PRESBYTERY MISSIONS AND MINISTRIES


  • Mission conference


    The 2018 Santa Barbara Mission Conference on February 2-3 was a wonderful conference, filled with God’s Spirit. Those who attended experienced outstanding keynote speeches from Craig Barnes and Efrem Smith and top-notch break-out sessions on a wide range of mission interests. Of note is the willingness of both keynotes to lead break-out sessions on the ministries they’re engaged in: pastoral concerns with Barnes, multi-ethnic ministry with Smith. A large crowd attended a special break-out session over the lunch hour: caregivers discussing responses to the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides. Noteworthy break-out sessions included Hanna Massad on ministry in Gaza, and a Christian-Muslim dialogue featuring a pastor and an imam, moderated by missiologist Charles Farhadian.


    Work has begun on the 2019 Santa Barbara Mission Conference. Mark your calendars: Feb. 1-2, 2019.


    For more information click here to reach the Santa Barbara Mission Conference Website.



  • Casa veranda

    We offer students a home away from home. Our aim is to foster an environment that helps students to get the most out of their college experience. This means allowing students the privacy, comfort and freedom to be themselves.  Casa Veranda is an environment where together, students challenge each other to grow beyond their potential.  We aim to make going to college as easy and as affordable as possible.  The college years should be everything you dreamed they would be.  Each townhouse has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths and is walking distance from dining, recreation and campus. Click here for more information. 

  • Front Porch

    This dynamic college ministry provides university students with personal encouragement, programs, and resources to foster development of a Christian worldwide - a perspective on life that meets the intellectual challenges of university life and personal challenges of a contemporary culture - giving hope and empowerment centered in the person of Jesus Christ. 

  • impact

    Internation Mission and Cross Cultural Training. 

    IMPACT's Mission is to form, train and send teams, prepared to serve Christ and his Church through cross-cultural mission journeys that nurture the ministries of global partners and train participants to be missionaries at home. Click here for more information. 

  • Lifewater

    Lifewater International is a Christian not-for-profit development organization that believes all people should have safe water for life.  With a focus on sustainability, Lifewater helps communities gain safe water, adequate sanitation, effective hygiene, and the skills they need to pass on these resources to future generations.  Lifewater has the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charities, and is certified by the ECFA. Click here for more information. 

  • kenya ~ N. Griffey academy

    Our mission is to completely break the devastating cycle of poverty for selected impoverished orphans from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  Children from grade 4/5 are placed into one of three high-quality Christian boarding schools and guaranteed total financial support for the rest of their primary and secondary school years (through high school).  This opportunity enables each child to reach his or her full potential, pass the national exams for the university system and ultimately become a leader in Kenya.  This ministry began with a group of friends from Trinity Presbyterian in Camarillo and was validated in 2010.  Click here for more information. 

  • china - Threshold

    Validated in 2000 Threshold Ministries was founded by Cynthia Reynolds and is based in Santa Maria, California.  Child sponsorship programs provide for poor and orphaned and abandoned children in Linjiang City, Jilin, China and the surrounding villages.  Sponsorship provides education, food, clothing and other necessities.  Eighty-fve of our sponsored children have graduated from either university or technical school in the last nine years. Click here for more information. 

  • albania partnership

    Click here to view the Albanian Video Introduction. 


    We hope that the testimonies we have included here will touch your heart as much as they have ours.  Each testimony represents hundreds of others whose lives have been impacted by God's work through our ministries and missionaries in Albania.  Now is a time for thanksgiving.  These testimonies are an answers to years of prayer, faithful giving and courageous hope.  

    If this is only the beginning of God's work among the people of Albania, we can't wait to see what is in store for the years to come.  Based on our past experience, they will be years filled with unbelievable fun, rewarding work and more answered prayers.  That said...enjoys these video testimonies direct from our church in Albania.  


    View and download the Albanian Church Packet  - includes bulletin insert

    Albanian  Intro: Click here to download an HD Copy

    God's Grace (Video 1): Click here to view

    Serving God (Video 2): Click here to view

    Words of Heart (Video 3): Click here to view