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MISSION 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.

Interested in Getting Involved?

There are over 25 activities currently being supported or sponsored by folks at the church, 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 to see how you can become involved.

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.

Budget

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.

MISSON and SERVICE MINISTRY GROUP

  • Joe Parisi (Chair)
  • Ryan Ramsey (Session Liaison)
  • David Porterfield (Housing Group Chair)
  • Jack Hess (Hunger & Poverty Chair)
  • Richard Tullos (Social Services Chair)
  • Alan Stevens (National & International Group Chair)
  • Jill Cook and David Jessee (Faith & Public Policy Group Co-Chairs)
  • Karen Siple (Westgate Elementary Partnership)

HOUSING MISSION ACTIVITIES – David Porterfield, Chair

HUNGER and POVERTY MISSION ACTIVITIES – Tom Mellor, Chair

SOCIAL SERVICES MISSION ACTIVITIES – Richard Tullos, Chair

NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL MISSION ACTIVITIES – Alan Stevens, Chair

Lewinsville Church supports national and international mission activities in a variety of ways:

  • Financial contributions to the Presbyterian Church (USA).
  • Directed financial support to selected overseas missionaries.
  • Support to organizations and programs assisting disadvantaged children and disabled individuals in foreign countries.

FAITH and PUBLIC POLICY ACTIVITIES – David Jessee & Jill Cook, Co-Chairs

OTHER MISSION PROJECTS – Local Community