The Community Church of Madrid is regularly involved in missions within the church, in the city of Madrid and throughout the world. As a "Church without Walls", the church supports a wide range of missions with its funds. More detailed information can be found in the sections below.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10 NIV
The first Sunday of each month a communion collection is taken to support missions within the church, within the city, or for international missions. These funds have been used for Madrid refugees and natural disaster relief. All monies collected in the regular offering the third week of December are used in total for the mission of the Community Church of Madrid.
The Community Church of Madrid works with the following local organizations. Details and volunteer opportunities are listed.
Acción Social Protestante (ASP) is a not-for-profit organization that carries out social and humanitarian activities. It forms part of the work of the Madrid Presbytery of the Evangelical Church of Spain. You can read more about what they do on their website. The Community Church of Madrid supports two of ASP’s ministries, Ropero Consuelo Olmo and Espacio Encuentro Mujeres Inmigrantes, as well as donating periodically to their foodbank program.
On Thursday mornings, clothing and household items are distributed to Madrid’s needy from the Ropero, a clothing bank which runs on donations from the Spanish Evangelical Churches in Madrid. Volunteers meet at Calle Noviciado 5 on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to distribute clothing and household items. On the first Sunday of each month, you are invited to bring the following items for this vital outreach project: Clean, gently used clothing and new undergarments for children and adults, toiletries including diapers, kitchenware, small working appliances and other household goods, as well as gently used books and toys.
ASP hosts a weekly workshop for immigrant women facing difficult circumstances. Topics include self-esteem, the Madrid job market, and home economics. During the workshop, volunteers from our congregation take care of the children, allowing the women an hour to focus solely on themselves. Volunteers meet at Calle Noviciado 5 on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. to play games, read stories, sing songs, or simply hold babies.
The Community Church of Madrid supports activities carried out by the Salvation Army in Spain’s Madrid branch. The Salvation Army is an international charitable organization that is involved in humanitarian activities. More information about the Madrid branch can be found on their website: Ejercito de Salvación. During the Christmas season, the Church collects non-perishable items for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Food Hamper campaign and gifts for the Angel Tree campaign. Everyone is encouraged to take a tag for a child and purchase and wrap a toy for that child to receive for Christmas. The Community Church in Madrid has a scholarship fund to assist underprivileged children in attending a summer camp run by the Salvation Army.