“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…”
EVERY CHRISTIAN IS A MISSIONARY

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave this final command to His disciples: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I commanded you” (Matthew 28:19 & 20a). We believe this command – this call to evangelism and mercy – applies to the global Church in every generation until Jesus returns.  And while much of this work is carried out by mission agencies and career missionaries, it is the privilege and responsibility of every congregation and Christian to support and participate in this work to the best of their ability, as God gives opportunity. As God’s people contribute to and participate in missions, the Holy Spirit breathes fresh life into the Lord’s Church.

SPC MISSION PARTNERS

SPC financially supports Mission Partners in Richmond and around the world. From time to time, our partners visit SPC to report on their work and witness. At other times, we visit them where they are to work with and encourage them. Our Local and Global Mission Partners are listed  below.

SPC MISSION PROJECTS

Each year, SPC sends teams and individuals from its congregation to serve with our mission partners in Richmond and around the world. If God is calling you to participate in that work and you are ready to answer His call, contact Michael Bryant. He can help you connect your call with our opportunities. Our developing plans for Local and Global Mission Projects in 2019 are listed  below.

SPC MISSIONS SCHOLARSHIPS

SPC provides financial support to its members and people who regularly worship at SPC for participation in mission projects that are not being organized by SPC. Click HERE to apply for an SPC Missions Scholarship. If you have questions, please contact Janice Bilger or Melanie Jones. The following missionaries received scholarships from SPC in the past few years:

  • 2016 & 2017 / Alex Morze / Bulgaria with MTW
  • 2017 / Sally Kwapisz / North Africa with Cafe 10/40
  • 2017, 2018, & 2019 / Cathy Jones / Perales Presbyterian Church in Perales, Lima, Peru
  • 2017 / The Kuester Family / Ethiopia
  • 2017 / Emily Blair / Prague, Czech Republic with CRU
  • 2017, 2018, & 2019 / Michelle Froede / Haiti with Children of Promise
  • 2018 / Rachel and Brad Howren / Dornoch, Scotland
  • 2018 & 2019 / Emily Van Doornik / Guatemala with Students International
  • 2018/ Aven Jones / CRU Greek Summit
  • 2018 / Annie Ranson / Urbana Student Missions Conference in St. Louis
  • 2019 / Aven Jones /Kolkata, India with CRU
PRAYER FOR SPC MISSIONS • GUARD THE GAP

Guard the Gap is a small group of people who have been moved by the Apostle Paul’s longing for the salvation of his countrymen to pray fervently and faithfully for missions and missionaries.  With Paul’s example before us and the Holy Spirit’s help, we ask the Lord to prosper the evangelistic efforts of His servants locally, regionally, and around the world — with a special emphasis on missionaries and missionary efforts supported by SPC. Guard the Gap meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 until 8:00 PM in Curt Kenney’s office (far left office behind the Welcome Center).  To join the group or to be added to the Guard the Gap prayer email list, contact Jacqueline Carrell.

UPCOMING SPC MISSION PROJECTS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, INC / UVA (C’VILLE, VA) • AUGUST 20, 21, 24, &/or 26

Helping ISI welcome new students from all over the world to UVA and make connections with Christian families and churches in their new homes away from home.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD / SAMARITAN’S PURSENOVEMBER 2019

Participating in the shoebox ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child is an easy and exciting way to be involved in the evangelism and discipleship of children around the world.

STEP CHRISTMAS STORE BRUNCH / RVA • DECEMBER 7

Organizing, preparing, setting up, serving, and cleaning up after a holiday brunch in support of STEP’s Christmas Store.

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN / RVA • MARCH 2020

Packing nutritionally complete meals for distribution to hungry children around the world.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS / RVA • JUNE 2020

Helping our city host a very special day for some of Virginia’s most special athletes.

UGANDA • SUMMER 2020

Taking the truth of the Gospel to Africa in work and witness. Possible Partners: Truth Fountain Church (Lira), Pastor James Bab (Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement), & Christ Our Refuge Church / Ben Church (near Kampala).

JAARS (WAXHAW, NC) • JUNE 28 – JULY 3, 2020

Supporting Bible translation and distribution by providing necessary repairs and maintenance to their facilities, as well as office administrative services

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HOW TO GET STARTED IN CONGREGATIONAL MISSION PROJECTS AT SPC

1. Contact Michael Bryant, Director of Missions at 539-6453.

2. Complete the SPC Mission Team Application Form.

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HOW TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT MISSION PROJECTS AT SPC

1. Click here.

2. Choose “Missions” at the “Select a fund” tab and note the name of the project you want to support in the memo line.

All contributions are tax deductible. Per guidelines from the denomination, SPC will maintain control over the administration of all donated funds. Any excess funds over what is needed to cover the costs of the Mission Project will be used at the discretion of the Session of SPC. Thank you very much.

SPC’S LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS
BLOOD SERVICES
BLOOD SERVICESStony Point Church / RVA
CHURCH HILL ACTIVITIES & TUTORING
CHURCH HILL ACTIVITIES & TUTORINGRVA
CHURCH HILL ACADEMY
CHURCH HILL ACADEMYRVA
CROSS OVER HEALTH CARE
CROSS OVER HEALTH CARERVA
ELIJAH HOUSE ACADEMY
ELIJAH HOUSE ACADEMYRVA
SPC EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
SPC EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRYStony Point Church / RVA
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NEEDLE'S EYE
NEEDLE'S EYERVA
PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER
PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERRVA
STRATEGIES TO EVELVATE PEOPLE
STRATEGIES TO EVELVATE PEOPLERVA
SPC’S GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS
DORNOCH FREE CHURCH
DORNOCH FREE CHURCHDornoch, Scotland
DEWSBURY EVANGELICAL CHURCH
DEWSBURY EVANGELICAL CHURCHDewsbury, England
JAARS
JAARS Waxsau, North Carolina
JONAH & JENNIFER
JONAH & JENNIFERClosed Country Evangelism
KURT & JILL
KURT & JILLUnited Kingdom
JOHN & KATHY LESONDAK
JOHN & KATHY LESONDAKKošice, Slovakia
BRUCE & PAM SINCLAIR
BRUCE & PAM SINCLAIRKampala, Uganda
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TOM SMITH
TOM SMITHInternational Theological Education Ministries / Croatia
JEANNIE TABB
JEANNIE TABBTexas & Ukraine
TIMOTHY & LIDIA
TIMOTHY & LIDIADewsbury Evangelical Church
UGANDA MEDICAL MISSION
UGANDA MEDICAL MISSIONRVA
BECKY YEHNERT
BECKY YEHNERT ReachAcross
SPC’S CAMPUS MISSION PARTNERS
MARY DOUG ENGHAUSER
MARY DOUG ENGHAUSERVCU International Women
PATRICK & CHRISTY LYNN FLYNN
PATRICK & CHRISTY LYNN FLYNNInternational Students, Inc. at UVA
RICHMOND CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN STUDY
RICHMOND CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN STUDYRVA
SPC MISSIONS FORMS, POLICIES, & PROCEDURES