why missions?

At the end of Jesus' time on Earth, he commissioned his disciples to "go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded." (Matthew 28:19-20) Because of the this, we believe the church's primary call is to go out, and missions is the way we do this.  We support and participate in a number of mission groups, both locally and globally. Take a look at some of our partnerships below. 

getting involved with Missions

In obedience to The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20), we lead our intergenerational membership in the stewardship of the time, talent and resources granted to us by the Lord to advance the Gospel locally and around the world. We do this by supporting select mission organizations, and their individual missionaries, as they share with the world the hope of Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life, in the context of specific and unique indigenous needs.

Local Missions

Local missions is about taking the church, everything we are and embody with a life in Christ, and bring it to our Valley. There is a huge hurting world that exists right in our backyard, and while some are called to full-time global missions, we are ALL called to be the hands and feet of Christ right here, right now. 

LOCAL and global missions

  • kathy keller - Reach Global, paris, france

    Kathy Keller is with EFCA ReachGlobal and is based in Paris, France.  Kathy is dedicated to building relationships with Christian believers and non-believers and to partnering with pastors and other church leaders in multiplying and transforming churches throughout Paris.  She meets with those who are interested in sharing their faith with others, as well as encourages those seeking to plant new churches.  Pray for a new initiative called France+ Go.  The idea is to partner with churches to share the gospel via sport and leisure ministries as well as to consider how to share the Lord with people at big event times (Rugby Cup 23 and Olympics 24). Only 7% of people living in France attend church. Kathy develops relationships with Muslim women, disciples graduate students at a new English-speaking church, and honored to witness the baptism of several new Middle Eastern converts.



  • joe & lori pent - latin america assistance, la montaÑa christian camps, costa rica

    Joe and Lori Pent are with Latin America Assistance (LAMA).  La Montana Christian Camp is LAMA’s evangelistic, high-impact adventure camp, located in Costa Rica.  They work with teenagers (ages 12-19 years old) to win and disciple them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  They also assist local Costa Rican Churches so that every teenager who accepts Christ at camp has an opportunity for follow-up, discipleship, and mentorship. LAMA seeks to fulfill their vision to employ, multiply, and launch evangelistic youth adventure camping throughout Latin America. Their passion and vision are to reach the vast number of youth throughout the Spanish-speaking world with the transforming message of Christ.


  • miguel & jennie morel - dominican republic

    Miguel and Jennie Morel, along with their three children, serve in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.  They work to mentor people through the local church, group discipleship, Doulos Discovery School, as well as through Miguel’s electrical, refrigeration, and pool service business.  Miguel and Jennie have a heart for seeing more of their fellow Dominicans seek and come into a relationship with Jesus. 


  • SPORTS Outreach Institute (SOI), Croatia, India, Kenya, Mexico, North and South America, Uganda

    The mission of Sports Outreach Institute has always been to recruit, train, equip and deploy committed Christian leaders in the effective use of sports ministry for the purposes of sharing the Gospel and alleviating human suffering in Kenya, Uganda, El Salvador, India and the US. Sports such as soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and even chess are offered to children. Pray for wisdom for the leadership team and the health of staff and students. Funds are necessary for school fees for children from pre-school through university and for computers and equipment for vocational training classes.  


  • jeremy & lindsey bolton - ywam

    Kona, Hawai'i & Papau New guinea

    Jeremy and Lindsey Bolton are with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and serve in Kona, HI and Papua New Guinea (PNG). There are ~7000 languages spoken around the world today, yet millions of people are unable to read and/or have access to God’s Word. YWAM is committed to ending “Bible Poverty” by praying, translating, publishing, distributing, educating and motivating people for Bible engagement. Jeremy is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Papua New Guinea and volunteers with YWAM's Bible distribution ministry, End Bible Poverty Now. His goal is to see the Bible-less people groups have access to God’s word in their own language as well as starting initiatives to help with health care, education, and community development in PNG.  Prayer is requested for safe travel in and out of Papua New Guinea and for resources to purchase up to 8 million hard copy Bibles and one million audio Bibles.


  • The Marshall Family- NOVO

    NOVO is a band of creative missionaries sent to multiply movements of the Gospel and mobilize the Church for that mission around the world. Chris reports that this year, over 200,000 people throughout the Middle East have come to Christ. There are over 680,000 people attending one of 48,000 Bible Study Groups, in an effort to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.


  • Living Room International

    Living Room International (LRI) was founded in 2009 in a rural Kenyan village, Chebaiywa, to provide hospice care to those with serious, life-threatening illness. LRI provides 2 of the 3 in-patient hospices in Kenya with a population of 54 million people. The work revolves around 3 different ministries: A 26-bed in-patient hospice that cares for the sickest-of-the-sick; a 49-bed hospital which provides maternal-child services, general surgeries; and Micah’s House, a temporary home for children under-going cancer treatment and their parents.Kimbilio is a 26-bed facility in Chebaiywa and LRI Hospital is a 49-bed service in Eldoret, Kenya.  Pray for the healthcare team who faithfully provides compassionate and holistic care at these 2 in-patient facilities and for wisdom for the LRI leadership as healthcare services are expanded.  https://www.livingroominternational.org

  • Joe and DD Madden, Faith of a Child Foundation, Uganda and Central America

    Phoenix House provides care for sick newborns, as infant mortality rates are high in Uganda. A computer lab has been built to help children learn important skills. Other initiatives…helping locals to build and sustain their own businesses. Drilling for clean water in Guatemala is a vital part of this ministry. https://faithofachildfoundation.org

  • Santa Ynez Valley Community Outreach, Buellton, CA

    Promotes the common good and general welfare of senior citizens, Veterans, and other members of the Santa Ynez Valley by providing nutritional, recreational, emergency housing, and transportation resources. Nearly 400 meals are delivered across the Santa Ynez Valley each weekday. In addition, a partnership has been developed with the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, to provide special meals to people undergoing chemotherapy. This organization has been named by the US Department of Agriculture as a Veterans Distribution Food Service Center—one of two in the county.