We are deeply and energetically committed to our local Durham-Chapel Hill community. After meeting our annual fixed obligations, approximately 30% of our remaining disposable congregational giving moves immediately outside our church walls to address local needs in our community.
CGS has established a faithful history of active involvement stretching over several decades with many local ministries, including current prominence with:
The mission of DurhamCares is to foster collaboration, develop leaders, and educate the people of our city to care for their neighbors in holistic ways.
Inspired by the love and grace of Jesus Christ, Samaritan Health Center serves as a key link in the health care system by providing an exceptional medical practice to meet the primary care needs of low income residents of central North Carolina.
CGS Contact: Dr. Ray Toher
Justice Matters provides empowering legal services to Durham’s vulnerable and marginalized neighbors, specializing in trauma-informed immigration and family law services that protect children and help survivors of human trafficking and other traumas rebuild their lives.
As Durham, NC’s oldest and largest long-term shelter, the Durham Rescue Mission currently serves 400 men, women and children a day, 365 days a year throughout the Triangle by providing safe shelter, addiction recovery programs and much more.
This program is a collaboration between Church of the Good Shepherd, Chapel Hill Bible Church, The Summit Church, Cresset Baptist Church, All Saints Church, and others. These classes are convenient for refugees and other newcomers living in Oak Creek Village Apartments (transportation provided to/from this location); however, all are welcome.
Pregnancy Support Services is a Christian ministry providing alternatives to abortion by supporting women facing the challenges of unplanned pregnancy, promoting sexual integrity, and offering post-abortion recovery support. All services are free and include pregnancy tests, first trimester ultrasound, parenting education, material support, and limited STD testing.
CGS Contact: Valerie Merritt
The goal of World Relief Durham is to work with refugees, the Church, and community partners to help refugees integrate and thrive in the Triangle. As a Christian organization, we believe the Church has a particular responsibility to work on behalf of vulnerable people, yet we need everybody in our community working together to make this happen.
Abundant Joy Center for Women’s Ministries is a Christian non-profit ministry serving women in the Durham/Chapel Hill area who are struggling with difficult life issues or transitions. Services are provided free of charge.
CGS Contact: Lynn Trogdon
Chris Garrett (Pastor for Congregational Care)