“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (NRSV)
The Mission Committee:
- Maintains contact with supported individuals and ministries
- Prays for supported individuals and ministries
- Provides input to Session and staff regarding missional concepts and their implementation
- Supports short-term mission activities
- Provides feedback to the congregation regarding PEPC mission activities
- Generally is tasked with administration and allocation of the PEPC Missions budget
Using this overarching biblical model of Acts 1:8, the Mission Committee initially defined the geographical regions that represent Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth. Then, the Committee intentionally identified individuals and ministries that are active within these regions. After extensive research, interviews with missionaries and clarification of their roles in the mission field, a supportive relationship was proposed with our supported missionaries and ministries. Documents were drawn up defining the relationship with the missionary or ministry, including the amount and duration of support and the specific nature of their outreach. The Mission Committee has established and continues to pursue personal relationships with each of the missionaries that PEPC supports.
In addition, the Mission Committee will continue to support, organize and provide resources for adult and student mission trips. These trips have been of both long and short term duration, have involved church planting, medical outreach, building physical resources and providing clean water.
PEPC has also encouraged the donation of time and resources by PEPC members in a myriad of ways, places and organizations without direct financial support from PEPC.
For more information on missions at PEPC, please email our Mission Committee:
Our Jerusalem is the local area in which we live and work. Our primary mission partners are the Parker Task Force and D.C. Oaks High School. PEPC partners with the Parker Task Force by providing volunteer assistance and food donations throughout the year.
Parker Task Force
The Parker Task Force (PTF) for Human Services is a non-profit organization formed in 1987 to assist residents of Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth, who are in need of short-term assistance. The organization is and always has been 100% volunteer. Due to this dedicated volunteer force, PTF has a very low operating cost eliminating rent, utilities, maintenance, salaries.
The PTF maintains a Food Bank through donations of non-perishable foods from churches, schools and other sources. Perishable foods are purchased using financial donations.
In addition to operating the Food Bank, PTF provides special holiday programs, emergency assistance, and referrals to other agencies that can assist local residents. Many PEPC members donate time and participate in collection drives for the PTF. Go to the PTF website, or talk to the PEPC volunteers listed below to learn more about PTF services and opportunities to serve and donate. It is a privilege to serve alongside such a great organization!
Parker Task Force Contact Information
The Parker Task Force/Food Bank
Steve Budnack, Chair
19105 Longs Way
Parker, CO 80134
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D.C. Oakes High School
D.C. Oakes High School meets the needs of over 130 students each quarter who are looking for an alternative path toward achieving a high school diploma. Founded in 1987, D.C. Oakes is a high school dedicated to providing an instructional, community atmosphere with a focus on personalized instruction (12 students per class). They take pride knowing that they can rekindle a student’s desire and passion to learn, and they are proud to serve the Douglas County School District with a comprehensive, alternative high school program. It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of D.C. Oakes’ mission for over ten years.
Daniel C. Oakes Contact
Our Judea is the USA which brings us into cross-cultural engagement on many levels. Our primary mission partner is the Denver Rescue Mission. The Denver Rescue Mission’s chief goal is to meet people at their physical and spiritual points of need in the name of Jesus. They accomplish this in unique ways through various programs and outreaches.
The Mission has four residential facilities and a Family Rescue Ministry:
Transitional housing for New Life program residents, post-graduates and homeless families; housing for interns and visitors.
A men’s shelter with 110 overnight beds, and primary outreach location offering meals, clothing, free health care, Client Services, a long-term rehabilitation program, and an education center.
A safe, loving home for single mothers desiring self-sufficiency, and their children. Amenities include 10 apartments, on-site childcare, common living area, long-term rehabilitation program, and educational opportunities.
A rural rehabilitation facility for men, located in Wellington, Colorado. Sixty men reside on the 209-acre working farm, which features a comprehensive long-term rehabilitation program including on-site education and work training. The farm also offers Client Services, a youth camp, and corn maze.
Family Rescue Ministry
The Family Rescue Ministry is designed to help provide permanent housing for homeless, working families. The program serves single parents and legally married couples who are either working, receiving permanent disability, or are refugees, and have at least one child under the age of 18 living with them, and who are free from drug and alcohol addictions.
Denver Rescue Mission
3501 East 46th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216
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Our Samaria is the adjacent countries to the USA border, as well as easily accessible countries such as Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The mission of VisionTrust is to develop orphaned and neglected children into mature Christians equipped to live in their own culture. We do this by enabling Christian nationals to meet the physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of these children.
Where They Are Working
Vision trust is working in many countries. PEPC is currently partnering with them in Coupon, Haiti in building a school.
Vision Trust Contact at PEPC
Vision Trust International and Child Sponsorship Contact
Vision Trust International
3710 Sinton Rd, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Telephone: (719) 268-2943
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Child Sponsorship email@example.com
Short Term Mission Teams firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to reach the ends of the earth with the gospel, we have partnered with two organizations, Vision Trust and the Petros Network.
The mission of the Petros Network is to transform the world through redemptive church plants and care for the desperately poor in Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda. Their goal is plant 10,000 churches by the year 2020, to preach the gospel to 10,000,000 people and to add 1,000,000 converts to the church.
Petros Network Contact
Pastor Ray & Linda Noah
Telephone: (503) 245-7735
Local Petros Network Contact