Our mission strategy at Geneva Presbyterian Church is rooted in the scripture. In Acts 1:8, Jesus tells his disciples they will be his witnesses in “Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”. We seek to provide a faithful witness to Jesus Christ through service with others through mission projects and ongoing activities.
Mission Projects Every Summer:
Our Jerusalem – We serve the community at Vacation Bible School and get the kids involved, too. Beginning in 2009, we began to recognize this as a mission project, too. For many years, kids at our VBS have brought supplies to help kids in our county have what they need to start the school year.
Our Judea and Samaria – Since 2007, we’ve sent our youth and a youth sponsors on a mission trip every summer. This is our third year to go to Big Creek Mission in Eastern Kentucky which emphasized building relationships through service. Those who go often come back telling stories of being changed by their encounters with Christ and His people.
Our Ends of the Earth – Every summer since 2009, we’ve sent a group to Nicaragua to partner with Vida Joven Nicaragua (Young Life). Each year, this group encounters Christ in a powerful, life-transforming way. Vida Joven emphasizes leadership development through building relationships.
Mission Activities Through The Year:
Our Jerusalem - we serve those in our fellowship in any way we can, whether helping with a clean-up after a storm, visiting in the home, providing meals, or through the Good Samaritan fund – a small fund intended to help fellow Genevans with needs stay on their feet.
Our Judea and Samaria: we give time and talent (and occassionally resources) to Habitat for Humanity in St. John’s County (Apostles Build), the Betty Griffin House, and the Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County.
Our Ends of the Earth: we participate in the mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA), providing disaster assistance, mission, and witness world-wide.