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 are aligned with the overall mission of All Saints Church. We try to be vigilant in our awareness of additional ministry outreach possibilities and join them at various levels in an effort to lead All Saints Church to be intimately involved in the multiple opportunities available to us in Durham/Chapel Hill.
All Saints Church becomes partners with a select few through budgeted financial support and keeping the church aware of ways to impact our community through these established ministries.
Other ministries may be recommended by the committee as suggestions to the congregation and individuals who are seeking to be involved outside in a more personal way.
The LMT believes we are called to be creative in the ways we support various ministries in our community, not limited to just financial support.
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 and will seek to support other local ministries in the months to come.
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 Vickie Couch at ASCLocalMissionsTeam@gmail.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.
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
Current Good Neighbor Team Needs
Our 3rd Good Neighbor Team is preparing to welcome our 3rd refugee family from Aleppo. Click HERE to learn about what we’re doing, and click HERE to access a spreadsheet with all of the current needs.
Other Community Ministries