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Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as mowing the church lawn, to going on Mission Trips.  Mission work is accomplished in three areas:  Inside the Church, in the Local Community, and Internationally.  The mission of the church throughout the world will be at the heart of our passion. We are called to take the Good News of Christ – in word and deed – to Boise and to the ends of the earth. We seek to be “salt and light” (Matthew 5: 13, 14) for God’s Kingdom, trusting God’s transforming grace for every person, as well as every social, economic and political area of life. We will study, pray, give and serve to the end that all people everywhere have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Good News.  Our mission work is accomplished in three areas:  In the church, in the community, and In the world.

In the Church

In the Presbyterian Church (USA), a Deacon is an ordained office of the church. He or she is entrusted and charged with ministries of caring, compassion, and service.  As recorded in Acts 6:1-7, the Apostles of the early church found themselves overburdened as the church grew.  There was grumbling that some needy widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.  Knowing that they could not physically handle the food distribution along with their primary duties of prayer and teaching, the Apostles delegated this ministry of compassion to seven church members who were known to be “full of Spirit and wisdom.”  The Presbyterian church traces the office of Deacon to this beginning.  Inspired by this charge, CPC Deacons are involved with shepherding the congregation, organizing meals for members in need, keeping in touch with shut-in members through cards, flowers, and visitation, preparing communion for the first Sunday of the month, helping with funerals, and ushering at weekly Worship Services.  For more information, click here.

In the Community

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me . . . The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’  (Matthew 25:35-36, 40).  
Living out the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Deacons at CPC assist members of the church and of the community in a time of need.  The food pantry provides food boxes to those with an immediate need, the Deacon’s fund is used to help those going through a financial hardship, and support a variety of local organizations.  For more information on Deacon outreach, click here.

In the World

CPC is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers.  CPC supports missionaries through the Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship, contributions to PCUSA, and individual missionaries throughout the world.  Members of CPC have participated in Mission trips to Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea.  We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.  For more information on world missions, click here.

Prayer Group

The power of prayer cannot be overestimated.  Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s discovering and discerning God’s grace. Each Sunday, during the Sunday worship service, prayer request may be given to the ushers for prayer during the service.  CPC  has a prayer group that meets weekly in our prayer room on Tuesdays from 11:45am – 12:15pm.  We also share requests for prayers and praises to prayer through email.  If you would like to add a prayer request or praise, or would like the opportunity to pray for needs as they arise within the CPC congregation, contact the church office to be added to the prayer chain at  office@cpcboise.org or click here.