Beyond the Church Walls: Community Outreach in Endicott, WA

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Date: November 6, 2018

“Love the People” Means Community Outreach

An integral part in the life of a Village Missionary is becoming involved in the activities and events of their local community.

Whether it is serving on the volunteer fire department…

Village Missionaries know that "love the people" means community outreach

Village Missionary Steve Washburn serves as a member of the Volunteer Fire Department.
– Bruce Crossing, MI

Or coaching the local soccer team…

Community Outreach

Village Missionary Carl DeyArmin coaches a soccer game.
-Machias, WA

…our missionaries find creative ways to serve!

Community Outreach: Leadership in the Community

That’s because many rural areas not only lack pastoral guidance in the church, but leadership in the community, as well. Recognizing the vacancy in their town of Endicott, Washington, Village Missionaries Fred & Cinda Tribble decided to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

“Small towns often lack people who are willing to apply their leadership skills,” remarked Fred. “I see my leadership experience as a gift that can be used to help Endicott in a variety of ways.”

And help Endicott in a variety of ways, they certainly have!

Through their work with entities such as the City Council, School Board, and other community clubs, they have had the opportunity to be involved in their community in some awesome ways!

Community Outreach means helping with set up.

Cinda helps to set up tables and tents at the annual 4th of July Celebration.

Community Outreach means directing the Christmas play.

Fred directs the children’s Christmas play at Endicott Bible Church Church

Community Outreach means being a part of area events.

The Endicott Bible Church booth at the Annual Community Club Flea Market

Community Outreach means being a part of special events.

Endicott’s Annual Community Christmas Day Luncheon

Community Outreach means honoring those who serve.

Endicott Bible Church sponsors an annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon at the local school.

Consistent Community Outreach

Through their consistent participation in the events in and around Endicott, potential openings have unfolded to share the Gospel with their fellow residents.

“Each contact is an opportunity for relationship building,” remarks Fred. “As we work shoulder to shoulder with the townsfolk, they get to know us and begin to listen as we tell them about Jesus.”

The Tribbles’ enthusiasm for community involvement stems from a few passages of Scripture.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6:9-10

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

Fred and Cinda, who have been faithfully serving Endicott Bible Church for the last 5 years, believe that involvement outside of the church is just as important as involvement in the church.

“We are commanded as believers to do good to all people. While reaching out to the community on behalf of the church is one facet of my role here, another facet is the need of the community for leadership,” says Fred.

Great things are happening at Endicott Bible Church! The Village Missions Adopt-A-Church program allows you to partner with many others to provide full time leadership. On this Giving Tuesday, would you consider partnering with one of these churches as they continue to reach out to the lost in their communities?

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