Mission

We are a congregation built on mission. In other words, "missions" is not a department in our church, it is central to what our church is and does. We believe that every believer is a missionary (Matt. 5:13-16; II Cor. 5:20). Following the example of Jesus who left the comfort of heaven and clothed Himself in our flesh in order to reach us, we should be willing to go to whatever extents it takes to reach those in our community He died for.

We don't believe the church should be a cultural ghetto, isolated culturally from the rest of the world. We want to take the kingdom of God into the arts, business, education – and every other dimension of our community. We believe that real "ministry" happens outside the church Mon-Sat, it's not limited to our auditorium for an hour on Sunday. In fact, we believe there is not one square inch of our community over which Jesus does not declare Mine!

In other words, we're not here to condemn our culture or simply survive it. We're here to transform it for God's glory. Along with our commitment to encourage and equip the members of our church to have a missional heart and lifestyle, we give away a portion of our budget each year to the following specific missions:

Association of Christian Counseling
The ministry of the Association of Christian Counseling is a faith-based organization committed to offering competent Christian counseling rooted in a biblical worldview. We support Jay Slaydon, MS, LMFT who serves in the satellite center in Eden, NC, making quality Christian mental health care more accessible to those who live north of the Piedmont region and in Virginia.

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry
We support our local chapter of the Good New Jail & Prison Ministry. Chaplain John Quinlan is actively involved in witnessing in the jails to inmates and their families; aiding in a physical and spiritual rehabilitation of men and women upon their release from jail; and overseeing an educational program within the jails to encourage continuance of formal education among the inmates. The Good News Jail & Prison Ministry has more than 45 years of service to Sheriffs, Directors of Corrections, institution staff, and inmates in correctional facilities across the United States and abroad.

Pregnancy Care Center
We have been actively involved in partnering with other churches and individuals to begin a Pregnancy Care Center in our community. The center exists to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ by offering practical, emotional, and spiritual support to women, men, and children who are facing pregnancy and abortion related concerns.

The center is a strong voice for life. It provides free pregnancy services, peer counseling, information about the procedures and risks associated with abortion, as well as information about alternatives to abortion, abstinence education, post-abortion support, and other related programs and services.

Wycliffe Bible Translators
For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages. They also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs.

We support the Wycliffe ministry of Ed & Kelly who have been working in South Asia for over 23 years. They have worked in a translation project for the DT people, and have also filled strategic roles in administration and sociolinguistic survey. The country where they work has about 36 active language projects and more than 30 that still need to be started, so Ed’s services as a translation consultant is in high demand.
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In addition, we also serve our community (and world) through:

Our Clothes Closet
Our clothing closet is a free ministry to our community. It is open the first Saturday of each month from 8:30-11:30 am. It is housed downstairs under the auditorium. The entrance and parking is located on the Tan Bark Lane side of our building.

Volunteers may serve in clothing collection, laundering, sorting, or helping staff the ministry on the Saturdays it is open. We are currently accepting new and gently used clothes. Cash donations are also always welcome. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please contact Debra Haskins.

Our Community Ministry Team
Our community ministry team has partnered with the Southern Area Agency on Aging to build wheel chair accessible decks and ramps, as well as a number of other projects designed to serve the underserved in our community.

Grace Network
The Grace Network of Martinsville & Henry County is a first stop center of resources for residents of Martinsville and Henry County where essential life needs and referrals are provided by caring volunteers building a stronger community.

Operation Christmas Child
Samaritan's Purse brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This ministry of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people to all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus Christ.
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Christ's Church is a non-denominational church centered around four things: Jesus, Scripture, community and mission.

CHRIST'S CHURCH | PO BOX 3764 | MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA 24115 | 276.638.3479