Outreach MinistriesAs disciples of Christ, we are called to spread the good news of the Gospel to a lost world. Find out more about these ministries below and learn how to get involved.
We believe the mission of the Church is to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Taken literally, Countryside has chosen to invest in missions in three contexts: local, regional, and international.
The heart of our local outreach is our members who share the gospel in their unique contexts of ministry. These include their neighbors, workplaces, and friends. Countryside is invested in Spanish outreach to those in our community isolated by language and cultural barriers. Teams within our body regularly hold Bible studies, kids programs, and ongoing personal relationships that engage our Spanish community within their context. We also partner with Mission Southside for local Gospel outreach and provision of food, clothing, and other essential items through their unique ministry platform.
Countryside has invested in church planting regionally. Redemption Hill Church in Lawrence, KS is our most recent church plant.
In addition, a team within our church body partners with individual inmates in jails, prisons, and detention centers providing books, counseling, discipleship, and mail correspondence. This ministry, called “Gateway,” is built on the premise that Jesus is the “door” or “gate” to new life, and seeks to bring hope through the light of the Gospel in personal relationships with inmates.
On an international level, we support two church planting pastors as staff of Countryside. Their primary task is church planting in the countries of Brazil and Mexico. This enables our church to connect more intimately with the churches they plant, embark on various mission trips to those contexts, and interact with the missionary pastors in personal and unique ways, partnering with them for the advance of the Gospel.
The men of Countryside gather each fall for a day of outdoor activities including disk golf, field goal kicking, and skeet shooting. We use this as a time for fellowship and friendly competition. It is also an evangelistic outreach opportunity to invite friends who will hear the truth of the gospel over a delicious steak dinner.
This year’s event was a great success! We look forward to next year and will provide event details in 2021.
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