beyond sunday

Our heart at CLife is simple: Bringing People to God & Bringing People Together! Although we are planted here in the New River Valley in Southwest Virginia, we serve a BIG God of a BIG world, and our desire to bring people to God and bring people together extends outside of just our immediate area! CLife is currently partnered with several different ministries locally and globally, and we want to keep YOU, our church family, updated so that you can pray and partner as well!

Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua

Since the beginning CLife has been partnering with brothers and sisters in Nicaragua through the work of Renew the Hope Ministries. Our good friend, Pastor Earl Bowie, has been serving for many years as the lead pastor of Verbo Church in Puerto Cabezas. Pastor Earl founded Casa Bernabe, a child protection and development center that houses 140 children and youth who would otherwise be living in deeply impoverished and dangerous situations. They come through a variety of paths: some have been orphaned; some were displaced by families who could no longer feed them; others come for a quality education.

Pastor Earl has also started Verbo Christian School, multiple feeding centers, as well as planted 16 churches in the village of Betania and in the Rio Coco region.

You can be involved in the work in Nicaragua through financial support, prayer, sponsorship, and short-term mission trips to Nicaragua.

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Love the nrv day

The Saturday before Easter CLife spreads out through the community to do community service projects or simply to love people. Our goal is to go beyond the walls of the church to simply bless others.  Here are some of the many projects we’ve completed:

--We’ve participated in the Town of Christiansburg Annual Easter Egg Hunt by passing out popcorn, balloons, candy, drinks, and hosting a craft table for children.

--We’ve sent teams throughout Radford, Pulaski County, Christiansburg, and Montgomery County with fresh baked goodies for first responders and other community servants.

--Sent a team to participate with the Town of Christiansburg in the Crab Creek Cleanup.

--Passed out free Easter dresses along with popcorn, drinks, and candy at the Radford Library.

--Passed out drinks and snacks on the Huckleberry trail.

--Painted the offices at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.

--Washed the buses used for the Radford Head Start Program.

And a lot more! You can participate by setting aside the Saturday before Easter and signing up for Love the NRV Day!

For more information contact Matt Moore at

Boston Dream Center

Founded in 2014, the Boston Dream Center’s goal is to meet the physical, material, and spiritual needs of this historic city in unique and practical ways. CLife friend and BDC Founder Sheila Donegan, has a vision to reach a whole city with God’s love one life at a time.

The Boston Dream Center is able to meet practical needs while sharing the hope and love of Jesus. Here are just a few ways that they accomplish their mission:

  • Outreaches on the street to the homeless
  • A mobile food truck ministry to Charlestown Projects and Watertown
  • Partnerships with New England Center for Homeless Veterans and the Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Healing and recovery classes and groups
  • Outreach to local prisoners 

You can be involved in the work of the BDC through prayer, donation and regular short-term mission trips.

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BLESSING riverlawn 

Our church home is in the building of Riverlawn Elementary School. And while we turn the school into a church on Sunday, the teachers and staff do an amazing job of educating and caring for the children of our community every other day of the week. So much more goes on besides just reading, writing and arithmetic.

CLife participates in the Riverlawn Backpacks Program, a community-based organization that serves children in need by sending home food over the weekend, all while protecting the privacy and dignity of those they serve. We regularly provide Riverlawn Teacher Goodies to the staff and faculty during parent/teacher meeting days. We also help stock the Riverlawn Resource Room, a school based resource room where students can obtain health and hygiene products they may not have access to otherwise.

You can be involved through prayer, donations to the programs, participation in our regular events to bless and honor the teachers and staff of Riverlawn, and by volunteering to pack food bags on Thursdays at 4pm during the school year.

For more information contact Matt Moore at

Bobcat Backpacks

Over 50% of Radford City students qualify for food assistance, and The Bobcat Backpacks Program was created to help meet the needs of those students.

Bobcat Backpacks serves food insecure children in the Radford City Public School District by packing food into backpacks to be taken home over the weekend, by stocking food pantries at the intermediate and high school, and by providing snacks for the local elementary schools.

You can be involved through prayer, donation, participation in the regular food drives and campaigns, and participating in packing the backpacks. The Radford Backpack Program packs at the Presbyterian Church of Radford (201 4th St., Radford) on Thursdays at 5pm during the school year. CLife focuses on the third Thursday of the month, but you are welcome to join in any day that works for you!

For more information contact Matt Moore at

community group projects

Our vision is to go beyond the walls of the church, but also beyond Sunday and live out the life of service that Jesus called us to. So, the bulk of our community outreach activities are organized and based in our Community Groups, small groups that meet mid-week and are scattered throughout the NRV.

We have Community Groups who serve all over the NRV! Some of our service projects include:

  • The annual Montgomery County Christmas Store
  • Elf Shelf of Radford
  • The Radford Harvest Festival
  • The Radford Clothing Bank
  • The Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley
  • Fund raisers and drives to supply the needs of resource rooms and backpack programs throughout the NRV
  • Seeking the hurting and needy within and beyond our church body
  • and looking for unique ways to serve and meet needs.

You can participate by joining a Community Group! Whether you are a regular attender of CLIfe or not, you are welcome. Or, you can suggest a need and organize an activity that a Community Group might be able to participate in.

For more information contact Matt Moore at

serve september

Jesus calls us to be servants as He was a servant, so CLife spends each Saturday in September looking for ways to serve the community. With one or two projects each Saturday, there is something for servants of all ages to participate in. Some of the many projects we’ve completed are:

--Sending teams to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s construction projects.

--Hosting a free cookout and passing out food, snacks and drinks to the students at Radford University.

--Volunteering at the Roanoke Rescue Mission.

--Assembling and delivering “Jars of Love”, prepared Mason jars with the ingredients for soup, cake, or other goodies to our kid’s teachers and other community servants.

--Preparing and delivering “Teacher Survival Kits” to teachers in schools all over the NRV.

--Preparing and serving the pre-game dinner for the Radford Bobcat football team.

--Cleaning up trash in the neighborhoods around our Riverlawn Elementary School home.

And, much more! You can participate by setting aside one Saturday in September to help serve the NRV. Come out and join us each September!

For more information contact Matt Moore at

the marketplace

The Marketplace sells beautiful handmade products from around the world, but they are much more than that. By building relationships with artisans and Christian ministries throughout the developing world and connecting them with customers, The Marketplace is about changing lives.

By investing in artisan groups and Christian ministries, helping with design, creating sustainable business models, and bringing products to a thriving customer base, The Marketplace is able to partner with those rescuing the poor, the trafficked and the desperate. Sharing the love of Jesus and changed lives is the result of helping people be all God intended them to be in the first place.

The Marketplace is a regular visitor to the NRV, including bi-annual stops at CLife on Sunday mornings. You can be involved through prayer, donation and shopping on their website, at The Rolling Shack, or at the Marketplace boutique at Annie Kay’s Main Street Market in Blacksburg.

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