Mission Work

The Heights provides countless opportunities to serve in the church, throughout the city, and around the world. Using your God-given gifts and talents for His Ministry, you will be surprised at how God will richly bless you!


The Heights is a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Don't have time to build a shoebox on your own? Build one online! This initiative allows you to help share God’s love with children around the world, even if you don’t have time to shop for and pack an OCC shoebox gift. Participating packers can make the shoebox their own by choosing from a list of gifts, and adding a personal letter and photo. OCC will then pack and send the shoebox for a suggested donation of just $25. Click here to build your shoebox

Examples of ministries that directly benefit our church family: 

- Prayer
- Food pantry, furniture ministry, clothing ministry
- Fruit of the Womb Ministry
- Children's and Youth Ministries
- Hope Ministry -- outreach to those who are sick and who have lost loved ones

Examples of ministry outreach that benefits our community:

- Assisted Living Centers in Gaston County
- Schools in Gaston, Lincoln, and Polk Counties and Home Schoolers
- Mount Holly CRO and Belmont BCO (Community Relief)
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Gaston County
- YMCA After-School Programs
- Gaston County Department of Social Services - Foster Care Program
- With Friends - Housing and Counseling for kids ages 10-19
- Salvation Army, Gastonia
- Battered Women's Shelters in Gaston County (Faith Farms, Gaston County Battered Women's Shelter, The Potter's House, Catherine's House)
- Travelin' Light - Motorcycle Ministry
- Gaston County Toy Run - Held each year at The Heights
- Holy Angels
- Boy Scouts of America - meets weekly at The Heights
- Crisis Pregnancy Center

Examples of ministry outreach that benefits our world:

- Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan's Purse
- Mission House
- Mission teams that go to the Ukraine, Nicaragua, and missions small groups that support missionaries
- Compassion International
- Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
- Sewing Seeds International - providing funds to purchase sewing machines for women in other countires


- Food (non-perishable pantry & household items)
- Pots and pans, dishes, household linens, detergents, cleaning products
- Clothing (baby-adult)
- Baskets for Fruit of the Womb - welcoming a new baby!
- Diapers (particularly sizes 4-6)
- School Supplies
- Toiletries
- Christian literature
- Teaching materials for ESL (English as a Second Language)
- Grocery bags (plastic and paper)
- Plastic Storage Bins
- Blankets and sleeping bags
- Basketballs, softballs, soccer balls, and bats
- Gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

PRAY - join the Prayer Ministry Team on Sunday mornings/Wednesday nights
VOLUNTEER - greeters, ushers, parking lot
HELP - serve meals
GIVE - your testimony
JOIN - the Hearts and Hands volunteer team on Tuesday afternoons for volunteer time
CLEAN-UP - at Celebrate Recovery on Friday Nights
PREPARE - refreshments for Tuesday night's Pure Worship Gang
WELCOME AND VISIT - missionaries coming into the missions house for a stateside visit
ADOPT - a Compassion International Child
PACK - a backpack full of school supplies for local school kids

There are countless more opportunities for serving in and around The Heights. Contact Sue Pruett by email or at 
704-965-5260 for more information!


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