City & Global Engagement

 

Missio Dei Chicago is a church family that not only gathers on Sundays, in homes, and in our neighborhoods. We also actively seek to step into areas of injustice and need throughout our city and world. Below is a brief list of where our congregations are involved. This isn't an exhaustive list. We simply want you to understand just a bit more about who were are as a church.  If you want to learn more about how love these communities and partner with these organizations, contact us!

 

​Lincoln Square

World Relief
Good Neighbor Teams who befriend refugees when they land in the states and help them with what they need for the next four months
https://worldreliefchicago.org

Safe Families
Help a family by hosting a child at risk or be a support and friend of other's who host.  
https://safe-families.org

Chicago Public Schools
Volunteering and mentoring in Chicago Public Schools - take your talent and skills and get connected to a sport or club at Amundsen or mentor/tutor elementary kids for 1 hour.

Young Lives
Invest in and mentor a teen mom.
https://www.younglife.org/ForEveryKid/YoungLives/Pages/default.aspx

Pub theology
We've lost the art of listening to those who disagree with us. Come and engage in a civil discussion on a hot topic of our time and engage with people from all walks of life.

H​umboldt Park​

By the Hand Club for Kids
Tutoring program for kids
http://bythehand.org

SLAM - GRIP Ministries
Mentoring Teenage Kids (group activities, one on one relationships)
https://www.gripyouth.com/what-we-do/slam/

Break Through Ministries
East Garfield Park Neighborhood Development and Renewal

Team World Vision
Clean Water Projects in Africa
https://www.teamworldvision.org

Wrigleyville

WyldLife
Mentoring middle schoolers on the north side.
https://chicagons.younglife.org/Pages/WyldLife.aspx

Kids Alive Guatemala
Sending medical and construction mission trips to help girls at the Oasis
https://secure.kidsalive.org/p-397-oasis-residential-home.aspx

Local Shelters 
Our church partners with a local primary school to support and bless the families at two local women's shelters (for moms and kids)

​Young Lives
Invest in and mentor a teen mom.
https://www.younglife.org/ForEveryKid/YoungLives/Pages/default.aspx

WINGS
A program providing a pathway to independence for adults and children escaping domestic violence or abuse.
http://wingsprogram.com/

Waka Worldwide
Meeting basic needs for homeless Ugandan children and teenage moms
http://www.wakaworldwide.org/

Partners Relief & Development
Global organization in communities touched by conflict protecting and supported children.  
https://www.partners.ngo/

 

Uptown

Open House
A weekly time of building relationships through eating pizza and playing games with our neighbors. All are welcome, it’s a party every week!

Alden Lakeland
A ministry focused on loving the people that live and work at Alden Lakeland Rehabilitation Center. Weekly Gospel Community, You are Loved events, and holiday parties that seek to point people toward Jesus and remind them that they are valued and loved.

Heiwa Terrace
A monthly Birthday and BINGO event at Heiwa Terrace, an Asian american assisted living home in Uptown. Seeks to build relationships with our neighbors by playing BINGO and celebrating residents birthdays. 

Salvation Army
Monthly birthdays parties for children living at the Salvation Army. This ministry seeks to create a safe, fun, and loving environment for the kids to celebrate one another!

RISE McCutcheon Elementary Mentorship Program
A mentoring initiative with our local school that seeks to provide elementary and middle school students an additional positive and encouraging adult relationship in their lives

Want to learn more about any of these ministries or organizations? 

Contact us!