Compassion Ministry Partners
Lutheran Church of the Cross partners with several local & international ministries contributing our time and our gifts. If you want to serve or contribute financially we have several ministries that are worthy.
Our Local Partners
South County Outreach
South County Outreach is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving low-income individuals and families in crisis in South Orange County. South County Outreach helps those in need with food, rent, and utility assistance, homeless prevention counseling, and computer training programs.
Our Father's Table
Our Father's Table is a very special ministry that focuses on helping people lift themselves out of life on the street, by giving them the needed help but also the needed tools to empower them to help themselves.
Teen Challenge works on a holistic model of drug and alcohol recovery. This means that they are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to their addiction recovery centers. They endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. Their focus is to restore people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ while helping them to gain the skills to regain sobriety.
The Foundation of Laguna Woods Village
The Foundation of Laguna Woods Village is a charitable organization that provides help to seniors living in Laguna Woods who need financial or physical assistance on a regular basis. The Foundation helps with utility assistance, temporary cash relief, meals on wheels and adult daycare.
Orange County Rescue Mission
Orange County Rescue Mission provides help to those who want to get off the streets in Orage County by providing food, clothing, shelter, counseling, and job skills to empower people to help themselves succeed. At the Village of Hope, single people and families have a safe place to live, work, and be ministered to in the name & love of Jesus Christ.
Our Global Partners
Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief is a global ministry that provides help and resources to the people of third-world countries who are in need. They believe and act on the idea the sometimes the best witness of faith is just helping someone without any requirements in return. This is living the act of grace.
Faith Comes By Hearing
Faith Comes By Hearing is committed to reaching the nations with the Word of God in audio, offering the Bible in a format that will connect with the world’s 50% illiterate population. One of their largest efforts is the Bible stick and USB drive that contains the entire Holy Bible and is distributed to Military and people around the World.
Gideons International is an Association of Christians dedicated to telling people about Jesus through service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them and when they need them.
Water 4 Kids International
Water 4 Kids International (W4KI) is a ministry providing basic clean water through drilling and providing new wells in villages to the people of Uganda. To date, W4KI has drilled 480 wells impacting up to 3 million people.
Samaritan's Purse International
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the focus of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. We also participate in Operation Christmas Child each fall, Samaritan Purse’s largest ministry arm.
Lutheran Youth Impact,
A college education changes lives. A college education costs much less in El Salvador than in the USA, but is still out of reach for a poor family. Lutheran Youth Impact, El Salvador (LYIES) seeks to provide college funding and computers for Lutheran youth in El Salvador who would not otherwise be able to attend college. LYIES aims to enable tomorrow's leaders to launch their professional careers and make a positive impact on their churches and communities. LYIES, a new ministry based at Lutheran Church of the Cross, works with long-standing Lutheran organization in El Salvador, Seeds of Hope Foundation.