Local Missions

Hartland Community Ministry

We love our Hartland Community children and youth!

Are you interested in being a part of what God is doing at Hartland? Here are some ways you can partner with us in serving these neighbors.



Fall 2021 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Hartland Apartments Ministry. The ministry meets most Monday nights during the school year from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. for Bible study, with a meal and fellowship each week for 160+ area children and youth.

Leaders: Sylicia Fuqua and Lori Camp



Lighthouse Layne is a tutoring program offered to the children in the Hartland community. The tutoring takes place in the Community Center at the Hartland Apartments from 5:00pm – 5:45pm on the Mondays the ministry takes place. If you would like to help tutor Hartland residents, contact our leaders today.

Leaders: Jennifer King and Janice Thomason



A few years ago, a couple of our church members felt called to plant a church in the Hartland Apartments area. In the summer of 2015, they held their first service in the Community Center at the apartment complex. The church now meets every Sunday for worship at 11:30am. Currently they are in need of families who will join with them to reach the unchurched in and around the apartments.

Leaders: Tommy and Nancy Tucker


Opportunities to Serve

There are so many ways to serve at Hartland each week and throughout the year. Here are just a few examples of continued needs for our ministry:

  • Basketball on Monday nights at the Courts
  • Driving bus and/or church van
  • Leading and teaching a class or assisting
  • Tutoring
  • Meal preparation
  • Summer camp scholarships
  • Summer camp volunteers
  • Help with annual Hartland Christmas party


Interested in serving? Contact Pastor Alan Teel

Other Local Missions Partnerships

We love to serve our local community!

Partnerships and Opportunities

Each spring, our church comes together as a West Jackson family for a day of service projects around the city of Jackson called SERVE731. Projects typically include light construction and painting, hospital ministry, nursing home ministry, meal delivery to shut-ins, distributing care packages to the homeless, and partnering with local ministries. But we also serve many of these same agencies and fill needs throuhgout the year. Read more below for some of the ways in which West Jackson serves within the Jackson community and beyond.


Operation Hope Food Box Prep and distribution

Takes place every Friday 2p-5p at Operation Hope Center at 360 Commerce. Come serve and help put food boxes together for needy families in our community.



Every Wednesday men from West Jackson take part in a weekly Jail Ministry. The men give devotions, share their faith, give away free Bibles and Christian resources. If you would like to receive more information or volunteer please contact Andy Akin or Alan Teel.



In the fall of 2015, West Jackson began a partnership with Arise Jackson, now called Arise2Read. Arise2Read is tutoring program for 2nd graders in Jackson area schools. Once a week, for a total of one hour, volunteers tutor two 2nd graders at Arlington Elementary School. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Krista Holland.



Every third Thursday of the month, our church is responsible for providing and serving the dinner meal at RIFA. This is a free meal for adults and families who are in need of a hot meal. Volunteers are needed to prepare, deliver and serve, as well as clean up. Meal prep and delivery is from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and the meal is served from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Contact Alan Teel for more information.



Every third Friday during November through April, West Jackson hosts Room in the Inn, an outreach of Area Relief Ministries to the homeless men of Jackson. Volunteers are needed to serve meals and fellowship with the men. We also need a few men (ages 18+) to spend the night while the men are on our church campus. Donations of the following are always accepted: soap, shampoo, lotion, and other toiletries (all travel size). Please bring donations to the church office and mark them for “Room In The Inn Ministry”.

Ready to Serve?

If you have any questions or are interested in serving with one of our local partners, please contact our Missions Pastor Alan Teel.