In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. - Matthew 5:16
Sycamore supports many different people and organizations right here in Midlothian and the greater Richmond area! Please talk to one of our contacts to see how you can be a part of spreading the gospel and helping those in need right here at home.
Angel Tree - Every child has a story. For 2.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree, a program of prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives your church an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners. More info: Here
Capitol Commission - David Andersen firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to be working with the greatest Leader the world has ever known and fulfilling Jesus Christ's Commissions for His Church in Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 9:15 with the crescendo of His Commissions in I Timothy 2:1-4. The Alignment of the Commissions of Christ is expounded on in Other Resources. Because of His four-fold command, the Church began in His Capital (Jerusalem), and we thank the Lord for the privilege to serve as an arm of the Church into the Capitol of Virginia. Our commitment is to pray for and present the Scriptures to the leaders of Virginia that God may do His gracious work in their lives. Please pray for our ministry that we may see Jesus Christ exalted as King of kings in each of the leaders hearts that they may become "epistles of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but by the Spirit of the Living God, not on tables of stone, but on tablets of the flesh, that is, of the heart" (2 Corinthians 3:3). More info: Here
Christian Counseling & Training Center - Bob Litterst email@example.com
Christian Counseling & Training Center, Inc. is an interdenominational, non-profit ministry dedicated to bringing honor and glory to God by serving the Body of Christ and assisting local churches. CCTC uses Biblical principles to teach, train and counsel. CCTC encourages people to use Scripture to resolve personal and interpersonal problems and to be available to help others to apply these truths in their lives. More info: Here
Elijah House Academy -Elizabeth Kell firstname.lastname@example.org
Believing that a child’s education is the responsibility of the parent and not the state and believing that every parent should have the freedom to choose the educational system which is best for their child/children, Elijah House Academy has adopted the following philosophy of education:
“At Elijah House Academy, our philosophy of education is based on the premise that Truth is absolute and is defined and revealed by God. He reveals His Truth through His creation (Psalm 19:1-2) and through the special revelation of His Son, Jesus Christ (John 14:6), and the Word (John 17:17). Education is the impartation of this knowledge and wisdom in all areas of study to the end that each student will be enabled to fulfill God’s purpose for their life.” More info: Here
Gideons International - Jim Mathay email@example.com
Having God's Word can and does lead people to faith in Christ, and those new Christians then grow by studying their Scriptures and even use them to share their faith with others.
For this reason, we focus on distributing complete Bibles, New Testaments, or portions thereof. These copies of God's Word are printed in more than 90 languages and are either given directly to certain individuals or placed in selected public locations where large numbers of people, who may be searching for answers, will have the ability to encounter the Word of God. More info: Here
Good New Jail & Prison Ministry - John Corcoran firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is to plant and build the church of Jesus Christ around the world. Our work takes us to places most would never consider – jails and prisons – where we are seeing God do amazing things in the hearts and lives of men, women and children behind bars.
We believe the most effective tool for ministering to the needs of inmates and staff is the daily presence of a chaplain. The chaplain serves as evangelist, pastor, counselor, mentor and friend to those who are incarcerated and the staff who guard and protect them. More info: Here
MNA Second Career - Barbara Campbell email@example.com
MNA coordinates church planting and outreach ministries to serve PCA churches and presbyteries in North America in their mission to grow and multiply biblically healthy churches. Their vision is that God, by His grace and for His own glory, will transform the PCA into a grassroots church planting culture.
Their hope is, To see all PCA churches become houses of prayer for all the nations (Mark 11:7), embracing a Great Commission vision. To see people coming to Christ from the many diverse communities and people groups of North America. To impact the centers of influence in North America. To see churches planted in all regions of North America. Their church planting services includes, Recruit church planters. Assess church planter candidates and their spouses. Train and assist church planters in their Fundraising. Seek God’s guidance in Placing the church planter. Provide church planter Training. Support and encourage the church planter through Coaching. And encourage the ongoing vision through Mentoring church planters. More info: Here
Needle’s Eye Ministries - Elizabeth Reflogle firstname.lastname@example.org
Needle’s Eye Ministries, Inc. is an interdenominational non-profit organization whose aim is to see the Richmond marketplace transformed through Christians living out their faith at work. In 1977, Buddy Childress founded Needle’s Eye with a vision to turn the work week into a place of worship. Nearly four decades later, Needle’s Eye provides resources to thousands of Richmond professionals, inspiring and equipping Christians to become a source of hope and light at work, at home, and around our city. Their mission is connecting business and professional men and women to life-changing faith in Jesus – encouraging them to impact our community with His values, ethics, and love. More info: Here
Pregnancy Resource Center - email@example.com
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond is committed to providing compassionate care to women unprepared for pregnancy by offering resources and practical assistance for a life-affirming choices. The Resource Center helps inform men and women about your options and what services are available in the case of an unplanned pregnancy.
