University Heights Christian Church has a long history of supporting missionaries and missions all over the world. Two New Testament passages guide our decision-making:
Matt 28:19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Five percent of the church’s general offerings go towards 10 missions. Many people also support missions above and beyond their weekly offerings through an annual church-wide campaign called Faith Promise.
Here are the organizations we support:
- Blackfeet Indian Christian Mission
- Missionary to Blackfeet Indians in Montana
- LifeCenters of Indianapolis*
- Evangelizes pregnant women; provides them with emotional support, practical assistance & alternatives to abortion
- Food pantry on south side of Indianapolis
- International Disaster Emergency Relief
- Evangelizes by meeting physical needs all over the world, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters
- Evangelizing an unreached people group in Eastern Europe
- Perry Township Released Education
- Provides Bible studies for children in Perry Township public schools (south side of Indianapolis)
- Pioneer Bible Translators (Gerald & Ruth Denny)
- Translates the Bible into people’s native language
- Evangelizes and disciples men in southern Illinois correctional facilities
- Plants churches around the world, especially where the Gospel is not known
* Periodic collections of new baby products — no financial support
** Periodic collections of food only —no financial support