The Mission Team sponsors 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, particularly when members of the congregation have participated in missionary work.
Local Missions supported by Oakville Presbyterian:
- Home Stay USA – Oregon
- Mid-Valley Fellowship
- Habitat for Humanity
- Love INC. Linn County
- Options Pregnancy Resource Center
- Fish of Albany
- Willamette Valley First Responder Chaplains
Global Missions supported by Oakville Presbyterian:
- Common Thread – India
- Medical Teams International
- Every Nation Ministries
- Frontier Fellowship
- World Outreach
Home Stays USA – Oregon
USA Homestays has been placing international college students into local homes since 2012. Jordan Heater is the Homestay Director for Oregon and lives in Corvallis, home of Oregon State University. In addition to Corvallis, USA Homestays is beginning to place students in Albany, Salem, Monmouth and Eugene.
Besides finding homestays for students, Jordan loves to play soccer with internationals, go hiking, do rock climbing / bouldering, teach guitar and tutor students in English. He and his wife have been befriending internationals for 10+ years and have learned some Spanish and Arabic during that time. 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 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 women, 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 a 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 women. They encourage and advise them to make the courageous decision to choose life for them and their child. For more information click here.
Habitat for Humanity
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.
Love INC Linn County
Love In the Name of Christ or Love INC of Linn County is a foundation that brings churches together to serve in their community. When a need is found, Love INC facilitates the logistics and means to meet the need. In a way, Love INC acts as the “nerves” of the Body of Christ that engages the “hands” & “feet” into action. Love INC not only seeks out physical opportunities to serve but encourages volunteers to pray for each person they come in contact with. For more information click here.
Options Pregnancy Resource Center
The Options Pregnancy Resource Center (Albany, Oregon) provides complete, accurate information, compassionate peer-counseling and medical care to women who are making decisions about unintended pregnancies.
Everything the center does is focused on allowing women to make healthy, informed, and livable choices. At Options Pregnancy Resource 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 confidential, are offered.
For more information click here.
Fish of Albany, Inc.
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, yard work, building maintenance, 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.
Willamette Valley First Responder Chaplains
Who is taking care of the brave men and women who take care of our community in our most tragic hours and times of greatest need? Willamette Valley First Responder Chaplains is a ministry started by Dean Aithwaite. WVFRC provides biblically-based chaplain services, both personally and professionally, to all Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Search & Rescue, Dispatch and Medical Examiner’s Offices. WVFRC creates personal and purposeful relationships with first responders and their families. For more information click here.
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. For more information click here.
Medical Teams International
In our broken world, so many people are suffering. They are pushed to the margins and forgotten. Men, women and children are persecuted and left without homes. They are hurting, sick and in crisis.
God calls us to love the vulnerable, to dare to love like Jesus. He uses us to provide those in crisis with protection and care.
We work to restore health as the first step to restoring hope. Because every person deserves the chance for a better life. Because every person — no matter where they are or how desperate their situation — matters. For more information click here.
Every Nation Ministries
We exist to honor God by establishing Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation. Every Nation Ministries brings the Gospel to college campuses globally through church plants with the hope that the Gospel will touch the lives of the next generation as they return home and start their new careers. For more information click here.
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 missions focus within the United Presbyterian Church with Harold Kurtz, 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. For more information click here.
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. For more information about World Outreach click here.