We are a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to spreading the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Cook-Outs For Christ 

Firing Up Grills and Hearts for Jesus!

Coming Fall 2018

Presented by Christina Perera Ministries, in partnership with area churches and ministries, we seek to bless all members of our local community but especially at-risk populations such as the housing insecure and families in transition with the practical and spiritual love of Jesus.

We desire to bring together community members from all walks of life to enjoy a time of food, fellowship and fun!

Come sit down for a meal and listen to somone's life story! Then, if you have a testimony that will uplift that person, consider sharing it! You just might give hope to the hopeless!

If possible, please also bring one blanket to sit on and one to give to a neighbor-in-need! ​​​

Come together for a time of food and fun! Stay tuned for announcements on our 2018 event. Check out our 2017 event!

Event Features

  1. Food
    We plan to offer hamburgers, chips, desserts & drinks at no charge. Come have a meal with members of your community! Our heart and hope is that, as you share a meal with members of your community, you will take the time to hear their stories, share your own testimony and extend a hand of friendship!
  2. Testimonies of Jesus
    Come hear incredible testimonies of the Goodness of God from local members of the body of Christ. You will surely be encouraged! Also, share yours one-on-one as you sit and eat with someone!
  3. Live Music
    We will have live worship music led by local congregations! It is sure to be a powerful time with the Lord!
  4. Features For Kids
    Bring your families! We will offer face painting, cotton candy and games for kids of all ages! We are so excited for this missions opportunity to love the little ones in our community with the heart of Jesus!
  5. Item Distribution
    We will be collecting blankets to distribute to those in need. Please bring a blanket to sit on as well as one to give to a neighbor-in-need. Thank you!
  6. Free Event
    The event is intended to bless the entire Richmond, VA community but especially the housing insecure and at-risk populations. Free to everyone yet, if you can contribute towards our event costs, a suggested $5 per person donation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  7. Ministry Team
    We will have a ministry team present at the event to minister to anyone in need. We are believing God to comfort, to heal, to bring folks to salvation and to restore lives that are in need of a touch from Him!

Vision Statement

Igniting a passion for Jesus in the heart of His bride by spreading the gospel via preaching, teaching and meeting practical needs. Together, we can reach the lost, minister to the hurting and declare the extravagant love of God! 

We Need Your Help!

 So Many Ways to Serve! Which One Will You Choose? 

  1. Volunteer
    Sign up to volunteer for the event! Be the hands and feet of Jesus!
  2. Individual Sponsorship
    Individual Sponsorship
    We have many opportunities for individual sponsorship! Keep scrolling to see them all!
  3. Corporate Sponsorship
    Corporate Sponsorship
    We display all of our corporate sponsors information at our events, on our website and via social media platforms. This is a great way to advertise your corporations' generosity! Scroll down for more information!
  4. Share
    Help us spread the love of Jesus by sharing information about our events on social media platforms! Continue scrolling to see how! Also, feel free to download and print the event flyer once posted.
  5. Pray
    We need your prayers to spread the love of Jesus! Please pray for our ministry, our team and our guests!

Spread The Word

Help Us Spread Seeds of Love!

Print Event Flyer
(Available Fall 2018)

Share On Social Media

Invite Christina 

Help us spread the word to local churches by inviting Christina to come share the missional message of Cook Outs for Christ with your congregation! 
Print our event flyer here! 
Pass it out or post it! Just make sure the place where you want to post it has first given you permission.
Thank you!
Share the event on Social Media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Thank you!

Church or Ministry Partner

Missions Opportunities for Churches and Ministries to Serve the Community-At-Large

Positive Exposure 

Volunteer Opportunities


Create exposure for your ministry! Each event will showcase what a particular partner church or ministry does well!
Help provide your church congregation with more opportinites to serve the Richmond, VA community-at-large while creating unity across the body of Christ!
Help us express the love of Jesus throughout Richmond, VA and bring the lost, the hurting and the broken into His welcoming and loving arms!

Contact Us to Partner Together (by clicking here)!

Corporate Sponsorship

Are You Looking for a Way to Give Back? 

Items Donated

Monetary Donation

Services Donated

Donate in-kind items such as food, table settings, clothing, personal care products. dental supplies and more!
Make a monetary donation! Choose from many different levels to suit your needs! 
Donate your corporate services such as photography, transportation, dental services, hair care and more!

​​​ Contact Our Sponsorship Director Today for Details
(by clicking here)! 

Individual Sponsorship

Donation and Sponsorship Opportunities for Indviduals

Suggested Donation


Ministry Donation

The event will be free for all in attendance. That said, we are asking those who can to make a suggested $5 per person donation. You can donate online or at the event.
Become a monthly ministry supporter and help us spread the love of Jesus every month! Check out all our ministry events!
Let us know you are coming! RSVP through Eventbrite. Click here.

​​​ Contact Our Sponsorship Director Today for Details
(by clicking here)! 


Become the Hands and Feet of Jesus!

Volunteer​​​​​​  Positions

Come join an army of compassionate ones, sent out on a mission to love extravagantly! Our Cook-Outs for Christ event offers many volunteer positions to suit your individual strengths and talents.

Positions include the following.... 

  • Greeters
  • Food Preparation
  • Setup and Tear Down Crew
  • Face Painters
  • Ministry Team
  • Worship Team 

Please visit the Volunteer button below to sign up through Sign Up Genius. Hurry! Positions go fast! We will have two Mission Meetings proir to the event to help make you successful. Please make plans to attend! Dates will be announced via email.

Volunteer Information

In addition, to the two Missions Meetings, we have developed a volunteer information page which includes helpful reminders and a video training series to assist you in being successful in your position! You can view the videos at your own pace. They are short and full of useful information. Finally, you will be emailed an electronic version of the liability release form to sign in order to participate, or you can print it and bring it with you to the final Missions Meeting. We are grateful for your donation time, heart and service! Without your support, we could not love so extravagantly! 


Liability Release


Be sure to sign up for our ministry mailing list to get notified when SignUps are posted. Once they are, find all available positions here! Sign up quickly as positions go fast!
Wait for our email or print our liabilty release form here. Note: all our volunteers must sign it to participate in our ministry events and outreaches. 
View our volunteer information page for tips & training videos to help you be successful in your volunteer position!

Don't Miss Your Preferred Position!
Join Our Mailing List to Get Notifications
(by clicking here)!