There are so many ways to get involved!
PRAY GIVE GO
Pray Give Go gives the congregation a chance to hear about the work of our local and global partners, follow up from our short term trips, and get involved locally and globally!
Our hope is for each Browncrofter to get more engaged with missions by providing opportunities to pray, give and go.
“Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” offers a deep dive into missions through 15-week class. Check out reviews from Browncrofters in the video below!
A new class will run from January 18 to May 10 on Zoom (scholarship help available).
For twenty years Browncroft has been creating a network of cross-cultural workers, organizations, volunteers in Rochester, and like-minded churches. Together we are praying to see God work in Senegal, West Africa. Our partnership for the Wolof has as its goals to understand reached and unreached peoples; deepen prayer for global outreach; and help our partners in Senegal establish reproducing Wolof churches.
Browncroft is linking as a sister church with the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. Browncroft and Miraflores will learn from each other and work on projects together over the next few years, with teams coming from Peru to Rochester and going from here to Lima. Our goals are to experience global Christianity; teach and encourage each other; and spread the gospel together.
We value the power of prayer, and want to encourage each person to commit to praying for our missionary partners.
ADOPT A MISSIONARY
With your family, your small group, or individually make a commitment to pray for and encourage a missionary throughout the year.
Hands In Service
Providing a dress can change a girl’s destiny. Village pastors report that girls wearing a new dress appear cared-for, which discourages predators. A new dress shows a girl that someone really does care about her! Gather throughout the year as we make dresses for use by our field workers and short term teams around the world. Bring your sewing machine and scissors if you have them. There are also jobs that don’t require sewing!
Ladies Missionary Fellowship
The Missionary Fellowship groups provide a way for women to be more directly involved in Browncroft missions. There are two Fellowship groups, which each meet monthly. At the heart of each meeting are prayer, correspondence and service projects to encourage our supported missionaries.
Beta Circle Group
Meets at Browncroft on the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 am.
Psi Circle Group
Meets at Browncroft on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Our Missions budget provides monthly support and project funds for all our missionary partners. This budget is funded by giving that is designated specifically to Missions, not included in our normal Operations budget. Funds are distributed with approximately 10% going to local missions, 20% to US missions, and 70% to international missions. You can also direct funds to support our Wolof partnership.
Give to Missions and the Wolof Fund two ways:
Check or cash: clearly mark part or all of your gift on an offering envelope found in the worship auditorium
Credit/Debit Card Online
We would love to walk with you on your path into long-term service in missions. We can help you vet an organization, assist with your preparation and offer mentoring and other kinds of support.
ADULT SHORT TERM MISSION TRIPS
We love sending teams to our trusted missionary partners! Our teams bring their practical skills and spiritual gifts for a week or two to help and encourage them in their long-term work. Each team of dedicated Browncrofters participates in a series of team meetings to ensure that they are prepared, and raises funds together as a team to cover costs.