Mission+Serve Directory

Mission Events


J&R Summer Book Club Series

Room: UC-326

Join us for any of these book discussions.  Email justice@belpres.org to RSVP for the book club discussion(s) of your choice or let us know if you interested in hosting a discussion. Click on the book titles to see more information about that book.

Thursday, June 15, 7pm S-141

The Heart of Racial Justice by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson


Sunday, June 18, 4:30pm S-223

Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins


Tuesday, June 27, 7pm (RSVP to justice@belpres.org for location)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Thursday, July 6, 7pm S-141

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond


Wednesday, July 12, 7pm S-141

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson


Thursday, July 13, 7pm S-141

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


Thursday, July 20, 7pm S-141

America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis


Thursday, July 27, 7pm S-141

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Thursday, August 3, 7pm S-141

I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish


Monday, August 7, 7pm UC-326

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


Wednesday, August 9, 7pm UC-326

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart by Christina Cleveland


Monday, August 14, 7pm UC-326

 The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander


Friday, August 18, 7pm in South Bellevue (RSVP: pmex.rowland@gmail.com for location)

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Room: UC-105

Sunday, August 20, 12:15 pm  UC-105

Holy Donuts! Bringing God’s Word to life in an African context and in our own

Keith Patman with Wycliffe Bible translators will share insights from his experience with African Bible translation teams. We will consider how the principles they use apply to sharing the Good News of Jesus in our own culture. Join us to welcome Keith and share light lunch.


2017 Jubilee Service Day

Saturday, August 26, 8 am – 12 noon, 1 pm – 5 pm

Get your family, friends, and neighbors to take part in serving our community at the annual Jubilee Service Day.

There are many homes and 21 school sites that are looking for volunteers to paint, clean up, move, setup, or prep for the coming school year.

You can sign up at Belpres on Sundays in the lobby or directly at jubileereach.org

Room: UC 105/106

Tuesday Evenings,  September 5- December 19, 6:30 pm  UC-105-106 

For more information or to register, go to  www.perspectives.org

Click here to watch a video about Perspectives

Great things happen when our hearts align around God’s global purpose.  Perspectives will take you on a journey of exploration as you take a deep dive into Scripture, explore His global purpose of redemption as we see that thread down through History, expand our understanding of reaching across Cultures, and engage Strategically in the present work He is doing in the world. All this and more in 15 weeks with 15 experienced instructors, teaching in their areas of expertise.
The Bel Pres Class begins with Lesson One, “The Living God is a Missionary God”, on September 5th and finishes with Lesson Fifteen, “World Christian Discipleship”, on December 19th.  The location for the class is UC – 105.  Begin planning now to make your Tuesday nights free for this experience of learning in a safe community. Contact Margie Gilchrist, Coordinator:  margie.gilchrist@perspectives.org
Perspectives can be taken at the Certificate, Credit, and Key Reading level.  

Key Reading Level: This level requires about 3 -5 hours of reading per week with no written homework. There are five “Personal Reflections” assigned during the course which would require approximately an hour each to complete. Cost:  $275.00

Certificate Level: This level is recommended for those who seek to gain a deeper understanding of the topics. It involves a weekly 10 question Review assignment, five “Personal Reflections”, and one research project due at the end of the course. This level requires approx 7 hours of work per week.  Cost:  $275.00

Credit Level: This level can be taken for undergraduate or post graduate credit. This involves a mid-term and final exam plus an integrative project in addition to regular weekly assignments. This level requires about 8 hours of work per week. The credit will come through Trinity International University and Excelsior University.  Cost:  $525.00

Alumni are welcome and encouraged to register!  ACSI credits are also available.
Room: Parking Lot

Saturday, September 9, 9am- 3pm

BelPres Parking Lot

Auto Angels is proud to present 11th Annual Show & Shine.  If you are an automobile enthusiast, this is a great opportunity to see an extensive variety of unique and classic cars.  Bring the whole family – there will be prizes, raffles, games, and awards through out the day!

