Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church Mission Page for External Mission Opportunities
Listed below you will find a number of potential volunteer service opportunities offered by ministries and organizations with which our church currently partners, with which it has worked in the past or that our church helps to fund financially. We hope that you will find this information helpful as you consider where your talents might best be put to use in the service of your “neighbors.” “For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” Galatians 5:14.
We have conducted annual intergenerational short term construction mission trips to the state of Chiapas, México since 2007 and three short term medical mission trips to the health clinic in Ocosingo, Chiapas that our church helped construct. In 2018 and 2019 we conducted short term mission trips to Cuba under the auspices of Presbyterian World Missions.
Every person must discern for themselves the mission service that the Holy Spirit is leading them into and what will be most satisfying to them in terms of living out their faith. The listing below is only a guide for places that will allow you to start with the discernment process. There are hundreds of other wonderful and worthwhile ministries that work in the greater Virginia Beach area and this listing is not meant in any way to foreclose your evaluation of those ministries. Only your discernment of where the Holy Spirit is calling you to serve can inform your decision-making about where to get involved. This listing is only a starter tool for you. Each of us has been given different gifts to utilize in support of our calling as Christians. “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” 1 Peter 4:10. We trust that you will be able to find somewhere to serve your “neighbors” outside the walls of our church and perhaps some way to do so through this church’s involvement with the listed organizations. The important point, however, is to get involved somewhere in service to others in gratitude for the grace of God at work in your life.
If you have an idea for a new external mission project or volunteer opportunity, please contact the Director of Missions to discuss your idea. We always remain open to being led by the Holy Spirit in new directions consistent with our core values.
If you have any questions about the external mission life of First Presbyterian Church, please feel free to speak with me at church, call me at 757-672-1797 or contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randy DuVall, Director of Missions
Revision Six, August 2020
Ministries and organizations are described below in alphabetical order.
Scroll down to read more about these ministries and how you might get involved.