Local missions

We exist in a city and community with lostness and need, and we try to have a Kingdom affect where we are. This might involve our food pantry, projects in our community, hanging blinds in the home of an elderly neighbor, walking our neighborhood to interact with people, or taking a trip downtown to provide warm clothing to our homeless population. At View Acres we encourage everyone to be active servants. The building we meet in on Sundays is not intended to be a sitting place, but a sending place.

Cleveland, Ohio

View Acres has the joy of serving with Gateway Church Old Brooklyn, in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2013, Pastor Tony Loseto returned home with his wife Beth to plant a church, and they have been serving and reaching the community ever since.
Every summer we take a team to be hands and feet for Tony and Beth, engaging in a number of opportunities from home projects to sports camps, door-to-door outreach to block parties. Basically, whatever they need us to do we do.

community outreach

The initiative to reach the community has to begin with the church, and the church needs an outward focus. We try to use a number of opportunities to get out and meet people where they are. These include events like: TREAT the Community, an event where we set up stations at multiple homes on Halloween to interact with people while we provide hot chocolate, hot dogs, and candy; our Community Block Party, where we transform our grounds into an interactive meeting place for our neighbors to bring their families to enjoy some great FREE fun; and ONE Sunday, a worship and fellowship time at a local park that encourages our members to invite at least one person to an event outside the walls of our building. 

Shoebox ministry

Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, holds a special place at View Acres, and we have volunteers who are passionate about the global effort to share the Gospel with the children of the world. Even though this a Christmas-time program, the emphasis is carried throughout the year with packing parties because there are usually hundreds of boxes to prepare.