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.”

There are many opportunities to serve with Christ Church – at Christ Church, locally in our community and region, or on a mission team. To get more involved with serving click here.
 

Why Serve?

Local & National Missions

 
On the first Thursday of every month a team from Christ Church prepares and serves 100-125 hot lunches to needy families and individuals at the Conroe Salvation Army.
Pregnancy Assistance Center North (PACN) provides crisis pregnancy assistance, healing and life rebuilding training for expecting mothers and families. Christ Church supports this ministry by hosting volunteer training and participating in fundraisers.
Family Promise helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence by providing lodging, volunteers, social service agencies for assessment and referrals and facilities for day programs. Get involved by volunteering in Family Promise’s front office answering phones and visiting guests. For a week every three months, we also provide a safe place for families to stay, while providing meals and transportation.
The Montgomery County Food Bank(MCFB) is a non-profit distribution warehouse serving approximately 50 non-profit agencies throughout the county. MCFB depends on grants, monetary donations, food donations, and volunteers. It takes approximately 1000 volunteer hours a month to sort, box, and weigh the food for delivery.
The Christ Church Prison Ministries serve those who are incarcerated in the Hightower Prison Unit in Dayton, Texas. Our purpose is to be the hands and feet of Christ by loving our ‘brothers in white’ and providing them with spiritual support. To see a detailed description of all the different types of Prison Ministry Christ Church supports, click here.
Christ Church assists Interfaith in many ways such as food collection to help feed local citizens on the first Sunday of every odd month, school supply drives in the Fall, Adopt-a-Family at Christmas-time as well as several weekly and monthly opportunities at Interfaith’s Veggie Village, Hand Me Up Shop and serving seniors at the South County Community Center.
A community focal point to bring people together in positive ways so that they can become a force for change in the community. The center provides a safe and fun environment for children and youth that will result in opportunities for them to master basic skills, enjoy a variety of life-enrichment activities, and lead to life-changing improvements.
Provides warm, nutritious meals, clothing & other assistance to the hungry and homeless along the I-45 corridor in North Houston, as well as assisting underprivileged single mothers and fatherless children.
An urban transformation ministry that operates transition houses, church missions, a mentoring center, children’s after-school programs, and various food pantries and outreach programs throughout the community.
Provides services to children and youth daily through residential care, foster care and other services.
Brings Christ’s loving redemption and amazing liberation within our communities by providing environments conducive for holistic healing, and guiding adult survivors of domestic sex trafficking to healthy, productive and independent living.
Works to advance the Kingdom of God by investing locally in families and children in need of homes and healthcare, and discipling broadly to share the Gospel to the lost.
International Missions
The Persecuted Church Ministry at Christ Church is a local team affiliated with Open Doors, a ministry devoted to providing support to persecuted Christians around the world. The team write letters and lifts prayers for persecuted Christians.
Through our partnership with the Plain Gospel Mission, the Mexico Mission Trip Team serves Christ in Mexico, offering him to the children at the Albergue in Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. During Christmas, our congregation provides support to the mission by purchasing gifts for children and staff residing at the Albergue during our Adopt-A-Student program.  If you would like to donate to the Mexico Mission Team, click here
(After clicking on the “Give Now” button, indicate that you want to give to the Mission Fund, then choose “Mexico Mission Trip Donation” from the drop down menus). This year’s mission trip details can be found below: 

Mission Trip Dates: March 10, 2017 – March 17, 2017
Cost: $350.00 per person
Informational Meeting: February 5 & 26, 2017 at 12:15 pm in the Conference Room at Christ Church (Lunch will be provided).
Contact: Pam Salter – psalter1961@gmail.com.
The Albergue provides housing, meals, school supplies and a nurturing Christian environment for teenagers in need of a high school education. In addition to supporting the Albergue, this trip will also provide school supplies and uniforms for some of the children in the villages surrounding Galeana. 

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.  If you would like to donate to the Mexico Mission Team, click here (After clicking on the “Give Now” button, indicate that you want to give to the Mission Fund, then choose “Costa Rica Mission Trip Donation” from the drop down menus).
A distinctive three-year program, developed in Africa, that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome extreme poverty, become fully self-reliant, and learn of God’s love for them.
Invests in the dreams of families in the world’s under served communities by providing discipleship, biblically based training, a safe place to save and small loans that empower them to provide for their families and give back to their communities, as we proclaim and live the Gospel.
The Woods family is living in Papua New Guinea while working to bring the Gospel to people there in their native tongue.
Meets people’s most basic physical need for clean, disease-free water, while taking the Gospel of Jesus and church planting to West Africa and India.
Brings people together to provide food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger during our lifetime.
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. Also, at Christ Church, we believe a faith promise is not simply about money: it is an individual’s commitment of prayer, service, gifts, and living a missionary lifestyle.

 

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. If you would like to make a Faith Promise donation, click here (After clicking on the “Give Now” button, indicate that you want to give to the Mission Fund, then choose “Faith Promise” from the drop down menus).

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. There are many opportunities for you to follow His calling when you live a missionary lifestyle and look for them.

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 located within 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 Pack 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. Troop 889 has a whole host of BSA-trained adult leaders on our Committee and Scoutmaster corps.
Girl Scouts
Brownie Troop 108002
Meets every other Wednesday at 3:30 PM. For more information contact Rachael Salinas
 
Girl Scout Troop 11925                                                                                                  
Meets every other Tuesday 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