Mission & Outreach

Mission Sunday: Celebrating Our Impact

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Local

Participate in the work that God has given us to do here in our neighborhoods. We mobilize the resources of our church annually through drives and donations, volunteers, and outside organizations that serve the needs of our community. You can get involved in numerous ways to share the love and ministry of Christ, simply by reaching out to our staff.

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Global

Jesus calls his followers to make disciples of all nations. We work to build up the worldwide church and to mobilize the people and resources of our local parish to respond. Christ Church has partnered with the Province of Rwanda and Compassion International to bless 1.2 million Anglicans in a geographic area barely larger than North Texas.

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Local Outreach

Annual Outreach Events

Kids in Need

Each July, we collect backpacks and school supplies for children in our community whose families are economically struggling. As a congregation, we sort and stuff the backpacks with school supplies. These packed backpacks are then distributed to the agencies surrounding us.

Thanksgiving Outreach

Each Thanksgiving Christ Church, working with local agencies, collects food for the needy in our community. This involves a large number of people, from the monetary donors to the volunteers who sort and distribute the food to the folks who coordinate the entire event.

Angel Tree Gift Drive

Angel Tree expresses Christ’s love during the Christmas season through a donation of Christmas gifts to children and senior adults in our community. Local agencies provide wish lists, which are written on Angel Tree tags and hung as Christmas decorations around campus.


Strategic Partners

Christ Church's social service partners have a proven track record of effective service. We encourage our community to contribute their time and talents to our partner agencies.

Matthew 25 Initiative

The M25 Initiative is an Anglican outreach that supports national compassion and mercy ministries, fulfilling the biblical call to love the least of these.

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A Christian Food Pantry

The all-volunteer staff of A Christian Food Pantry provides a free supply of groceries once per week per household for residents of East Plano.

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Allen Community Outreach

Allen Community Outreach is the sole local provider of free human services for the cities of Allen, Fairview and Lucas in Collin County.

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Bonton Farms

Bonton Farms is an urban farm in South Dallas that works alongside residents to transform issues of poverty, wellness, housing, education and inequality the community.

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BridgeBuilders

BridgeBuilders restores relationships under the banner of Christ by engaging, equipping, and empowering individuals, families, and communities in South Dallas.

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City House

City House provides emergency shelter and transitional residence to at-risk children and young adults in need due to abuse, neglect, or homelessness.

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Julia’s Center

Julia’s Center, a non-profit medical clinic, supports the uninsured in south Collin County.

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Meadows Elementary

Meadows contends with poverty and racial division in Plano. Local families and teachers constructed an irrigated garden on the property of the school.

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Plano Community Homes

Plano Community Homes, a housing development serving low-income senior adults, provides on-site worship services for the residents.

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Real Options for Women

Real Options for Women empowers women, men, and young people to make physical, emotional and spiritual choices that affirm life and health.

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The Samaritan Inn

The Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence.

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Global Mission

A Legacy for Rwanda

Christ Church directs its global mission efforts toward Rwanda—a beautiful country recovering from a difficult past. Since a nation-wide genocide in the early nineties, Rwanda has experienced amazing healing. Today, Rwanda has great hope, but rural villages still search for ways to care for their children.

In partnership with the Province of Rwanda and Compassion International, we are annually building preschools, churches, nutrition programs, and child sponsorships for rural villages, with a goal to bless 1.2 million people in a geographic area barely larger than North Texas. As God calls us to be a church of compassion, Rwanda is a place where compassion can build an powerful legacy.

Education

Two preschool buildings
serving 300 children

Christ Church built our second preschool where 75% of Rwandan children lack preschool education. Education improves every aspect of a child’s life, keeping children safe and uplifting their future.

Nutrition

Daily nutrition programs
serving 300 children

Christ Church has established two nutrition programs in conjunction with our rural preschools. One cup of enriched porridge provides a child with a daily supply of calories, vitamins, and nutrients.

Compassion

Sponsorship support
for 150 children

Christ Church partners with Compassion International to sponsor Rwandan children located in the same villages as our preschool and nutrition programs. Christ Church visits Rwanda annually to meet and serve these children as they grow up.

Ministry Staff

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The Rev. John Battey

Executive Pastor

Office:214-291-5042

John oversees all ministries and operations. He and his family have been members of Christ Church for more than ten years. John received his undergrad education at Texas A&M University and worked for 20 years in the medical industry. Feeling called to a life of ministry, he is thrilled now to support the Christ Church team. His hobbies include cooking and spending time with his family. He and his wife Jennifer have two teenage daughters, McKayla and Jordan.

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Jeff Reaves

Pastoral Care & Ministry Center Coordinator

Office:972-618-0222

We invite ordinary people to know Jesus Christ and become like Him for the sake of the world.

We joyfully invite you to explore Christ Church and find here a community that marries the best of the Church’s ancient practices with culturally-engaged, biblically-orthodox preaching and teaching.

Worship Services

Sundays @ 9 & 11 a.m.
Sanctuary

Sundays @ 5 p.m.
Chapel

Livestream Service

Sundays @ 11 a.m.

Office: 972-618-0222

Prayer: 972-491-7729

Location

Christ Church Plano
4550 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024

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