An evangelistic movement to teach and lead the church to reach a hurting world as Jesus Christ did.

“When Jesus saw the crowds, he was moved with compassion, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” 
– Matthew 9:36-38

Abraham Villanueva

Tampa OUTREACH Leader

Pastor Abraham has an ecstatic joy in seeing others come into the knowledge of Jesus Christ. The Outreach department exists to equip The Resting Place for the work of Evangelism and to lead the Church to reach a hurting world as our Lord Jesus Christ did: by being moved with compassion. 

We have a two part goal. First is to lead and equip in-house leaders and ministries of The Resting Place Family that are evangelistic in nature. Our second goal is to cultivate relationships and provide support by partnering with external ministries and organizations that are already involved in impacting communities.

Click below to hear a message from Abraham about the heart of this movement!

South Tampa Church Pastor

Find out when the next LoveReach is!

A love reach is the action of going out and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by actions of love; which include preaching the good news, feeding the hungry, praying for the sick, clothing the naked, and providing for those in need.

Some of our events are spontaneous and not scheduled like our monthly LoveReaches. Sign up for texting updates to get plugged into our events and what is going on. 



Step into our Provision Room, a compassionate haven for mothers in need, where we provide free baby formula to ensure every child receives the essential nourishment they deserve. This nurturing space is dedicated to supporting mothers facing challenges, offering a dignified and welcoming environment where they can access vital resources without hesitation. Embodying the spirit of community, the Provision Room is a testament to our commitment to fostering a caring and inclusive environment for families to thrive.



Join us in our transformative journey as we partner with Just Initiative to bring their vision to life. Their vision is centered on thriving neighborhoods where community flourishes, suffering is alleviated, and poverty is eradicated. At the core of their mission is the commitment to building bridges across racial and economic divides. They aspire to create pathways out of poverty by reflecting the love of God in tangible ways. Their values—Faith, Identity, Justice, Housing, Education, and Community—are the guiding principles that shape their actions.

Join us at the Petra House in our monthly outreaches, or their weekly support of families on Monday nights in the Ybor/Seminole Heights area.


Juvenile Justice and Foster Care Ministry

Having suffered overwhelming circumstances of abuse, abandonment, sex trafficking and other extreme family dysfunction, youth are placed in juvenile justice or foster care residential programs to receive intense therapy, life skills, and educational services for up to a year or more.

Youth in foster care and juvenile justice programs are disproportionately victims of the most horrendous acts – often by the adults who should have been protecting and caring for them. Broken in the course of relationships, they can only be healed through relationships. Steadfast connects these precious children to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ through caring.

Bi-weekly mentoring for boy in the foster system called, “My Brother’s Keeper”: Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Weekly Mentoring in the Juvenile Justice System (Tuesday and Thursdays at 6PM, Saturdays at 9AM and 11AM) and Bi-Monthly Pancake Breakfasts

Weekly Mentoring for girls in the foster system on Sunday nights at 4PM called, “Live Out Loud”



Created Tampa Is A Non-Profit, Non-Denominational Christian Organization Committed To The Restoration Of Vulnerable Women Involved In The Sex Industry To An Understanding Of Their Value, Beauty, And DIGNITY In Jesus Christ.

Join us this February 13th to serve dinner to the women in the residential program. 


Timothy Initiative exists to serve broken men whose lives have fallen apart due to addiction, homelessness, or some other major life challenge. They help men find recovery and new life in Christ through Recovery, Work Therapy, Community, and Discipleship. Here men are given the chance to be the person God has made them to be; the father, husband, son, or brother that their families need.
Join us Tuesday nights for Bible study at 7:00-8:30 PM.



Recovery Church Movement is a safe place to lay down addictions, behaviors and lean into a family that cares about your recovery. Break the patterns that have controlled your life for too long. Receive behavior tools,. healing and a deeper relationship with the Lord.

Join us Sunday nights 6-7:30 PM at the Tampa Campus.
217 Hobbs St. Suite 106 Tampa, FL 33619



Lovingly referred to as “Joy Apostles,” Georgian and Winnie Cóco Banov are a radical team with a powerful message. Boldly declaring the finished work of the Cross, their teaching and ministry are full of God’s loving, joyful presence, bringing healing and changing lives. They are dedicated to hosting evangelistic missionary crusades and conferences, rescuing and caring for trafficked and at-risk children, helping marginalized impoverished communities and training ministry students and leaders.

Join us in Tijuana, Israel, and more. Check out their next mission trip!


LGBTQ+ Ministry

We have the honor to support and partner with an organization called God Adores You. This organization is neither affirming or non-affirming position on the LGBTQ+. God Adores You partners with many churches and gather as one with the purpose of sharing good news. This movement of love is for all who have ever felt like a misfit or who has been rejected. Our desire is that everyone will experience the magnitude of the love of God. 

We intend to share the love of Jesus every year at Tampa Pride in Ybor City and St Pete.