We take mission seriously!!!
We at BPC are committed to the work of our Lord through these active and hands-on mission projects. We celebrate God’s activity in the projects we undertake as we gather to work in the name of Jesus Christ.
Mission is seen within our church walls as we care for each other day-to-day and as special needs surface.
Mission is seen outside our church walls through our commitment to be an active presence in the community through raising funds to help local missions, as well as nationally through disaster relief mission trips and internationally through our support of a hospital in Honduras.
Founded as a Mission Church, we have come to recognize that we are a ‘Boots on the Ground’ church. In our faith community and in our individual lives, responding to God’s call to mission takes all shapes and forms… providing meals to the homeless, visiting shut ins, volunteering in outside organizations that help our community, teaching our children about Jesus Christ… all of these are ways that we put our boots on the ground in the name of Jesus Christ, reaching out with care and compassion. It is our Call to Mission!
A new mission project that we are embarking on is a disaster relief mission trip to Staten Island, NY, to help with rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. The trip is scheduled for August 9-18, 2013. Funds for travel and accommodations will be raised through various groups in the church. Our 2013 budget is providing $5000 for supplies to the area where we will be working. Our motto for the trip is EVERYONE IS GOING!! Okay, while not physically, it will take everyone’s creativity and hard work to raise the funds to get us there. Join us!! Call the church office for more information and check out the Events tab for our fundraiser events!
Our mission work benefits such other programs as:
- Waukesha Food Pantry—numerous donations of money and fresh vegetables grown in our own Garden of Eatin’—a vegetable garden on the church property which provides fresh vegetables for members to purchase with the funds going to Waukesha Food Pantry as well as fresh vegetables themselves
- St. Vincent de Paul Meal Site Program—we prepare and serve casseroles, salads, and breads for a soup kitchen meal once every other month
- Red Cross Overflow Shelter—once every other month serve a snack, pack lunches and spend time with residents of this homeless shelter
- Penfield Children’s Center—drive for art supplies and direct donations http://www.penfieldchildren.org/
- Cornerstone Foundation—ongoing support for Hospital Loma de Luz, a hospital in Honduras we helped build during 2 mission trips involving a number of our church members. Our most recent ‘missionary’ to Hospital Loma de Luz was 90 at the time of her trip! http://www.crstone.org/
- La Casa Esperanza—provides opportunities for people to achieve full social and economic participation in society, with emphasis on the Hispanic population. http://www.lacasadeesperanza.org/
- Interfaith Senior Programs—is a faith-based, community-centered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Waukesha County, Wisconsin http://www.interfaithwaukesha.org/
- The Heifer Project—an international organization that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, they empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope. With gifts of livestock and training, Heifer helps families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. http://www.heifer.org
- CROP Walk—community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world http://www.churchworldservice.org
- Relay for Life—a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. We have several “cancer survivors” and others who have been touched by cancer walk in this annual event. http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/
Brookfield Presbyterian Church (BPC) also hosts an annual Alternative Christmas Market where members purchase Christmas ‘gifts’ for their friends and family that are actually direct donations to various needy organizations. Many of these organizations are listed above.
BPC has taken six mission trips for both adults and youth in the last twelve years.