The Mennonite Church places great emphasis on the whole church being missional – which means that all of its programs and functions need to be oriented to reaching out to those around so that more people will come to know and serve God.
Our purpose and mission are four-fold:
- Worship God
- Express God’s love through word and deed
- Bear witness to salvation in Jesus Christ
- Nurture the body of Christ to maturity
Our vision and direction by God’s grace are:
To be equipped to walk through the doors that God opens to share life in Christ with others.
Some Mission efforts we support:
Polk Building Ministries – Arnold and Gerri Polk are helping struggling villages flourish through the Interlocking Block Machine, Women’s Ministry and Mission Projects. www.pbmin.org
Good News Club – Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet. Our Good News Club meets as an after school club at Norge Elementary, our closest elementary school. The purpose Good News Club is to sow the seed of the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ and ground children in the Word of God and encourage their families to participate in local churches for Christian living. www.cefonline.com (select “Ministries,” then select “Good News Club”
Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center – WCRC is a non-profit Christian ministry providing retreat facilities for use by churches and other Christian organizations, a Summer Camp for youth, and fully programmed retreats for youth and adults. www.wcrc.info
Virginia Mennonite Missions – We seek God’s direction in calling out and sending forth a growing, diverse community of believers, empowered by the Holy Spirit to transform the world and to be transformed through the reconciling work of Jesus Christ. www.vmmissions.org
Mennonite Disaster Service – Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. www.mds.mennonite.net