Making an Impact

Impacting our community and world for the sake of God’s Kingdom isn’t a calling that some of us have and some of us don’t. If we’ve experienced the goodness of God and the hope of the Gospel, we cannot help but be moved to compassion and action for those who need him. Getting started can seem daunting, but below you will find two platforms we use to make you aware of needs and opportunities in our

community and across the world for you to be a part of.

Christmas Impact

Christmas Impact is an opportunity for you to give and serve alongside our Impact partners during the Advent season. There are two ways to get involved: giving and serving. We will begin receiving gifts at the Impact table in the lobby on Sunday, November 26.

Toy Categories for Watered Gardens:

• 0-2 year old female
• 0-2 year old male
• 3-5 year old female
• 3-5 year old male
• 6-8 year old female
• 6-8 year old male
• 9-11 year old female
• 9-11 year old male
• 12+ year old female
• 12+ year old male
• Gift Wrap Supplies (Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags, Tape)

Please return items to Christ’s Church no later than Sunday, December 17.

Items for LifeChoices:

• Baby boy outfit
• Baby girl outfit
• Baby socks
• Baby pajamas
• Onesies
• Baby lotion
• Baby powder
• Baby wash/shampoo
• Newborn or size 1 diapers
• Baby wipes
• Diaper rash ointment

Please return items to Christ’s Church no later than Sunday, December 31.

Meal Pack

December 3 | 2:00pm

Grab your friends, family or small group and join us in packing 35,000 meals for Con Mis Manos and Neighborhood Life House, two of our Impact Partners dedicated to supporting communities facing poverty and food insecurity.

Sharing the Blessings

December 9 | 9:00am-12:00pm

Sharing the Blessings Festival is an opportunity for children in foster, adoptive and kinship families to make Christmas gifts for their families at no cost to them. Christ’s Church hosts this annual event for families and children all throughout our community. Here’s how you can be involved: Register to serve and help children create their gifts, or spread the word to families you know who would love to participate.

Impact Values

These values help provide a framework for the types of ministries Christ’s Church partners with and the type of ministry being done locally and globally. Church Planting: Partnering with church planters and organizations to establish churches around the world. Unreached People: Sharing the gospel in areas that lack enough followers of Christ and resources to evangelize their own people. Mercy: Ministries that offer mercy to all especially those who are victims of injustice. Next Generation: Supporting organizations that call and mobilize the next generation of church leaders and missionaries.

Right Here Right Now

Sharing the love and hope of Jesus with our local community one dollar bill at a time. We encourage everyone in our Christ’s Church family to bring $1 for every person in their household each week we gather. We also encourage our church to submit a request to Right Here Right Now when a financial or service need arises in the lives of those around them (friends, family, neighbors, coworkers). Right Here Right Now works to offer resources that will not only eliminate the immediate need but also eradicate the cause of that need.

If you would like to give directly to the ministry of Right Here Right Now, follow the link to give and simply designate your gift to Right Here Right Now.

How does the
Right Here Right Now process work?

Frequently Asked Questions

Right Here Right Now money is an amount of money collected every Sunday to radically change the lives of the people in the community around us. Every Sunday we ask people to give just $1 per person, per family on top of their regular giving. $1 is somewhat irrelevant, but 2,300 one-dollar bills could radically change someone’s life. That’s the purpose of the Right Here Right Now money; to allow others in our community to know that there is a group of people who love them and that Jesus loves them.

Outside each of the Adult Worship Center doors, there are black boxes where you can place your $1 bills. If you have monetary denominations that are larger than a dollar that you would like to designate for Right Here Right Now, you can put that amount in giving envelope found in the seat back in front in the worship center, designate it “Right Here Right Now” and place it in the black boxes. You can also write checks to “Christ’s Church of Oronogo” and designate in the memo line, “Right Here Right Now.” Another way you can give to Right Here Right Now is online at and designate your gift to Right Here Right Now. If you have kids, pre-teens, or teenagers just send their dollar with them and they will have times in their areas of worship to give for Right Here Right Now.

Right Here Right Now money goes directly from you, to be counted and assessed, and then it is distributed to the needs in our community.

We are made aware of the needs in our community from you filling out a Right Here Right Now request form. If it’s a financial need, fill out a green card in the lobby. If it’s a project need, fill out a blue card in the lobby. You can also fill out our Online Request Form.

When a need is present in the life of a neighbor, co-worker, friend or relative we would like for you to fill out a Right Here Right Now Request form. Those forms can be located at any of the welcome centers located at the main entrances of the church. You can also fill out our Online Request Form. You can turn those request forms in at any of the Welcome Centers as well as in the hanging mailboxes located directly outside the Main Worship Center.

As we receive the requests we put them in a database allowing a committee to see who has a need, what the need is, and who submitted the request form making us aware of the need. When that request form is received you will receive an email letting you know that we’ve gotten your request and are looking it over.