“Changing oil and lives since 2005”

Featured Event

Directory of Community Outreach Partners & Friends

Community Outreach at BelPres supports many agencies, all involved with bringing revival to the Eastside and King County. Click on each image to explore these wonderful ministries! 

Questions? Contact our Director of Community Outreach. To sign up to volunteer, contact GetConnected.

Tom Brewer

ext. 3359

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds Acres of Diamonds is a transitional Christian home, in Duvall, WA, established in 1995. Acres of Diamonds is a local non-profit that gives that second chance. We provide the place, the love, and the guidance these women need to rebuild their lives and start anew. Our structured living plan, on-site counseling, discipleship, and life-skill training helps them re-establish their lives with purpose, confidence, and support. Our program houses only women or mothers with children. They can stay for up to two years, and all residents pay a portion of their housing and are required to get jobs or go to school. acresofdiamonds.org

Bridge Disability Ministries

Bridge Disability Ministries Bridge Disability Ministries honors the God-given dignity and giftedness of people with disabilities, we build relationships to alleviate isolation and enrich our churches and community.




DADS assists fathers with resources to help them develop a sense of self, family and community responsibility through education, effective parenting, mentoring and partnering. www.aboutdads.org

KidReach at Belpres

KidReach at Belpres Do you want to be a significant influence in the life of a student? You can serve in a meaningful way by spending one evening per week tutoring an underserved student. KidREACH students face academic challenges and their families are unable to provide the support they need. The program offers free one-on-one tutoring for students in grades K-12 and meets in the Upper Campus of BelPres on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. The program currently has students enrolled in almost all grades. As a tutor you will not only support a student academically, but you will have the opportunity to walk alongside and share God’s love with him/her. Tutors can have a positive impact on a student’s life by encouraging and appreciating them, celebrating their progress, supporting them in their struggles, and loving them as Jesus does. Please pray and consider being involved with KidREACH. We are looking for tutors, one-time volunteers for different events and people to fill leadership roles. Look at the volunteer descriptions and one-time service opportunities below to learn more. belpres.org/community-outreach/


New Horizons

New Horizons has connected youth experiencing homelessness to resources they need to exit street life through basic services and positive relationships.

We work to end youth homelessness in Seattle and King County. We offer services and programs designed to help youth transition out of street life. We connect volunteers and service providers in our community to youth in need.



Renewal Food Bank

Renewal Food Bank Established in 1998, Renewal Food Bank is located in Bellevue, Washington and is part of the Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline Hunger Relief Network. Since its inception, Renewal Food Bank has fed almost 300,000 individuals and continues to feed in excess of 250 families a week. renewalfoodbank.com


Youth for Christ

Youth for Christ YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement. In 1944 Youth for Christ responded to the growing need to provide Christian leadership by coordinating gospel centered outreach events. In a post World War II America, the ministry expanded quickly and Billy Graham became YFC’s first full time Staff member.



Andrew's House

Andrew’s House provides housing for 18 to 25 year old young people transitioning out of foster care.  They bring them into family environments and help them adjust to their next steps of life-continuing education or finding meaningful employment.



Care Net Pregnancy & Family Services

Care Net Pregnancy & Family Services All our services are confidential and professional, offered at no cost to you with no insurance needed. All medical services are provided by medical professionals. carenetps.org


Eastside Academy

Eastside Academy Eastside Academy is a non-profit, alternative high school. Our mission is inspiring change in the lives of at-risk youth through high school education, counseling, recovery, housing, and life skills programs in a Christ-centered environment. www.eastsideacademy.org


King County Youth Chaplaincy

King County Youth Chaplaincy

Partnering with families and communities to break the cycle of social, material, and spiritual poverty.



Olive Crest

Olive Crest – Founded in 1973 on Judeo-Christian values, Olive Crest believes that family is the ultimate source of hope and lasting change. Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children, and to preserving the family . . . “One Life at a Time.”

