Car Ministry

Unlike other car donation programs, the Orland Park Church Car Ministry distributes donated vehicles to needy families in the Chicagoland area, which allows for a tax deduction on the full private value of the vehicle.

Non-cosmetic repairs are coordinated on donated vehicles before they are given to qualified applicants on the waiting list. All vehicles are distributed in “As-Is Condition” with no warranty or claims regarding the overall condition of the vehicle. Vehicle recipients must plan for and have saved finances for unexpected repair expenses.

Through these efforts, Christian mercy is shown to those in need of transportation to get to employment, children to day care and school, families to church, and other necessities of daily living.

Car distributions are generally reserved for households without a car, not families wanting a second car or young adults considered as dependents.

Do You Qualify?

Step One: Download our Application Cover Page to see if you qualify
Step Two: If you qualify you'll then want to download our Application form.
Step Three: Download our Pastor Checklist and meet with your Church Pastor to complete this together, and ask for a Pastor Recommendation letter.

Please complete and return the application form, pastor checklist and pastor recommendation to the Orland Church office.

Adult Serve
Adult Serve:  OPCRC has a very gifted “body of Christ,” who have the heart for service, and assisting those in need. The Adult Serve ministry plans and promotes various projects throughout the year to best utilize the gifts and talents of its membership.  We have a heart to share the love of Christ through our actions in helping those who are in need.
Crossroads Bible Institute
This is a ministry that ministers directly to prisoners. OPCRC currently has 30 volunteers who receive a Bible lesson completed by an individual in prison. The volunteers spend about an hour a week checking answers and writing a letter of encouragement to the inmate. This is a great ministry for people who like to work from home and have a passion to help others grow spiritually. Contact Ruth Baas if you are interested in being a part of this ministry.
His Heart & Hands Orphan Ministry
Reaching out to our church, community, and the world with the heart of Christ for children in special need of care because of loss. Please visit their website for upcoming events and ways to get involved in helping the fatherless:  http://hisheartandhandsopcrc.blogspot.com.
Safe Families for Children

Safe Families is a movement of hundreds of families of faith who have opened their homes to care for children whose parents are struggling. By demonstrating biblical hospitality, Safe Families for Children returns the church to the forefront of caring for orphans and widows - where historically the church was the leader. To get involved in this ministry, contact Cindy Vander Laan.

Home Repair Ministry
The Home Repair Ministry is sponsored by the OPCRC Deacons. Their vision is to provide our church family and community with professional home repairs. This ministry is backed by professional contractors and volunteers who will donate a portion of labor, materials, or both for those who are in need of repairs, but can't afford to pay full price.  Our program targets small to medium sized jobs and repairs. For larger projects, referrals are made to trusted contractors who provide quality work at a reasonable price.
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