Serving Our Neighbors
A big piece of our mission is to “serve others.” We take Jesus literally when he defines what a neighbor is in the parable of the Good Samaritan. If you have a passion or an idea about how to serve, please let us know. These are a few of the ways we already serve, details of these can be found at the bottom of the page:
For over 10 years we have organized and conducted a mission trip every summer to Honduras. Physicians, dentists, and nurses join us to provide medical and dental services to the poor in both urban and rural areas of the country. They also receive food, clothing, personal need items, toys, and a Bible. A construction team builds one or two substantial houses during the week long trip. Children are told Bible stories and participate in Bible centered activities while they and their parents wait for medical services. The congregation also provides financial support for mission activities based in Bulgaria and Russia.
Our church hosts a number of community events throughout the year. These are the Easter Egg Hunt, Trunk or Treat, Breakfast with Santa, and our Christmas Eve Service. We also host an OSU Game on the Grass, where we project a game outside with a potluck meal. Contact one of our ministers to volunteer for these events.
Teaching Our Children
Children and families are very important to our church’s vision. In addition to our Junior Worship, which meets during our normal worship time, we also hold an annual Vacation Bible School and a weekly preschool.
This is a children’s bible hour for ages 3-8. The children love this time of singing, learning bible stories and verses, and praying together. Children are dismissed to Junior Worship during our worship following Communion.
VBS is enthusiastically conducted each summer at the church building and is a great time for students from the congregation and community. Our building comes alive with a theme and an excitement about God’s love for us.
Children 3-5 years old from both the congregation and local community come each Tuesday morning to the church building to learn about Jesus. School is in session from September to May of each year.
Deaf Ministry: Hearing impaired individuals are able to participate in all worship services and attend a class through the use of trained interpreters.
Men’s Shelter Meal: On the fourth Tuesday afternoon of the month, meals are prepared at the building and are then taken to downtown Columbus where they are served at the men’s shelter.
Willow Brook Nursing Home: Members from the congregation conduct worship services at Willow Brook on a rotating schedule with other congregations.
Young Adults: The purpose of this ministry is to provide spiritual encouragement and support during years that are filled with a great deal of transition and see young adults grow in their faith. Opportunities are provided for individuals to engage in Bible studies, participate in fellowship activities, and serve others through various projects. join us »
Young at Heart: The Young at Heart ministry reaches out to serve the needs of our senior members. Monthly activities are planned for fellowship, field trips, learning, service, and spiritual growth. In addition, many of the members look after each other by providing transportation and visiting with each other. The most recent service added is a Sunday morning 9:00 Bible study for all adults especially for those who are not able to drive after dark in the evenings. “They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing.” more »
Youth Ministry: The Road YG – Our youth group exists to provide a place of refuge, spiritual growth, and community for 6th-12th graders. During the Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible Class hours we seek to reveal God through His written Word. Throughout the year, we participate in a wide variety of activities with the goal of becoming a life-long servant of God. more »