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Missions and Outreach

The purpose of Missions & Outreach at Pleasant Grove Church is to train and equip ordinary people to go and do extraordinary things in the name of Jesus so that all might see, hear and experience God’s love in tangible ways.

We invite you to partner with us as we engage in God’s mission to spread the love of Christ. Join us and you will be blessed.


Global Partners
Missionaries
Local Partners
Benevolence
Family Services

The Outreach Ministry here at Pleasant Grove Church focuses on reaching outside our four walls. Following our motto, “Serving God Through Loving Connections,” we seek to share the message of our Savior and His love locally and globally.

We are committed to living out our Mission Statement: “To go, make disciples, baptize and teach in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit” based on Matthew 28:19-20.

We understand the command go involves moving beyond the traditional church body to working, witnessing, worshiping, and serving throughout the broader community of God’s people. Through the years, we have developed connections in our local and global community, which allow us at Pleasant Grove Church to lead and partner with other churches and agencies that serve the most vulnerable and marginalized.

Because of the education and equipping received through the teaching and preaching of the Word here at Pleasant Grove Chuch, the disciples can show the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to this dark and hurting world. We believe that the key to transforming lives for Jesus is through the context of the relationships we build.

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Uganda

Global Partners

Global Partners are ministries in which Pleasant Grove provides regular financial support and awareness. Our service is focused in the countries of Niger and Uganda. Our services include the following:

  • Helping build a clinic in Niger (the poorest country in the world; support provided through Reformed Church of America)
  • Providing an ambulance for the clinic in Niger
  • Supporting building of a clinic in Uganda
  • Providing clothing, mattresses, and other items for orphans and adults in Uganda
  • Building a well to ensure fresh water in Ugandan village
  • Supporting the education of students in Uganda
  • Providing financial support for desks and other supplies to schools in Uganda

Missionaries

Missionaries are our frontline and our ‘on the ground’ link between our church and our global partners. Pleasant Grove Church has provided support to:

  • Missionaries in Niger who share the gospel and provide medical care year round
  • Disciples who have been a part of mission trips to Uganda
  • Disciples who have been a part of mission trips to Haiti
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Uganda

Clinic Olivia

Clinic Olivia (Niger – Reformed Church of America) Is a missionary led and operated Clinic providing health care to the poor in the impoverished nation of Niger in West Africa. PGC has provided leadership training for Pastor in Niger in 2014. For the last 3 years we've supported the Clinic. We purchased an ambulance for the clinic in 2015, and help to build an additional Clinic to provide medical care for people outside of the capital City Niamey.

Embrace Uganda

Embrace Uganda provides quality health care for orphans and vulnerable children. They facilitate meaningful and enduring relationships with Ugandan orphans and vulnerable children in targeted communities. They provide material and human capital for the creation of sustainable economic development in targeted communities. PGC provides financial support to Embrace Uganda. To date, we have helped to build a well for the City of Karang in 2014. We also have provided medical care for 300 children in 2016. Several disciples of PGC have participated in short term mission to Uganda through Embrace Uganda.

Haiti Ministry

Haiti Ministry provides quality health care for orphans and vulnerable children. They provide free education and spiritual training to church leaders. PGC's mission ministry has been working with the Haiti Ministry for nearly three years. To date, a team of PGC disciples went on a short term mission trip for a medical Clinic. In 2015 representatives from the PGC Mission Ministry conducted a leadership training for Haitian Church leaders and pastors. in 2016, PGC Mission Ministry provided over 200 solar lights to the people of Haiti through Pastor Martinez's ministry.

In Our Community

Local Partners

Pleasant Grove is connected to the local community through its activities and financial support for a number of agencies. Pleasant Grove Church disciples are engaged with the following:

  • American Red Cross (disaster relief)
  • Dorcas Ministries (assistance for low to moderate income persons; crisis relief)
  • Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina (food supplies)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (expansion of affordable housing)
  • The Carying Place (training for homeless and unemployed)
  • Urban Ministries of Durham (special Thanksgiving meal for homeless)
  • Western Wake County Human Services Center (leader in organizing to meet needs of Western Wake County residents)
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  • American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​ PGC has had a long standing relationship with ARC. We provide financial assistance and when necessary, our members volunteer for service opportunities with ARC with disaster relief.

    Carying Place

    The Carying Place helps working homeless families achieve independent living through mentoring of volunteers providing weekly guidance in managing personal finances, seeking permanent affordable housing, and maintaining a job – breaking the cycle of poverty they have experienced. PGC provides dinner for individuals who are in the program at Caring place, two to three times per year.

    Dorcas Ministries

    Dorcas Ministries provides crisis relief to area residents who seek stability and self-sufficiency through food and financial assistance, scholarships, training programs, referrals and an affordable thrift shop. PGC has been working with Dorcas Ministries for many years. We provide financial support to Dorcas every year and PGC disciples volunteer at Dorcas continuously. In 2015 Dorcas participated in our International Community Day. We also support their annual Fund Raising Breakfast at the Cary Country Club.

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  • Durham Rescue

    The Durham Rescue Mission is Durham, North Carolina’s oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter, providing food, clothing, permanent supportive housing, vocational training, Biblical counseling, job placement, education, accountability and much more to broken men, women, and children in Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. PGC provides financial support, as well as, food and clothing in support of Durham Rescue Mission.

    Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity of Wake County builds safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background. PGC has a long standing relationship with Habitat. For the last 4 years, PGC has provided financial support to Habitat to help build houses. Many of our members volunteer at Habitat on an ongoing basis. Lunches are also provided for PGC volunteers.

    Neighbor To Neighbor

    Neighbor To Neighbor seeks to cultivate life-changing relationships resulting in communities of hope, justice, and compassion. They focus on working with inner city youths and provide different programs to engage in life transforming activities. PGC partnered with Neighbor 2 Neighbor to help build the solar lights for Haiti in 2016.

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  • Prayer Wake County

    Prayer Wake County Is a fellowship of Churches throughout several counties of North Carolina. They come together in the spirit of Christian love and unity to have a prayer concert to bring churches from different denominations and races. Our disciples have attended and supported this initiative for the past four years.

    Step Up Ministries

    Step Up Ministries helps adults and children transform their lives through employment and life skills training. Their vision is to be the premier resource in Wake County for people seeking to improve their lives and develop stable careers. Our Partnership with Step Up Ministries began in 2016. PGC has provided clothes and school supplies to this ministry.

    Urban Ministries

    Urban Ministries of Durham connects with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter, and a future to neighbors in need. PGC provides lunch three to four times per year, for over 200 people. In 2016 PGC Disciples volunteered to sort clothes and provide a home cooked meal at Thanksgiving.

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Benevolence

Pleasant Grove Church strives to make God’s grace and love real to others. We seek to encourage wholeness and to empower people to care for themselves and for others. We do this by providing the following:

  • Resources to those within and outside the church walls (assist in health and welfare crises)
  • Referral sources (provide information on agencies/entities to assist during crises)
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