Local Missions

Local missions, like global missions, is all about filling all things with God’s glory. We know that missions is not only a work performed by career missionaries in foreign countries—the Lord leads many of us to “bloom where we’re planted,” serving him right in our own backyard. At St. Paul’s, our heart for local missions is born out of our love for our Lord and for our neighbors. We desire to see many people in our local community believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and, that by believing, they will have life in his name.

In Matthew 22, Jesus says “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Working together in unity, we seek to love our neighbors through advancing the gospel in word and deed in our local community.

Core Values

Local missions at St. Paul’s is characterized by:

  • The declaration and demonstration of the gospel in word and deed.
  • Partnerships with others in ministering to the needs of our community.
  • Church-wide and personal involvement.
  • Generosity, with special concern for the poor.

Local Missions Opportunities

We are convinced that God has a plan for placing St. Paul’s in its specific location, and that plan includes our members being actively involved in a ministry of mercy and a gospel witness in our community. Here are some of the types of ministries in which we are engaged in our community:

  • Community workdays and festivals
  • Neighborhood outreach
  • Community garden
  • Garden goods delivery ministry
  • Support for foster and adoptive families
  • Job training program
  • Prison ministry
  • Killarney Care Project (School food pantry)
  • Pro-life advocacy

Local missions are our responsibility as Christians, but they are also a privilege. Think about it: our Lord chooses to work through us! As the Apostle Paul says in I Corinthians 3, “we are God’s fellow workers.” So, with hearts of gratitude for what our Savior has done for us and the privilege of participating in his redemptive work, why not join us as we pray for and serve the people in our community and share the gospel with them through word and deed?

Local Missions Committee

  • Ann Christian
  • Jim Crandall
  • John Fulginiti
  • Carolyn Jackson
  • Edie Langston
  • Rick Madsen (chair)
  • Wendy Madsen

Contact Rick Madsen

Rick is director of ministries and the chair of the Local Missions Committee. He is available to answer questions or help connect you with opportunities to get involved.

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