General Mission Giving
GENERAL MISSION GIVING
Do you ever wonder where your money would go if you gave to General Missions? Below is a list and brief description of each organization that receives a designated percentage of General Missions given by our congregation. If you prefer, you can give a specified amount to any of these organizations that might call to you to give rather than giving to General Missions. Just write on your check and giving envelope the amount and the name of the organization to which you want your money given.
CIC Ministries – “The CIC prison ministry brings church into our local jails and youth correctional facilities, giving inmates hope for, and guidance toward, a better life with Jesus Christ. By sharing worship, testimonies, and gospel messages, CIC chaplains and volunteers minister to individual needs and present the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who will listen while in a correctional facility.”
CityTeam – “CityTeam is a non-denominational Christian non-profit organization compassionately serving the poor, the homeless, and the lost in San Jose, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, and around the world. CityTeam is founded on meeting local needs. Each city has customized programs to specifically meet the needs of its community. As Christians, CityTeam is passionate about making disciples who make more disciples through mobilizing, training, and equipping local believers here in the United States and in over 50 international countries. CityTeam provides customized training for individuals and churches.” Its programs offer help and hope to those in need with hot meals, shelter, recovery programs, clothing, hygiene items, and much more.
Redwood Glen – “A Bay Area Christian Camp and Conference Center located at Redwood Glen, in Loma Mar, California, our goal is for everyone to leave a retreat or conference feeling refreshed – spiritually, physically and mentally.” Please see the Redwood Glen website for detailed information about what it offers.
Sacred Heart – “Our mission is to build a community free from poverty by creating hope, opportunity, and taking action. We provide essential services, work together to improve our lives, advocate for justice, and inspire our community to love, serve, and share. Our vision is a community united to ensure that every child and adult are free from poverty. We believe that all people have a right to adequate food, clothing, housing, education, health care, and personal safety. We also believe that all people deserve the opportunity to achieve economic self-sufficiency and healthy relationships. We believe that with faith, creativity, and effort, resources are available to fulfill our vision.”
Ten Talents Treasury - “'Puente de Vida' or Bridge Of Life is a private Christian school operating in co-ordination with a governmental program targeting rural children who are not receiving an education. Most of the students in this school are children of Oxacan Indian field workers. Puente de Vida provides two meals each week day, clothing, shoes and school supplies for these children, plus providing the classrooms for their education. The school is located east of Ensenada on the highway to Ojos Negros on a property known as Rancho Refugio. The staff members are currently volunteers from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. Rancho Refugio began about thirteen years ago and has been built and maintained by volunteers from all over the world including teams from Santa Clara First Baptist Church.”