Our desire to impact lives, bring hope to the hurting and empower people to live better is at the heart of everything we do through the Changing Lives Together Initiative. This dynamic program, launched under the visionary leadership of Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes, consists of several established and developing outreach initiatives whose impact can be felt and seen throughout the community, nation and the world.
Some describe the Changing Lives Together Initiative as a movement seeing as how it unites thousands of people, over 500 hundred pastors and congregations, thousands of ministry partners, businesses, domestic abuse shelters, prison ministries, homeless prevention centers and organizations across the globe to effect change in a major way. We are grateful for the countless lives we are able to impact – with every hungry mouth we feed, every devastated family we aid through disaster relief, every child in need we provide clothes and school supplies for, it all comes down to one mission – changing lives. Please see below to learn more about how we are making a difference.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS
We care about our community! Now serving as one of the largest outreach programs in Prince William County and the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metropolitan area, we are touching lives, helping families, meeting needs and making a difference every day!
Some of our local community Outreach Programs include:
• Feeding the Homeless
• Community Empowerment Programs
• Care Packages
• Blanket and Coat Drive
• Youth Summer Jobs Program
• Volunteering at Senior Assisted Living Centers
• Neighborhood Clean Up Programs
• Backpack and School Supply Giveaways
• Homeless Prevention Program
• Easter and Thanksgiving Food Drives
• Food Pantry
• Career Training
• Toy Drive
• Youth Mentorship Programs
We also partner with many local agencies to help provide assistance and meet the needs of our community:
• ACTS (Action in Community Through Service)
• DC Central Kitchen
• Prince William County Chamber of Commerce
• Prince William County Department of Social Services
• Sentara Hospital
• And others!
Through our Changing Lives Together Initiative we are able to provide prompt assistance and aid, both locally and at an international level, to those devastated by natural disasters. From helping restore families who have lost everything in house fires to providing water, food and essentials to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake and more, we continue to be there as a support and help in the difficult times when people need it the most.
We are making a great impact through our dynamic Prison Outreach Program! We host monthly worship services in local adult detention centers, provide bibles and other Christian literature and through our Second Chance Program, help former inmates in their transition back into society. In addition, we have programs that care for the children of the inmates as well. Every Christmas, we host a toy drive and collect hundreds of gifts for the children of those who are incarcerated. Impacting lives through our Prison Outreach is one of the many ways we are changing lives together!
Our world missions outreach extends from the United States to the United Kingdom, India and the region of Eastern Africa where we have built the 2,000 seat Harvest Conference Center in Nakuru, Kenya. This facility serves as our Africa ministry headquarters and is used for weekly church services as well as distribution of food, clothing and other necessities for families in need. We have also built several schools that are helping children to see a bright future by providing them with a strong academic and spiritual education, daily meals and more. For some of the children, the meal we provide at our schools is the only meal they will have all day.
We also have a medical facility that provides medical care for thousands of families in dire need and houses a maternity ward. Our desire is to increase our aid to the people of Kenya and with your help, we will be able to make a greater impact through our Changing Lives Together World Missions initiatives!