Outreach

Missions: Local & Global

SWC’s missions program began almost immediately after the planting of the church.  We believe strongly in local and global missions.  If you were to visit our sanctuary, you would notice a statement painted on the back wall. Written there are the words, “You are now entering God’s mission field” over the exit doors.  Everything outside the four walls of the church is our mission field, and we are committed to sharing the love of Christ with people, whether they are around the world or across the street.  SWC’s mission outreach is by Larry Anderson.   SWC invests in various ministries around the globe – including University campus outreach in Arizona and Colorado, supporting an orphanage in Mexico, building churches and water wells in India, and a ministry-training school in Ecuador.

If you are interested in more information or would like to get involved, please complete the Volunteer Form.

This video is a brief report of the various outreach ministries we are involved with.

Shoebox Ministry @SWC

SWC is excited to partner with Operation Christmas Child again this year, facilitated by Lynda Gustafson. This is a great outreach that meets the needs of children all over the world and shares with them the love of Christ.  This year, we’re focusing on gifts for Boys and Girls, ages 10-14 years.  If you’d like to get involved, please see the OCC “tree” in the foyer and pick up a reminder card for needed Shoebox donations.  Please no liquids or candy; you are welcome to bring your donations to the SWC foyer on any Sunday.

Our OCC packing party is on Sunday, November 12th in the SWC Community Center; come any time between 1 PM-5 PM and pack as many or few boxes as you’d like.

SWC Intercessors

Prayer is an important part of the SWC community.  Intercessors pray regularly for the needs of the church family and beyond.  They are notified about prayer requests throughout the week via email.  This group of Prayer Partners is led by Roberta Stultz.  If you would like to become involved in the prayer ministry, please complete the Volunteer Form.

Leave a prayer request or praise report for the Prayer Team.

Home on the Way Ministry

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Home on the Way is a local outreach to some of our neighbors in the valley who are in desperate need.

You can become in involved in several different ways.  First, on the first Tuesday of each month, a team from SWC prepares a delicious dinner at the SWC kitchen at 2:00 PM and then caravans to the HOTW campus at 4:15 PM.  They minister the love of Christ and a great meal for the people who gather there.  You can take part in either preparing the meal, or going with the team to serve, or both.  Fusion Youth Group serves each month with the team.

We also gather winter clothes, shoes and blankets in the fall/winter and water and supplies in the summer to take to the ministry.  Watch the SWC E-news (sign up here) or the Sunday Bulletin for information about when and what is being gathered for the ministry.

Prayer support is also greatly appreciated.

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Chris and Cindy Nelke

Cindy and Chris Nelke lead this important outreach. Email the Nelkes for more information or to get involved, or complete the Volunteer Form.

SOS

Saints on Standby is a ministry to the SWC family that provides a variety of helps ministry to those in crisis.  SOS offers bereavement support, light household help, basic home repair, meal preparation, visitation and homebound ministry. Connie Tiffany leads this wonderful ministry group.  For more information, please complete our Volunteer Form.