2013 Mission Summit/Biennial Mission Opportunities
(updated May 22, 2013)
Thursday, June 20, 2013
SAFEHOME is Johnson County’s only comprehensive provider of services to victims of domestic violence and partner abuse.
Volunteers must be 16 years and older. Possible volunteer duties may include sorting donations, indoor and outdoor clean-up and possible art and craft projects. Maximum number of volunteers is 10.
Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 2013
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Kansas City works to fulfill the dream of home ownership for low-income families in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Their goal is to provide decent, affordable homes to qualified families based on the principle found in Leviticus 25:35-37: “If a brother living near you becomes poor, you must provide for him …do not make a profit on the goods you sell him.”
Opportunity is open to volunteers 16 years and older. Volunteers will work on a variety of building projects. Maximum number of volunteers is 50 for each day.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Grace Baptist Church, North KC
Several years ago, Grace Baptist KC voted to be a "missional" church. With the vision to empower every person to have the abundant life in Christ, their mission is to immerse every person in God's love made visible in our words and actions.
Youth and adult volunteers are needed to complete a variety of projects from working with the day care to assisting in the clothes closet. Maximum number of volunteers is 24.
Christ the Servant, Olathe, KS
YouthFront’s, Something to Eat Program packages balanced nutritional soy meals for use in local food pantries as well as being sent to countries in need around the World.
Opportunity is open to all volunteers, including youth six years and older. Maximum number of volunteers is 75.
Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 2013 and Monday, June 24, 2013
Bethel Neighborhood Center
Bethel Neighborhood Center opened its doors on April 1, 1911 to serve immigrants from Eastern European countries that were living in the most impoverished part of Kansas City called the "West Bottoms." The neighborhood has gone through many changes over the last 100 years but their mission "To offer a renewed sense of hope" remains the same. Bethel is a safe and fun place for all ages to find a friendly smile, a helping hand, and the freedom to explore what God has in store for them. Bethel is committed to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in their community.
Opportunity is open to youth and adult volunteers. Volunteers will work on a variety of projects including clean-up, landscaping and assisting with Bethel’s Summer Youth Program. Maximum number of volunteers is 25 for each day.
Prairie Global Mission Residence, Prairie Baptist Churches
Prairie Baptist Church is building a residence where international students attending Central Baptist Theological Seminary or visiting missionaries could find respite.
Ten (10) volunteers are needed daily to assist with completing the residence. Volunteers must be over 13 years old.
On-Site Mission Opportunity during Mission Summit/Biennial
In addition to the above opportunities, Mission Summit/Biennial participants will also have the opportunity to write a letter of encouragement or create a card (get well, thinking of you, encouragement). These letters and cards will be distributed to service personnel serving overseas and to persons here in the United States who may be incarcerated or recuperating in hospitals or nursing homes.