The mission of First Presbyterian Church of Crowell is to share the love and salvation of Jesus Christ with the people of the church and the community by striving to be a loving fellowship for the worship of God, and a sanctuary for all. As disciples of Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit, in anticipation of God’s Kingdom, we are committed to mission, education, nurture, and the proclamation of the Gospel.
The congregation provides financial and physical support for the local Baby Pantry, Food Truck, Project Blessing Food Pantry which is open to all in the community, clothing, boots, and mittens for children in need, back packs for school and, Toys for Tots. In the fall each year, First Presbyterian works to collect and organize Coats for Kids. This project collects coats from the community in good condition and for one day opens the church for anyone needing coats for their children at no cost. First Presbyterian is also open for weekly Boy Scout and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting.
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First Presbyterian supports One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) as well as The Birthday and Thank Offerings. OGHS enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. The Birthday and Thank Offerings have supported thousands of mission projects worldwide. The Birthday Offering has primarily funded capital improvement projects, while the Thank Offering has funded smaller, new or expanded projects and small capital improvement projects.
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Buddy & Jen Rathmell Founded Stop Slavery on Oct 5, 2009 and received 501 (c) 3 Non Profit status in the summer of 2010. In January, 2011 they moved to South East Asia to start a discipleship training school and so they could more directly be involved in the work of fighting human trafficking. The first 2 years were discouraging for them as not much progress or success was visible but the groundwork was being laid for better things to come. In year 3 they were able to see traction and fruit in the anti human trafficking work.
Buddy & Jen have a heart for discipleship and to see God glorified in the nations. Jen is a counselor and also teaches at a missionary school in Chiang Mai. Both Buddy and Jen get the opportunity to use their gifting to speak in Thailand and around the world. They are launching CEO Shortcut as a way to combine their heart for discipleship and launching Christ-Centered Entrepreneurs.
George and Anne Harper
The Harpers have been missionaries with ACTION since 1994. George teaches church history and historical theology. He holds a Ph.D. from Boston University, an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anne teaches courses on missions and spiritual formation. She holds a D.Miss. from Asia Graduate School of Theology – Philippines, an M.C.S. from Alliance Biblical Seminary, and a B.A. from Boston University.
Both George and Anne teach and have administrative roles at Asia Graduate School of Theology – Philippines (AGST). The AGST is a consortium of nine evangelical seminaries, most of them located in metro Manila, that are affiliated with the Asia Theological Association. Its member schools have a combined enrollment of about a thousand. They collaborate to offer advanced degrees like the Th.M., D.Min., D.Miss., Ed.D., and Ph.D. For these programs they draw students not only from their own schools but from across East and South Asia, including closed countries within the “10-40 Window” like a country in Asia and Nepal. The AGST is helping to train a new generation of faculty members for Asian seminaries and Bible colleges who will in turn train a new generation of pastors, evangelists, and church workers to serve Asia’s rapidly growing Christian community.