We believe that Global Missions is a vital part of the church's calling. As William Carey, the 18th-century missionary once said: “Well, I will go down, if you will hold the rope.” To which they gave an oath saying: “While we live… we should never let go of the rope”.
The reality is that every believer is either a goer or a sender, and it's been well said, “any other alternative is pure disobedience”. At Kindred, we provide a variety of ministry opportunities for our church family to get involved in Global Missions and participating in God’s call to the Great Commission. These opportunities include:
- Supporting Our Missionaries and Missions Organizations around the world
- Participating in a variety of Missions Outreach Events throughout the year
- Participating in one of our annual Short-Term Missions Trips.
Our Missionary Family - We support more than 20 missionaries and missions organizations currently deployed around the world and who are engaged in preaching, teaching, evangelism, discipleship, church leadership development, and church planting.
Quarterly Updates From Our Supported Missionaries – Our missionaries provide quarterly updates regarding their families, ministries, and God’s direction in their lives. Recently received updates coming soon!
New Missionary Applicants – In its desire to be obedient to fulfilling the Church’s role in the Great Commission, Kindred is continually considering new additions to its supported missionary family. For those interested in being considered for missionary support, please see the documents listed below:
- Missionary Application Form
- Kindred's Doctrinal Statement
- Criteria for Support (PDF)
- Criteria for Maintaining Annual Support (PDF)
- Monthly Missions Prayer Meeting
- Annual Missionary Appreciation Dinner
- Quarterly Missionary BBQs
- Quarterly Weekend Mexico Outreach
- Missions Sunday
Click here for a Calendar of Missions Events
Each year we offer short term trip experiences to church members to partner with our missionaries to further their work of reaching the lost and creating discipleship moments where we can fulfill God’s Great Commission personally and grow in our faith and dependence on Christ.
The focus of our short-term missions trips are as follows:
- Present the Gospel message
- Personal encouragement and support of KCC’s missionaries in the field
- Support of KCC’s missionary’s ministry in the field
- Model global evangelism and outreach
- Spiritually stretch and grow our members participating in the trips
- Expose and encourage KCC members to commit to a life of missions service
For more information about any of our trips or how you can support someone you know going on a trip, please email us.
This Year’s Planned Trips
Salt Lake City, Utah - March 30th - April 5th
Guadalajara, Mexico - July 10th - 18th
Montecillo, Cuba - July (Dates TBD)
Vizag, India - July 13th - 23rd
Farringdon, London, UK - July (Dates TBD)
More Information, Pictures, and Videos of Previous Trips coming soon!
Stephen Scherer - Elder & Missions Director - Email