Our Community Commitment
Our Mission is…
To help people love God and to love others.
We often partner with local schools to work together to help provide resources for after-school programs, encourage teachers, and assist in holiday celebrations. We have partnered with Tukes Valley and Maple Grove, and are open to working alongside all who are mutually committed to improving the lives of the children of Battle Ground. Through the grace of God, we have previously assisted with:
Provide Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need at both Maple Grove and Tukes Valley MS
Re-sanding their volleyball courts
Preparing their community garden for their after-school program
Providing funds to help sustain after-school activities
Hosting a pencil drive to help off-set the cost of providing 1,000 pencils for standardized testing
School supply drive to help children without the means to purchase school supplies
Hosting Maple Grove’s back-to-school open house night by providing free refreshments to families
Funded Maple Grove’s watch dog program
Hosting teacher appreciation days with free coffee for teachers
North County Community Food Bank.
Starting Grounds Church hosts periodic food drives to support the local food bank. Through the generosity of our people, we have been able to help supply this organization with basic food necessities like beans, pasta, tuna and other food staples. Monthly cash donations are also sent to the Food Bank. Previously, we have also hosted Christmas dinner for several families who are on assistance through the NCCFB. It was our pleasure to serve them for the evening and provide a meal to friends in need.
Giving Tree (Toy Drive).
During Christmastime, we have conducted toy drives to benefit local, low income families who don’t have the means of providing a special gift to a great kid. Our congregation helped fill this need by collecting toys for children and small gift cards for teens to let them know that Jesus loves them.
Harvest Days Parade.
Starting Grounds is proud to support our community Harvest Days Parade by providing free parking, bottled water & coffee in our parking lot and opening our doors for free restroom use during the parade. A simple act of kindness for the church and a big impact for busy parade goers who have no access to restrooms and limited parking.
Starting Grounds has helped respond to the wildfires in southern Oregon in 2020 and areas previously affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 by collecting supplies and donations from our church and other local churches. What a beautiful thing it is when God’s people come together across a state to help others on the other side of the nation in their time of need.