Ministry Opportunities

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Welcome to the Desert Springs Church Men’s Ministry Opportunities page! Here you can explore a variety of ways to connect people with God and to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With a special focus on our community, we hope you find outreaches that are a great fit for you. As you navigate opportunities to reach our communities for Jesus, all you need to do is find an opportunity and plug yourself in!

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Ministry logoShoulder-to-Shoulder

The Shoulder-to-Shoulder program can provide a safe environment for men facing difficult times; it is all about Men Helping Men. Whether you are struggling with a life situation, maybe in your walk with the LORD, need some physical help doing something or with transportation or just need someone to talk to, our Shoulder-to-Shoulder ministry is here for you. Learn More>>

Helping Hands Widows Ministry

We are asking the men of Desert Springs to help the Widows of our church. We have assembled a list of skills that our Widows have indicated they need your help in doing. When we hear of a need that you could possibly help with, we will contact you. From there, you can contact the widow in need and set up a time to assess her need and fix the problem! For more information on how to get involved, contact Pastor Jim Zeilenga, at [email protected] or call 760-568-3646. Thank you in advance for your contribution in serving the Lord and for your ministry in “honoring widows” (I Timothy 5: 3).

Global Media Outreach (GMO)

Members of our church family have the opportunity to partner with “GMO” in becoming online missionaries to individuals seeking the Lord around the world! Visit the GMO website for more information and to learn its mission at Contact the church office to learn how you can get involved in this dynamic ministry right from your own home!

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission serves local people experiencing homelessness, hunger and life challenges through emergency services, recovery programs and community outreach. Emergency services include hot meals and safe shelter, medical care, clothing, recovery programs, and vocational training. We both support and serve alongside CVRM. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Desert Springs’ Frontline Director, Laura Keener, at [email protected] or call 760-568-3646.

Refuge Pregnancy Center

The Refuge Pregnancy Center is committed to helping women and men in crisis because of unexpected pregnancy and those who need healing from abortion. The RPC center is the only pregnancy center in the Coachella Valley licensed to operate as a primary care clinic. All of our services are confidential, non-judgmental, and free of charge. RPC serves people in pregnancy situations through counsel, resource provision, and education of sexual integrity and prenatal/postnatal wellness, all through the love of Jesus Christ.

Desert Cities Jail Ministry

Desert Cities Jail Ministry

The sole purpose of the Jail Ministry is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the inmates at the Riverside County Jail in Indio. This jail ministry is unique in that many of the inmates coming into Indio are on their way someplace else (court appearances, awaiting transfer to other facilities, etc.). When an inmate receives Christ, they, in turn, can share the Good News with others in which ever facility they end up. Our God is an amazing and faithful God! This ministry provides you with an opportunity to increase your faith and spiritual walk each time you go into jail. Sound interesting?

Contact Larry Hilton (714-875-9364 or [email protected]) for further information.

Young Life Coachella Valley

Builds bridges of authentic friendship with students, relating the life-changing hope found in Jesus Christ. Local meetings, annual camps, and activities all connect young people to faith.

Mexico Missionary Support (La Mision, Baja Mexico)

Sherry Bernheisel felt God’s call to use her talents and gifts in full time ministry after going on our 2014 Baja Mission Trip. Our support helps Sherry in her ministry with the children, families and staff at both Open Arms Childcare Ministry and the Door of Faith Orphanage. Join us on our next mission trip as we serve at these two Christ-centered ministries. Your life will be changed by blessing others! For more information on how you can get involved, contact Desert Springs’ Frontline Director, Laura Keener, at [email protected] or call 760-568-3646.

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. The FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Desert Springs Church supports the Coachella Valley FCA financially with monthly support and fellowship through an annual, joint luncheon. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Desert Springs’ Head of Men’s Ministry, Alan Hurt, or Frontline Director, Laura Keener, at [email protected] or call 760-568-3646.