Missions & outreach

Ministries and Partnerships

We believe our mission is to participate in God's mission to restore Creation and draw people to Christ through ministries of love and reconciliation in our community. Through these ministries and partnerships, our members have the opportunity to become the living presence of Christ in someone’s life.

Local Missions

iServe

We believe it is important to use the gifts and resources of our church community to help our neighbors and church members who need assistance. Our projects focus upon safety and access for persons in their homes, including minor carpentry and home repair, small painting projects, home and yard maintenance and similar activities.

Need assistance?
  • Request a project online with this form. Or, turn in this hard copy to the church office.

Want to serve?
  • Join our email list for updates and project invitations here.
  • Contact ministry leader, Keith Tischler at kctish@hotmail.com.

Killearn Methodist Church Food Bank

A foundational ministry at Killearn, our food bank serves between 75–80 families twice each month by collecting, sorting, packing and delivering food boxes. The Food Bank also helps alleviate food insecurity through supporting organizations that address local needs.

Want to serve?
  • Volunteers meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 1:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall to set up.
  • Volunteers meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6 AM in the Fellowship Hall for packing and delivering.
  • Donations of food may be left in the bins located inside or behind the Fellowship Hall.
  • Contact Judy Hodge at foodbank@killearn.church OR 850-893-1116 ext. 320 for more information on serving, or if you need assistance.

ECHO

ECHO reaches a wide and diverse demographic of Tallahassee-area families and individuals who are struggling to find stability and prosperity as a result of trauma or hardship. They define poverty as the extent someone does without a broad array of resources--not just a lack of money. Whether they are financial, material, educational, relational, or spiritual needs, clients are facing a shortage of these at any given time and are in need of donors and mentors who can help them get ahead.

Want to serve?
  • Donations to our food pantry and household closet are accepted Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 4 PM and Friday 9 AM - Noon at the main office located at 548 E. Bradford Rd. We accept assorted non-perishable food, new hygiene items, and previously used housewares & kitchen utensils. (Members are also welcome to sort and stock these goods on our shelves on a weekly basis).
  • Have a pickup truck? ECHO’s Furniture Bank of Tallahassee picks up gently used furniture donations to deliver to our formerly homeless neighbors. Extra hands and truck beds are a huge help! If you’d like to donate furniture, leave a message at 850-224-3246 ext. 205 and we’ll respond promptly.
  • Contact ECHO at info@echotlh.org or 850-224-3246 ext. 204 for more information on serving or if you are in need of assistance.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes exists to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Their goal is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church, and our newest endeavor in Tallahassee is to reach competitors on the campuses of TCC, FAMU, and FSU. They have staff dedicated to the work on these campuses and there are many opportunities to get involved in helping advance the Gospel at all three.

Want to serve?

Frenchtown Breakfast

This ministry is supported by several churches in Tallahassee, including Killearn Methodist Church. Breakfast is served the first Saturday of each month, in the park directly behind Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. A hearty breakfast, including fresh eggs, pancakes, sausage and more, is served. A message of salvation is presented along with prayer opportunities.

Want to serve?

Humble House

This ministry helps women in addiction by providing a safe, residential environment, discipling them through Bible-centered teaching, and equipping them to live God-honoring lives. It is a long-term residential program that focuses on all aspects of recovery: physical, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual. They emphasize biblical discipleship and complete accountability, along with many life skills classes.

Want to serve?

Living Harvest

At the core, this is a crime prevention ministry. TLH is a faith-based, 12 Step Residential Christian Recovery Program for men re-entering society from prison. They want to create a stable environment that gives these men the opportunity to rebuild their lives through residential stability, increasing their skill levels and/or income, and obtaining greater moral integrity. They provide spiritual and mental health counseling, addiction education, case management, life and anger management, a safe and clean, alcohol/drug free residential environment, and transportation assistance.

Want to serve?
  • Visit thelivingharvest.org for more information.
  • Shop or donate to the Living Harvest thrift stores located at 4500 West Shannon Lakes Drive (Four Oaks Plaza), 1219 West Tharpe Street, or 308 East Orange Street.
  • Contact Michael Mann for service information, michael@thelivingharvest.org

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides a well-balanced, diet-appropriate meal to homebound seniors, five days a week. Isolated seniors depend on the daily safety check and socialization. The Meals on Wheels program would not be possible without a corps of over 400 volunteers. Last year alone, these volunteers generously delivered 169,366 meals to over 500 homebound seniors in Leon County.

Need assistance?
  • Call Elder Care Services at 850-921-5554, to speak with a counselor about your individual situation and needs.

Want to serve?
  • Call Elder Care Services at 850-921-5554, or visit the ECS website if you are interested in volunteering. Lunch is delivered by volunteers around noon.
  • Contact Jim Anderson at jim32312@gmail.com for information concerning Killearn volunteers.

MOPS and MOMSnext

Connect with a community of women who gather to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church. MOMSnext is a similar community designed for meeting the needs of moms with school-aged children.

Want to serve?

