MISSION SUPPORT

As followers of Jesus Christ we are, by definition, missionaries.  Wherever we are, whatever we do, we represent Jesus.  Missions are not intended to be programs for the church but rather a way of life.  Yet we also have the privilege of supporting movements that are outside of and larger than our own local congregation. 


The list below is not exhaustive; they are agencies and ministries that we regularly support through our annual budget, special offerings, and/or active participation.

  • Impact the Valley

    Impact the Valley is a local, Christian mission that began in 2005. Youth and adult volunteers from area churches gather annually for five days of service to under-resourced people in the northern Shenandoah Valley. 


    Each day volunteers repair homes belonging to elderly, disabled, and others who often fall between the cracks of available assistance.  We have averaged about 100 volunteers and 10 projects per year.


    http://www.teensopposingpoverty.org/


  • House of hope

    House of Hope is a 24-hour facility at 724 Warren Avenue. The shelter has 16 beds and is alcohol and drug free.  We provide showers, food, clothing, laundry facilities, case management, consultation, referrals, job counseling, outreach and support on all levels, to nurture body, mind and soul.


    House of Hope cooperates with area churches, state and local government, community-based organizations, local businesses and concerned individuals in order to serve the needs of homeless men in Front Royal and Warren County. 


    http://www.warrencountyhomeless.org/

  • younglife

    Young Life is about kids. It's about giving all the kids in Warren County--be they public school, private school, or home school--a place to hang out with friends, go a little crazy, and learn about Jesus Christ and His love for each and every one of them.


    Each week, Young Life brings kids together for club. It's an hour of controlled chaos--singing, laughing, skits and games--and a simple message about God. It's a party with a purpose; a place where kids hear about God in a way they probably never have before. It's come as you are … and bring a friend.


    https://warrencounty.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx

  • backpack buddies

    Churches working together to provide nutritional weekend meals to elementary school students and their siblings who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

     

    We collaborate with other local churches to provide take-home bags of food for approximately 100 children in the Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School.  Other churches are working together to serve the children in the other three county elementary schools.

  • virginia baptists

    The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as churches from the states of West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee and Minnesota.

     

    The BGAV was established in 1823 and it has always existed to “furnish the Baptist churches of Virginia a medium of cooperation for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the advancement of the Redeemer’s Kingdom by all methods in accord with the Word of God.”


    https://bgav.org/