Our purpose is to love and serve others in our local and global communities in practical ways.

We do this by working with our church members, local agencies, and international partners, to help meet needs, build strong friendships, and encourage those who are struggling. We believe that as individuals recognize that Cottonwood cares, they’ll be stirred to know that God cares.

Here are some of the ways you can be a part of Outreach.

Global Outreach

Take part in missions; go serve on a international trip.

Uganda – Summer (Open To All)

Otino Waa Children’s Village in northern Uganda.

Sustainability projects, clean water springs, sport camps, skill workshops and more.

Date: Aug 1- Aug 12
Cost: $3400

Uganda – Winter (Open To All)

Otino Waa Children Village in northern Uganda.

Experience the celebration of Christmas holiday season with the kids and be a part of lots of different projects in and around the village.

Date: Nov 25-Dec 6
Cost: $3250

To participate in missions you must complete a missions application.

Missions Application

China (Youth/Young Adults)

Build relationships with future leaders from China’s top high schools. Help run English camps through sports and team-building activities. Climb the Great Wall. Let your heart be changed forever.

Date: July 15- July 30
Cost: $2400

China (Internship)

3-12 Month Program. Hands-on involvement with children, youth and college-age students with our long-term contact in country. Work includes teaching English, summer camps, discipleship, marketing, sports, media, writing curriculum and work with the poor. (Chinese language not required).

Date: Various
Cost: $800 per month + airfare and insurance.

Myanmar (Open To All)

Children’s and youth outreach through vacation Bible school, sport camps, aid relief and an orphanage project. Also, teaching in the local Bible school.

Date: Aug 2- Aug 13
Cost: $2900

Myanmar – Christmas (Open To All)

Take part in an annual Christmas outreach to thousands who will come to hear the Christmas story, receive a meal and be blessed. Spend the holidays with the kids at Love Children’s Home and local Bible school students.

Date: Dec 16-Dec 27
Cost: $2900

Philippines (Open To All)

Evangelistic Crusades for adults and children working with local churches. Extremely fruitful ministry. You will see God move like never before. Three trips are available in June, July and August.

Date: June 13-23, July 18-28, Aug 14-24
Cost: $3150

To participate in missions you must complete a missions application.

Missions Application

Eurotrek (Young Adults/Youth)

Travel across Europe by train, boat, bus and car. Raw, face to face evangelism, connect with partner churches for ministry. Pass out tracts and information for the Answers broadcast. Graduating Seniors accepted.
Date: July 20-30
Cost: $2950

France (Open To All)

Encourage and assist Gypsy believers in practical ways; education, business, relationships. Travel, help set up and conduct evangelistic crusades. Be a Gypsy for 10 days.
Date: Aug 1- Aug 10
Cost: $2450

To participate in missions you must complete a missions application.

Missions Application

India (Business/Men)

Teach business skills and principles to young leaders within the India and Nepal region. Make connections and see how God is working to shift the mindset of a new generation of Kingdom builders through business. Also be a part of the annual Mens Conference speaking into the lives of men.

Date: September
Cost: $2450

India/Nepal (Women)

Annual Womens Conference in northern India/Nepal.

Teaching at a Womens Conference encouraging and empowering women across the Himalayan region to rise up and be who Christ created them to be.

Date: May 4- May 14
Cost: $2600

To participate in missions you must complete a missions application.

Missions Application

Chiapas, Mexico (Youth/Young Adults)

Orphanage project – Work with a local church and orphanage to build, serve and evangelize. Youth Unleashed Camp included.

Date: July 23- July 30
Cost: $1350

Tecate, Mexico (Open To All)

Work with local churches during services and outreach.

Date: December 15-17th
Cost: $200

To participate in missions you must complete a missions application.

Missions Application

Egypt (Open To All)

Children’s and various ministries.

Work with local leaders through workshops and training seminars.

Date: June 20- June 30
Cost: $2650

Israel (Open To All)

Practical service project. Renovate bomb shelters as a unique form of outreach and aid to a country and people that have a special place in God’s heart and get to see many important places in the Holy Land as a bonus.

Date: Mar 25- Apr 5, Aug 5- Aug 16, Oct 21- Nov 1
Cost: $3450

Lebanon (Open To All)

Children’s and various ministries.

Work with a local church in Beirut doing various outreaches which include kids ministry, medical clinics, leadership training, evangelism, refugee and compassion ministry.

Date: Mar 13- Mar 22
Cost: $2750

To participate in missions you must complete a missions application.

Missions Application

Local Outreach

Get involved weekly, biweekly, or monthly, in our local communities.

Anchored is a faith-based outreach and support system for women in the sex industry.  We exist to show women in the industry just how much the God of the universe loves them.  We do this through non-judgmental love, speech, and actions.  Everything we do is anchored in love, hope, and grace.

Tangibly, we carry out our mission by visiting strip clubs in Orange County and Los Angeles County once a month.  During each visit, we deliver gift bags that have a gift and an encouraging note inside. We also offer a free, weekly therapist-led support group that is available to any woman who is interested.

If you are interested in loving and serving women in the sex industry, please contact us:

Contact: Arianna Rodriguez at Anchored@cottonwood.org.

To participate in this outreach you must complete a Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Application

We hold church services for patients in local convalescent hospitals, helping the residents to feel loved and cared for.

 We have teams going out on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Contact: Larry Long at assistedliving@cottonwood.org.

