Missions at CKPC seeks to be holistic in its approach: local and global; partnering with and empowering individuals on the ground rather than pioneering our own way. Missions is what the people of God do when they leave the church building. As a church we want to bless people who have dedicated their vocational lives to ministry and empower our members to serve.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Mt. 28:19-20).
Our Mission Partners
Aaron Hicks and family.
The Hicks family are missionaries with Serge and serve in Grenada, Spain. They are working in a new church plant that seeks to reach the lost in the city and, in particular, Spain’s large population of Muslim immigrants.
Sarah is a missionary with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and works on the campus of Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. We are thrilled to support her as she seeks to provide godly counsel and genuine Christian community to young people facing the rigors and temptations of college life.
West Sound Youth for Christ.
Our local Youth for Christ chapter serves kids where they are and is able to present the gospel in unique ways to a younger generation. Our chapter in Kitsap County is active not only in the schools, but as chaplains in the county’s juvenile detention center, in tutoring and community development in West Bremerton, and as a state-sponsored foster care placement agency. Some of our members serve as mentors for the kids YFC reaches.
Kitsap Rescue Mission.
Founded by Walt Le Couteur in 2009, this ministry is a vital lifeline to the hundreds who find themselves homeless every year here in Kitsap County. They provide meals, shelter, basic hygeine items, and even operate a mobile shower unit. They strive to give folks in need not just material supplies, but the dignity that homelessness can take away (www.kitsaprescue.org)
Coffee Oasis/Hope in Christ Ministries.
This ministry (www.thecoffeeoasis.com) pairs at-risk young people with caring business professionals who help them learn hirable job skills and a strong work ethic so that they can obtain permanent employment and escape the cycle of poverty. Beyond our monthly sponsorship of this ministry, we serve coffee from The Coffee Oasis at our church fellowship hour, and we have a group of individuals from our church that prepare and serve a meal there on a monthly basis.
Berith Presbyterian Church, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Oaxaca (Wuh-ha-ka) is a state of 3.5 million people in southern Mexico. 35% of the population speaks a native (not Spanish or English) language. These tribal people are many in number, but are often discriminated against for religious and/or cultural reasons. One of these tribes, the Mixe (Mee-hey) were evangelized Presbyterian and made contact with CKPC many years ago. Over nearly two decades our people, working side by side with the Mixe, built what is today Berith Presbyterian Church in downtown Oaxaca. We continue to train and send short-term mission teams to Oaxaca to support Berith Church and to engage in community development. For more on our philosophy of international short-term missions see this link: www.chenetwork.org.
Ongoing Missional Activities
In addition to these, our church has long been active in the community, serving as we are led and shining the light of Christ into the world. Again, missions is what we do when we leave the building. It is not a job for specialists, it is the every-day call of each beliver. As James writes, “Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (Jas. 1:22).