We approach our missions from an Acts 1:8 model. Acts 1:8 says, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” This gives us three areas to concentrate on, local (Jerusalem), regional (Judea and Samaria), and global (to the ends of the earth).
Locally, we support many ministries in Salisbury. We also are involved in our local public schools by giving books to each student through our Noisy Offering, and supplying uniforms and gift cards for their clothing closet.
Regionally, we send out youth and adults on mission trips to areas of North Carolina and neighboring states.
Globally, we are a half partner for a group with Zoe Empowers. Our Zoe group, see below, will come out of extreme poverty over the course of three years by learning how to do for themselves.
We feel called, as a congregation, to be the hands and feet of Christ for Salisbury, North Carolina, and the world.
We support, with our time and money, these local ministries.
For orphaned youth, life revolves around survival. They quit school to find work. When $1/day doesn’t feed their family, they beg, steal, or starve. Exploited, abused, and sick, they suffer in the shadows. Eventually, they lose hope, battling a cycle that is unfixable by relief-based aid or foster care systems that lack resources. We provide an opportunity for orphaned youth to become self-sufficient. Through a three-year, locally-led program, orphaned youth are organized into groups of 60-100 children and receive micro grants, life skills, and vocational training to become secure, healthy, and connected community members.
You can learn more about this three year program through Zoe Empowers by visiting them at the link below.