More info: Here Sycamore has partnered with the Preganancy Resource Center in several different ways throughout the years. Presently, two of our members, Paul Walshak and Jim Bates, serve on their board of directors at the PRC. In addition, we have supported the PRC in the following ways and would love for you to join us in the future:
1. Attended PRC training sessions, for the purpose of becoming equipped to serve in various capacities. If you are interested in learning more about what opportunities exist, you can visit their website or inquire with our own Meredith Bates about her experience as a volunteer counselor at the PRC.
2. Supported the annual Walk for Life by supplying both walkers and financial contributions. Cick here to learn more & sign-up or contact Meredith Bates to find out how to join the Sycamore team on April 28th.
3. Donated items that are needed for both baby and mother. This list of items is updated monthly and can be found here or you can participate April 14 – April 22nd by selecting an “ornament” from the giving tree in the lobby at Sycamore and returning your item(s) to the church by April 22nd.
4. Sponsored a table(s) at the annual November fundraiser. If you have feel that you may have a heart for this ministry or would like to help connecting with individuals in the church who are already involved, please feel free to contact Grace Keen with the local impact team to get connected.
Richmond Center for Christian Study - Chris Daniel firstname.lastname@example.org
The Study Center seeks to serve those attending the University of Virginia and the Greater Richmond area. Their mission is to bring gospel transformation by fostering serious consideration and discussion of a biblical worldview and its bearing on all of life and culture. Our emphases are worldview, apologetics, culture, theology. These flow out of our mission statement, as we seek to foster serious consideration and discussion of both the content (theology) and veracity (apologetics) of a biblical worldview and its bearing on every area of our lives (worldview) and the world we live in (culture). More info: Here
James River Presbytery Reformed University Fellowship
Sycamore is proud to part of the James River Presbytery, and to support all of its RUF ministries. Here are some that we also directly support:
Harrison Ford - Virginia Commonwealth University - email@example.com
Shawn Slate - University of Virginia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Wood - Virginia Tech - email@example.com
Ben Robertson - William & Mary - firstname.lastname@example.org
More than just a ministry on the university campus, RUF seeks to be a ministry for the university. We strive to serve in this unique stage of a student’s life in the world they live in, exploring together how the Lordship of Christ informs every area of life. RUF is the official campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. More information: Here
Set Free Ministry - Tonya Perry email@example.com
Set Free was formed in January 1990 in response to a need in the lives of several individuals who desired to serve God more fully, yet found their sexual feelings or activities in conflict with that desire. Those to whom we minister are often dealing with much past abuse. Pain and shame fuel the broken and sinful patterns of today.
As we minister we emphasize and seek to exemplify: The Practice of God's Presence, The Perspective of Holy Scripture, The Power of Believing Prayer, The Passion of Christ-centered Worship. More info: Here
We provide individual, family, and couples counseling for adults, adolescents and children. Our clinical interests include anxiety, depression, OCD, relational conflicts, premarital and marital counseling, sexual abuse, PTSD, work stress, bipolar disorder, children and families of divorce, parenting, trauma and crisis intervention, grief, loss and life adjustment challenges. Each counselor’s fees are based on their credentials and experience. Contact a Wellspring counselorby calling 804-306-0504 More information here.
Young Life - Matt Bouknight firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Life (nondenominational ministry to middle and high school students)
“Young Life thinks the world of kids. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Young Life is also all about fun. From club and camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends.” Matt Bouknight is the Area Director for Young Life in Chesterfield. More Info: Here