Olive Crest has provided emergency and long term shelter and care for abused, vulnerable and neglected children. We help families in crisis. Our key focus is on child abuse prevention. We provide homes for children, teens and aged-out youth, adoption placement and support, educational support and services, independent life skills training and mentoring, counseling and mental health treatment, and family crisis intervention. Our vision is to ensure every child has a strong family, and our ultimate goal is to restore broken families. Every day Olive Crest, with the support of donors and caring community members serves 3,000 children and families in need. For more information, please check out our website at olivecrest.org.



Vision House

Vision House Vision House is a Christian social service agency based near Seattle, Washington. Since 1990, Vision House has provided housing, support services and child care for homeless families with children and separately to homeless men recovering from substance abuse.



Auto Angels

Auto Angels Au†o Angels is an all volunteer ministry committed to meeting the transportation needs of those within our church community who are unable to meet those needs themselves. Au†o Angels operates under the umbrella of theBelPres Missions Department. The ministry is Christ-centered with every meeting and workday opened in prayer. We profess to part of God’s rescue mission here on earth and strive to be the hands and face of Jesus to those we serve. The services we offer include comprehensive inspections, oil changes, and brake jobs. www.autoangels.org

Compass Housing Alliance

Compass Housing Alliance Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. When a person walks into one of our centers, they find a welcoming space run by a caring, compassionate staff. Our innovative programs combine the stability of shelter and housing with the support of comprehensive case management. This results in programming that addresses the root causes of homelessness and change that is not only transformative, but lasting.



Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat Seattle-King County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, renovating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. www.habitatskc.org


Matt Talbot Center

Matt Talbot Center Established in 1985, the Matt Talbot Center is a Washington State licensed addiction treatment program serving the homeless, addicted and mentally ill. Located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, the Matt Talbot Center offers hope, services and support to individuals ready to commit to change. In addition to other services, we provide an intensive outpatient clinical treatment program within a Christian context for adult men and women. All of our programs are provided free of charge to our members. Founded by Executive Director Gregory K. Alex, MA, CDC, our recovery and relapse prevention program addresses the physiology, psychology, and sociology of addiction.



REST Real Escape from Sex Trade

REST: Real Escape from the Sex Trade was founded in November 2009 by a small team of women with experience dealing with troubled youth and sexual abuse issues, and other members of the team with backgrounds in wraparound services and case management to develop relationships with people being commercially sexually exploited (trafficked), or otherwise engaged in the sex trade or are at risk to enter. Our goal was to help them find a path to freedom. REST initiated services with three direct outreach teams: Street Outreach, Strip Club Outreach and Bikini Barista Stand (bikini barista stands are coffee stands that employ girls to wear lingerie or less) Outreach.

Our goal is simple — freedom, safety, and hope to women & girls exploited by the sex trade.



Urban Impact

Urban Impact Healthy families and healthy neighborhoods, with high performing schools, social and economic stability, and an ethnically and culturally diverse community where people are reconciled to God, self, and others. www.urbanimpactseattle.org


Baby Basics

Baby Basics The concept of the program Baby Basics originated from an organization in southern New Jersey, which was providing support to low income and welfare families. In founding the first Baby Basics program in 1992, the determination was made to limit the scope of the program to only those who are working and not receiving welfare. Before I began Baby Basics, in depth research went into assessing community support for working poor families. My research found that no organization was providing a basic hygienic necessity, diapers, on a consistent basis. Baby Basics was founded to fill this unmet need. However, Baby Basics is much more than just a diaper distribution program. It is our mission to provide a supportive atmosphere and community for these hard working families. We call this kindness. Research shows that one of the four major factors of child abuse is a sense of isolation. Baby Basics strives to provide a connection to a caring community with support, a listening ear and a safe place to share daily struggles and successes thus diluting the sense of isolation for these struggling families. Our gifts of diapers and kindness would not be possible without financial support from individuals, foundations and organizations. We are grateful to each person who supports us as we do this important work.



