local outreach

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
-Matthew 22:37-39

Local Outreach Mission Statement

To mobilize and equip this local fellowship of believers in the fulfillment of the great commandment as we together desire to make disciples who make disciples by service, connecting and sharing the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through love.

Laborers of Love

An outreach ministry of RiverLakes Church showing our seniors how much we need and love them by doing light housekeeping and/or yard duties for those that need the help.

Local Outreach Packet

To find out current specific opportunities for serving in our community, please reference our Local Outreach Packet.

C.A.R.S. Ministry

C.A.R.S. or Christian Auto Repair Service is a ministry which aims to provide various minor vehicle repairs and maintenance such as oil change, brake work, diagnosis, etc. You will only be asked to pay for parts, not the labor. We provide services by appointment on the fourth Saturday of every month. Contact Jennifer in the church office for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Local Ministry Partners

Bakersfield Pregnancy Center

The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center empowers individuals with life-affirming choices regarding pregnancy and sexual health. We accomplish this vision by serving the people of Kern County with care and compassion in providing personal advocacy, parenting education, material support, and licensed medical services for pregnancy and sexual health. All our services are free and confidential.

Bridges International

Bridges International is a caring community of Christ-followers committed to serve, promote social connections, and engage in spiritual conversations with international students so that students become leaders internationally.

Cru Inner City

We partner with inner-city churches that are  committed to ministering to the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Our mission is to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

Flood Ministries

We exist to help those in our community struggling in homelessness and to Flood them with the love of God.  We do this by reaching out and engaging them in their homelessness, linking them to appropriate resources and services, navigating them through the supportive housing process, and providing case management after they are housed.  We help people overcome their disadvantaged circumstances.

The Mission at Kern County

The Mission at Kern County’s purpose is to offer an environment conducive to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the people we serve by providing hope and a future through Jesus Christ.

Right to Life Kern County

Right to Life of Kern County is a nonprofit organization that offers education about life issues and promotes life-affirming alternatives to a society afflicted by the prevalence of legalized abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

Youth For Christ

Our vision is to mobilize caring adults and student leaders in order to meet the physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs of every young person in Kern County through collaborations and partnerships with local churches, schools, institutions, and community programs.