Seekers Church supports many missions and ministries in the United States and other countries. The amount budgeted for domestic giving, is usually about 20% of what we expect to receive in offerings over the course of the year. Once our budget is approved each year and the overall amount available for domestic giving has been determined by the Stewards of Seekers Church, all members of the faith community are invited to request support for missions or ministries where they are personally involved.
For 2014 the community has affirmed support for 26 domestic missions and ministries. For easy access to more information, the name ofeach organization is linked to its web site.
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR
New Story Leadership for the Middle East:
The Future Finds a Voice
Seekers Church is providing a place in Washington DC to support the operations of New Story Leadership (NSL). NSL seeks to inspire a new story of possibility for the Middle East by bringing outstanding Israeli and Palestinian students to Washington DC for an extensive eight week course to learn about leadership, negotiation and narrative technique.
The Eyes to See, Ears to Hear, Peace Prayer Mission Group along with Kate & Billy Amoss began building a relationship with New Story Leadership in 2010 when we responded to an invitation to an inaugural public event that featured Noa Baum telling her powerful story “A Land Twice Promised.” We were responding to our shared interest with many in Seekers who are concerned about building peace between Israel and Palestine.
Seekers Church supports many missions and ministries in the United States and other countries. The amount budgeted for international giving this year is 20% of what we expect to receive in offerings over the course of the year. Once our budget for the year was approved, and the overall amount available for international giving had been determined by the Stewards of Seekers Church, all members of the faith community were invited to request support for missions or ministries where they are personally involved.
After worship on February 17th the community affirmed support for eight international missions and ministries:
Bokamoso Youth Foundation – Winterveldt, South Africa
Othandweni Day Care and Guest House – Winterveldt, South Africa
PAVA (Programa de Ayuda a los Vecinos del Altiplano) – Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Collegio Miguel Angel Asturias – Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Pueblo a Pueblo - Guatemala
Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) - Kabul, Afghanistan
New Story Leadership - Israel/Palestine
Muslim Women’s Coalition “Turabi Manzil” - Mysore, India
First Meeting at Seekers Church
On March 15th, the Time and Space mission group of Seekers Church hosted a meeting of all the different groups that use our space to support the life of their communities. It was the first of what we believe will be an emerging effort to acknowledge and support the Community of Communities that nurture their life together in our space on Carrol Street. That evening six members of Seekers met with twelve building users from nine different groups. The groups represented included Sovereignty of God, Covenant Christian Community, Science of Spirituality, Blue Mountain Satsang, the Takoma Rush Hour Group, Argentine Tango, Inner Circle, a Women's Support Group, National Spiritual Science Center, and Seekers Church.
Based on the success of this initial gathering, we hope to offer other opportunities for this kind of community-building in the future.