Congregations for the Homeless

Congregations for the Homeless Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) works to end homelessness on the Eastside.  As the only full-service shelter resource for single, adult men experiencing homelessness, CFH helps men to successfully make the transition from homelessness to permanent housing.



Jubilee Reach

Jubilee Reach Bellevue’s needs are evolving rapidly, and Jubilee REACH continues to meet them by focusing on our core values, or R.E.A.C.H. Wrap-around services that include 36 community programs, 38 Club Jubilee programs that run in our 7 middle schools and 3 elementary schools, and our thrift store mean we can R.E.A.C.H. throughout Bellevue to provide assistance to those in need. www.jubileereach.org

Matthew's House

Matthew House is an organization dedicated to assisting children and the families of people incarcerated in Washington’s prisons. Matthew House exists to support these families with a clothing closet, a food pantry, shelter in our three apartments, transportation to various prisons throughout the State, childcare and adult counseling.



Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. We’re dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ. God’s calling us to dream big as the gap widens between human need and public resources. We’re expanding our efforts like never before — beyond Seattle to the rest of King County. We started serving soup to thousands of homeless and unemployed people during the Great Depression. More than 80 years later, we’re still caring for our neighbors — but in more ways than ever! www.ugm.org


Young Life

Young Life

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.
We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will have an impact on future decisions — careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised — all ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.


Directory of Global Outreach

Directory of Global Outreach Partners & Friends

These ministries and individuals represent strategic and valuable relationships with BelPres and our members. We seek to nurture long-term, mutually fruitful, prayerful relationships. Click on each image to explore these wonderful ministries! 

Questions? Contact our Director of Global Outreach. To sign up to volunteer, contact GetConnected.

John Kim

ext. 3389


Abraham Project

Abraham Project

Our vision is to see our local community transformed by offering programs and services where people can encounter the love and salvation of Jesus Christ.



Cambodian University Scholarship Program

Cambodian University Scholarship Program
A group of volunteers with a passion for helping youth in Cambodia.  CUSP was formed after a short-term mission trip to Cambodia in 2006, sponsored by a number of Seattle-area churches. Dr. Yaren Yim, HR Director of World Vision in Cambodia, has been a key indigenous partner since the beginning of CUSP’s involvement in Cambodia.



Develop Our Village Economy

Develop Our Village Economy

DOVE, formerly known as EFC-KEY, is now a local NGO made up of Jesus Followers, both Cambodian and expatriates, who are committed to the transformation of young people who will respond to the needs of the poor and marginlized.



Nicolas Fund for Education

Nicolas Fund for Education

Our scholarship program helps communities in the Guatemalan highlands lift vulnerable children – and their communities – out of poverty. By providing marginalized children in these villages with educational opportunities, we help them achieve their God-given abilities.

Funds received from donors provide scholarships which include tuition, school uniforms, tutoring, school supplies, mentoring and transportation.



Serving In Mission

Serving In Mission

SIM is an international mission organization with more than 4,000 workers serving in about 70 countries. SIM members serve God among many diverse people groups in every continent.

SIM workers are international themselves, representing about 70 nationalities—including nations that in the past only received missionaries. They serve in a wide variety of career fields. SIM is looking for people of any nationality who have almost any skill imaginable!



Alongside Ministries

Alongside Ministries

Alongside Ministries is an independent ministry started in February of 2002 by Halle and Kathy August. After a short term mission trip to Nicaragua in July 2000 they and their three sons felt a strong call on their lives to return to Nicaragua as long term missionaries with the purpose of making a difference in the lives of the poor community of Chiquilistagua and Cedro Galan by sharing the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When they started they were ill-equipped linguistically to share the gospel in Spanish but felt the Lord was calling them to a relational ministry where they would share the love of Jesus Christ through their lives and actions by living in community with, or alongside, the people of Nicaragua. Starting a preschool program, a particular passion of Kathy’s, was one vehicle they used to create an environment in which they could grow in relationship with the Nicaraguan community of Cedro Galan. Not only did the preschool program provide a relational setting it was also a way to educationally improve and enhance the lives of the children and families that participated in the program, providing a quality preschool program that more than prepared the children for Kindergarten.



