Spreading the Gospel throughout the World
Spring Run Presbyterian Church desires to be a body of believers that both participates in missions and supports them with finances and prayer. A goal of this committee is to spur our congregation toward greater involvement in and awareness of their role in missions. We seek to provide support to ministries and missionaries that are consistent with SRPC’s overall vision, which includes church planting as a priority. In addition we seek to prioritize the “10/40 window”, to maximize exposure to unreached people groups. As a part of that we want to be open to efforts to reach cultural backgrounds not currently supported by SRPC.
Equipping Leaders International (Africa & Asia)
Equipping Leaders International. ELI serves strategic Christian leaders and their spouses inside and outside the institutional church primarily in the majority world (Africa, etc.) to equip and empower them to reproduce a growing number of leaders of reformational movements in their nations that impact the whole of life, e.g. family, church, education, workplace, etc. The president is Don Mountan, father of Mark Mountan. www.equippingleadersinternational.org
International Partnerships – Church Planting in the former Soviet Union
IP is a group of Ukrainian missionaries that are focused on reaching their countrymen for Christ and planting churches. They use English classes (taught by Americans on short-term missions trips) to attract university-educated people into Bible discussion. John Kirwan, Bruce McCloy and Dave Croft participated in one such project in the fall of 2009. www.IPUkraine.org and http://srpcukraine.blogspot.com/
Christ Gospel Ministries- Church Planting in India
World Harvest Mission- London Church Planting
Bible Institute of South Africa- Tim and Therese Galage
Short-Term Mission Teams from SRPC:
2017 Summer Mission Team
Like the 2013 & 2015 trips, a team will travel to the Dominican Republic, partnering with Edify.org to help with children in Christians schools in some of the poorest areas of the country.
2016 Summer Mission Team
A team travelled to Harrow, England to work with South Asians. This was very similar to previous Harrow trips, working with the same missionaries as before. They helped run a kids club and and participated in other outreach and street evangelism to the Hindu population outside of London, England.
2015 Summer Mission Team
Like the 2013 trip, a team traveled to the Dominican Republic, partnering with Edify.org to help with children in Christians schools in some of the poorest areas of the country.
2014 Summer Mission Team
A team travelled to Harrow, England to work with South Asians. This was very similar to the 2011 trip, working with the same missionaries as before. They helped run a kids club and and participated in other outreach and street evangelism to the Hindu population outside of London, England.
2013 Summer Mission Team
A team traveled to the Dominican Republic, partnering with Edify.org to help with children in Christians schools in some of the poorest areas of the country.
2011 Summer Mission Team
A team of 13 people traveled to Harrow, England to work with South Asians. They helped run a kids club and did other outreach and street evangelism to the Hindu population outside of London, England.
2009 Summer Mission Team
The team went to Fairmont, WV to help repair people’s houses and tell kids in the neighborhood about Jesus. Watch the video on You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3AXB6e-BCw
Reformed University Fellowship at VCU
RUF is a student community at VCU. “We love to have fun together! We also seek to be changed by God through His Word, reach out to others on our campus, and serve those in need both on our campus and in our city. We are here for those who are committed to Christ, and for those who are just curious or looking for a community of friends. We meet every Tuesday evening @ 7:00pm at Barnes & Noble bookstore, right across the street from Extreme Pizza on Broad Street.” RUF at VCU
Young Life (nondenominational ministry to middle and high school students)
“Young Life thinks the world of kids. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Young Life is also all about fun. From club and camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends.” Matt Bouknight is the Area Director for Young Life in Chesterfield. www.chesterfield.younglife.org
Strategies to Elevate People (evangelistic summer camp for inner-city children)
Crosswater Church Plant – Western Branch
Northside Church Plant – www.northsidechurchrva.org
Central VA Unit 13 (Pocahontas) Prison Ministry
The women’s prison ministry at Central Virginia Correctional Unit #13 (formerly Pocahontas) was started in 2007 by Betty Hammond of SRPC and Beth Sheffield of Sycamore Presbyterian. It seeks to evangelize and disciple women, under the guidance of Prison Fellowship Ministry. Weekly Bible studies and special evangelistic events are conducted and we provide Bible study books for each inmate (averaging about 50 each semester). As a result, many have seen their faith renewed and encouraged, and several women have come to Christ and been baptized. While family members were not allowed to attend these baptisms (for security reasons), as regular volunteers we were privileged to be invited.
Visitors in Prison
The group who serves with the women’s prison ministry also supplies a program called VIP (Visitors in Prison) at CVCU #13 on Courthouse Rd. We train Christian women to go visit an assigned female inmate who has requested to have a visitor. Many of the ladies do not have family close by who can visit – and even those who do still have asked for a Christian woman to visit them. Visitation is on Saturdays and Sundays and you could go as often as you would like. These women just need a friend who will be consistent, even if it’s only every other week. Should you decide to do this YOU will be the one blessed and you can feed into a life things some of them have never heard – love, acceptance, encouragement, and the Gospel. Contact the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be put in touch with the VIP coordinators.
Noble Warriors Men’s Ministry- www.noblewarriors.org
PCA (Presbyterian Church in America)
Covenant College- http://www.covenant.edu
Covenant Theological Seminary- http://www.covenantseminary.edu
Reformed University Ministries
PCA Administrative Committee
James River Presbytery