Ministries

Ministries that we support at Christ Church of Longboat Key
Please find below a list of the ministries we support and some details on each one. To go to the specific page that gives the full listing of information just click on the ministry link.

Agape Flights
Agape Flights is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Christian aviation ministry transporting continuous and critical supplies to support missionaries, their families and their unique missions. Agape is committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through the missionaries it serves.

Beth-El Farmworkers
This ministry helps Florida farm workers achieve self-sufficiency through its open opportunities to worship, its extensive educational programs, and the many services it provides to meet basic needs.Migrant farm workers are the poorest of the working poor.

Bible Mission USA
Bible Mission USA has as its primary role the distribution of Bibles and the Gospel of John free of charge to those in need of such material.  The book of John is a new translation of the Gospel and is currently being translated into Spanish for distribution to immigrant farmworkers in the area.  Other Gospels are planned for publication also.

ECHO
For the 870 million people who are hungry today, the world is a challenging place, both in the cities and in the countryside. The urban poor face high prices and low incomes, making nutritious food unattainable. Rural families are often malnourished because of a lack of diverse nutrients in their diets, if they have enough to eat at all. In both cases, children suffer the most.

Do-It-In-A-Day
Assists community agencies or individuals usually on a one-day project.

E.F.E.L.T.
E.F.E.L.T.  (Elks Feeding Empty Little Tummies)  This is a stand-alone not-for-profit organization that provides weekend meals to children who are going to a Bradenton Title One school.

Haiti Mission
Christ Church supports PC(USA) Missionary Cindy Corell in Haiti.  She is the only full-time PC(USA) Missionary in that country and works both on behalf of the church and also to help those in need in this poverty-stricken country,

InStride HippoTherapy
InStride HippoTherapy

Jim Russo Prison Ministries
Jim Russo Prison Ministries in Bradenton is all about second chances.The faith-based ministries at 2106 26th Ave. E. helps former prisoners get their life back on track. It includes two ministry teams which visit prisons around Florida, donating Bibles to prison and jail inmates, a toy drive to provide toys for prisoners’ children, and the transitional living program which Russo started in 1986.

Learn to Fish Recovery Center
Learn To Fish provides affordable residential and non residential recovery options for women struggling with addiction, alcoholism and depression. There are over 11 million Women in need of treatment in the USA. Sadly, there are very few options available for those who have no resources.

Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread of Bradenton is a community-driven organization devoted to feeding the hungry. We are supported by the churches, individuals like you, support foundations, and numerous other community-oriented organizations.

PET International
PET International Personal Mobility is a faith-based, volunteer-powered, humanitarian, and world-wide organization. PET U.S. affiliates and PET International operate as tax-exempt 501(c)(3) under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. PET began in 1995 when Reverend Larry Hills, missionary in Zaire (now Congo), Africa, told Reverend Mel West of the great need for three-wheeled, hand-cranked wheelchairs for victims of polio and landmines.

Reading Buddies
Reading Buddies are a dedicated group of volunteers from Christ Church who work one on one with at risk children in the Neighborhood Learning Center, a program offered at the United Community Centers’ Dream Center in Bradenton, Florida. Reading Buddies provide support for reading instruction as well as general academic assistance. An important component of this program is the relationship developed between the adult Reading Buddy and their child.

These Numbers Have Faces
These Numbers Have Faces works to support educational opportunities for talented young people in the African countries of Rwanda and the Congo.  It provides college opportunities through scholarships and is helping to build a new group of leaders in those countries.

Turning Points
They have a transitional development program which assists the homeless, those served with an eviction notice and those requesting rental assistance to prevent becoming homeless.  Financial assistance, as funding permits is available or security deposits, rent and utilities for clients meeting eligibility requirements.