If your request is selected, we will contact you to deliver to the co-worker, family or friend that is in need, or to help facilitate volunteers for the project. If it is finances, then we will write a check for the need, but give the check to you to deliver. If it is a project, we will contact a crew of volunteers and schedule a time with you to be a part of accomplishing the task. We desire this to be an opportunity for you to allow the people in your life with needs to know that Jesus loves them. For a minister they’ve never met to meet a need for them wouldn’t hold the same representation as a friend they do life with.

We would love for you to let us know how the delivery of the need went. It is such an edifying thing for the church to know the stories of healing and grace that are offered through the opportunities of the Holy Spirit and His leading.

Foster Care

One of the clearest calls in scripture is to care for the vulnerable, and though not everyone may be called to be a foster parent, there are so many ways to serve those in the foster care system. Discover ways you can get involved in caring for kids, families, and workers in our community in the foster care system.


Blackbox International

Dominican Republic | Haiti | Joplin, MO

Blackbox International is a faith-based, Christ-centered, not-for-profit organization that exists to holistically rehabilitate formerly sex-trafficked boys and young men. Blackbox provides the critical aftercare component for boys rescued from sex trafficking in order to help them find healing from their past, joy in the present, and purpose for their future. Blackbox is currently providing care for boys and young men in their safe-home in the Dominican Republic and are currently building their next campus in Haiti.

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Central India Christian Mission


India is located within the 10/40 window that is home to the majority of the world’s unreached people groups. CICM has a team of dedicated church planters who regularly start new ministries in these unreached regions. Additionally, CICM has 3 Bible colleges, 5 children’s homes, a nursing school, mission hospital and other ministries that equip and raise up church planters.

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Christ In Youth

Joplin, MO

For more than fifty years, CIY has always found the best ways to create moments that inspire Kingdom Work. Methods change but the hope of the Gospel remains the same. And even as the needs of the local church change, CIY is still working on Her behalf. By amplifying the call of Christ on student lives, three generations of servants, workers, missionaries and church leaders have responded to that call. Today, CIY works in partnership with the local church, providing more than 100 annual program events for students and leaders across the United States and in more than ten foreign countries.

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Ciudad de Gracia

Albuquerque, NM

Ciudad de Gracia is a Spanish-speaking church plant in Albuquerque, NM. Abiel and Emily Diaz lead this church which launched in the fall of 2016. Located in the international district, this church seeks to reach both first generation and long-term Spanish-speaking residents of Albuquerque.

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Con Mis Manos


Con Mis Manos is a ministry that reaches out to the Deaf in Matamoros, Mexico. Chuy & Michelle Zuniga, founders and leaders of Con Mis Manos, provide a safe place where the deaf can live, learn valuable skills and experience the family of Christ.

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Cookson Hills

Kansas, OK

Since 1957, Cookson Hills has provided a nurturing home, quality Christian education, and therapy services in Northeast Oklahoma. We serve kids ages 5-17 who want to write a better story for their lives and have faced challenges with family life, school truancy, homelessness, poor peer relationships, or experienced abuse and neglect. Our staff and volunteers come together to fulfill our vision- to raise up healthy individuals who are empowered to positively impact future generations.

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Ethan & Audrey Greer


Ethan and Audrey serve with Mustard Seed to plant churches in Japan. Most of Japan is considered unreached which means people haven’t had the chance to hear the Good News about Jesus. The Greer’s started out serving with a church in Osaka and are currently working with a church plant in Sendai, Japan.

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Fostering Hope

Joplin, MO

Fostering Hope provides hope, support and resources to children in foster care and their families. They partner with the local Children’s Division as well as local churches, businesses and organizations to provide for the needs of children in foster care and their families.

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International Student Outreach

Community Impact

The International Student Outreach works with local universities to provide Friendship Families who show hospitality to the hundreds of international students in our community.

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Jay & Caitlin Greer


The Greers work with Mustard Seed Network to plant churches in unreached areas. In 2011, they planted their first church in Osaka, Japan, and in 2020 they planted a church in Tokyo, the core of the world’s largest urban area by both population (37 million people) and economy ($2 trillion). This church continues to grow and is part of a larger church planting movement to reach Japan with the hope of Christ.

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Kenroy & Stephanie Clarke


Caribbean Missions is dedicated to the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the region. Kenroy leads Church Village Church of Christ on the island of Barbados. He travels extensively throughout the islands, preaching and teaching the word of God. They are also working with other leaders to start new churches.

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Kritsana Udomsrirat


Kritsana lives in the village of MaeHongSon (MHS). She leads a ministry called Asian Women and Children. Her ministry there is providing God’s message, a home, and education for children, who have little hope for a bright future. (The kids named the house and grounds ‘Eden’). Many of these children come from the mountain village of MaeAw, where Kritsana started and oversees a Chinese school for over 100 refugee children (through the 6th grade). Kritsana continues to spread the Good News wherever God leads.

