Local

Stop. Look around at your surroundings. What do you see? We have acclimated to the world around us quite nicely. Our neighbors and co-workers are desperate for a Savior yet, we don’t see it. Entire neighborhoods and blocks are struggling to eat yet, we throw out left-overs. These are only a couple examples of why we must engage redemption in our home town. Tuscaloosa is not exempt from poverty, depravity or deficiency. We are compelled to act.


Organizations we are working with:

Hope Initiative

Each fall the community of Tuscaloosa gathers together for a Day of Hope to help serve those in our community that may need a wheelchair ramp, new stairs to get in their house, or just some help cleaning up their yard. NRC takes on several of these projects each year. Here are some pictures from this past Day of Hope.

Sav-A-Life

“Sav-A-Life is a comprehensive pregnancy care ministry that is dedicated to offering free and confidential services in a loving environment to women, men, and families facing an unplanned pregnancy.

English Cafe

English Cafe is an outreach at Baptist Campus Ministries for international students. It was started by an English teacher on campus to give non-english speaking students a platform to be tutored for free, while also allowing believers the ability to share their faith with people who may have never heard what Jesus did for them.

First Community

Every Saturday, we have the opportunity to serve alongside First Community Church with their Saturday morning soup kitchen. We prepare and serve breakfast for 75-100 people, and are able to sit down and share life with those that are beat and trodden down in our own community.

Jesus Way

We partner with Jesus Way Homeless Shelter financially, but are always looking to help in donations, gardening, construction projects and “adopting” families. They also have after school programs, tutoring, a men’s shelter, a women’s shelter and family housing.

Tutoring Program

There are currently 30 children (elementary through high school) that meet at the activity center of Crescent East daily for help with homework. It’s roughly an hour and half a week to dive into the lives of children that are seeking help and needing a Savior.

ABC 123 Backpack

Late each summer, we partner with other churches in our area to collect backpacks and school supplies to distribute to needy children in our area.

Boys and Girls Club

Periodically throughout the year, we partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs in our area to share the love of Christ through activities, snacks, games and crafts. Hope Initiative Pairing with the City of Tuscaloosa and local churches to help the community through neighborhood revitalization, tutoring and providing resources.

Bigger C Encouragers

We partner with other local churches in the area and DCHMC to be a support group for people affected by cancer and their families. We direct them to Jesus Christ who is their real Hope!

Love INC

Love INC uses a proven model that networks local churches, volunteers and community organizations together to help people in need. Nationally, Love INC meets over one million needs each year with over 150 affiliates in 30 states, 9,000 churches and 7,000 community organizations and 300,000 volunteers.

Christian Ministry Center

This ministry consists of a group of volunteers that assist clients with their physical needs for food and clothing, while pastors from local churches assist with spiritual needs.


For more information on any of these contact Jamin Carter.

Regional

God has truly blessed America. With over 300 million people occupying nearly 3.8 million square miles there is no shortage of opinions and beliefs. There has been a steady decline in Christianity especially out of the younger generations. People all over are walking out on God and embracing self. There has never been a greater need for Christ’s people to “go out and make disciples”.


Organizations we are working with:

Big Oak Ranch

Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance to find a normal life, find God’s love and find that we are all more than our circumstances. We are what we have the strength to become.

Life Line

Whether you are a birthmother or a prospective adoptive family, Lifeline can help you. They offer complete adoption services to birthparents, including counseling, housing, medical care, legal services, and the assurance that the baby will be placed with a Christian family. For the prospective adoptive family, we offer a complete range of professional services related to adopting a child.

The Well House

The Well House is a faith-based, Christ-centered nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and transitional housing to women who have been trafficked, are prostituting, or otherwise sexually exploited. Food, clothing, spiritual guidance, Christian counseling, and other necessities are provided, along with assistance with referrals for substance abuse treatment, if needed.

