Castleton firmly believes in actively supporting ministry apart from our local church family – locally, nationally, and internationally. When people drive past our church property, we want them to say “I don’t know what we would do if that church wasn’t in our neighborhood.”
Crestview Elementary – Crestview, located at the corner of 71st Street and Hague Road in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of 11 elementary magnet schools in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township. At CCC, our focus is to support Crestview Elementary School through helping to staff school events and an annual collection of school supplies. https://www.ltschools.org
The Sharing Place – The Sharing Place is a material assistance program providing free food & clothing to families in need. Located in Lawrence Township, on the far East-side of Indianapolis, the Sharing Place is staffed by volunteers recruited from the community and local congregations. CCC’s focus is on our partnership with The Foundation for Lutheran Child & Family Services to provide financial support, volunteers and donations of food. http://www.lutheranfamily.org
Suggested donations for The Sharing Place:
Canned fish, canned meats, canned veggies, canned fruit, pasta, pasta sauce, canned soup, rice, instant potatoes, peanut butter, jelly, toilet paper, bath soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, feminen hygiene products.
The God Can – At Castleton Christian Church, we strive to be good stewards of what God has given us and want to live out the biblical mandate of care for our neighbors (1 Tim 6:18). Out of this commitment, The God Can Ministry has been formed to care for those in our community who are experiencing trouble securing the necessities of life – things such as food, shelter, and utilities. With God Can donations, CCC has provided short-term, non-emergency benevolence inside and outside the church by application. God Can donations have also contributed at various times to organizations providing disaster relief, migrant crisis relief, as well as supplies to a local diaper bank, local school uniforms and a Christmas Store. To apply for assistance download and return a God Can Request Form.
Monthly Donation Drives:
- August: School supplies for Crestview Elementary School
- September: Hats, gloves, scarves drive for Wheeler Missions
- October: Toy & gift drive for children globally through Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse)
- November: Angel Tree, a holiday assistance program (Salvation Army) collecting new clothing & gifts for children in Indianapolis are who are in need.
Missions – Castleton has made a firm commitment to give a portion of our annual income to this purpose. We currently support ministries in Indianapolis, the U.S., South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Africa.
Who We Serve:
Life Centers of Indianapolis –Established in 1982, Life Centers is dedicated to affirming the value of life by providing compassionate care to women facing unplanned pregnancies in Central Indiana. https://lifecenters.com/
Outreach, Inc – Outreach empowers and equips homeless teens and young adults to achieve stability and life transformation. https://www.outreachindiana.org/
Wheeler Mission – Wheeler Mission helps the homeless in Indiana. Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion. https://wheelermission.org/
Hope Center Indy – An Indianapolis based mission dedicated to transforming the lives of women exiting sex trafficking by providing a Christ-centered approach to healing, self-sufficiency, and reintegration into the community.https://www.hopecenterindy.org/
Justin + Heather O’Malley: New Zealand – Tandem Ministries (the name for the NZ Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International) is an interdenominational Christian ministry that seeks to help people reach their world with the good news of Jesus. https://tandem.org.nzn
Crescent Project – Based in Franklin, TN – Crescent Project is an American based Christian ministry with international impact focused on mobilizing the Church to reach Muslims with the Gospel. https://www.crescentproject.org
Jeff + Pilar Prus –Chiang Mai, Thailand – Jeff & Pilar serve Grace International School in Thailand. Their goal is to transform lives and communities through creative holistic ministries that will bring the Buddhist poor into God’s Kingdom. https://www.cmfi.org/
Dan + Aylin Fick – Sucre, Bolivia – The Fick Family assumed the role of lead pastors of the Piedra Viva Church in 2011, overseeing a vibrant, growing body of believers. Their calling is to see people touched with the life-transforming power of God’s Truth and to mobilize the local church to impact the community. https://worldim.com/
TCM – TCM International Institute develops Christian leaders from many countries for significant service through higher learning. https://www.tcmi.org/
E2 effective elders provides leadership coaching for elder and staff teams, in both individual or group settings. https://e2elders.org