The Missions Ministry is an exciting area of ministry at our church. We know that God not only wants to minister to us, He also wants to minister through us. Here at Christ UMC, we are answering God's call by reaching out locally, nationally, and internationally. Our primary goal is to bring the name of Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him and to demonstrate His love, compassion, and saving grace.
We encourage everyone to get involved in one or more of the following ways:
- Pray for the missions we sponsor and our mission teams
- Give to Faith Promise to support missions here and around the world
- Serve at one of our local supported mission agencies
- Sign up for a mission trip
UPCOMING MISSION TRIPS
Kenya | January 21 - February 6, 2014 or July 8-24, 2014
Kenya Partners, a faith-based non-profit, has a few more openings on their next two intergenerational teams serving in Nakuru, Kenya. Opportunities exist for those interested in medical, dental, construction, teaching (K-12), computer, counseling, women's handicrafts, pastoral teaching and for those with unspecified skills who just want to serve. Families are welcome. Contact Diane at 336.210.3765
Guatemala | May 23-31, 2014
Saraland UMC is leading a mission trip to an orphanage in Guatemala. We will be doing light repair projects in the mornings and ineracting with the children in the afternoons. The trip is open to any church or individuals in our district. Total cost will be $1,400, and a $650 deposit is due on December 13. For more information, please contact Rev. Mike Hoppe at 251.675.2728.
Guatemala | May 24-31, 2014
Volunteers are needed for a mission team traveling to Guatemala to work with Indigenous Mayan communities. Mission projects are coordinated through the Advance Special Highland Support Project, and will include improved, fuel-efficient stove building and work with the Maya Arts Program, incorporating creative and critical thinking skills into local schools. The all-inclusive trip cost is $985 + airfare. Accommodations can be made for special health or allergy needs or dietary restrictions. The deadline for registration is January 19. For more information and registration materials, please contact Kendra Swager or Rachel Triplett.