Local outreach exists to shine a light into our community and to walk along side each other while sharing the love God has for all of us. This congregation is involved in a variety of outreach ministries in the community around us. Some of the groups we support with our time and resources are:

Vine Maple Place, the Children's Home Society, Week of Compassion, Union Gospel Mission: Kent Women's Shelter, Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN), Kent Senior Services, NW Regional Youth Summer Camp, and East Hill Elementary, Meridian Elementary, and Park Orchard Elementary.

School Connections

School Connections is a two pronged approach to supporting the children in our local schools.

We have tutors available every Wednesday night from 6-8pm for math and reading support.  Our program's focus is with 1st-6th grade kids with some higher level math tutors available. This is a drop in program for kids who are signed in and out each week by their parents. All adult volunteers have been thoroughly screened and have had a Washington State Patrol background check.  Tutors work in groups and children are never left alone with only one adult.

We also have several volunteers that visit nearby elementary schools during the day to help children practice their reading skills. Volunteers visit 7 different classrooms across our three closest elementary schools; Park Orchard, East Hill, and Meridian Elementary. Each person spends 1 hour a week listening to young readers strengthen their reading skills, and empowering them with the  confidence to be successful students.  

First Friends Karate

First Friends Karate is a by-donation-only Karate program we offer on Wednesday nights for grades K-12. This Karate program provides opportunities for students to learn self defense, discipline, and focus while improving their physical health.

First Friends Karate is  hosted by Sensei Matt Coder, one of the elders of our church. 

For more information click here.


The HOME program is a year-round overnight shelter for single adult men ages 18 and older. The HOME shelter addresses the issues of homelessness in South King County by providing a safe place for homeless men to sleep and receive a hot meal, as well as giving them the opportunity to stabilize and work on self-sufficiency through case management. Men who stay at the shelter are provided with case management services which focus on addressing employment goals, mental health and CS issues, Veterans' services, securing permanent affordable housing and health care for each individual.

Kent Disciples is a proud volunteer partner of the H.O.M.E. program. Twice a year Kent Disciples hosts this community on men for a month by offering shelter and a home cooked meal each night. Click here for additional information

Community Connections

Community Connections is all about connecting different groups into community with each other. This ministry has hosted community dinners, block parties, and interfaith dialogue nights.