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Community Service

Paul says in Galatians that “while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” While we have many opportunities to serve one another, we also want to be faithful to the “all men” aspect of Paul’s instructions here. This means serving the community around us.

At the Fields, you will not find a list of opportunities for this sort of thing. You will hear about occasional church-wide service projects like our annual work day at Aviara Oaks Middle and Elementary Schools or a beach clean up over at Ponto south. But most of this work in the community is intentionally done at smaller, local levels—primarily through our Community Groups.

We believe that this decentralized model of service allows us to:

  • Be more relational
  • Be more adaptive
  • Be more varied
  • Provide opportunities for our people to pursue the vision God has given them
  • Be more responsive to the needs of local communities
  • Take advantage of excellent programs (private and public, religious and secular) that are already in place

This is an area we always want to growing in, God has already used the community at the Fields in many ways.

In the last few years we have been privileged to serve by:

  • building homes for needy families in Mexico
  • work of various types at several different orphanages in Mexico
  • packing food boxes at Angel’s Depot
  • volunteering at Feeding America San Diego
  • providing meals at the Bread of Life Rescue Mission in Oceanside
  • joining Habitat for Humanity projects, building homes for needy families in San Juan Capistrano and Carlsbad
  • sending a work team to New Orleans to help rebuild the home of a Hurricane Katrina victim
  • producing and shipping hundreds of relief packages to Haiti in the wake the earthquake devastation
  • helping repaint the new offices of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Vista
  • joining the United We Paint project in Carlsbad
  • providing temporary housing for some struggling members of the community

Interested? Join a Community Group or contact Patrick Crandall at