Missions Ministry

“Let us consider how we can spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
– Hebrews 10:24
If you are looking for ways to get more involved in serving our church or community, you’ve come to the right place!
On- and off-campus ministries and mission organizations that FUMC Chula Vista partners with include:
Every child has a story. For 2.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that comes from having a parent in prison. Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. Contact: Artcel Ruiz
We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses. Contact: Kati Schmitz
The Interfaith Shelter Network is a collaborative effort by local congregations, human services agencies and government entities to provide shelter, services, and resources to homeless San Diegans throughout the region. The vision of the Interfaith Shelter Network is to eliminate homelessness in the urban communities of San Diego County through a cooperative partnership with faith-based communities, related government programs, and social service agencies.
Kairos is a prison ministry rooted in Matthew 25:36, “I was in prison and you visited me.” Kairos believes that true rehabilitation starts with the “heart”. With this in mind our ministry to incarcerated men and women begins with the Kairos weekend where volunteers model and communicate God’s unconditional love, grace and mercy. It is here that God begins changing hearts. A key outcome of the Kairos weekend is for participants to find hope and a new vision for their life through a relationship with God. Contact: Charlie Morton
Metro is a faith-based organization committed to empowering low income individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty and to achieve self sufficiency through employment, education, social services and leadership development. The Good Neighbor Center is a drop-in site for adults and families offering activities and small classes, as well as emergency food and clothing assistance. Contact: Debbie Raysin
South Bay Community Services partners with churches and Feeding America to offer a multitude of programs to assist families with one of life’s most basic necessities: FREE Hot Meals, SD Food Bank, Emergency Food Assistance Programs, and Food for Families programs. Contact: Christi Parcel
Storefront is San Diego’s only emergency shelter program for homeless, runaway, and “street” youth. Youth can access the shelter with or without referral and will be assured a safe place to stay until their lives have been stabilized with the help of professional and caring staff and volunteers. Contact: Christi Parcel
Check out our Mexico Missions Page! We partner with the Church, and promote opportunities to proclaim the Gospel. The Ensenada Outreach Center (EOC) camp is located in a small, quiet suburb of Ensenada, called Chapultepec. The villages and communities served are further south in the fields and rural areas on the outskirts of Ensenada. There is much work that needs be done in these communities. The EOC is committed to the ideal that all of our work will be done through the local church, with local support and leadership. We have, and continue to develop, strong connections with pastors, churches, and civic leaders throughout the area. This is one of FUMC Chula Vista’s most highly attended missions projects. Contact: Jennifer Fuentecilla
*Note that not all ministry partners or missions organizations that FUMC Chula Vista supports are directly affiliated with the United Methodist Church.