When Gospel Transformation Ignites Outreach
So often world mission and community outreach end up being a "tactic" or an "obligation" instead of being an outflow of what Christ has done in our life. At Epikos church we desire to foster an environment where we are so transformed by the gospel we can't help but share Christ's love in word and deed. Below are some ways for you to allow the gospel to spill over into other's lives.
Short term Serving: Guatemala
Guatemala is rich in natural beauty - from the shores of Lake Atitlan, to the peaks of its 37 volcanoes, this Central American nation is one of the most beautiful in the world. Behind all this beauty lies the lingering pain of a 36-year civil war and several devastating natural disasters. These tragedies have left many Guatemalan people in extreme poverty,but the Guatemalan people take pride in their hospitality and warmly welcome visitors as long-lost friends. Be touched by the beauty of the people. Get a first-hand glimpse of their joy in spite of their meager resources. Find your own heart changed.If you have an interest in serving the people of Guatemala, please contact Kirsten at email@example.com for more information.
UPDATE: Next opportunity is August 2nd-9th 2014. Deadline is April 25th to join.
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
When: Every 4th Saturday
Where: Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Address: 830 N 19th St Milwaukee 53233
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Join us at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission every 4th Saturday of the month to serve lunch for the poor and the homeless. This is a great opportunity to connect with other people in the church while spreading the love of Christ to our community. Can’t make it Saturday mornings? You can always contribute to the ministry by dropping off juice, chips, and desserts in the bins located at both the Eastside and West Allis Epikos locations. For more information please contact Matt Stiller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Burmese Refugee Ministry
When: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday
Where: Epikos - Eastside
Address: 2308 E Belleview Pl Milwaukee 53211
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Every first and third Saturday of the month help Burmese refugee families. Work with adults on cultural skills to live successfully in the United States. Teach cleaning, banking, directions and other important skills all while helping the adults learn English! Hang out with the kids upstairs- playing games, making crafts, eating snacks and teaching the Bible. Not able to help out on Saturday mornings? As a ministry we are in need of snacks and art supplies to use with the kids and the families are always in need of furniture and clothing. For more information please contact Kirsten Kleven at email@example.com
Seeking Missions Support
Epikos desires to be a church that is advancing the gospel in Milwaukee but also the to the "ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). As such, we want to provide opportunities for people to serve here in Milwaukee but also be part of sending people to do God's work all over the world. If you are raising support for short term or long term missions, please go to the link below and tell us more about your vision and the work you will be doing. Please plan on giving us at least 4-6 weeks to get back to you.
This application is for people seeking support for any mission trip that is one year or less that is either cross cultural or outside of our local community.
This application is for people seeking support for any mission trip that is more than one year that is either cross cultural or outside of our local community.
We are excited about your interest in serving God through a missions experience!