Local Outreach

We strive to create sustainable, long-term change and restore hope for at-risk youth, families, and communities.

Lighthouse Community Centers

We exist to catalyze engagement by equipping community leaders and volunteers to help break cycles of poverty in the communities we serve.

Areas of Engagement

Homework Help

Pour into elementary, junior high, or high school students as you help them with their homework, building developmental relationships and leading students through devotionals.


Meet monthly with a mentee as you walk alongside an assigned college student and help them navigate college and adult life.

Kids Bible Enrichment

Come and bring a Sunday-School experience to the kids at the Lighthouse Community Centers as you lead them in worship, Bible stories, discussions and crafts based on the story. No prepping needed. A great option for life-groups to serve together.

Youth Enrichment

Join youth in their monthly outings intended to expand their world. Statistics show youth in at-risk neighborhoods don’t go beyond their 8-mi. radius. Come and explore with them! 

Kids Camp

This is a fun summer opportunity to build relationships with 1st-6th graders as you serve as a camp counselor. Come connect with kids in God’s creation and discover how much they are loved. For more information, click here.

Youth Night Live

Help create a safe and inviting environment for youth to get connected with the church and find a community to belong to. Volunteers are needed for check-in, food, games, greeters, and volunteer care!


Don’t you love watching communities come together for special events filled with fellowship, life, encouragement, and fun?! Take part in our events team and help us plan, execute, and debrief events like our Festival’s, Street Fair, Holiday celebrations, and more.


Citrus Grove
1120 N. Lemon St.
Orange, CA 92867

Minnie Street
1010 Minnie St. #3 
Santa Ana, CA 92701

MON-THU 4-5:15P
Children’s HW Help

MON-THU 5:30-7P
Youth HW Help

1x per Month SAT 10-11:30A
Kids Bible Enrichment

Wilshire Avenue
1235 E. Wilshire Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Foster Youth & Families

Mariners Church Foster Youth & Families Ministry exists to transform foster care by building
community and restoring hope to vulnerable families and children.

Areas of Engagement


Get to know Orangewood kids! Through your service, children will experience loads of fun learning life skills, participating in games, crafts, learning Biblical truths, and so much more.  We meet the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of every month at Orangewood.

Strong Families

Strong Families for Children supports at-risk children and parents in need. Strong Families is an opportunity for volunteers to have a powerful impact in the lives of others while practicing biblical hospitality and extending the love of Christ to people in need — all from their own home! Other opportunities include supporting Strong Families hosts by providing meals and other forms of respite care.

Olive Crest

Partner with us in serving children in foster care and their families with the goal of helping build healthy relationships, show the hope of Christ, and remind them they are loved.

Care Communities

Foster/Adopt families thrive when they are well-supported. Supporting these families in practical, hands-on ways provides a healthier context for a child’s transition into their new home.

Kids Camp

Kids Camp is a 2-day camp being held at Mariners Church Irvine and Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center for kids (entering 1st-6th grade) in our Lighthouse Community Centers programs and Foster Youth. Here, they will get to learn about God and His love for them through the message, games, worship, and new friends. For more information, click here.

Interested in serving with the Foster Youth & Families Ministry?
If you are a foster family in need of resources/support, please click the button below.

Community Center

Thrift Store

The Mariners Church Thrift Store is designed to facilitate radical generosity in order to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our community. Our store is fully operated by volunteers to relationally assist those in crisis or chronic conditions while sharing the hope of the Gospel. In addition to assisting families in crisis, we are also open to the public Thursday through Saturday where all proceeds go to outreach endeavors both here in southern California and around the world. To volunteer, click here!

Food Pantry

The Mariners Church Food Pantry distributes bags of shelf stable food, fresh produce, protein, and dairy to families in need. We are able to personally connect with each individual family and walk alongside them in their journey towards self-sufficiency. Ultimately, we seek to help meet the tangible and physical needs of our recipients while introducing them to the hope found in Jesus.  Locations in Irvine, Santa Ana, and Huntington Beach. To volunteer, click here!

Adults with Special Needs

A weekly program designed to bring adults impacted by developmental disabilities together in community for learning, socialization and to experience the love of Jesus. This program focuses on developing social and vocational skills while also fostering an environment of creativity and play. To volunteer, click here!

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry at Mariners Church supports the mission of Mariners Church to inspire people to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world as a Local Outreach ministry. We fearlessly change the world by sharing and showing the good news of Jesus to those affected by crime and incarceration. Hebrews 13:1-3 says “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” We believe that it is the hope of Jesus that brings restoration, even through the complexities of incarceration and the justice system. 

While more than 600,000 Americans are released from correctional facilities annually, two-thirds are rearrested within three years. There are over 1.5 million American children today with a parent in prison. The cycle of crime and incarceration produces broken relationships, despair, and instability impacting families and communities across the nation.

Mariners Church partners with Prison Fellowship, who exists to serve all those affected by crime and incarceration and to see lives and communities restored in and out of prison. Serve opportunities include in-prison programming, and care and support for family members with loved ones in prison.

Serve Opportunities

Hope Events: In-Prison Church Services
Prisons in Chino (Women), Norco (Men), & San Diego (Men) 
Church services facilitated by Prison Fellowship alongside Mariners Church volunteers to host a unique in-prison church experience with worship, biblical teaching, and response from within the prison yards.

Fellowship Academy: In-Prison Weekly Programming 
Prisons in Norco (Men) & Chino (Women) 
Weekly in-prison programming in the context of a small group experience. Facilitated by Prison Fellowship alongside Mariners Church volunteers, Fellowship Academy is a 1+ year long program that dives into a holistic curriculum with a diverse community of those incarcerated. You will be well-trained to facilitate this compassionate, self-reflective, hands-on approach towards lasting change that extends to life out of prison. 

Angel Tree: Care & Support for Families with Loved Ones in Prison 
City of Santa Ana 
In partnership with Prison Fellowship, Mariners Church cares for & supports families with loved ones in prison. Our volunteer team hosts biannual events with families that have loved ones in prison at our Mariners Church Santa Ana congregation. Serve opportunities include relationship-building with families, and leading and planning events uniquely designed for children with incarcerated parents, including the adults caring for children on behalf of incarcerated parents. 

Interested in serving with Prison Ministry? 
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