The purpose of the Local Missions Team is to inform, lead, educate, and inspire our congregation regarding the opportunities for loving response to local needs, both spiritual and physical, in the name of Christ. We are committed to loving every part of our community, especially the overlooked, under-resourced, and marginalized. Local mission initiatives at All Saints are ministry because they prioritize relationship, outreach because we go to people not yet a part of our family, and missional because they proclaim the good news of Christ.
Who are we and what do we do?
The Local Missions Team (LMT) endeavors to link All Saints Church to local mission partners that exemplify the values of our congregation. We try to be vigilant in our awareness of additional ministry outreach possibilities and seek to engage the congregation of All Saints in becoming intimately involved in the multiple opportunities available to us in Durham/Chapel Hill.
Lydia Kiefer oversees the Local Missions Team at All Saints Church. Please contact Lydia with questions or ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
On-going Ministry Efforts
Fil-A-Bag for . . .
This is a quarterly outreach project to assist in providing supplies for various ministries in our area. Each quarter a ministry is selected for whom we can provide items that are used on a daily basis. We encourage families, small groups and individuals to fill a paper grocery bag with items from a provided list. These items are then blessed during a Sunday morning service and delivered to that ministry. We have currently provided supplies to Reality Ministries, Pregnancy Support Services, World Relief and Samaritan Health Center.
Our Ministry Partners
We currently partner with World Relief Durham and have multiple Good Neighbor Teams in place that are assisting in the relocation of refugees coming to the United States from around the world. On-going training is provided and new Good Neighbor Teams are formed as the need arises.
To learn more about World Relief and register as a volunteer affiliated through ASC, please contact Lydia Kiefer at email@example.com and visit www.worldreliefdurham.com and begin the process to become a part of this vital ministry in our community.
Reality Ministries is a community-based non-profit that offers a variety of opportunities for participants to work, play, learn and grow together. Their mission is to create opportunities for teens and adults with and without developmental disabilities to experience belonging, kinship and life-changing Reality of Christ’s love.
The Reality Center is a place where we strive to reflect God’s heart for humanity, a place with no margins where everyone is accepted, valued and celebrated in service to others in the Name of Christ in Durham/Chapel Hill. Visit their website at www.realityministriesinc.org to learn more and volunteer.
Pregnancy Support Services (PSS) is a Christian, nonprofit committed to providing honest, helpful and accurate information to women in Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas who are considering their choices in an unplanned pregnancy and education for middle and high school students about healthy relationships. At PSS, women are offered help and hope as they consider their choices, and youth in our communities can learn to distinguish between unhealthy and healthy relationships. Visit pregnancysupportservices.org for more information.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. They minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship and life-changing conferences and events. Hank Tarlton is a deacon at ASC and leads the Intervarsity ministry at UNC/Chapel Hill. You can contact Hank for additional information at HTarheelton@mac.com
English as a Second Language (ESL) is a Saturday morning ministry for adult language learners. There are volunteer opportunities for teachers, assistant teachers, conversation partners, hospitality, and child care. The Church of the Good Shepherd is the host location for this ministry to refugees and immigrants from Durham and Chapel Hill. For more information contact Joe Adelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)996-9277.