God has given each and every one of us special gifts that are meant to enrich the lives of others in the church, communities, and the world. We believe that we are the head, heart, and hands of Jesus and that we are called to join in God’s restoration of the world. We have partnered with global & local mission organizations, as well as individual missionaries that allow us to serve and share the love of Christ. We would like to invite you to partner with us and make a lasting impact in our community and in our world.



Our Next Serve Chico Day will be on October 16, 2022. Do you see something in town that needs loving volunteer skills to complete? Become a project leader and help make that transformation happen!


For More Information, Contact
Jill Vanderheiden
Mission Director




September 4, 2022
November 6, 2022


Signups become available a month in advance. Each breakfast has specific jobs that are needed to make this a success — from cooking food, to shopping, serving food, and cleaning up. For those that are not available but would still like to bless the participants at the Jesus Center, here are some ideas: bring flowers to decorate the tables, drop off cookies, pray for the residents, and for this ministry. See registration for details when it becomes available.



One of the best ways to get connected and be the head, heart, and hands of Jesus is to serve through one of our ministries or mission partners! There are several opportunities that we can help you get involved with and make a difference. We want to partner with you to find God’s plan & purpose for your life. If you are interested in missions, please take a look at our mission partners and let us know of your interest. Please note that all volunteers interacting with kids under 18 years of age must pass a background check before working with minors.  If you are interested in volunteering at Bidwell Pres, please contact us by clicking the button below.

Each week several dedicated volunteers help welcome guests, teach children at Kidwell Park and Underground, keep our guests safe, operate sound, and everything in between. Countless opportunities exist for anyone to become involved and serve God by serving others. Below are just some of the volunteer opportunities BPC needs each week for Sunday mornings. If you are interested in a particular ministry, please contact us for helping you get connected.


African Hospitality Institute - Guesthouse & Vocational School

AHI prepares vulnerable, unemployed young adults in Uganda to lead significant and productive lives that bless others. They do this through a 2-year journey of mentoring, character development, and vocational training.

Mission Partner Champion: Beth Reid 

Bridging the Gap Foundation

Bridging the Gap4Water was founded in 2006 by Sky and Grant Adams to raise awareness and funds for safe water projects in Africa.  Most of our work is done in Uganda and Zambia at the time.  BTG partners with Lifewater, TivaWater, and World Vision.  We have provided over 55,000 Africans safe water, sanitation, and training in hygiene.  We thank each donor who has made a difference to our thirsty world.  BTG4WATER is a charitable Project Fund under North Valley Community Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible.  BTG4WATER.ORG


U.S. Foundation for the Children of Haiti

This Haitian run organization was founded over 40 years ago to serve the needy children of Haiti. BPC has supported its work for 20 years. Today it runs two homes, including one for severely disabled children, 2 elementary schools, one college, and a hospital.


illuminAid is fighting world poverty with video. Our planet’s most forgotten communities don’t have regular access to essential information related to subjects such as disease prevention, health and hygiene, or gender-based violence prevention. illuminAid trains and equips local educators and community workers to first create instructional videos and then share their life-saving information with the world’s most remote villages, using solar and battery-powered technology. (www.illuminaid.org)

Agros International - Land, Hope, Life

Agros International – Agros works with rural families in Central America and Mexico, breaking the cycle of poverty through a holistic development model of community organization, land ownership, housing and infrastructure, sustainable economic growth and community education.


An invisible crisis of violence is unfolding in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – causing families to flee for their lives. Cristosal protects individual families, and also works to hold governments accountable – transforming their countries into places where the vulnerable are taken into account and cared for.

New Life Homes - Swaziland

New Life Homes began in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis and provide loving homes for 40 orphans, a preschool-7th-grade school and a 195-acre vegetable/animal farm for their food security and income generation.

Siloé Ministries

Siloé Ministries is a Christian medical ministry serving in La Mision, Baja California and other poor communities in Mexico. They provide families in need with free health education, medical care, and Christ-centered counseling. They run a family medicine and dental clinic in La Mision, and host medical missions teams. A gift to Siloé will support our community clinic as well as health education outreach and events in nearby rural villages.


Cast Hope

Cast Hope is an outdoor youth outreach program that builds relationships between underprivileged/at-risk kids and mentors through guided fly fishing, camping, hiking, and educational field trips.

Citrus Elementary School - Adopt a School Ministry

 We partner with the teachers and students of Citrus School. The ministry is centered on giving hope to children by showing them God’s unconditional love and guiding them into becoming whole persons socially, intellectually and spiritually.  Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Donations of your time, your talents, your prayers, and gifts are always appreciated.  Read with a child, do science experiments with several children, play on the playground with children. The Bobcat Den is stocked by our church and the children spend Power Paws (vouchers) they earn for being responsible, respectful and safe. School supplies, bikes, holiday items, books, knickknacks, gently used clothing, jewelry, etc. are always welcome.  Contact: Pam Wear or Cindy Sockey –  pamwear3@att.net or ohio_cindy@msn.com

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

This is a campus ministry whose goal is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. Kimberley Wun works alongside staff in Chico, Reno, Merced, and the Sacramento area.

Orchard Church

This local church has a heart for Jesus and a dream to build a church that serves the community in practical and tangible ways.

Senior Home Maintenance

This ministry cares for people who need assistance due to aging, widowhood, disability, or illness. Their mission is to demonstrate God’s love by being in relationship with others and by doing the work to repair and revive their homes and yards. Contact Victor Paz – vicpazbpcshm@yahoo.com

Young Life - Young Lives

Young Life is an outreach ministry of building relationships with adolescents who are unfamiliar with who Jesus is and the Christian life. “Young Lives” is a ministry that provides relational support to teen moms.

Chico Food Project

The Chico Food Project is a fun and simple way to share food with the hungry in our community. A team member comes to your doorstep 6 times per year to pick up your blue bag filled with non-perishables and leave you an empty bag for the next pickup.

Habitat for Humanity - Butte County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. With a little help, Habitat owners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Jesus Center

The Jesus Center is a local, faith based non-profit organization serving people experiencing homelessness in our community. Sabbath House at the Jesus Center offers sober sheltering for men and women. It is our purpose to provide people with resources and opportunities to help them on their pathway towards ending their homelessness. We provide services including our transitional housing program which has grown to include seven houses for up to 60 men, women & children; our 58 bed Sabbath House Shelter program for men and women; and meals for those in the program and with our partners throughout the community. While staying at the Sabbath House participants can attend classes on time management, financial wellness, resume writing etc. as part of our Pathways Program, along with case management, and vocational training for job readiness.  www.jesuscenter.org

Salvation Army Center

The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs to the needy here in Chico and around the world.  BPC has partnered with the local Salvation Army for over twelve years to prepare and serve Sunday dinners to those in need.

Torres Community Shelter

The Torres Shelter is a 140-bed shelter that also helps people improve their circumstances to get back on their feet. Members of Bidwell Presbyterian congregation have sponsored and served dinner to the homeless since 1998.  The group has continued to serve at the Torres Shelter once a month since it was built in 2003. Currently,  there are a number of Life Groups that share in this ministry.

BPC Youth Missions

BPC high school students travel outside of our own city for some perspective on how to be witnesses for Jesus regardless of location. Your gift helps a teen participate in this life-changing experience.