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

Serve Wilson School: Appreciation Breakfast
Thursday, February 13th, 7-9 am

Teachers at Wilson work hard in classrooms with 25-31 students and staff members support students with their physical needs for food, inspiring music, as well as care for their overall well-being. This week is "Kindness Week" at Wilson and we've been invited to show kindness to these kind teachers and staff members.

Come bless and encourage those who dedicate their lives to our Westside neighbors and community to raise up the next generation.

Where: Check-in at Wilson Elementary School Front Office.
We will host breakfast in the Faculty/Staff Lounge.

When: February 13th, 7-9 am.

What: Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, clean up. The greatest and simplest need is to greet, thank, and encourage the faculty and staff.

The following items are needed: Breakfast baked goods and homemade quiche or egg bakes.

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.

Email us for more information.


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.

Email us for more information.


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.