What are Missions?
At Village, we value sound doctrine, relational discipleship, and servant leadership. We believe those values are relevant here in Oregon and across the world. From Prison Ministries in Oregon to Farming in Zambia, we equip, pray for, and support those who have been called to share the love of Jesus with those in need. This is exciting stuff!
Nate Andersen just finished his first term in Zambia, Africa, where he works alongside local farmers to teach faithful practices and productive methods of growing crops. He loves to help individuals develop small businesses when they express a particular interest. Nate is preparing for his next term with New International. He plans to serve a more lengthy term, teaching sustainable agricultural practices while he disciples people in the ways of Jesus. We will continue to support Nate through regular financial and prayer support. To donate to this ministry, click here https://avillage.churchcenter.com/giving and select Missions/Nate Andersen.
Will & Eva Hughes, missionaries with SMC Ministries, provide advanced Bible teaching and personal encouragement for pastors in rural Patagonia. They minister to pastors the entire length of Chile, from the Atacama desert to the bustling Santiago metropolis, and far south to the islands in Patagonia and over the Andes mountain range into Argentina. They have been privileged to share the love of Jesus with the indigenous Mapuches in Southern Chile. Over 1,000 church leaders have graduated from Bible schools using their curriculum!
Our pastor served on the Board of SMC for years, and his in-laws co-founded the mission. The Hughes (now a family of 4!) and their ministry are near and dear to our hearts.
To explore the various ways you could get involved in this work, click here: https://smc.uno/action#pray
OREGON AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Village Resources believes in restorative justice. This goal is met when men and women returning to the community from incarceration begin to rebuild their lives in a way that has lasting value for themselves, their families, and the community.
Our primary focus is to provide support and practical resources to encourage a successful transition. We also address criminal thinking behaviors to promote a pro-social perspective. Support services may include housing, employment, medical and related social services. We supply work Boots, refurbished Bicycles, Backpacks and Basic cell phones- things that are essential in navigating the first month or two after re-entry.
There are many ways you can help! Supplies are needed (boots, bicycles, backpacks and cell phones), as well as administrative help and caring men and women who are willing to be trained as mentors.
To learn more about Village Resources, or to donate to Village Resources, click here.
Church Health & Multiplication
We have partnered with the Christian Church Leadership Network to help revitalize churches in the Willamette Valley. Church revitalization includes helping church's transition, health and growth; and, providing pastoral leadership coaching and resources for pastors and church's to thrive in ministry.
We also partner with the Christian Evangelistic Association (CEA) in the raising & sending leaders of new churches across the Pacific Northwest. Jesus calls us to make disciples and call to replicate yourself. We believe Godly church's replicate church's and we’re committed to building partnerships to start new churches throughout the Pacific Northwest.
We have helped plant and start church's all across Oregon and Washington, including: Common Ground, Dallas Church (Dallas, OR), Corvallis Church (now Village Church), The Branch Christian Church (Vancouver, WA), The Refuge (Philomath, OR), and Generations Church (Camas, WA).
Have questions about how you can support or get involved with our Missions and Outreach areas? Let us know!