community development

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. 
-Jeremiah 29:7

As part of our ongoing work to share the gospel of Jesus Christ verbally, we desire to serve our community with the love of Jesus. We desire to labor for the development and flourishing of the underserved sectors of our community. Here are some of the ways we aim to bring about ongoing change.

Naomi's House

Naomi's House, a ministry of Moody Church in Chicago, is an upcoming residential home for women who have been victims of sexual exploitation and sexual trafficking. The home will seek to provide holistic, Christ-centered care for these women, and is scheduled to open in October. Visit the Naomi's House website for more information on the program, volunteer opportunities and contact information. 

Outreach Community Center

Located in Carol Stream, this ministry (OCC) helps neighborhood residents work together to build a stronger community. It works toward this goal through a wide range of community services that aid people in making positives changes in their individual, family and community lives. OCC provides tutoring, after-school programs, mentoring, a college prep program, a community counseling center, older adult services and much more. Contact us for information on how you can get involved. Contact the Outreach Community Center for more information.

Twice is Nice Resale Shop

Founded and operated by College Church, the Twice is Nice Resale Store provides quality merchandise (gently used clothes, furniture, toys, kitchen items, etc.) at reasonable prices to the community surrounding south Carol Stream. All profits support the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream. Bring your used items to Twice is Nice to provide affordable goods and support a wonderful ministry. Visit the Twice is Nice webpage for more information.

Volunteers are always needed to:

Price merchandise
Welcome customers
Collect donations
Sort donations
Work the register
Help with furniture pick-ups on Saturdays

Call the store manager at 630.260.0942 to volunteer. Store Hours: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.