The missions ministry exists to glorify God by creating opportunities to extend the gospel to the surrounding local community, as well as opportunities to serve and give towards regional, national, and global areas. We make it our priority to bear witness to the gospel in both word and deed. We recognize the significant value of sharing the gospel message through both proclamation and demonstration.
If you would like to be more involved in any of these mission opportunities, please contact us.
Community Outreach Services
COS is much more than a conventional “food pantry.” Providing a weekly dry food and produce pantry as well as a school snack program, voucher program for perishables and baby supplies and hygiene products. The Holiday food basket program is a particularly special ministry in which Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets are prepared and distributed to families in need. COS only serves the
local communities of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel. Comprised of support from 11 different churches, this volunteer ran organization utilizes Assistance Officers who help review need-based candidates and manage the contribution process to qualified families. This presents the body of Christ a great opportunity to serve the local community and extend His Love in meaningful and tangible way. To learn more about this ministry, please visit coskennebunks.org.
Young Life – The Kennebunks
Young Life is a non-profit parachurch ministry that exists with a vision to provide every adolescent with the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him. Young Life seeks to accomplish their mission by focusing not on programs but on relationships. This includes but is certainly not limited to…going where kids are, building personal relationships with them, winning the right to be heard, providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing, sharing our lives and the Good News of Jesus Christ. For more information about Young Life please visit their website www.younglife.org. For more information regarding the establishment of Young Life of the Kennebunks, please contact the YL committee chair Jeff Anastas jeffrey.Anastas@pw.utc.com.
A Joyful Noise Preschool
A Joyful Noise Preschool (AJNP) is unique in several ways relative to other local support. To learn more about this ministry, please visit ajoyfulnoisepreschool.org.
Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center
Located in Sanford, Maine, the Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center is a pro-life ministry that focuses on counseling and supporting at-risk moms and their partners. This life-changing opportunity is obviously an extremely critical need in our culture and we appreciate the organizations approach to building relationships with constituents and we are happy to be involved in supporting them not just within our monthly support financially but also with special opportunities through the year such as the “Bottle Drive” and the “Walk For Life.” Keep an eye on the calendar for how you can get involved with these events. To learn more about this ministry, please visit alphapregnancyhelp.com.
Our Father’s House
Our Father’s House is located in Saco, Maine and provides a safe, clean environment for men struggling with addiction. Rick Martin and his team has spearheaded a 28 day treatment program that seeks to move men from a lifestyle of dependence on drugs and alcohol and points them to Christ and ways to overcome these chains. To learn more about this ministry, please visit ourfathershousemaine.org.
The Root Cellar located in Portland Maine, is a Christian mission with the goal of uniting the local community in the common cause of satisfying the physical and spiritual needs of the inner-city youth and their families. The Root Cellar hosts meals for inner-city families in the Portland area and physically helps prepare and serve at the facility in Portland. An opportunity to share music and a short message at this event is a clear window that God can use for our body to extend the ministry of the Gospel into these families. Consider joining us this year for these events! To learn more about this ministry, please visit therootcellar.org.
Family Builders Ministry, founded and operated by Pastor Willie Batson exists to help build solid marriages and to help marriages in crisis. Through printed material and seminars, Pastor Batson helps couples strengthen their marriage relationships. To learn more about this ministry, please visit familybuilders.net.
Chosen People Ministries
Ruth and Luda Ford are located in New York City and their ministry is focused on bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to the Jewish community in that area. Bible studies, street evangelism, lectures and printed/web material are all used to open doors and communicate the saving truth to those blinded by sin. We were blessed to have them visit us this year and Randal shared his ministry in one of the Men’s Breakfasts. To learn more about this ministry, visit chosenpeople.com.
Heather works with a ministry called Ideas based in Littleton, CO. The work she is involved with takes her to many countries of unrest, many of which are located in the Mediterranean area. In certain countries, religious persecution is creating a desperate situation. Families are fleeing after being forced to either accept the local religion or die. Because of this activity, a current project she is helping organize is called Oasis and is designed to help facilitate provision of food, clothing and shelter to these homeless refugees seeking to begin a new life. We are thankful for Heather’s commitment to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Click here to read updates from the field, and please consider emailing Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larry and Mary Kessler describe their ministry as “coming alongside the Russian believers and encouraging them by building supportive relationships.” Beginning with visits to a church in Perm, Russia, their ministry has expanded throughout the country. Teaching a class in a Bible School, ministering in rehabilitation centers, and encouraging Pastor’s and ministry leaders one-on-one, is just some of what Larry can be found doing throughout the year. Larry also began a program called “One Year for Jesus” in which he recruits individuals that will commit one full year to travel around the country and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To learn more about this ministry, please visit email@example.com.
Facilities and Property Care Team
The facilities and property care team exists to glorify God by using the gift of stewardship to both maintain and develop the physical resources that God has given to us. We recognize the importance of the physical world, therefore, we do not want to neglect or ignore what God has given us but desire to be faithful stewards of our resources. If you are interested in knowing more about this ministry or would like to participate, then please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.