mercy and missions

At Christ Community we believe that support for missions is a holistic endeavor. A life of service to God and contradictory to the world's standards is a very powerful ministry to non-Christians. We encourage our members to seek relationships with the unchurched. Supporting our mission to both experience and extend the grace of Jesus Christ in Gainesville, we also plan several service days to local ministries throughout the year. If you would like to serve on one of our work day groups, please contact one of our deacons.


To be truly supportive, we must provide prayer and personal attention to the needs of those people/organizations to which our church is committed, in addition to financial aid. More than ten percent of our annual budget goes to other individuals and organizations in Gainesville and throughout the world laboring for Christ.

local ministry partners


global & regional ministry partners


  • john and kathy clow

    John and Kathy Clow serve with Mission to the World (MTW) in La Ceiba, Honduras. John is the Team Leader of La Ceiba and serves as the Country Director of Honduras. The La Ceiba team is a church planting team who is serving the area through medical clinics, a home for teen mothers, and street kid ministry. They are also starting a theological seminary. For more information about the Clows and their ministry, visit their blog.

  • Josh and anna dickenson

    Josh and Anna Dickenson serve with Serge in Bundibugyo, Uganda. Serge uses clean water projects as a vehicle to spread the gospel. They serve the Babwisi, Bakongo, and Bwamba tribes through education, clean water projects, medical clinics, Women of Proverbs ministry, and missionary training. Josh attended Christ Community while studying engineering at the University of Florida. He and Anna met while serving in Bundibugyo. For more information about the Dickensons, visit their Serge's website.

  • Florida church planting network

    The Florida Church Planting Network strives to fulfill the Great Commission and turn Florida into a Gospel-rich environment. With the growing population of our state, they see the need for the good news to be spread. They seek to plant Gospel-centered churches and encourage and support church planters. For more information about this organization, visit their website.

  • Rachel Snowden

    Rachel Snowden is a missionary working with Bella Goose Coffee and Wipe Every Tear to reach women who are vulnerable to the sex trade industry. Wipe Every Tear works to provide a safe home, hope, education, and discipleship to women who have been trafficked. to learn more about Rachel's mission work, visit her blog.

  • Julie stout

    Julie Stout serves with Created in Gainesville, Florida. Created is a ministry that serves women who have been or are vulnerable to being sexually trafficked. They believe that every woman should have the opportunity of new life with Jesus. They outreach, disciple, and advocate for the women in our community that have been exploited. For more information about Created, please visit their website.


  • Our church also supports CRU and Pioneers missionaries in "closed countries" such as Southeast Asia. This means that cross-cultural individuals with a kingdom focus are not permitted in the country. For their safety and the safety of their teams, we do not have their information accessible on our website. Please continue to pray for God to be moving through their work. To learn more about these missionaries and their focus,email Cason Chatham.

Missions Team

Purpose Statement

The Christ Community Church Missions Team exists to glorify God

through the expansion of his kingdom by partnering

with local and global ministries who share this same purpose.


Role of the Mission’s Team:

Elevate our church’s awareness through education and inspiration of missionary outreach, both local and worldwide


  • Aid our church members in responding to God’s call to missions
  • Stimulate prayer for missionaries and local mercy ministries
  • Recommend missionary candidates according to set guidelines
  • Oversee missions conferences of our church
  • Prepare the annual missions budget proposal
  • Process and utilize prayer letters/email of missionaries

Chairperson: Cason Chatham

Other members: Christina Fischer and Paige French