Missions

Knowing that Christ first came to serve, we believe as imitators of Christ we are called to display His love through both word and deed. We seek to be empowered by God’s spirit and be obedient to God’s command to love and serve others.

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Campus Christians at Pittsburg State University is a non-denominational ministry reaching out to students on the Pitt State campus.  As a ministry, they are supported by a number of local churches and alumni across the United States.  The are blessed to see what God is doing on campus and pray that He will continue to use this ministry to impact the students of Pittsburg State and the community around us.

There is a place in Campus Christians for nearly every student at Pittsburg State.  Their events and programs range from a weekly worship service and in-depth Bible studies and discussion groups to mission trips, cookouts, and movie nights.  Their students have a wide variety of interests and involvement on campus, and it’s their prayer that not a day goes by that the students of Pittsburg State are not influenced and encouraged by the ministry of Campus Christians.

Manhattan Christian College is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. Manhattan Christian College was founded in 1927 as Christian Workers University. It initially opened for classes on September 19, 1927.  On July 1, 1971, the name was changed to Manhattan Christian College.  Manhattan Christian College is historically affiliated with non-denominational, independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ of the Restoration Movement. While many of the students and all the professors have a background in the Christian Church/Churches of Christ congregations, students from various denominational backgrounds are encouraged and welcomed.

In 1985, Midwest Christian College of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, consolidated with Ozark Bible College on the Joplin campus under the name of OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. Ozark Christian College is a premiere ministry training college. The faculty consists primarily of full-time professors. The current student enrollment is between 600 and 700. The college prepares men and women for vocational and volunteer Christian service. The college reaffirms its historic purpose by teaching the Word of God to men and women who will be equipped to teach others also (2 Timothy 2:2).

Concern Inc. is one of Mound City Christian missions and is a group of loving Christians following their guide Matthew 25:35, 36: For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.  Concerns purpose is to help the needy. The churches of Linn County initiated it. There is a food pantry and clothing available at Concern, Inc., 516 Main Street, Mound City, Kansas. Days and hours are posted at the facility.

Shalom exists to provide retreat experiences that restore hearts, ​enrich lives, and inspire hope (Isaiah 61 & Luke 4).

They believe effective camp, retreat and discipleship components include:

  • Relationships: For a sustainable impact, the experience should be shared with close friends.
  • ​​Message: Consistent with a biblical worldview and a catalyst for Christian spiritual growth.
  • Setting: Intentional departure from everyday surroundings and pressures.​

Show-Me Christian Youth Home is compelled by Christ to rescue and restore young lives. Since 1967, Show-Me has provided safe, stable, loving homes and families to young people struggling because of circumstances in their home environment. From the guidance of professionals, each child finds an individualized environment with layers of support designed to help them overcome their current struggles and find success. Our path to Purpose and Leadership U programs prepare these young people to have confidence, wisdom, encouragement, and resources they will need as they cross the bridge to adulthood.

The mission of Windward Islands School of Evangelism is to evangelize Caribbean societies and bring them to Christian maturity through the development of leaders for the church.

In 2011, the WISE Advisory Board appointed Brice and Amanda Wurdeman as the new Directors for the college.  Previously the Wurdeman’s had served in Haiti for five years and moved to St. Vincent in January 2012.

St. Vincent was the home for WISE for 35 years.  In 2014 the relocation of the school to Barbados began as God opened the door to pursue something much bigger.  In its first 25 years, WISE produced 141 graduates coming from eight different countries in the Caribbean region.  A number of other students did not receive a degree but did receive some training.

In addition to the on-campus program, WISE assists its graduates with advanced classes, evangelistic efforts, counseling and encouragement, through retreats, classes, evangelistic meetings and programs in their various countries.

“…naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”    Matthew 25:36 ASV

Mound City Christian Church prays for those in prison. Praying for and sending literature to the inmates in prison is one of the ways our church mission in fulfilling the Great Commission.

“Our mission at Hidden Haven is to teach the word of God to our youth, show them the way of salvation, and equip them to live their lives for God.”

Hidden Haven is situated on 41 secluded acres 5 miles West of Thayer, KS. The beauty of God’s creation is evident by the gorgeous scenery one will see when visiting or attending the camp. This picturesque setting is the perfect place for campers to get away and renew their walk with God!

The list of fun activities to do here is definitely not short! Swimming, mini-golf course, basketball courts, volleyball, swings, jungle gym, ping pong, carpet ball, Frisbee golf, an obstacle course, a lake and creek for fishing, and paddle boating. Older campers may participate in group games and initiatives that teach team work and leadership skills. Evenings at camp are also filled with fun participating in talent shows, concerts, worship, and night games!

Worship services are a foundational element at each week of camp. Age-appropriate bands and worship leaders lead the campers in fantastic worship to help focus their hearts and minds on our Savior. This is followed by a wonderful message given by the speaker for the week.

MCCC is here to help in our Community.  Know someone who is struggling financially?  Maybe this someone is in need of short-term assistance with mortgage, utility bills, car repairs, or groceries.  Let the Missions Team know.

Benevolence is the desire to help someone or a feeling of goodwill toward others.  Benevolence can also refer to an act of kindness or charity. Today, many churches maintain a “benevolence fund,” that is, a monetary reserve kept in order to help those in need. Often, a benevolence fund is used to aid families with unexpected or high medical expenses, victims of natural disasters, the unemployed, the underemployed, and others in similar circumstances.

The call to provide for the needy is found throughout the Bible. In Matthew 25:34–40, Jesus emphasizes the need for benevolence in God’s name. John asks, “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” (1 John 3:17–18). “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7), and maintaining a benevolence fund is one way to help those who come to the church for aid during difficult times.

MCCC has a scholarship fund limited to students of Linn County who intend to major or minor in theology or Christian education related studies.  Past scholarships have been awarded to Chandler Morrell who attended Oklahoma Baptist University and our own Brandon Clark who attends Grace College & Seminary.

A ministry dedicated to the prevention, rescue, and restoration from the epidemic of human trafficking.

The Voice of the Martyrs is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian missions organization dedicated to serving our persecuted family worldwide through practical and spiritual assistance and leading other members of the body of Christ into fellowship with them.

The amazing journey of a Shoebox Gift begins with you and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication.  From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world.  Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.

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