Neighborly

Neighborly is a relationship-based poverty relief nonprofit advocating for biblical justice. They aim to be the hands and feet of Jesus by helping clothe, feed, shelter, and welcome our neighbors, both internationally and in Tallahassee. For more information, contact Kristin Barnett, hello@thatsneighborly.org

Want to serve?
  • Breakfast Brigade: Every Tuesday morning at 5:45 am. We make breakfast and center ourselves in prayer as we prepare our hearts to serve local day laborers at Action Labor downtown. We lay down a tablecloth, put out freshly picked flowers, set up the bread, eggs and fruit, and begin our feast together. We typically serve 50 folks at the labor pool and send each person out with a bag of leftovers for the day and extra bread for their families. Click HERE to sign up.
  • Welcome Your Neighbor: Refugees, who are fleeing persecution and war, arrive in Tallahassee needing friends to help them navigate their new reality. That’s where people, not programs, step in. We provide airport pickups, grocery shopping assistance, English practice, help obtaining driver's licenses, medical advocacy, and generally forming relationships with our friends from Afghanistan, Syria, the Congo and Colombia. Join the Welcome Party by texting "innercircle" to 55498 to get background checked and become eligible to meet families and assist them.
  • Buy Coffee, Provide Clean Water. By building water purification costs into each wholesale bag of Traveling Bard’s “Neighborly Roast”, we are able to make the promise that for every cup of coffee you drink, you’re sending an equal amount of safe water to someone on the other side of the planet. We work in the village of Nyeri, Kenya through our international staff member, who identifies families most in need of clean water. Buy A Bag

Pregnancy Help and Information Center

The PHI Center offers services to women who believe they might be pregnant, those who are pregnant, and those with young children. They assist both mothers and fathers during pregnancy and after the birth of their child in obtaining the emotional and physical necessities for their family. All PHI Center services are free and confidential, regardless of your age, race, or religion.

Want to serve?

Refugee Assistance

Killearn Methodist Church has established a ministry to assist refugees who have resettled to Tallahassee. At present, we are serving families from Afghanistan and Syria. This assistance involves furnishing apartments, providing clothing, toys, cleaning supplies, transportation to appointments, and just being there to assist them with needs that they have.

Want to serve?
  • Contact Jim Flury at jim@killearn.church if you have household items that you would like to donate. We are currently serving approximately 20 families by keeping in touch with them to see what they might need. Furniture is not an immediate need but computers and TVs are in demand.
  • If you would like to establish a relationship with one of the families by taking them to an appointment, taking them on an outing, or just visiting with them in their home contact Jim.

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children seeks to keep children safe and families together. Safe Families for Children is rooted in faith, fueled by radical hospitality, disruptive generosity, and intentional compassion, to build a network of caring and compassionate volunteers to support families facing social isolation. Our goals are to prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system, and support and stabilize families.

Want to serve?

International Missions

Twelve Churches

Equipping and empowering the local Nicaraguan church. We work alongside the local Nicaraguan churches to encourage, train and equip pastors and their congregations. By building a strong foundation of theological teaching and preaching, we believe these congregations and lay leaders will grow in spiritual maturity, empowering them to reach the lost and hurting people in their communities. We believe that lasting change comes from the power of Jesus Christ - not from our own hands. God will work through these churches for the glory of God's Kingdom.

Want to serve?
  • Check out twelvechurches.org for more information on how to get involved, join a team, or provide financial support.
  • Contact Chris Smith for more information, including short-term opportunities with Killearn - chris@twelvechurches.org.

Iglesia Metodista Barajagua

Serve our sister church in Barajagua, Cuba. We continue to strengthen a precious friendship with our sister church through prayer, fellowship and service.

Want to serve?
  • Opportunities to visit our sister church are organized through the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. 
  • Contact Jim Flury for more information at jim@killearn.church.

Seasonal Outreach Events

Angel Tree

NOVEMBER 2023
Angel Tree, a Prison Fellowship ministry, helps keep children and families connected by providing a way parents in prison can show their love with gifts to their children at Christmas. For more information, contact Jim Flury at jim@killearn.church.

Operation Christmas Child

FALL 2023
This drive, a Samaritan's Purse ministry, fills shoeboxes with gifts that reach out to children beyond the United States with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  For more information, contact Jim Anderson at jim32312@gmail.com.

The Alternative Christmas Market

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2023
Instead of stressing over the perfect gift for someone, why not honor them with a gift that will be a blessing to others? Your gift through the Alternative Christmas Market will support one of our many ministries that spend all year sharing the true gift of Christmas, the love of Jesus Christ.

The Living Christmas Story

DECEMBER 8-10, 2023
A live production presenting the story of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. Guests can drive through the scenes in their own vehicles or travel via hayride in this Tallahassee favorite event. 

Shamrock Scurry 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

MARCH 2024
Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run benefiting Killearn Missions and local ministry partners. One of Tallahassee's most popular races, the Scurry is an exciting family event! Check out shamrockscurry.com for more information.

Short-Term Mission Trips

Twelve Churches   |   León, Nicaragua   |   October 7-14, 2023
Leaders:
Chris and Scarlet Smith, chris@twelvechurches.org  or  scarletsmith@comcast.net
During our time in Nicaragua, we will work to strengthen our relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ through worship and home visits. Depending on the gifts and abilities of the team, we may have a construction project, work in the Feeding Centers, work at the farm (Campo Sagrado) or provide training or teaching in small groups. Approximate cost is $1600.


Mountain T.O.P.   |   Eastern Tennessee   |   October 26-29, 2023
Leader: Jim Flury, jim@killearn.church
Adults In Ministry Weekend (18 years +) serving in home repair and Fall Festival.
REGISTER HERE