Coffee Bar

We have always offered coffee, but what if we didn’t only offer coffee but we also offered a new life? At our coffee bar we are able to support ministries in various countries that are spreading the love of Christ, and offering a better living for those that are working the coffee fields. We are also partnering with ministries that are rescuing families from poverty and human trafficking, and providing a real living for them and their families by the crafts they are making.


For more information on any of these contact Jamin Carter.

Global

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” He wasn’t done. His work continued. He breathed life into man…


We now live in a world full of people dying without food, water, clothing or shelter. More importantly, they are dying without the saving grace of Jesus Christ. “


Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” As long as we have His breath in us, his work continues around the world he created.


Bahamas

We are teaming up with Praying Pelican Missions to take our first mission trip to the Bahamas! This trip is open to all high school seniors and college students. 

Southern Sudan

Southern Sudan is a brand new nation that is open and hungry for the Gospel of Christ. We have an amazing opportunity to be a part of teaching and training the men in Akot to be pastors and go out among their region sharing their faith. Evangelism, discipleship, and construction are projects that are available. We partner with Living Water Community Transformation in our efforts in Akot, South Sudan. LWCT works in many areas including education, agriculture, health, life-skill development along with the pastoral training. For more information on Living Water please visit their website at http://livingwaterct.org/ or contact Jamin Carter.

Grain Game

The world is being devastated by a famine of God’s word and–as with any kind of famine–it is the young who are being hit the hardest. Time is short and yet there is so much to be done before Christ returns. Therefore, The Grain Game shares the redemption story with kids, ages 10-15, in every corner of the world. Using stunts, games, toys, and science tricks—our camps capture the imagination of these kids, point their hearts to Christ and help them store up the grain of God’s Word.

Guatemala

To obey God by spreading the Gospel to the unreached regions of Guatemala while supporting the established missionary group IMPACTO.

India

Following our vision of planting churches globally we will be continuing a work we are involved with in Chennai. We will have opportunity to work among those that are involved with North River Missions in India with evangelism, medical aid, adult ministry and children’s worship. We also support an orphanage in Kallakurichi named Comforting Hands. Currently there are 24 children being cared for and receiving education, clothing, shelter, food and most importantly love. We are looking to raise the funds needed to build a suitable orphanage/church/ministry center for the people of Kallakurichi.

World Race

The World Race is a stretching journey into 11 countries in 11 months to serve “the least of these” while amongst real and raw community. It’s a challenging adventure for young adults to abandon worldly possessions and a traditional lifestyle in exchange for an understanding that it’s not about you; it’s about the Kingdom.

Compassion International

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Haiti

The purpose of our Haiti mission trip first and foremost is to impact the Kingdom of God. Our hope for Haiti is that we can help in storm relief for Sandy and to work with mercy ministries. Our hope for our students is that their worldview is radically transformed by experiencing God in new ways and customs. Our goal for North River Church is to build a lasting relationship to Haiti and its people.

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse)

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Cruise with a Cause

Our mission is to Unify Christians and Ministries from all over the world to build the Kingdom of God

Brasil

Our purpose for the Brasil trips is to continue encouraging the local church and participate in multiple evangelism, VBS and construction opportunities.

Uganda

Three of us from Tuscaloosa traveled to Uganda to share the gospel with people in the rural villages in the Mukono and Seeta District. We assisted a new church plant in Seeta Nazigo by going door to door, praying with church members and witnessing to those who were not yet believers. Our other missions in Uganda included a visit to a Compassion Child Development center in Jinja. (we bought several hundred pounds of food for the project with funds provided by NRC) and we scouted out land for a possible church plant by North River Church. 

Mexico

The area of Christable Colon is desolate and poverty stricken. We work with a pastor in the village as he reaches the area for Christ. We take annual trips to the village and do a VBS ministry for the children and construction to homes and the church. This past summer we started a soccer outreach aspect to the trip and saw a great reward in it. This is a low cost trip that is international but remains a great trip to start mission on. We stay in Texas at a retreat center and drive into Mexico each day. This is a trip for virtually anyone!