Local Missions

Acting Locally, Impacting Globally

In Acts 1:8, Jesus told His disciples (and us) that "...you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria...". Our Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria are our local neighborhoods, communities and cities. Beyond the personal witnessing we are called to do with those whom we come in contact every day, we are blessed to engage in many serving and witnessing activities and partnerships within our city of Costa Mesa and elsewhere in our region.

We are particularly blessed to be part of Trellis, a unique organization of Costa Mesa churches, non-profits, businesses, agencies, city officials and other partners collaborating to resolve the city's greatest challenges, including homelessness, education and truly loving our neighbors. All these initiatives are deeply founded on consistent prayer and community together.

Additional local mission opportunities include, monthly  food distribution for the needy, Habitat for Humanity builds and activities, and more. Join us and make an impact.

Coming Up

Love Costa Mesa: Neighborhood Serve Project
Monday, January 20th, 8-11:30 am

Serve our community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in memorial of a man who modeled service in all areas of his life. All are welcome to serve! In total, 20 volunteers are needed from the Costa Mesa community. Sign up on lovecostamesa.org

Where: Meet at Neat Coffee located at 1922 Pomona Ave, Costa Mesa.

When: 8 am for directions and coffee, provided by Neat Coffee.

What: Pick up trash, talk, walk and pray.
The clean-up route is along 19th street from Marina Park to Triangle Square.

The following items will be supplied: Coffee, Trash Bags, Gloves

Questions: Contact Dana at mrs.peterson@christcm.org.

Ongoing Serving Opportunities


Serve People Experiencing Homelessness

Opportunities to serve and care for people experiencing homelessness in Costa Mesa include mornings, evenings, and Saturdays.

Email us for more information.


Food Distribution

The second Saturday of the month, 11:30am-2:30pm in the Christ Lutheran parking lot. Check out this video to experience this serve opportunity.

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Wilson Elementary Reading Volunteers

Support students ages 1st grade to 6th grade with reading and math support at Wilson Elementary School. One hour per week commitment. Volunteers and teachers to coordinate based on availability.

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Trellis Prayer and Unity 
Learn more about Trellis.

Monthly Community Prayer Gathering - The first Wednesday each month from Noon – 1:00pm in front of Costa Mesa City Hall, look for the Trellis kiosk.

Costa Mesa House of Prayer -  The first Tuesday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm at the Trellis offices.

Email us for more information.


Habitat for Humanity

Building and renovate homes in Orange County for qualified low-income families. assist in the completion of housing construction and landscaping requirements, working side by side with others.  Monetary donations are also necessary to assist in funding future builds. Construction experience not necessary, opportunities include hospitality and volunteering at the Habitat Orange County warehouse.

Email us for more information.