The ministry team sponsers Minute for Missions presentations on a regular basis during the Sunday Worship Services. This provides an opportunity for the congregation to hear firsthand how the church’s mission budget is being put to work.
Special programs are offered throughout the year to the congregation, particulary when members of the congregation have participated in missionary work.
Local Missions supported by Oakville Presbyterian:
- Campus Crusade for Christ (OSU Campus Crusade)
- Mid-Valley Fellowship
- Habitat for Humanity
- Love INC.Linn County
- Operation Christmas Child
- Options Pregnancy Resource Center
- Fish of Albany
Other mission work is supported as well. Congregation members often specify designated mission giving to particular mission groups. Some of these in the recent past have included the Appalachia Work Project, Defense of Marriage, Haiti Relief, and the Oaxaca Work Trip. Designated mission giving has also targeted mission work in Macedonia, Nepal, and the Phillippines.
Campus Crusade for Christ International is an interdenominational ministry committed to helping take the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations and showing people how they can know and experience God’s plan for their lives. Campus Crusade cooperates with millions of Christians from churches of many denominations and hundreds of other Christian organizations around the world to help Christians grow in their faith and share the Gospel message with their fellow countrymen.
Working with fellow believers, Campus Crusade’s goal for this decade is to help give every man, women, and child in the entire world an opportunity to find new life in Jesus Christ.
Bill and Vonette Bright first launched Campus Crusade for Christ as a campus ministry in 1951 at UCLA. In 2003 the campus ministry has active movements on more than 1,000 campuses with 44,000 students involved. There are 2,900 full-time campus ministry staff members serving in the U.S. and internationally. The ministry is sharing the gospel with approximately 5 million students each year, with 11,200 recorded decisions by students who accepted Christ. For more information click here.
Campus Crusade for Christ at Oregon State University
Campus Crusade for Christ an Oregon State University is an interdenominational Christian campus ministry devoted to taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to OSU’s campus. This is done through small group Bible Studies, large group weekly meetings, one-on-one discipleship, and outreach events. For more information click here.
Mid-Valley Fellowship is a local Christian organization that presents a message of hope and healing for those struggling with sexual brokenness. We minister to individuals, churches, and those facing the reality of a spouse, family member, or friend impacted by sexual brokenness.
Mid-Valley Fellowship is a non-profit, interdenominational ministry, serving the Central Willamette Valley (Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, and Salem). We are not a mental health facility. Instead, our methodology utilizes personal testimonies, trained lay counseling, Biblical instruction, and Christ-centered accountability groups.
We offer a choice to those who struggle with sexual identity issues. We support no political agendas or candidates. We firmly believe that sexual and relational redemption is available for all who seek it. For more information click here.
When a woman discovers that she is pregnant, it can be such a joyous time! However for many woman, the news of an unplanned pregnancy is simply terrifying. There are so many competing opinions on the internet that are clinical and lack compassion when all that woman needs is a friend to talk to. A friend who will understand and listen without judgement or contempt. Standupgirl.com is a chat room website that comes along side woman. They encourages and advises them to make the courageous decisions to choose life. For more information click here.
TEAM works together with churches to reproduce the body of Christ wherever the most people have the greatest need. Wherever that takes TEAM, they strive to liberate people who live in spiritual darkness by preaching the gospel of shaolom, breaking down the walls of hostility, transcending barriers, and building new and thriving communities of believers. For more information click here.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. HFHI invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Habitat for Humanity has built more than 125,000 houses around the world, providing more than 625,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. For more information click here.
Because of Heifer International, millions of people who were once hungry will be nourished by milk, eggs, and fresh vegetables. Families who for generations knew only poverty will build new homes and start businesses. They will send their children to school instead of to the fields to do backbreaking work.
Since 1944, when Heifer first shipped cows to impoverished families, Heifer has known that livestock offer one of the best resources for ending the cycle of chronic hunger and poverty that plagues two-thirds of the planet. Since then Heifer has helped 4.5 million people with gifts of livestock and training.
Jo Luck, President of Heifer International
For more information click here.
Presbyterians for Renewal (PFR) was formed after a call for renewal was issued by 73 renewal minded ministers and elders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the spring of 1988. The purpose was for the spiritual renewal of individuals, congregations, and denominational entities of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is supported primarily through voluntary contributions of individuals and congregations. For more information click here.
The Corvallis Pregnancy Care Center (Corvallis, Oregon) provides complete, accurate information and compassionate peer-counseling and medical care to women who are making decisions about unintended pregnancies.
Everything the center will do is focused on allowing women to make healthy, informed, and livable choices. At Corvallis Pregnancy Care Center women will encounter a supportive, non-pressured environment in which to explore all their options.
A variety of services, all of which are free and confidental, are offered.
For more information click here.
Fish provides individuals with basic needs: food, clothing, medicine, gasoline, bus tickets, emergency and transitional shelter for pregnant and parenting teens, and transitional housing for individuals and families.
Volunteers are needed to answer phones and direct clients to services, pack food boxes, sort clothing, yardwork, building mantenance, and serving on the Board of Directors.
Volunteers of all types are needed including teens, adults, families, seniors, and men’s and women’s groups.
Volunteer training is provided one-on-one as needed. For more information click here.