Local Missions (Page 2)

Local Missions (Page 2)

Columbia Presbyterian Church has a local missions team which oversees our supporting and involvement of missions and ministries within 50 miles of our location in Columbia, MD.  Our goal as a committee is to not only become involved in local missions but to actively encourage, involve and educate our congregation in local missions opportunities and needs.

We are driven by the Great Commission found in Matt 28:18-20 and Jesus’s last words to His disciples in Acts 1:8 to be His witnesses both locally and globally.

Local Missions Priorities

In conjunction with the CPC Missions Strategy approved in October 2018 the Local Missions Committee of Columbia Presbyterian Church agrees to the general prioritization guidelines for local missions requests.

  1. Missions must be in agreement with the authority of scripture, the work of Christ alone for salvation and salvation by grace alone.
  2. Missions should be addressing the whole counsel of God meaning addressing both spiritual and physical issues of humanity.
  3. Missions should afford the general membership of CPC the opportunity to be able to be involved in the ministry in some fashion.  Ministries where CPC members are already involved will get priority.
  4. Missions that address spiritual and physical needs of poor, oppressed or disadvantaged people groups per James 1:26-27.
Local Missions supported by Columbia Presbyterian include:

Leola Dorsey Day Resource Center

The Leola Dorsey Day Resource Center, under the umbrella of Grassroots of Howard County, serves the unsheltered homeless in the Howard County area by providing services that include: providing hot meals, a food pantry, showers, a laundry, a medical clinic, and connecting clients to other services.

Route 1

Since March of 2009, one of three CPC teams have been providing and serving breakfast on the first Saturday of the month at the Route 1 Day Center.  Each team has a team leader and other volunteers to provide food and/or serve it to those who come to the center.  Each first Saturday, about 5 or 6 volunteers are needed to serve the meal, greet those who come, organize food…
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