MISSIONS

The Bible tells us, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” Consider serving with one of our Christ Church mission partners. For more information, contact Pastor Marc Donaldson.

OUR PARTNERS

MISSION TRIPS
MEXICO 
Through our partnership with the Plain Gospel Mission, the Mexico Mission Trip Team offers Christ’s love to the children at the Albergue in Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The Albergue provides housing, meals, school supplies and a nurturing Christian environment for teenagers in need of a high school education. Contact: Pam Salter — psalter1961@gmail.com or 281-686-3707
COSTA RICA
The Costa Rica Mission Team travels to Costa Rica to work with Ray Zirkel’s missionary team, by sharing Christ’s love through construction work and Vacation Bible School with the children. For more information, please contact Steven Del Angel.

Community Connections

Christ Church provides meeting space to support many community groups:
Krist Samaritan Counseling Center
Christ Church United Methodist has a fully accredited, licensed psychological counseling center that takes most insurance programs. Every week trained marriage & family therapists are on the Christ Church campus, providing a full range of psychotherapy for human emotional health and well-being. Any person in need of counseling and psychological healing may call the Krist Samaritan Center at 281-480-7554 to make an appointment. The Samaritan Counseling Center operates on a sliding fee scale. For more information, go to Support and Counseling.

re:MIND [Depression and Bipolar Support ]

re:MIND (formerlyDBSA) groups meet on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist. Participants meet to explore coping and recovery strategies for depression and bipolar disorder diagnosis, to share common experiences, to have positive social interaction and to learn more about mental health. A trained facilitator is present at every group. For more information, please see the re:Mind website.

The Woodlands Concert Band

The Woodlands Concert Band rehearses at Christ Church on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and presents a series of concerts for the community in the Christ Church Sanctuary. For more information, see the band’s 

Toastmasters

Outspoken Toastmasters Club meets on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. For more information, see the club’s website.

PACN Training

Pregnancy Assistance Center North provides volunteer training sessions at Christ Church. For more information, see PACN’s website.
 
MISSIONS FORMS
The information below provides an explanation of each form that is available for the planning, funding, execution and follow-up of Christ Church Missions. There are links provided to fill out each form electronically. The full Christ Church United Methodist Missions Policy & Procedures Manual includes all the forms. PDF’s of all the mission forms (to print and fill out by hand) are also provided below for your convenience.

ARE YOU GOING ON A MISSION TRIP?

– Fill out this form to go on a Mission Trip. It includes the Application, Medical Information, Release of Liability, Mission Team Covenant and Safe Sanctuary Guidelines.

DO YOU WANT TO RECOMMEND A NEW MISSION PARTNER FOR CHRIST CHURCH?

If you are passionate about the work of a Christian mission organization or missionary and would like to be their Christ Church Mission Coordinator to help them partner with the church, you can use the following forms:
Missions Support Application Form– Have the mission organization or missionary fill out this form and submit it to the Missions Committee Leadership Team.
Christ Church Mission Partner Recommendation Form – Use this form with the appropriate Missions Focus Team Leader (Local, National or International) to evaluate and recommend the prospective mission partner.
Mission Proposal & Budget Recommendation Form – After approval as a mission partner (then annually for budget purposes) submit this form to the appropriate Missions Focus Team Leader to recommend how Christ Church can help the mission partner.

DO YOU WANT TO REQUEST FUNDING?

– Submit this form to the Missions Committee Leadership Team for approval when a mission activity has been planned or a donation is to be made. The AFE should be based on the most current and accurate planning basis, and is likely near or less than the budgeted amount.
– Submit this form to the Church Accountant to request a check for a missions expense or a donation. Attach copies of the approved AFE and receipts for any missions expenses that will be reimbursed.

ARE YOU LEADING A MISSION ACTIVITY OR TRIP?

Mission Plan Form – If you are leading a local or national missions activity, you can use this form to help plan how it will be implemented and identify what volunteer skills and resources will be needed.
Mission Trip Planning Checklist – If you are leading a national or international missions trip that involves travel and lodging, you can use this form to aid in the advance planning for all aspects of the trip.
Volunteer Role Description Form – This form can be used to help plan and identify the skills and interests of volunteers that will participate in the mission.
Volunteer Feedback Form
– Ask your volunteers to complete this form after a mission activity or trip and return it to you. Provide a summary of their feedback to your Missions Focus Team Leader.
– Fill out this form after a mission activity or trip with your assessment and recommendations, then give it to your Missions Focus Team Leader.

DO YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER OR NEED VOLUNTEERS?

– A potential volunteer may use this form to identify their skills, interests and availability, so they can then be matched to the volunteer needs for mission activities, trips and administration.

HOW ARE MISSIONS RUN AT CHRIST CHURCH?

– This manual explains the guidelines for missions at Christ Church, including the: Focus Areas of Service, Missions Committee Roles & Responsibilities, Mission Processes, Financial Policies & Administration, Mission Trips & Projects, and Missionary Support. It also includes associated references and forms.

FAITH PROMISE

The Missions Ministry at Christ Church is funded through your Faith Promise. Faith promise giving is trusting God, by faith, to enable you to give, above your regular tithe to the church. 

 

Pray

The most important way for our church to support God’s work and the missionaries serving Him is to pray for them and the people they serve.

Do

God’s work around the world needs your help. Sometimes, missionaries simply need cookies made, letters mailed, or just a call to recruit some volunteers for an upcoming project.

Give

As members of Christ Church, we have the opportunity to give financially above and beyond our tithe to support our Missions Ministry budget. Through your Faith Promise, our church can take a holistic approach and commit financial support across missions and missionaries through a single financial commitment. The dollars received from your Faith Promise provides the financial resources that not only support our missionary partnerships, both locally and globally, but also allows us to support our short term mission teams, ongoing mission projects, and long term work.

Go

Every member at our church is a missionary and as such we are called to “Go” and minister to a world in great need. This takes place in our own community, in our state, in our country, and around the world. 

Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions about Faith Promise & Missions Approach

Still have questions about Faith Promise giving? Contact Marc Donaldson
 

SCOUTS

Boy Scouts
Cub Scout Pack 889 is part of the Tall Timbers District of the Sam Houston Area Council. Pack meetings are held at Christ Church United Methodist. Scouts participate in a fun-filled schedule of activities such as camping, Pinewood Derby, Water guns & Watermelons, Movie Night, Rocket Derby, Scout Court of Honor/Blue & Gold Ceremony, Scout Graduation, Summer Day Camp and more!
 
Troop 889 is honored to be chartered through Christ Church United Methodist. The troop currently has 100+ Scouts and a whole host of BSA-trained adult leaders on our Committee and Scoutmaster corps.
Scouts meet on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please see the Troop 889 webpage.
Girl Scouts
Brownie Troop 108002
Meets every other Monday at 3:30 PM. For more information contact Rachael Salinas.
 
Girl Scout Troop 11925                                                                                                  
Meets  one Tuesday a month at 6:00 PM. Contact Rachael Salinas.
 
Brownie Troop 11140
Meets every other Sunday, 3 – 4:15 PM. For more information please contact Troop Leader, Monica Avila