Check out all of our local and global ministries below.
Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background. (“About”)
At Martindale Alliance, our Awana program is an outreach to children—and by extension, their families—in the surrounding towns. All of our staff and volunteers working with children have taken and passed their background checks, and have passed and received their PA child abuse history clearances. Additionally, our staff have been fingerprinted through IndentGo.
We have two fifteen-passenger vans that pick up children on Wednesday nights in neighboring towns to bring them to our program. At Awana, the children read and learn Bible stories, memorize scripture, play games, sing songs, and eat snacks.
We love our dedicated volunteers! They work with the children in small groups to provide evangelism and discipleship. But most of all, we love on the children, pray for them constantly, and are always there for anything they or their families need.
Our benevolence fund is used locally to serve and bless individuals and families in need. In addition to your weekly tithe, you can give above and beyond to the benevolence fund. We also take up a second offering once a month that goes specifically toward the benevolence fund.
In the past, the benevolence fund has helped families with hospital bills, home repairs, groceries, and so on.
We believe in leaving room in the margins. We are a community that strives to use our talents, finances, time, and love to support others. It’s so easy to overextend ourselves, but we aim to leave room so we can serve others from a place of rest and love rather than exhaustion and emptiness.
If you would like to give directly toward the benevolence fund after you tithe, please click the box below. For links to all of our giving platforms, click here.
We partner with a couple different local organizations to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys to individuals and families. This happens a few different ways:
donate a turkey
sponsor an individual or family financially
If you would like to serve in any of the ways listed above, please click the corresponding button below.
Operation christmas child
In addition to supporting our C&MA international workers, we are involved in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry through Samaritan’s Purse. This year, the national collection week was November 12-19, 2018.
If you aren’t familiar with the shoebox ministry, people of all ages pack shoeboxes full of gifts for children around the world. We are a drop-off site, so we collect shoeboxes from our community and the surrounding communities, and pack them into larger boxes. This happens the third week of November every year. After the larger boxes are shipped out, volunteers at distribution centers prepare the boxes to be shipped internationally. For a $9 donation, you will receive a special barcode that enables you to track your box!
While the boxes are shipped all over the world, volunteer teams are trained for evangelism and discipleship outreach programs for the children they will be serving. Pastors host the distributions of the boxes and offer The Greatest Journey, a discipleship program for the children.
Once the children complete the program, they have a graduation. Their families are invited, the gospel is presented, and celebration is in the air! As a result of these shoeboxes, children are introduced to Jesus, grow in their relationship with Him, tell their families and communities, and lives are changed!
If you’d like to donate straight to Operation Christmas Child, click here.
To start preparing boxes for next year, click here for more information.
Volunteer sign-ups for November 2019 will be up as it gets closer.