The mission area of our church supports the Vision Statement of ‘Connecting all People to Engage in the Mission of Christ.’ We do this by the Proclamation of the Gospel of Christ by :
- Engaging and mobilizing Kirby Woods members, and others, to live on mission and to service missionally both at home and abroad, which leads to long-term partnerships, and by
- Assisting missionaries who are actively involved in planting churches among people groups beginning in Memphis and throughout the world.
In our Neighborhoods
Kirby Woods works in partnership with other area church plants and ministries within our local area. Currently we partner with the following churches and church plants :
- Mosaic Church
- Binghampton Community Church
- Pueblo de Dios
- Grace Church of Memphis
- Miracle of Redemption Church
- Shekinah Glory Church
- Miracle Baptist Church
Opportunities to Serve:
Off-site Bible Studies, Refugee Ministry, afterschool tutoring, crisis pregnancy assistance, homeless shelter ministry, . . .
In our Nation
Kirby Woods partners with the North American Mission Board and the following churches and church plants within the USA:
- River City Church, Fort Collins, CO
- Cross Life Church, Anthem, AZ
- The Cross Church, Washington, DC
- Kallispel, WY
- Wind City Church, Casper, WY
- Hudson Bay Association – various churches
Opportunities to Serve:
* Fort Collins in the spring and fall to work with River City Church, Joe Reid, lead planter
* New York, Tommy McClain leading team to help with evening VBS and neighborhood canvassing. July 21-29
* Anthem, AZ, Becka Pitner leading team to work with Cross Life Church and team lead by Ray and Deenie Meadows; late May (after school is out)
Among all Nations
Kirby Woods partners primarily with the International Mission Board in reaching the World. This partnership and others are leading us to engage in the following countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Argentina, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, England, Belgium, Germany, and also through various countries in areas of Asia.
Opportunities to serve:
* Guatemala, Agua Viva Children’s Home. Rob Herd is leading. June 17-24
* Belgium, work with Don & Pam Lynch, July 14-22
* SE Asia, work with IMB missionaries from KWBC, April/May
* London, Charlotte Sheehy leading a team in Sept working with IMB missionaries focused on university students.
Global Impact Conference
Each November, Kirby Woods hosts the GIC. The conference serves as a catalyst for members to be engaged in local, national and international missions. It is a major event in our church each year which concludes with our pledges to the Love Offering to Jesus. This year our speakers were Dr. Tom Elliff, Dr. Don Minshew, Dr. Bartholomew Orr, Douglass L. Carver, Chaplain ret., and Dustin Willis. The messages from this past year’s GIC can be heard at http://www.kwbc.org/media/sermon-archives/series/global-impact-conference-2016/.