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!
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, which will be held at the Richard Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia.
A training session will be held at Leighton Church in the Family Center on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 11:00 am-1:00 p.m. with a light lunch being served. Get all of the details on how One Day with God works, the different roles involved, and how you can be part of an amazing day with inmates being reunited with their children for a special day together. Volunteers must complete an application.
November 2018 – Make a difference this Christmas season in the life of a child who has a mom or dad in prison. The Angel Tree, located in the Leighton Church Lobby, will be filled with “angels” or names of children spending Christmas without their parent. Select the name of a child/children and purchase the suggested gift listed on the tag. Return the wrapped gift to the tree. Gifts will be delivered to the children the week before Christmas. Specific dates when the Angel Tree will be available and when gifts are due will be posted at a later date.