From its early beginnings, Leighton Church has been very mission-minded. One of the first missionaries the church supported was Dr. McBride who served in Sierra Leone. Since those days, we have supported many missionaries and mission organizations. We have also seen several from our congregation actually become missionaries to various parts of the world.
Today we support 15 missionary families around the world and 10 mission organizations through Faith Promise, which is a pledge between an individual and God to support missions through the coming year over and above their tithe.
People in the following countries are touched by missionaries supported through Faith Promise.
(names and locations are not listed to protect the missionaries and their ministry)
- Southeast Asia
- United States
- Peru, South America
- Bolivia, South America
- Costa Rica, Latin America
- Middle East
- Papua New Guinea
Mission Organizations we support:
- Bibles for the World
- Forgiven Ministry
- Forgotten Man Ministry
- Good News
- Mel Trotter Ministry
- Pregnancy Resource Center
- Prison Fellowship
- Project Hope
- Red Bird Mission
The Mission Team has planned many projects and events for 2018 to reach out and serve others displaying the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. Get involved and be part of the Mission!
Sunday, April 22 – Dave Strong from Compassion International sharing about Compassion’s ministry during morning worship
June 24-28 – Vacation Bible School Mission Project: Kids attending VBS at Leighton are asked to bring in supplies for Bethany Christian Service’s Refugee Program. All supplies gathered will go towards their youth Boy’s Independent Living Home for boys between the age of 17-19. Click here for a list of the supplies being collected.
July 1 – Prepare and serve dinner at Degage Ministries in downtown Grand Rapids. Degage offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals. 300-400 people are serviced by Degage each day. This is an opportunity to not only provide a fun, Fourth of July cookout style meal, but to also connect with people and show them Christ’s love. Click here for a flyer with complete details.
July 14-21 – Barry County Fair Ministry. Many volunteers are needed for this unique outreach ministry. Opportunities include cooking and serving breakfast and lunch in the Food Court to people attending the fair, people staying on the fair grounds and participating in fair activities, and members of the Fair Board. There will also be people staffing the Birthing Tent, a fun and casual way to visit with people walking through while watching and waiting for baby pigs and calves to be born. Sign up sheets will be available soon.
August 6 – Connect with the young men from Bethany Christian Services Refugee Program who received the items collected during Vacation Bible School. A team of people will travel to Paw Paw to the Youth Boy’s Independent Living Home to spruce up their rooms with a fresh coat of paint. Leave Leighton Church at 6:30 a.m., stop for breakfast along the way and spend the day painting. Pack a lunch to take a long. More details and sign up information to come.
November 3 – One Day With God Prison Ministry through Forgiven Ministries. This is an amazing day where incarcerated parents get an opportunity to reconnect with their child/children in a fun, carnival style event. Volunteers are needed to staff different areas of the event. More details to come.