Through missions, we serve on both the local and international levels.
Locally, we host an angel tree project where we adopt mentally handicapped individuals in the area for Christmas. We also participate in food drives, volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and collect donations for the Pregnancy Care Center in support of Celebrate Life month.
In 2011, approximately 70 of our members participated in the Thousand Ten Project where teams of ten went into the Seymour community with $100.00 each to assist needy families. Each year brings new and exciting opportunities to serve our local community through our time, sweat, and finances.
Seymour First has put together an emergency response team to respond to disaster areas in the United States. In 2011, a team spent a week in Joplin, Missouri cleaning and rebuilding from the tornado devastation.
Seymour First is also active in serving internationally. Through our monetary donations to the World Evangelism Fund, the Nazarene church is able to minister 156 world areas. In 2010, the church deployed 702 missionaries and 184 missionary kids. Churches in global mission areas numbered 21,120 churches with 1.4 million members.
Each year, our members enjoy collecting crisis care kits for local and international disaster areas. These kits include necessities such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, and a small stuffed animal. We also support child sponsorships where you can choose a child to sponsor and provide life-changing benefits: education, health, nutrition, social skills, and Christian training.
Not only will your financial support make a difference on the international level, but you can first-hand bring the love of Christ to those around the world through work and witness trips. Whether you travel to Indianapolis to pass out winter coats to the homeless or travel to the Philippines to build a Nazarene seminary, the possibilities are endless.
Simply put, Seymour First has a passion for helping each person develop a servant’s heart through missions.
For more information about missions opportunities, contact our missions director, Stephanie Mellenbruch.