PHONE:

608.268.0793

VOLUNTEER

Care Net Pregnancy Center

Throughout the year Door Creek Church comes alongside Care Net by providing volunteers and supporting their initiatives to extend compassion, hope and care to those who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.

For questions, contact Dave.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday | 9 AM-5 PM; Friday | 9 AM-3 PM

ADDRESS:

1350 MacArthur Road, Madison, WI 53714

PHONE:

608.259.1606

VOLUNTEER

Mission Nutrition

Mission Nutrition exists to fight hunger and hardship in DeForest and the surrounding communities.

Hours:

Wednesday | 5-6:30 PM

ADDRESS:

691 S Main Street, DeForest, WI 53532

PHONE:

608.284.8961

VOLUNTEER

Nehemiah

Nehemiah engages the greater Madison community to empower African American individuals, families, and communities to bring about hope, transformation, and justice. Nehemiah addresses the needs of the entire family by meeting their emotional, spiritual, academic, social, physical and economic concerns. In order to interrupt the cycles of poverty, racism and discrimination that many families face, we concentrate on prevention, early intervention, education and restoration.

ADDRESS:

655 W. Badger Road, Madison, WI 53713
PO Box 259861

PHONE:

608.257.2453

LEARN MORE

The River Food Pantry

Partnering with The River Food Pantry is one way Door Creek Church can see our vision of a renewed city fulfilled by meeting the needs of the most vulnerable. Throughout the year we provide volunteers and resources, as well as other support, to The River's initiatives for building a stronger community that is fully nourished.

Hours:

Wednesday | 11:30 AM-6:30 PM

PHONE:

608.661.1224

VOLUNTEER

Salvation Army

Each month, we help provide meals for the Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen program. The Salvation Army provides many with food and shelter. Regularly they host over 30 families and around 70 single women.

QUESTIONS? Want to get involved? Contact Paige.

ADDRESS:

630 E Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703

PHONE:

608.250.2200

VOLUNTEER

Sunshine Place

Sunshine Place spreads rays of hope for individuals, families, and children facing hardship. In the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, Sunshine Place delivers food, clothing and necessary services with respect and dignity. They serve Sun Prairie and northeastern Dane County through approximately 148 acts of kindness per day.

Hours:

Monday-Friday | 9 AM-4 PM

ADDRESS:

18 Rickel Road, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

PHONE:

608.825.3875

VOLUNTEER

Events

Meal Pack

Thursday, October 13, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Staff

Paige Abitz

Community Development Coordinator

office: (608) 222.8586 ext. 233