During the 2020 budget discussions for Family of Christ, a percentage of the giving we received was allocated to support Mission/Outreach. The management of the funds and overall program was assigned to the FOC Board of Elders (BOE). The BOE appointed a small sub-committee of three Elders to lead the Mission/Outreach Program.
This committee was beginning the process of putting the program in place and drafting guidelines when the Coronavirus epidemic hit and threw everything into a bit of a whirlwind. The Elders needed to respond to other areas of focus during the initial 2 to 3 months of the Coronavirus shutdown. Now they are able to revisit the program!
During the June BOE meeting, a decision was made to re-focus some of our activities on Mission/Outreach opportunities within three areas of ministry:
Local Missions/Outreach – Organizations within our local geographical area
Rocky Mountain District/Missouri Synod – Mission/Outreach opportunities within the greater Rocky Mountain District or LCMS as a whole
National/International missions – Any other Mission/Outreach opportunities that do not fit within the previous two categories
With that in mind, the BOE needs your help. We know of many great Mission/Outreach opportunities out there but do not want to limit our potential mission partners just because we don’t know about them. As such, we have set up a new form on the FOC website under "Ministries" then "Outreach" where you can fill out a form and provide the BOE with great background information about any Mission/Outreach opportunity that you are passionate about. All we need is the Mission/Outreach name, some background, and a reason why this is a Mission/Outreach opportunity that FOC should support/partner with. If you have an opportunity you would like to recommend, please complete the Mission/Outreach Program form below.
Reach out to your Elder if you have any questions about our Mission/Outreach Program.