What does Eternal do for Outreach?

The Witness Connection exists to connect the congregation of Eternal Church with members of the community who are participating in outreach opportunities.  So many people in the church are reaching out in so many different ways, and we’d like to get folk in the church more connected, and more in the know of what opportunities there are. We want to make ourselves available for ministry development as well, for folk who may have a vision for a ministry that they feel God is moving them towards, who may just need some ideas, or encouragement.  This webpage will attempt to highlight the areas of outreach that are currently going on through the lives of our congregation and friends.

Outreach Ministries

Eternal's Vision:  We want to see every man, woman, and child living lives of witness at home, at work, and at play.
Here are some ways this is happening in our community.

Do Good Now | Kristin Zeppelin

VISION:  Connecting You to Volunteer Opportunities and Needs in Our Community
MISSION:  Providing ways to serve in our community:  Assisted Living Homes, Women & Men's Shelters, At Risk Children and Youth at the Children Attention Homes,  Appreciation breakfasts for under-appreciated people, Donation Drives for current community needs, serving at the Christmas Village Toy Store and  with the Elderly at the Adult Enrichment Centers, and children with life threatening diseases through A Kid Again, volunteering to fill needs for Anne Close Springs Greenway and many more!

Young Life | Tyler Wolf

VISION:  We invite kids to find Christ, care for them regardless of their response, and change lives in the process.
MISSION:  Reaching out and Ministering to:  Mentoring youth in Middle School and High School, Sports Outreach, Camp Outreach, Mentoring Leaders, Ministering to Teen Moms, Ministering to Teens with Disabilities, Help With Special Events, Hosting Bible Study Groups, and also Cooks, Drivers, and Infant Care Volunteers for the Teen Mom Outreach.


Rock Hill Miracle Park | Kylie Carroll

VISION:  Miracle Park is a park designed for people of ALL ages and abilities to play and work TOGETHER – a place for EVERYONE to BELONG
MISSION:  Miracle Park is a state-of-the-art park providing people of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy the park’s amenities and programming year-round.  This wonderful park is an inclusive place bringing together people of all ages and abilities to enjoy play structures, ball fields and a variety of programmed activities.

1005 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk (Except During Scheduled Activities)

Practical Help for Prisoners | Tom Harvey

VISION:   Sharing Jesus’ heart for prisoners, with prisoners.
MISSION:  Through personal correspondence, and with practical helps in these areas: Emotional, Social , Physical, Mental/Educational, Spiritual, Creative
By making available to prisoners and their loved ones, helps and information to help them grow and develop in these areas.
Opportunities:  Ministering to prisoners through personal correspondence, offering free Bibles, free Bible correspondence courses, answers to questions about God, offering encouragement, and sometimes an only voice outside of their prison cells.  Note: training for groups of individuals is provided.

TWELVEXII | Gage Thompson

VISION:  For young people in York County and Mecklenburg County,  to learn their true identity, through Building Authentic Relationships, Crafting character, and leadership development.
MISSION:  TWELVE's mission is to equip mentors, coaches, teachers, leaders, parents, and students with the tools they need to effectively invest in each other. Mentorship is the secret sauce every young adult needs to succeed. We're just passing out the recipe.
Opportunities:  Twelve is presently in three different schools and involved with 9 different sports teams. This ministry can expand as volunteers increase.  Contact below to see how you can volunteer and get involved.

The Truth Collective | Jami Staples

VISION:  Muslim women knowing Jesus.
MISSION:  Inviting women to know, believe and share what is true about who God is and how He sees women so that Muslim women will encounter the healing power of Immanuel.

Training is offered: There is an 8 week foundational trauma healing course, that includes hands on art work clinics, (used as a tool for therapy, you don’t have to be artistic). After this training, volunteers then bring their training both overseas and to refugees home and abroad. The focus is on, knowing what is true, believing what is true, and sharing what is true. 

New Life Compassion | David Walsh

VISION:   New Life Compassion exists to help relieve the oppression of communities who are in crisis. Recently our focus has been on the Syrian refugee crisis, focusing mainly on helping these communities reach out to this generation of children and youth, so that they may gain an education while still displaced from their homeland.
MISSION:  Concerned for the whole community, New Life Compassion also partners with wonderful local teachers and administrators, and relief organizations to help bring to vulnerable children, youth, and families, the basic necessities of life. We offer friendship and God’s love to these communities, and help connect them with the compassionate people of the world, who see their suffering and want to walk with them as they go through this very difficult season.
Opportunities: Administrative assistance, Organizing Fund Raising Events, Awareness, Join us on a 10 day missions trip to bless Syrian refugees.

Young Lives (Young Life)| Dawn Coffin

VISION:  YoungLives exists to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ.
MISSION:  Mentors, lady drivers for the teen moms, donations of formula, diapers, etc. , child care workers every other Tuesday evening.  

Dawn Coffin
York County Young Life
YoungLives Coordinator

Circle of the Panda and Purple Kindness | JD Ross

VISION:  Your success is our passion.
MISSION:  We believe in the positive impact that business can have when operating on sound values. Circle of the Panda helps existing businesses or start-ups by providing consulting and mentoring, resources, and collaborations. Together we can use business as a platform to change the world.
Concrete opportunities:
- Halloween event for the special needs community. 
- Working with private schools to develop pickleball and entrepreneurial programs.
- A pickleball training program for the special needs community. 
- Several consulting, creation, and collaboration opportunities with like-minded and hearted individuals. 
- The message from the podcast is engaging more and more listeners.


International Campus Connections | Ann Harvey

VISION:   Reaching the world for Jesus right here at UNCC
MISSION:  Showing Jesus’ love for UNCC students from over 60 countries, through weekly Bible studies and cultural events. Reaching out to both undergrad and grad students who are far from home.
Opportunities: Baking to have delivered or to deliver cookies and baked goods to the students' apartments and dorms, helping out with Bible studies, attending cultural/holiday/seasonal events geared toward interacting with the students and fellowship, hosting a student for special holidays or adopting a student where you commit to getting together with them once a month. Financial support for the program is welcomed, and if one is administratively gifted, helping out remotely would be welcomed, too.