To participate in this outreach you must complete a Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Application

Our objective is to connect and to serve the surrounding communities. We go door to door in small teams sharing the love of God in practical ways. We do this by: visiting the residents, offering to clean their yards, helping with the chores, prayer, and providing and delivering groceries through Grateful Hearts.

 We meet on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month in Building B from 9:00am-12:30pm. Note: shuttle leaves promptly at 9:30am.

Contact: Adline Andrews at Calmelitos@cottonwood.org.

Interested in joining this outreach? Complete the Camelitos Interest Form.

Carmelitos Interest Form

Crittenton Outreach – Cottonwood has a team of women (18 or older) who volunteer on the first Monday evening of each month at Crittenton’s residential treatment home for at-risk teenage girls in Fullerton.  As part of their recreation department, we spend time each month with the girls engaging in a variety of activities such as, crafts, cooking, and games.  We are there to love the girls, to encourage them, to pray for them, and to be the hands and feet Jesus. Opportunities to be a one-on-one mentor for a girl also exists.

If you are interested in joining this community please contact us:

Contact: Maria Holm at Crittenton@cottonwood.org.

Volunteer Application

Our mission is to provide support and community to foster and adoptive families at Cottonwood who are journeying through life with children who have come from hard places.  We strive to provide these families with the tools they need to help their children heal and become all that God desires them to be.  The foster care system is always in need of safe and loving homes, and we believe the church can be a part of the solution to this ongoing crisis.  Therefore we strive to recruit and come along side families at Cottonwood who are ready to open their homes and their hearts to these precious children. In addition, we also participate in local outreach opportunities designed to bless children in foster care.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our community, or are interested in becoming a foster family, please contact us:

Contact: Rachel King at Foster-Adoption@cottonwood.org.

Volunteer Application

Commits to take an active community based approach to environmentental stewardship of God’s creation through service, education, and sustainable practices. The Green Team believes that God entrusted all of creation to our safekeeping and that we are therefore called to be responsible stewards of God’s beloved earth. As caretakers of God’s creation, the Green Team inspires the community to come together to sustain a healthy environment for all people and generations to come and to recognize the beauty of God’s work.

Contact: Aimee Arvidson at Greenteam@cottonwood.org.

Interested in joining this outreach? Complete the Green Team Interest Form.

Green Team Interest Form

Our heart is to assist vulnerable, hurting or broken women, including those who have been abused physically, sexually or emotionally. We focus on prevention, rescue, and restoration. Our goal is to help women + girls realize their full potential, beauty, and the importance of being respected for the treasures they truly are. There is hope.

Contact: Bill & Wendy Carpio at humantrafficing@cottonwood.org.

Volunteer Application

Bible Correspondence Course:
Help mail out and correct a Bible Correspondence Course called “Narrow Way Bible Study.” This helps inmates grow in their walk with God.

Bible Correspondence Course en español:
Provide our Spanish speaking inmates with same opportunity to go through the “Narrow Way Bible Study” course by mailing out and correcting their papers.

Curso Bíblico por Correspondencia:
Ayuda a corregir y enviar por correo los estudios de un Curso Bíblico por Correspondencia llamdo “El Camino Estrecho.” Este curso está diseñado a ayudar a los presos a crecer en su caminar can Dios.

Church Services with Worship and Gospel Message:
Collaborate with a Christian organization, the “Gleaners,” that works with jails and oversees many different churches to provide one hour church services to inmates. Inmates join a community of faith that helps them in their daily lives.

Contact (contacto): Craig Fry at Jails@cottonwood.org.

To participate in this outreach you must complete a Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Application

Sharing the love of God out on the streets through conversation and prayer in the cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach.

We meet the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 7:30 pm at the open-air plaza in front of the main church building.   We return back to church 10:30 pm.

Contact: James Temidara at Satnightoutreach@cottonwood.org.

Interested in joining this outreach? Complete the Saturday Night Outreach Interest Form.

Saturday Night Outreach Interest Form

Partnered Outreach

Be part of Cottonwood’s collaborative outreach efforts to serve the local community.

Anchor of Hope exist to encourage and assist the formerly incarcerated to successfully reconcile back to church, family, community, corporate, public and private life. To offer a system of support to the formerly incarcerated so they will never again return to any type of correctional institution. This ministry is based in Downtown Los Angeles.

Contact: Jean Franklin at info@aohministry.org, (323)432-3976, or Google Voice (323)509-4897.

Visit aohministry.org

Did you know that 95% of apartment residents are unchurched? As a CARES Team we are committed to making Christ known by loving our neighbors in our apartment community! We host 3 CARES events per month to create a space for ALL residents to have fun and build relationship with one another. Loving our neighbor is what Jesus is all about and CARES provides an incredible opportunity to live that out! We are looking for volunteers who are passionate to see lives transformed through acts of love and compassion. We know as you join this work, you’ll be transformed too. Please email us for more information on how you can connect to what God is doing at Pine Meadows!

Contact: Aizaiah & Neddy Yong at pinemeadows@caresprogram.org.

We work with Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy to match cadets with caring and responsible volunteer mentors. The mission of Sunburst is to intervene and reclaim the lives of 16 to 18 year old high school drop outs; to produce program graduates with the values, life skills, education & self discipline to succeed as productive citizens.

Contact: Brenda Couch at sunburstmentor@cottonwood.org.

Visit sunburstyouthacademy.com

To participate in this outreach you must complete a Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Application

Disaster Relief: Give or Go

It isn’t too late to get involved in helping those recovering from the devastation caused by the recent natural disasters. Join Cottonwood’s relief efforts.

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