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MISSIONS

 

 

 

The “Go” portion of our motto at Impact is all about putting ministry in to action.  We divide these ministries into three major categories; Local, Regional, and Global ministries.  Within each category we have outside ministries that we partner with in a Kingdom minded approach to meeting needs and winning souls for Christ.

 

 

Local 

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We are in partnership with Feeding America to stuff the backpack of deserving children who may not have the means to have food when they are not at school.  We are always in need of donations of easy to prepare meal items such as canned pasta, macaroni & cheese, soups, snack items, individual packs of grits & oatmeal, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups, and drinks to be placed in the backpacks of these deserving children.   

The Carpenter's Table has asked our church to serve every First Saturday from 8:45 am until 12:00 pm.  The Carpenters table was formed in 2001 by a concerned group of people from Tyger River Presbyterian Church, Joy Lutheran Church and Nazareth Presbyterian Church.  A food pantry was established to provide assistance to people suffering from food scarcity on the west side of Spartanburg County. In 2004, there were just 32 families served by the food pantry. Currently, this Outreach Center serves hundreds of households each month.  Their primary goal is to lessen hunger in our Upstate community by distributing food to those in need while providing information about nutritional/dietary issues and preserving the dignity of those served.  

We host a Good News Club at Reidville Elementary School every Tuesday from 2:25 pm until 3:30 pm.   This is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship.  With parents permission, a group of children meet once a week after school.  This ministry is lead by trained leaders who present the Gospel to the children and provide an opportunity for children to trust the Lord Jesus as their Savior.  This is a wonderful opportunity to teach the gospel to those children who may not go to church with a time of singing, bible study, snack and games.

Regional

The Annie Armstrong offering was started in 1895 by Woman's Missionary Union® (WMU) to benefit the work of the Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board). In 1934, it was named in honor of Annie Armstrong, a bold missions advocate and WMU's first national executive leader. Today, more than $1 billion has been donated by Southern Baptist churches and individuals to support thousands of missionaries in church planting and compassion ministries. Because of this sacrificial giving, millions of lives have been and continue to be transformed by the power of the gospel.

Global

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The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is an annual offering collected by Southern Baptists to support international missions. The offering was officially named in 1918 by Woman’s Missionary Union in honor of the missionary to China who urged churches to start it and give sacrificially.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.