Mission Statement: To serve our neighbors in need with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and provide hope and healing through education and discipleship.
Lessons Learned…and Lessons Yet to Come
Our Summer Youth Leadership Program has been very busy spreading the love of Jesus. From Boys & Girls Clubs to hosting children’s groups at the NCC, they are truly becoming urban missionaries. A few of them shared from their heart with us and we wanted to share them with you:
I’m truly beyond blessed to get the opportunity to work alongside these awesome teens who have basically become my family. The relationships I have built and the things I have learned will never be erased. We’ve been studying 1st John. Its purpose was to warn about the increasing threat of false teachings and to reassure Christians of their faith and love in Jesus Christ. My favorite part of the summer is going to the Boys & Girls Clubs and teaching them about our wonderful God. –Destiny
I love being in an environment where everyone is comfortable with each other and we can all just have fun and be in the presence of God with no judgment about anyone whatsoever because we all care for each other. –Azona
I have loved being a part of the program so much just because I have been able to see into the lives of kids and see how God has worked in their lives. I have been humbled and stretched through watching their diligence and determination in this job. It is a great opportunity for these kids and myself, to learn leadership skills and teamwork! And the best of all, to learn the love of God! –Cara, Program Assistant
What I learned from working at the NCC is learning to work as a team and being family. My favorite things during the program are the Bible studies, skits, dances, and also teaching young kids about God. –Jaida
I ask myself in decisions of my life “What would Jesus do?” a question that helps me to understand what is right in God. I don’t always make the right choices and sometimes I just want to fit into the world but God is always there no matter what, with his arms open to give and forgive. –Bryan
The Neighborhood Christian Center desires to serve our Neighbors in need with the Gospel of
Jesus Christ. One of the areas we focus on is loving others through our Compassionate Christ Centered Ministries. A huge part of this ministry is our Neighbors’ Days held on Mondays and Wednesdays, where we provide food, clothes, hygiene items, and partial financial assistance (on a limited basis).
During this time our volunteers and staff get the opportunity to love on, and pray for those that may come through the doors for a more material reason. Many times we get the chance to go deeper and discuss concerns or issues our neighbors may be dealing with. We are then afforded the opportunity to offer them our services through our other programs and classes. After the initial consult and prayer time the volunteer or staff member takes the neighbor shopping for needed items. We desire that the neighbors we serve feel the Love of Christ through us as we follow His example.
-Socks and Underwear in all sizes
-Travel size hygiene
-Toothbrush and toothpaste
-Plastic forks and spoons
-Kitchen and big black garbage bags
-Baskets for Christmas store
-Food gift cards for Transitional Home Ladies
–Canned pastas (like Ravioli, SpaghettiOs)
-Mac n Cheese
We have a lot of opportunities if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering! We have a place for you to serve. Just a few examples are:
-helping with our Backyard Bible Club (at a Boys & Girls Club) after school one day a week
-teaching or just helping with a class in our jail ministry
-cooking for a class once a week, once a month, or even once a quarter
-AND so many more…Please contact us and we will find you a place to serve!
Donate to the Neighborhood Christian Center Just by Shopping!…
1. Go to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
2. Click create a ‘New Account’ (if you don’t already have one)
3. Fill out the form and follow steps to verify your account
4. Sign in to your new account and click ‘community’
5. In the Alabama box click ‘enroll now’
6. Fill out the form with required information
7. Enter the NCC code: 102853 and select the NCC
8. Shop and Swipe!
If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card you can get one at any Kroger customer service desk.