Local Outreach

Our vision for local outreach is to present the message of eternal life through faith in Christ and to serve the needs of the Lehigh Valley community. The people of Cedar Crest Church see their world, their workplace and their neighborhood as places in which to demonstrate God’s love and present God’s message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

Contact John LoRusso or call 610.432.2200 to learn more about local outreach opportunities.

Evangelism Training

Using Matthais Media’s “Two Ways To Live” approach, we prepare our people to share the message of salvation found only in Jesus Christ .

English as a Second Language

We reach out to the growing international community within the Lehigh Valley by offering classes in learning English. All are welcome. We meet weekly in the churches Chapel on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. For more information you can email the Local Outreach team at outreach@cedarcrest.church or call the church office (610) 432-2200.

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Thanksgiving Dinner for International Students

Part of the International Friendship Program, we share the true meaning of Thanksgiving to college students from around the world who have come to the Lehigh Valley to study.

Memorial Day Outreach

Each Memorial Day Sunday we honor our Veterans and Active Duty—the brave men and women who are serving or have served in our armed forces.

Light in the Park

In partnership with Lighthouse Church in south Allentown, Push the Rock Sports ministry and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, we support a week-long, open-air sports and Bible school outreach to the children and youth of that neighborhood.

New Life in Christ Aftercare Ministries

Every Monday and Tuesday evening, Bible studies are conducted in Lehigh County facilities introducing inmates to the transforming power of God’s word. Ongoing support is also provided for women after release from incarceration.


Local Ministry Partners


Allentown Rescue Mission – ARM provides rescue, rehabilitation and restoration for homeless men in crisis through Christ-centered programs based on accountability and compassion.

Bible Fellowship Church Collegiate Outreach –  CO reaches out to students and faculty at Kutztown University.

Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Center – Bright Hope’s caring staff and volunteers take time to talk with women, men, and youth encouraging them to ask questions and get honest answers in a trusted environment.

Child Evangelism Fellowship – CEF exists to share the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with boys and girls and to involve them in a local church where they can be trained and taught the Word of God.

Coalition for Christian Outreach – CCO’s goal is to make disciples of Jesus Christ among college students through evangelism and discipleship training.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes – FCA impacts coaches and athletes with the gospel of Jesus Christ through local huddles and regional sports camps.

Push the Rock –  PTR is a local and global sports ministry proclaiming the life-changing message of Jesus Christ through the pursuit of excellence in sportsmanship and athletics.

Victory Valley Camp – VVC is a Christian children’s camp owned and operated by the Bible Fellowship Church providing summer day and overnight camp programs as well as winter camp.