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Outreach Teams

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United in Christ, empowered by the Spirit, proclaiming His hope and love...

Galatians 5:13

"Serve one another in love."

Outreach Teams Coordinators 07-08

As Martin Luther King Jr. once observed, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” The Agape Center for Service and Learning provides the modern forum for each of us to live and learn in community, despite and through our own brokenness. With a global focus and a foundation of faith, Outreach Teams recognizes the needs in our own backyard. Real hunger, genuine pain and torn families are present in the greater Messiah College campus community, and Outreach Teams strives to follow Jesus in addressing their needs.

In Mark 5, the Champion of our faith is called to heal the daughter of Jairus, one of the leaders of the synagogue and among the most respected members of society. He embarks upon this quest and is soon approached by a woman identified as “unclean.” Jesus then pauses in his original quest in order to heal her. This story is not remarkable for the miracle, but because of the powerful lesson about the meaning of true love and the need to transcend social barriers in order to follow the Golden Rule.

Thus, Outreach Teams follows the call of our faith to follow Christ and treat each person that we come across as a neighbor, as a friend, and as a brother or sister in creation. Through the investment of time, Outreach Teams facilitates the formation of relationships that we might experience life together and become all that God intends us to be.

In Him
Todd Holtzman '08
Director of Outreach Teams


Where Outreach Teams Serve

Ongoing Outreach Teams Community Partners

Abba's Place
Allison Hill Community Ministry Angel Tree Best Buddies PA Bethany Village
Bethesda Mobile Mission Bethesda Mission Soup Line Bethesda Women and Children's Shelter Bethesda Youth Center Big Brothers & Big Sisters-Capital Region
Boys and Girls Club Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) Catholic Worker House Center for Champions Central Pennsylvania Food Bank


Habitat for Humanity-Harrisburg Institute for Cultural Partnership Joshua Farm Messiah Village
Migrant Education Program Morning Star Pregnancy Services New Hope Ministries Paxton Street Ministries Promise Place
Salvation Army Harrisburg Capitol City Region Schaffner Youth Center-Dauphin County Silence of Mary Home St. Barnabas Center for Ministry Young Life-Cumberland County

Other Teams

God's Kingdom Steppers

Klowns for the Kingdom

Puppets Praise
Spirit Force


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;

indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

Clearance Requirements

Community Partner
Criminal Background Check Child Abuse History FBI Fingerprinting Valid for:
Allison Hill Community Ministries YES YES    
Best Buddies YES      
Bethany Village YES   YES  
Bethesda Youth Center YES YES    
Big Brothers, Big Sisters YES YES   2 years
Center for Champions YES YES   1 year
Danzante YES YES   1 year
Messiah College YES      
New Hope YES YES   2 years
Paxton Ministries YES     1 year
Promise Place YES      
Schaffner Youth Detention Center YES YES   2 years
Young Life YES     1 year


Abstinence and Mercy Health and Special Needs Hunger and Homelessness Latino and Native American Issues Tutoring and Literacy Youth Clubs Human Rights Awareness Housing and Development Prison Ministry Church and Community Relations Elder Ministry Performance Teams Computer/Technology Ministry

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