Our Outreach team facilitates the relationship between Freedom Church and the various ministries and events in our community that we support. Outreach is not just a single event, it is a culture of consistently serving the world around us. We serve others by demonstrating God’s love in practical ways and we believe that acts of kindness can open hearts to the love of Jesus for both those being served and those serving. We want every person who is passionate about helping others to find the right opportunities to effectively use their gifts to build up the body of Christ.

Below you will find a description of the various outreach groups we offer, as well as a list of dates when the specific events will take place.

If you are interested in serving at any of the events or want more information about the Outreach team, contact Amber Rust by email: amberrust@freedom-church.org or by phone: 765-894-3375.

1st Saturday Serve
Our 1st Saturday Serve Group works to meet the greatest need in our community by being the feet on the ground in pre-selected Lebanon neighborhoods on the first Saturday of every month. Some services we offer include snow & ice removal, winterizing, landscaping, home repairs, and neighborhood trash pick-up.

Community Partners
Our Community Partners Group works closely with local organizations including Shalom House, Love INC., The Caring Center, Life Centers, Community Gardens, and Teen Challenge, to both meet the greatest needs within each organization and to connect and empower people in our community to access resources and services provided by these partners. There are numerous opportunities each month to serve with this group.

Community Events
The Community Events Group rallies around our local events and festivals including the 4th of July, Mischief on Meridian, and Christmas on the Square, to provide support to event hosts and attendees of each festivity. This group provides a great variety in serve opportunities and offers a chance to build new relationships between Freedom Church and the people of our community.

Jail Ministries
Our Jail Ministries Group provides monthly church services at our local Boone County Jail. One Tuesday a month, we visit the jail with a worship set, message, and an opportunity for small group time in order to bring a greater sense of Jesus' love and support to the inmates. This group requires a criminal background check in order to participate.

Teacher Appreciation
The Teacher Appreciation Group offers multiple ways to support our local schools and teachers. From Titus Donuts and Starbucks coffee to handwritten cards and gift cards, we are always looking for ways to appreciate them throughout the year by investing in them personally and as an organization. We also support families of students through All-Pro Dads. This group is a blast to be a part of and we hope to grow it more and more in 2018.

Missions
Our Missions Group is geared toward research and fact finding for future national and world missions trips. This group will also help plan and execute trips as Freedom Church starts to mobilize to spread the gospel outside our local community.


Upcoming Serve Dates:

May
5th - First Saturday Serve: Adopt-A-Block/Zone 1 & 2 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
15th - Boone County Jail Service (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
17th - Caring Center Serve (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
22nd - Shalom House Dinner Service (4:15 PM - 7:30 PM)
30th - Summer Break

June
2nd - First Saturday Serve: Shalom House (9:00 AM - 1:30 PM), LCSC Schools Clean-up (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM), Adopt-A-Block - Zone 1 Only
12th - Boone County Jail Service (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
21st - Caring Center Serve (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
26th - Shalom House Dinner Service (4:15 PM - 7:30 PM)

July
2nd - 6th - 4th Community Events (Anything Goes, Carnival, Clean Up projects, etc.)
4th - Parade & Fireworks (11:00 AM - 2:30 PM/9:30 PM - 10:15 PM)
7th - SERVE DAY (All Day, 9:00 AM Rally- Block Party(ies)), Adopy-A-Block - Zones 1, 2, & 3 (Hoosier Estates)
17th - Boone County Jail Service (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
19th - Caring Center Serve (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
24th - Shalom House Dinner Service (4:15 PM - 7:30 PM)

August
4th - First Saturday Serve: Adopt-A-Block - Zones 1 & 3 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM), LCSC Schools, New room set ups/Teacher Sponsor (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
14th - Boone County Jail Service (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
16th - Caring Center Serve (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
28th - Shalom House Dinner Service (4:15 PM - 7:30 PM)

September
1st - First Saturday Serve: Shalom House (9:00 AM - 1:30 PM), Adopt-A-Block - Zones 1, 2, & 3 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
18th - Boone County Jail Service (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
20th - Caring Center Serve (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
25th - Shalom House Dinner Service (4:15 PM - 7:30 PM)

October
6th - First Saturday Serve: Adopt-A-Block/ Zones 1 & 2 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
16th - Boone County Jail Service (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
18th - Caring Center Serve (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
22nd -26th - Fall Break
27th - Mischief on Meridian (3:00 PM set up/8:00 PM tear down)

November
3rd - First Saturday Serve: Adopt-A-Block - Zone 1 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
13th - Boone County Jail Service (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
15th - Caring Center Serve (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

December
1st - First Saturday Serve: Shalom House; Holiday Meal (9:00 AM - 1:30 PM), Adopt-A-Block - Zones 1 & 3(10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
18th - Boone County Jail Service (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
20th - Caring Center Serve (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)