Non Profit Ministries

Gateway Community Church encourages the financial support of the following (local) non profit ministries. Feel free to contact them directly with your tax-deductable donations!




Merced County Rescue Mission

Minister to the homeless by serving meals, distributing clothing, teaching Bible and life skills classes. The Rescue Mission also has opportunities to serve at Christmas, Thanksgiving and in the office with administrative needs. Contact Bruce Metcalf @ 209.722.9269




Intervarsity Christian Fellowship  

A campus ministry based organization who focuses on advancing witnessing communities among students and faculty through bible studies, campus gatherings, leadership development, intentional discipleship, ethnic growth, evangelism, and more. For UC Merced contact Jeshua Hopson at 209.355.6202 and for Merced College contact Meghan Almaguer @ 661.204.3034




Young Life

Young life meets kids where they are on school campuses in the County. It is not a program, it starts with adults taking the time, patience, trust and consistency to make a difference in the life of tends. It is a multicultural ministry. If you love kids and you are willing to spend time with them, showing them you sincerely care about them, contact Spence Boelter @ 209.628.4576




Love I.N.C.

Love I.N.C. is a liaison between people, agencies, churches, etc. who desire to reach out and serve those in need. Their strategy is to mobilize churches to offer hope, resources and services to those experiencing hardship. Chances to be of service include: special events assistance, administrative help, Love Plus mentor, pick-up/deliver furniture, translation services, specialized skills and PRAY. If interested, please contact Sherry Macias @ 209.383.1265




LifeLine CDC

Empowering impoverished communities to thrive includes helping those in the community to find their skill/ability and give them a sense of purpose & pride in those abilities. LifeLine would love your service at the Meadows or McNamara community being a mentor with the kids; helping with the Bus Boutique, coaching, etc. If this is an area you would like to partner with, please contact Monika Grasley @ 209.201.2905




ALPHA Pregnancy Help Center

Pregnancy related issues includes free pregnancy screenings, educational help, ultrasounds, post abortion counseling, abortion information, adoption & parenting assistance counseling, sexual health information and information just “for men.” Opportunities here include administrative assistance, quarterly mailings, peer counseling, education presentations, advocate in local church, walk leader, special events/projects. Contact Carrie Alexander @ 209.617.5855




Haven of Hope

A branch of the Rescue Mission serving women in a Life Transformation Program. Help women to know God, how to build a relationship with God, conduct Bible studies, life skills classes and share life. Be a driver for appointments/shopping; mentor/be a friend, group or single fun activities as women. If this appeals to you— please contact Viola Anderson @ 209.383.3847




Merced County Jail Ministry

For over 25 years, this ministry has provided chaplain services to inmates, Bibles and secular literature, Bible studies, GED classes, and counseling sessions to correctional staff and inmates. Help support second chance to the most vulnerable in our community. You can contact Chaplain James Sanders at jespreach01@att.net or Women's Chaplain Carole King @ 209.3833.2854