Local Missions
Serving Our Local Communities

The desire of our hearts at WCPres is to be a part of transforming our communities with the love of Jesus by meeting the physical, spiritual, and educational needs of youth and their families. We partner closely with ministries that have existing programs serving our communities, both in Walnut Creek and in the wider Bay Area.

When we serve, it becomes part of the fabric of our lives with deep relationships. Our lives change as our hearts break for what breaks God’s heart. We can each make a difference, offering our own time and talents in ways we are called to.

This is a community called by God to work for the SHALOM of the city–its health, welfare, and prosperity. Our focus is to build healthy families, schools, and neighborhoods by rallying community support for 36 under-resourced urban public schools in four main program areas. WCPres members currently support this ministry by tutoring children once a week.

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Started about 10 years ago at the request of several Oakland pastors whose churches could not afford youth programs, this ministry now brings the love of Christ to about 1,000 children and teens a week.

Members of WCPres helped form the program and have actively been a part of their work ever since, providing outreaches, campus clubs, dynamic services, visitations, fellowship groups, and leadership camps to Oakland youth.

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Sew Busy! brings together community members who want to put their creative energies to generous use. No experience is necessary to contribute—the only thing needed is a willingness to learn and a little time. Tasks range from pulling elastic bands into pajama pants to tying off quilts to sewing dresses.

The group focuses both on making quilts and completing ambitious projects for Bay Area charities, such as 125 dresses for girls in South America and dozens of pajama pants for Oakland City Team.

Our mission is to build Christian leaders by equipping, encouraging, and empowering the kids we serve through outdoor experiences, spiritual development, and intentional lasting relationships.

The purpose of their THRIVE Youth Academy after-school program is to provide students with academic enrichment opportunities, as well as additional activities designed to complement the Richmond elementary school districts’ academic programs.

Services include academic enrichment, homework support, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) training where we focus on life skills. The program aims to add hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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WCPres also partners with larger ministries in Our Community

Using the creative arts to restore and empower those who have been exploited.

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Visitation program for inmates. Aid in spiritual & physical rehabilitation upon release; provides education programs.

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Provides food, furniture, housing, supplies to needy.

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Twenty-three faith organizations provide permanent, affordable housing and on-site homeless support services.

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Volunteers build homes for low-income families.

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Provides opportunities for low-income people to become more self-sufficient: youth programs, English language training, spiritual development.

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