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Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10

Mission of Ren Cares: Empowering the people of Renaissance Church to use our time, talents, and treasures to care for the needs of people within our church and our community and around the world.

Need more information about our ministries or wish to volunteer?
Contact us at or use the email addresses listed below for specific ministries.


Prayer is an integral part of our lives as followers of Jesus. Members of the Prayer Team lift up to God the needs of the Renaissance Church family. If you have a prayer request for yourself or for someone you love, visit, and fill out our confidential prayer form. Your privacy is important to us, so there is an option to keep your request anonymous. If you would like to pray during Sunday services, meet for regular prayer meetings (Each month: second Wednesday at 8 pm), or be involved in our Prayer ministry, contact us at

Pastoral Care
Our pastors and other qualified individuals are available to provide spiritual guidance to the Renaissance Church family and visitation to those who are in the hospital or confined to home. This ministry team can also help connect you with appropriate resources for personal, marital, family, or bereavement counseling. Please contact

Life Events
This ministry provides non-counseling support for baby dedications, birth celebrations, weddings at church, and funerals. Please contact

Caring volunteers meet short-term needs and develop relationships by providing meals for Renaissance Church families with newborns or people recovering from illness or injury. Contact us at for assistance or to help by providing meals.

The Service Team works alongside people in the Renaissance Church family who have needs beyond their current physical or financial capabilities (e.g., a house move, painting, housekeeping chores, etc.). Please contact

Special Benevolence
Ren Cares provides confidential financial assistance to people in the Renaissance Church family. Please contact

Support Groups
Groups to help through difficult times: for those facing the death of a loved one (GriefShare), for those going through a divorce or separation (DivorceCare), for single parents (Single & Parenting), and for families with substance addiction (Rays of Hope). For more information and group dates, visit Support Groups.


Christmas for Kids (Union County)
Ren Cares collects gifts from Renaissance Church for about 300 local children under the care of the county’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) as part of their child abuse prevention program. The DCP&P distributes these gifts, as well as Christmas cards from our Ren Kids. Solicitation of volunteers to work the event occurs in November each year. For a glimpse into Christmas for Kids, check out this video!

Food for Kids (Summit)
Ren Cares provides breakfast and snacks to hungry elementary school children. We work with the Summit public school nurses. Please contact to help with this ministry.

Goodwill Rescue Mission (Newark)
Goodwill Rescue Mission helps men and women of Newark and Northern New Jersey who are struggling with homelessness, despair, and a lack of job opportunities encounter Christ through compassionate care and life transformation. Opportunities for volunteers include serving food, assisting with the music or message for the daily chapel service, being a friendship ambassador, and volunteering to help with special facilities projects. Teens can participate in most of these volunteer opportunities. Sign up to serve at Goodwill Rescue Mission or contact our Goodwill Rescue Mission Team at to find out how you can get involved. Visit the Goodwill Rescue Mission website for more information about the organization.


Mastermedia International (NYC)
Mastermedia provides spiritual support, encouragement, and counseling to media leaders and influencers. The Seven Prayers for Hollywood and more information about this Ren Cares-supported initiative can be found here or by contacting For more information about the organization, visit the Mastermedia International website.

Disaster Response
Ren Cares was formed in 2012 to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We continue to consider both financial and volunteer-based support in the aftermath of natural disasters and other tragic events occurring in our national or global communities. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact our Disaster Response Team at


Hope of Life (Guatemala)
Hope of Life serves the people of Guatemala by rescuing children from malnutrition, building schools and hospitals, and sharing the love of Jesus. We are involved with the Total Village Transformation of Santa Rosalía de Mármol in Zacapa, Guatemala. Visit the Hope of Life page for more information or contact the Ren Cares Hope of Life Team at for more information on how to participate in one of our week-long mission trips. Hear more about our 2018 trips in this video.

Family-Style Orphan Care (Guatemala)
Ren Cares provides financial, material, and spiritual support to Hanna and Evan Thomas as they provide family-style orphan care for 7 to 12 children on the Hope of Life campus in eastern Guatemala. These children come from the most ridiculously traumatic backgrounds imaginable. However, with the love, support, discipline, and life experiences that come from having a normal family, these kids have the chance to make great strides in growth. The goal is to help heal the wounds (break the chains of abuse, neglect, hurt, and abandonment) and offer Jesus’ love to these kids so that they can walk in a new light, full of belief and love for Jesus. Meet the Thomas family in this video.

Team World Vision (Africa)
Clean water changes the lives of children. They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. Ren Cares partners with Team World Vision, a ministry of World Vision, for water projects in Africa by raising money through participating in races. Contact for more information on how you can be involved or visit the Team World Vision website for more information.


Need more information about our ministries or wish to volunteer?
Contact us at or use the email addresses listed above for specific ministries.

Please be aware that participation on some teams may require training and/or qualifications.

Service Times:

8:30, 10, & 11:30 am

REN KIDS at 8:30, 10, & 11:30 am
Middle & HIGH SCHOOL: Fridays, 7:30 pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sundays, 8:30 am


Summit Opera House
2 Kent Place Blvd
Summit, NJ 07901

Mailing address: PO Box 160
Summit, NJ 07902