The mission of the local Community Outreach 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 Outreach initiative to get involved.
Door Creek Church partners with these five 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.
If you have school-aged children, we encourage you to serve in their schools!
Ready to take the first step? Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with more information.
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.
QUESTIONS? Want to get involved? Contact Kelly.
Make a difference in a student’s life by being present in their school. This important work puts you, as Christ-centered adults, alongside students who would benefit from positive and encouraging adult interaction. There are many opportunities including:
QUESTIONS? Want to get involved? Contact Kelly.
Our Food Pantry Drive 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 fill the food pantry 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!
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.
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.
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.
To learn more about Boomerangs, check out the website.
Tuesday-Friday | 10 AM-6 PM; Saturday | 10 AM-4 PM
1133 N Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
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.
Monday-Thursday | 9 AM-5 PM; Friday | 9 AM-3 PM
1350 MacArthur Road, Madison, WI 53714
Hope is a powerful word to those in need. We take great pride in knowing that we've created a safe haven where women will be treated with respect and dignity.
The house is named after Chandra Judith Ann Hill who tragically lost her life to a heroin addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder. Her father, Dennis Hill, started a movement in memory of his daughter called Journey for Chandra that's focused on raising awareness and addressing the ravages of addiction and mental health disorders. In late 2017, Tellurian and Mr. Hill's movement joined forces to provide sober transitional living for women like Chandra.
To learn more about Chandra's House, check out the website.
Monday-Thursday | 9 AM-5 PM; Friday | 9 AM-3 PM>
300 Femrite Drive, c/o Tellurian, Madison, WI 53716
608.222.7311, ext. 104
JustDane helps transform individual lives and social systems to create a just and equitable community. JustDane offers an array of direct service programs for individuals and families involved in the criminal justice system. These services include prison reentry programs and services for children who have an incarcerated parent, community events designed to help people understand what it’s like to walk in the shoes of someone newly released from prison and jail and prison in-reach programs.
To learn more about JustDane, check out the website.
Monday-Wednesday | 9 AM-5 PM
128 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53713
Mission Nutrition exists to fight hunger and hardship in DeForest and the surrounding communities.
To learn more about Mission Nutrition, check out the website.
Wednesday | 5-6:30 PM
691 S Main Street, DeForest, WI 53532
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.
To learn more about Nehemiah, check out the website.
655 W. Badger Road, Madison, WI 53713
PO Box 259861
Since 2017, providing 300 meals for the elderly, sick and home bound on Thanksgiving. Over 50 volunteers help deliver and prep meals for the day.
For questions, contact David.
1181 N Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
608.222.8586, ext. 228
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.
To learn more about The River Food Pantry, check out the website.
Wednesday | 11:30 AM-6:30 PM
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.
To learn more about The Salvation Army, check out the website.
630 E Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703
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.
To learn more about Sunshine Place, check out the website.
Monday-Friday | 9 AM-4 PM
18 Rickel Road, Sun Prairie, WI 53590