FAITH IN ACTION - AN OVERVIEW
Our Call to Mission
We come together at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church to understand and to act upon our call to be disciples and apostles of Jesus Christ. To be an apostle is to become directly involved and active in efforts to spread the gospel and to relieve the pain and want of others.
The Scriptural basis for our call is found in Matthew 28:19, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations …, and in Matthew 25:37-40, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we see you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ Jesus replies: 'Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’
Another clear call to action is found in James 2:14-17, What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,’ and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
How Lewinsville is Organized to Support Mission Activities
Our Mission and Service Ministry Group coordinates Lewinsville's Mission activities. The Ministry Group consists of a council that provides planning and overall coordination of the program, a coordinator for each of our mission activities, and additional volunteers who assist in these projects.
Want to Participate?
There are over 25 activities currently being sponsored or supported by Lewinsville, and new projects are regularly considered. If you wish to assist in one or more projects, contact a member of the MISSION AND SERVICE MINISTRY GROUP. If you are interested in a particular outreach area, contact the chair of that group.
ChristCare Connection to Mission at Lewinsville
The ChristCare Small Group Ministry at Lewinsville also has an active Mission program, and offers another channel through which Lewinsville members may contribute their time and talents to Mission. To learn more about this Group Ministry, take a ChristCare brochure from a pew rack.
A significant portion of Lewinsville's total pledged income is spent in support of our Mission activities. The actual allocation is set each year in light of the church's overall financial situation and its other needs, and is currently approximately 10% of our total pledged income.
MISSION and SERVICE MINISTRY GROUP
Housing Group Chair
Hunger and Poverty Chair
Social Services Chair
National and International Group Chair
At Large Members
April 3, 2013