Northwest Christian strongly believes in serving others locally, regionally and ecumenically.  As part of our Christian ministry, we believe in reaching out to others to spread the love of Jesus Christ.

We never turn down a volunteer. Call our church office to get in contact with leaders of our various programs/projects, to join in on meeting people like you, to help serve the community around us. To help feed the hungry, to help shelter those without, to provide clean water to parched communities. To tend the ill, to build and to learn to build. 614 457 6290.
 

Here are a few of the hands-on, local ministries we actively support with love, time, leadership, and gifts.

 

NNEMAP Food Pantry

 

 is a cooperative ministry located at 699 E 11th that distributes food to needy residents of Columbus including Grandview, Upper Arlington and other nearby neighborhoods.  Established in 1969, NNEMAP has become one of the largest food pantries in Franklin County serving more than 18,000 people annually.  The pantry distributes approximately 3,000 pounds of food each week to its clients.

Our congregation donates food throughout the year and has special projects for the children to prepare food portions. We have annual collections for grooming kits and provide volunteers at the pantry.  Church members also serve on the NNEMAP Board of Directors.  
 
 
 
interfaith hospitality network

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network 

 

 

has a permanent YWCA Family Center at the YWCA, 900 Harvey Court, Columbus, Ohio 43219.  Northwest Christian Church provides a meal every

other month for families needing the emergency shelter. 

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Youth Mission Trips:
 
 
 Our CYF (high school) and Chi Rho (middle school) go on mission trips every other year and have served in such places as Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Arizona, and New Orleans.  In the summer of 2018 the youth traveled to Kentucky to assist an appalachian summer camp.
 
This is a maasive effort … collectively we send about 40 youngsters and adults for a week long program of service, worship, fellowship, fun…and touch the lives of so many.
 
 
Habitat for Humanity
 
 
is a nonprofit Christian ministry founded on the
belief that every person should have access to a
safe and affordable place to live.  HFH builds
homes for families regardless of race or religion
and helps to alleviate slum housing and homelessness around the world.  Whether it is economic struggles, natural disasters, war or civil unrest, HFH provides shelter and housing solutions to help families recover.  The local chapter helps relieve housing burdens to central Ohio families.
It requires over 2,500 volunteer hours to build a house, as well as financial contributions from participating churches
 
Additionally, Northwest Christian Church reaches out monetarily as part of our annual budget, as well through six special offerings each year for denominational and ecumenical causes.  The Week of Compassion Offering supports relief world-wide to those experiencing natural or political disasters.  The Easter Offering supports the Disciples of Christ church work in North America and internationally.  The Pentecost Offering supports the building of new Disciples of Christ churches.  The Reconciliation Offering supports church efforts toward reconciliation of race-based discrimination and separation.  The Thanksgiving Offering supports Disciple Colleges and seminaries, and the Christmas Offeringsupports the work of Disciples of Christ in Ohio.

 

 

New – Helping Hands:
 
NWCC is organizing targeted, short-range service projects in support of people and non-profit organizations who need a small team of smiling faces and a little labor.   Our  teams will consist of young adults, married or not, who want to give a gift of their time in meaningful and short duration service projects.  NWCC expects that this will expand to include a simple meal at NWCC before or after the project.
 
The first such project is already set for the week of August , where the team will assist NNEMAP in upgrading its i