We believe that service in our local surroundings is just as important as serving those in need around the world. For this reason, our local mission field serves as one of the cornerstones of our mission of raising up deeply devoted disciples of Jesus.
We define service in our mission field as church-wide sponsored initiatives through which Aldersgate is called to demonstrate God’s love and grace in tangible ways to people in close proximity of the church building. Our local mission field includes four major focus areas:
Every week, 125 families entrust Aldersgate Academy with their precious children (ages birth through 5 years) for their weekday childcare and educational needs. Through the cutting edge curriculum, participation in chapel services and the attentive care of our staff members, the children learn that God loves them and that we love them, too! The children’s guardians are part of this missionfield, as well, as they raise their children amid full schedules and life’s various challenges. For more information about serving the children, families and teachers of Aldersgate Academy, please contact Carol Rogers.
Aldersgate was founded out of the McMurry University community and now resides directly across the street on Sayles Boulevard. Throughout the years the church and university have maintained a strong connection, and that connection continues as our congregation seeks various and creative ways to serve the students, faculty and staff of McMurry University. For more information about participating in this area of our local mission field, contact Tim Palmer.
Bowie Elementary School
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) With this truth in mind, various teams from Aldersgate have organized to show God’s love to the children, teachers, staff and families of Bowie Elementary, the neighborhood school. For more information about participating in this area of our local mission field, contact Amy Wilson Feltz.
Jesus commanded us all to love God and to love our neighbors. (Mark 12:31) At Aldersgate, this commandment comes to life through various ministries that are designed to show God’s love to our neighbors in real and tangible ways. The Open Door Community Garden, which is located at South 19th and Amarillo Streets, is the most visible manifestation of our neighborhood ministry. For more information about participating in this are of our local mission, contact Amy Wilson Feltz.