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WHY DO WE SERVE?

The Lord demonstrated service when He served up His life on a Cross to free us to start living again. Christian service is not self-serving, attending to someone’s needs for the sake of what you will get out of it. Christian service is defined not by the needs of the one serving but the needs of the one being served.

For more information, contact Hannah Elsey, director of Mission & Outreach.

IN OUR CHURCH

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

[scroll down to learn what Faith is currently doing to serve]

 

WORSHIP

greeter, reader, usher, communion assistant, acolyte, altar guild, media techs, choirs,

praise band, banner making

 

EDUCATION

bible study leader, Sunday school teacher, Youth Ministry, VBS, WOW, small group

LEADERSHIP & MINISTRY

Lay Leadership Council, Spiritual Life, Prayer Chain, Caring Ministry, LWML,

MOST Men's Ministry, Stephen Ministry

 

FACILITY

Church office volunteer, money counter, building/lawn maintenance

IN OUR COMMUNITY

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS >

Makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and youth.

​​CASA  >

Volunteers act as advocates for children and youth involved in the court system.

DOORSTEP  >

Provides families in crisis with food, clothing, shelter, and support.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY >

Provides volunteers and financial support for local Habitat for Humanity projects.

LET'S HELP >

Helps break the cycle of poverty through food/clothing, education, counseling.

MEALS ON WHEELS >

Deliver hot meals to homebound citizens.

SUNSHINE CONNECTION >

Run by mental health consumers for consumers.

TOPEKA RESCUE MISSION > 

Christian-based organization provides food and shelter to the homeless.

IN OUR WORLD

T.I.M. MISSIONARY

Benjamin Helge. Learn more.

Faith sent a mission team in April 2024.

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN >

Provides nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children in 50 countries.

LEADaCHILD >

Sharing the love of Jesus Christ with children around the world through Christian education.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF >

Works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty and human suffering.

 

ENRICH MISSIONS >

Enriching schools in Nicaragua, helping the poorest kids engage their education.

A mission trip is planned July 27-Aug 3, 2024.

LUTHERAN BIBLE TRANSLATORS >

Helps train those going into the mission field around the world.

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

Congregation-wide service projects:

  • Czechia Mission Trip Recap - Sunday, June 2, at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Hear about the Mission Team's month-long trip this past April to work with missionary Ben Helge and share the love of Jesus with the people of the Czech Republic.

  • Collecting for Lifeline Women's Resource Center - Take a baby bottle from our lobby display and fill with coins ($$) from Mothers' day to Father's Day to help support their needs.

  • Putt Out Hunger - Friday, June 28 at Western Hills, shotgun start at 10am. Doorstep is sponsoring this golf tournament. For more information and to register got to doorsteptopeka.org

  • FAITH GROUPS DOING SERVICE PROJECTS:

    • WOW Students - Every month WOW kids participate in a service project.

    • Lutheran Bods - Washburn University's young adult student club for fellowship and service. We are a Lutheran club, ready to welcome any WU student. In December they participated in Operation Christmas Child. Contact DCE Hannah for more info.

Fundraising for Mission Trips:

  • IN PRINT items: (pre-order either/both HERE)

    • FIELD NOTES from Czechia - Devotionals composed of daily reflections from the mission field by the team. Includes color photographs and spiritual reflections from the mission team for $15.

    • LOOK, THE CROSS! - This magazine-style format includes a color photo collection of crosses seen during the mission team's travels in Czechia

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