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Joplin, MO

The LifeChoices Clinics reach out with the love of Christ by providing free and confidential services to individuals facing a sexual health crisis such as an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection. Through Connection Institute, the prevention services branch of LifeChoices, students in area public and private schools receive information about making healthy choices in relationships. LifeChoices also has a mobile medical unit that provides on-site services and provides on-site support for local and regional law enforcement combating trafficking in our region.

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Mac & Olivia Johnson


Mac & Olivia Johnson serve with Proem Ministries and have two daughters, Heidi, and Hallie. They have been living in Poland since February of 2019 in the city of Piotrków Trybunalski. As evangelists and church planters they serve through various programs and projects to connect people to the hope and freedom that can only be found in Jesus.

Read more of their story here.

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Maranatha Bible Camp

Everton, MO

Maranatha Bible Camp is a year-round ministry dedicated to bringing the best in Christian, Bible-based camp experiences. The mission of Maranatha is to challenge all people, especially children and youth, to know Jesus Christ and to mature in Him.

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Orphan Care Ministry

Community Impact

The Orphan Care Ministry aims to support the fatherless by providing care for orphans domestically and internationally, as well as encouraging families to participate in adoption and foster care.

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Ozark Christian College

Joplin, MO

Many people want to serve God and make a difference with their lives, but they aren’t sure where to start. At Ozark Christian College, we prepare students for the kingdom assignment God has for them. Our 15,000 alumni serve in all 50 states and in 100 countries around the world, carrying the gospel to every corner of the globe as ambassadors for Christ.

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PSU Campus Christians

Pittsburg, KS

Campus Christians at Pittsburg State University is a non-denominational organization reaching out to believers of all church backgrounds. Our events and programs range from a weekly worship service and in-depth Bible studies and discussion groups to lunches, road trips and coffee houses. Our students have a wide variety of interests and involvement on campus, and it is our prayer that not a day goes by that the students of Pittsburg State are not influenced and encouraged by the ministry of Campus Christians.

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Rapha International

Cambodia, Thailand, Haiti & Joplin, MO

In 2003, Rapha International began an aftercare program for underage female survivors rescued from slavery and sexual exploitation in Battambang, Cambodia. Today, Rapha is an international organization that has won the favor of the governments in the countries in which it works. The Rapha International model is to recruit and equip local staff who are qualified and passionate about combatting child slavery, sexual exploitation, and abuse in their own countries. Each of Rapha’s aftercare programs implements a holistic approach to healing. In 2009, Rapha began serving trafficking victims in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and opened its first prevention program – Kids Club – in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 2012, another Kids Club location was established in Battambang, Cambodia. Rapha began its work with trafficking survivors in Haiti in 2014 and opened both an aftercare facility in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and a Kids Club location in Mae Sot, Thailand in 2016. In 2020, Rapha opened up its Rapha Hope & Healing Center in Joplin, Missouri. This ministry exists to provide trauma-focused therapy for child, teen, and adult survivors of a variety of traumas, including violence, sexual abuse, and trafficking, in order to promote lifelong hope and healing.

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Right Here Right Now

Community Impact

Right Here Right Now is a ministry that empowers Christ’s Church to share the love and hope of Jesus with our local community by encouraging attenders to invest in the lives of their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. When a need arises, financial and project needs are met through each person’s gift of $1 every Sunday or through volunteer service hours, and offering resources that will not only eliminate the immediate need but also eradicate the cause of that need.

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Sam & Rachel Martin


Sam and Rachel Martin joined the Mustard Seed Network in 2018, working to plant churches to help spread the gospel to one of the largest unreached people groups in the world – Japan. They are currently serving with the church plant located in Sendai, Japan.

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School Partnerships

Community Impact

Through organizations like Bright Futures and Webb City Cares, our partnerships with local area schools exist to support and encourage the staff, faculty and students in our community. Through programs like reading buddies, support for classrooms and various appreciation efforts we support those in our schools are meeting the daily needs of the students.

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Tanner & Delaney Salva


The Salvas are church planters working with Mustard Seed Network to plant churches in urban Japan. Japan is one of the most unreached countries in the world where 99% of the people do not know Jesus. Currently, the Salvas are working at a church plant in Tokyo.

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Todd & Angela Owen

Papua New Guinea

Todd and Angela Owen serve with Pioneer Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. Since the late 90s they’ve worked with and discipled the Garia people to translate the New Testament into their own language. Their goal is to finish the entire New Testament by 2027. Currently, they are finalizing the translation of the pastoral epistles.

Join their prayer list here.

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Watered Gardens

Joplin, MO

Watered Gardens exists to serve the local Church in its mission to help the poor in Jesus’ name. Their desire is to see the Church boldly engaged with the homeless and poor relationally, responsibly, and compassionately. They offer a variety of services and basic needs to families including overnight shelter, meals, home goods, as well as providing spiritual guidance to those they serve.

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Christ’s Church is also honored to work with these ministries

Have questions or need prayer? Contact us.

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