Center for Champions

Center for Champions

The Center for Champions was established  in 2007 and officially opened in May 2008. The Center’s vision is to serve the vulnerable youth of Rwanda in the age bracket of 13-26 years of age. This is a forgotten demographic in Rwanda and the Center accepted the challenge to bridge that gap. Center for Champions currently provides Christian based education and support to over 500 of Rwandas impoverished youth.



Greatest Goal Ministries

Greatest Goal Ministries

Founded in May, 2007, GREATEST GOAL MINISTRIES (GGM) is a Christian, humanitarian organization dedicated to serving the most vulnerable population of Sierra Leone, Africa – the amputees, disabled, and children affected by its decade-long (1991-2002) civil war.



Ninos Con Valor Fundacion

Ninos Con Valor Fundacion

To see hope, healing and dignity flourish in Bolivian children, values that they will multiply into society through the establishment of self-sustaining and scalable models of care.



St. Andrew's Biblical Theological Institute

St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute

St. Andrew’s is a unique educational institution located in Moscow, Russia. Its primary purpose is to train lay people in theology and religious studies as professors and teachers, catechists, translators, editors, and journalists. It also provides continuing education for ordained clergy. Although St. Andrew’s shares cultural and religious roots with the Russian Orthodox Church, it is a totally independent institution, not owned nor financed by either church or state.



The Arms of Jesus

The Arms of Jesus

We recognize that many people have a real burden, a need to reach out to, and help children but do not know where to start, or what to do. The Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission will facilitate such a need.



Hope for Children School

Hope for Children School



Lift Up Africa

Lift Up Africa AIC Childcare Center

AIC Child Care Centre provides educational and therapeutic services to children with disabilities. Lift Up Africa has supported the center with a borehole and solar pump providing them with clean water.



St. John Cultural Center

St. John Kronstadt Orthodox Church and Cultural Center

Our sister church and its cultural center provide 20+ programs for children, youth and parents.  This relationship started in 1994 with the church in the village of Koltushi near St. Petersburg where the Pavlov Institute is located so they have a mix of scientists, local residents who commute to St. Petersburg to work and recent immigrants working in new factories.  In 1998 Dr. Sergei Medvedev, a lay member, started an after-school program – the Cultural Center so children would have some Christian guidance in their lives.  They currently offer pre-school, art, computer, English for children and adults, drama, woodworking, etc. and bike trips on the weekends and camping during the summer!  It is an unusual, amazing program serving infants, children, teens, young adults, adults and seniors. Dr. Sergei was honored by the Metropolitan several years ago and asked to be the director of Sunday School teachers in the region. Now the new priest, Fr. Artemi is fulfilling that position.

For more information contact Patty Hirz at patty@hirz.net


Children of the Nations

Children of the Nations

To mobilize a movement of people and organizations and their God-given resources to raise children who transform nations.



Le Rucher Ministries

Le Rucher Ministries

We are actively seeking to integrate member care, community development and ethnic reconciliation for mutual support and greater effectiveness.

We are committed to developing and providing resources on behalf of personnel in frontier/community development settings. We focus on those living and working with the least evangelized, highly traumatized, least developed, and/or complex humanitarian emergencies. As part of the discipleship process, we are committed to developing competencies and character in people to enable them to respond to suffering and poverty and to lift human dignity in their communities.

We are a community of colleagues where the presence and peace of Jesus is practiced and experienced. We endeavor to be a visible and viable ministry that can offer a broad range of resources to the mission community.



ScholarLeaders International

ScholarLeaders International

A powerful and expanding Christian movement continues in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe – the Majority World – with unique challenges and opportunities in each region. Through five programs ScholarLeaders International is privileged to encourage and enable Christian brothers and sisters as they impact the world with the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.



World Concern

World Concern

We are a team of passionate humanitarians, striving to create lasting, sustainable change in the lives of those living in extreme poverty.