We believe the church is the sending organization for missionaries. We value the relationship between the missionary and their church partners to build connections between the local church and the broader world need for evangelism.
The Mission Ministry Team of Oakville Presbyterian Church actively supports the following global outreach programs.
Common Thread – India
This beautiful ministry was started by a local sewing group who saw God’s heart for the people of India and responded. Many women in India have no means nor skill for a livelihood, yet they have to support large families. Common Thread- India has opened 18 sewing centers in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Sewing centers provide a safe environment for ALL women to come. Common Thread also raises money to install bathrooms for the women and audio Bibles with nearly every dialect of the Indian language.
Chapel Hill Port Orchard
Chapel Hill is a church on a mission to exalt Jesus, elevate others, and launch disciple-makers. They are a thriving family of believers committed to reaching and loving our community for Christ. They worship, serve, have a little fun, and do life together. Their desire is to grow in deep, meaningful faith as they go about our professional, social, and family lives. And we’re so excited to join with them on this journey!
Oakville Presbyterian Church’s partnership with Chapel Hill began in 2020 when the main church facility of Chapel Hill Gig Harbor stepped out in faith to form a satellite church located in Port Orchard. We provide financial support and prayer support as the new church continues to develop and grow
Frontier Fellowship traces its beginnings back to a kitchen table in Portland, Oregon, in 1981. It was there missiologist Ralph Winter, pioneer of the unreached people groups movement, shared his vision to revive a frontier mission’s focus within the United Presbyterian Church with Harold Kurtz, a longtime missionary in Southwest Ethiopia. We began under Harold’s leadership as United Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship and were later renamed Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship.
Our vision describes our two-fold conviction: God desires to be worshiped by all peoples through culturally unique expressions of faith, and the global Church is called to unity and participation in sharing the Good News of Jesus with those who still have little or no access to that message.
EPC World Outreach
We support a young family from Portland (whose names we keep off the Internet for their safety) who serve on the EPC World Outreach Engage 2025 team, planting churches among a Muslim unreached people group.
Our church supports a Corvallis family who has moved to Northeast Africa in order to start multiplying groups of new disciples among Muslims. They are sent through the organization Frontiers™. If you would like to contribute financially to this effort, you can visit Frontiers and use Worker ID # 4752, or make checks payable to Frontiers and write #4752 in the Memo line.
If you would like to be more closely involved with this family through prayer & communication, please contact the church office for more information.