Missions

Approximately one quarter of the total annual income of Fairfield Mountains Chapel is dedicated to outreach donations to other Christian charities and ministries. A committee investigates and vets candidate recipients and prepares an annual budget that is approved by the elders and the congregation. The total amount budgeted is distributed equally to three general location categories: Local Ministries; County, State, National; and International.

Below is a list of many if not most of the ministries that Fairfield Mountains Chapel contributes to. If you need a current print out of the missions budget please contact the church office 828-625-2411

MISSIONS AND MINISTRIES 2018 BUDGET

LOCAL MINISTRIES

Food Pantry (FMC supplies food to Lake Lure area residents in need)
Hickory Nut Gorge Community Outreach (Assists Lake Lure area residents in need)
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Assists needy local area residents with food, clothing, medicine, etc.)
Shepherding Program

COUNTY, STATE, NATIONAL

Big Brother, Big Sister of WNC (designated Polk Co., Tryon, NC – provides mentoring to at risk youth)
Cancer Resource Center(provides supplies to cancer patients without funds)
Chase Corner Ministries
Church of the Exceptional (provides worship opportunities to special needs residents)
Grace of God Missions (provides meals, shelter and job guidance to homeless)
Habitat for Humanity (provides safe and affordable housing for low income residents )
Hands of Hope for Life (provides supplies and education for pregnant women)
Hospice of Rutherford Co. (purchases personal needs supplies for Hospice patients without funds)
Kairos Prison Ministry
Ministry of Hope Chaplaincy – Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women (ministers to incarcerated women)
PATH (shelters women and children victims of abuse)
RHI Legacy Foundation (designated for Lifeline services for those without funds)
Rutherford Housing Partnership (provides necessary house repairs for low income residents)
Rutherford Life Services (provides adult daycare for elderly and/or handicapped)
Salvation Army (provides assistance, meals and shelter for homeless and others in need)
South Mountain Christian Camp (designated for scholarships for needy camp attendees)
Yokefellow (provides food, clothing, utility assistance plus other services to needy)

INTERNATIONAL

Agape Flights (transports continuous and critical supplies for 375 missionaries in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas)
Ben Okellow (EQUIP) (Missionary to Africa)
ECHO (reducing hunger, improving lives worldwide primarily by providing agricultural knowledge and supplies)
EQUIP (provides training to reduce hunger and disease worldwide)
Gideons
JAARS (assists in Bible translation and distribution worldwide)
Joy in the Harvest (provides discipleship training, evangelism, church planting and vocational training mostly in Tanzania)
Matthew 25:Ministries (provides emergency supplies and services after natural disasters, distributes school supplies, paint, medicines, etc. in U.S. and overseas re-purposing usable products that would be disposed of in landfills (soap, detergent, paper, paint, etc.) Also provides nutritional meal packets for distribution.
Rafiki Foundation (provides orphan care, a widows program and education for Africans)
Sports Outreach International (Schools and Housing of Orphans – African and Latin Americans)
Wycliffe Bible Translators (translates and distributes Bibles throughout the world)