Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
The call to missions is everywhere in scripture. God clearly states His people are to go out and bring people into worship of the one true God. We want to serve, aid the poor and love our neighbor. Wellspring Family Church has many missional opportunities to share the gospel and help the poor here locally in St. Louis and overseas.
Why Missions Matter at Wellspring Family Church
There is a phrase in Uganda where many foreigners are called “mzungu,” which means “someone who wanders without a purpose.” Scripture calls us all to the purpose of mission and living out a fulfilled life of obedience and serving others as Jesus did. New relationships with others on mission and with those we serve are often life changing and humbling.
The best way to learn about missions is to go! If you can’t go, partner with a missionary or local church mission. Join us! We have incredibly Good News to share!
Uganda Orphan Care
Can you think of anyone more in need of a hand of love than a homeless orphan child in Uganda? If you have a heart for children without families, our Orphan Care Ministry connects you to a child who needs a family, provides resources to those without love and support, and offers hope in Jesus’ name. Dan Rauch is the contact.
India—Happy Bar Nutrition
St. Louis—Life Team
This effort by the EFCA seeks to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people throughout the world, in their own native context. Wellspring Family Church supports the work of Reach Global through the full-time ministry Rick and Donna Burke.
St. Louis—Cup of Nations
Veszprém, Hungary—Ádám Szabados
St. Louis—Rise Together Ministries
St. Louis to the Gospel.
Homeless Relief St. Louis
Wellspring is a partner with inExcelsis, a ministry of The Way, and offers immediate relief to those who are homeless in St. Louis. Your donations of socks, gloves and hats, and gently used coats provide warmth in cold weather months. Personal care kits with toiletries and sanitary items provide dignity. Food cards and expressions of love through Jesus Christ provide hope.
Brad Wos, Multicultural Director, Central District EFCA
St. Louis—Oasis International
The mission of Oasis International is to love and care for those who seek refuge from war-torn countries. Oasis helps connect individuals, churches and civic organizations with community outreach to meet the needs of new refugees settling in St. Louis. Mark and Joanie Akers are contacts.
Interim Pastors Ministries—Pastor Terry Schoenfeld
Interim Pastor Ministries provide temporary pastors to strengthen churches during pastoral transition. Pastor Terry Schoenfeld helps hurting churches by providing strong Bible teaching and encouraging them to continue in their mission. Terry has been a senior pastor at Wellspring Family Church and participated in 15 foreign mission trips including mission trips to Russia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Togo, inner cities in the US, and Navajo reservations.