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
  • Community Center
  • Prison Ministry
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

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

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

Areas of Engagement

Elementary (grades 1-5): Tutoring, Children’s Bible Enrichment, Kids Camp
Teens (grades 6-12): Tutoring, Youth Nights, Teen Hike Outings & Leadership Development, Summer Camps
College Students: College mentorship & special events

 

Serve with us!

Foster Youth & Family

Foster Youth & Family

The mission of Mariners Church Foster Youth & Families Ministry is to transform foster care by building community and mobilizing and restoring hope to vulnerable families and children.

Areas of Engagement

Orangewood
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. (Sunday services are held weekly and life skills meet the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of every month at Orangewood)

Safe Families
Safe Families for Children supports at-risk children and parents in need. Safe 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 Safe Families hosts by providing meals and other forms of respite care.

Mentoring
Embark on the unique opportunity of mentoring a foster youth through a 1-on-1 relationship. Mentors meet with mentees once a month and communicate regularly with mentees. (Times are flexible and vary)

Foster Closet
A free resource for Mariners and Orange County foster parents and relatives, non-relative placements and non-minor dependents to access clothing, children’s accessories, toys and children’s furniture and more, to help take care of the foster children entrusted to them.

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.

Interested in serving with the Foster Youth & Families Ministry?
Get started here!

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 the hope found in Jesus.  Locations in Irvine, Santa Ana, and Huntington Beach. To volunteer, click here!

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. In person and online options available.  Find out more here!

Exceptional Families

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.  To volunteer, click here!

Legal Ministry

Exists to stand in the gap and defend the rights of underserved communities by offering resources and legal counsel where applicable when possible through our strategic community partners, Camino Immigration Services and World Relief.

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 keep well-paying jobs.  To volunteer, click here!

Prison Ministry

Hebrews 13 says “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”  While more than 600,000 Americans are released from correctional facilities annually, two-thirds are rearrested within three years. The cycle of crime and incarceration produces broken relationships, victimization, despair, and instability impacting families and communities across the nation.

Mariners Church is partnering with Prison Fellowship, who exist to serve all those affected by crime and incarceration and to see lives and communities restored in and out of prison.  Opportunities include in-prison programming and care and support for family members.

Interested in serving with Prison Ministry?  Click here!

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