Local Outreach

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

  • Lighthouse Community Centers
  • Foster Youth & Family
  • City Engagement
  • Irvine Community Center
  • Huntington Beach Outreach
Lighthouse Community Centers

Lighthouse Community Center logo

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

Locations

Minnie Street 1010 Minnie St. #3, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Site Coordinator: Melissa Peña, [email protected]

Wilshire Avenue 1235 E. Wilshire Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Site Coordinator: Maira Smith, [email protected]

Citrus Grove 1120 N. Lemon St., Orange, CA 92867
Site Coordinator: Coral Acosta, [email protected]

Areas of Engagement

Elementary (grades 1-5): tutoring, kids Bible club, summer camp
Teens (grades 6-12): tutoring, youth small groups & leadership development, spring & summer camps
Adults (18 years+): college mentorship, Rooted en español, special events

Serve with us!
Foster Youth & Family

Foster Youth & Family

Our strategy is to educate the Church about the foster care system and empower them to effect change in the lives of the 3,000+ foster kids in Orange County.

Areas of Engagement

Educate: Learn about Orange County’s foster youth and how you can make a difference
Pray: Pray, Share & Support the needs of foster youth and families
Volunteer: Give of your time to help vulnerable children and families
Mentor: Build a relationship with a foster child and change a life forever
Host: Temporarily provide a safe and loving home to a child
Foster: Provide love and support to kids in the foster system
Adopt: Welcome a child in need into your family

To get connected, contact Jewel, [email protected]

City Engagement

City engagement exists to honor, equip, serve, & respond to the needs of Orange County and to pursue the wellbeing of our city.

First Responders

Local first responders attend to the needs, care, and safety of our communities every day. We want to be sure to recognize and appreciate their commitment to service. We are dedicated to praying faithfully for our first responders and responding to their needs in order to honor and serve them.

Military

Mariners Church Military Ministry exists to provide spiritual, domestic and moral support to the men and women who serve our great nation at home and abroad. Our programs and events aim to provide spiritual growth, character development, and morale resiliency enhancement to our servicemen and their families. Mariners has adopted Dark Horse, the 3/5 Battalion comprised of over 1,000 Marines and sailors garrisoned at Camp Pendleton.

To those in our church that are part of our military (currently serving or veterans), we thank you and know we can never repay you for the sacrifices you make for our freedom. If you’re a military family, we would love to connect with you – let us know if you’re a military family!

Educators

Caring for our educators in Orange County is essential to the mission of City Engagement. We are focused on honoring and appreciating teachers for their dedication to their calling, serving teachers and schools, and equipping them spiritually to be the salt and light in the classroom and beyond.

Homelessness

We want to respond to the needs of the cities in Orange County, and in listening to the leaders of our cities we are committed to caring for the homeless community in the county. We are serving this community through a network of community partners including OC Rescue Mission & City Net, and serving families living in motels.

 

For more information about City Engagement, contact Arianna, [email protected]
Irvine 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. All purchases go to supporting Outreach ministries. 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 Jesus.

 

ESL – English as a Second Language

Our mission is to serve the non-native-speaking adults of our area through a weekly program created to build a foundation of English and listening skills. Classes are taught in intimate groups and engage based on the student’s current English proficiency. Find out more here!

 

Exceptional Families

Exceptional Socials | Online • Every Tuesday 10-11:30a

A weekly program designed to bring adults impacted by developmental disabilities together in community for learning, socialization and fun. This program focuses on developing social and vocational skills while also fostering an environment of creativity and play.

 

Legal Ministry

Mariners Church Legal Ministry exists to stand in the gap and defend the rights of underserved communities by offering resources and legal counsel where applicable.

The need is great. If you practice law and are interested in what impact Mariners Legal Ministry makes and how you could be a part of it, please email [email protected]

Career Development

There are many business owners in our church as well as many in our Mariners Church community and Community Center ecosystem that are un or under-employed. The ministry of finding and retaining meaningful work is a critical area for those that are in a chronic need. The Career Development Program is a place to bring these two together in a mutually beneficial space to find good talent that will create value for business owners as well as employment preparation and readiness, help with job placement, and ultimately keeping well-paying jobs.

For more information, contact Branden, [email protected].

Huntington Beach Outreach

Young Lives

Have a heart for young moms? Connect with a teen mom. Deliver food and diapers from the Mariners Pantry if needed. Be the encouragement and support a new young mom needs.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is serving families facing food insecurity in our local community.  You join us by serving on distribution day, donating to our weekly Food Pantry collection every Sunday, or by connecting with a family by offering to pray for them, encouraging them, and delivering food to them, if needed.

Foster Youth & Safe Families

Bring wrap-around care to local foster youth and/or safe families.

The Good News Club & Tutoring

We want to see students thrive! Serve elementary age kids by hosting the Good News Club, a fun, VBS-like hour that teaches kids about the gospel, followed by an hour of homework help, or serve Middle School and High School students by offering homework help on Wednesdays.

 

To start serving, click here.
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