Laborer's For the Harvest

Our Mission Statement:

To make Christ known to all people through world wide mission and relief work. Inspiring non-believers to believe by observing the way our team witnesses to Christ by our committed servant lifestyle, whereby our fellowship grows amongst one another, the people we serve and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore 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 have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." [NIV]


  Missions and Relief Work Opportunities    

At St. Paul Lutheran Church, the giving of one time, treasures and talents is one of the ways we help fulfill the Great Commission. We offer a wide range of mission and relief work. We offer the opportunity to serve on a local event for a few hours, all the way up to two week international trips, and every imaginable combination between the two!!
The way these trips originate, is by a member of our congregation showing an interest in a cause. They bring this idea to one of our Pastors to review, and it is ranked according to other mission and relief projects planned out over the next year.
Please email a request to any our Pastors. Be sure to include a section on each of the following: Location, type of work required; potential time line; amount of time you can commit to helping pull the trip together; number of members required for trip.



History

St. Paul has only been leading mission trips since the year 2000. Believe it or not, Pastor Ben was our Vicar and led our congregation on its first mission! In that short time we've sponsored over 15 mission trips - international as well as domestically. There have been relief trips to the Gulf States (Katrina and others), trips to Puerto Rico to help build a church, school and participate in outreach programs, trips to Guatemala to serve in outreach and bible study programs, and one planned for Brazil this summer. Additionally, we have served locally, most recently at Our Lady of Savior Lutheran Church which was devastated by our recent hurricanes. We sent teams up there for two back to back Saturdays to help with re-painting. We've also collected clothing from Lutheran's around the country and have crated these for delivery to Haiti.
And with all that said - we're just starting. There are lots of opportunities to serve locally and internationally. Many of these opportunities arise when a congregation member sees a need for us to outreach to a group of individuals. It's then brought to a one of our Pastor's attention and its prioritized with our planned missions and events.



Interested in sharing your Time, Treasure or Talents to help fulfill the Great Commission?  

Please contact Ona Zerra for additional information.



Past Missions:

  • Haiti
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Boca Helping Hands
  • Brazil (1 & 2)
  • Puerto Rico (1 - 6)
  • Biloxi
  • Guatemala (1 & 2)
  • Katrina Relief (1 - 6)