Missions & Ministries
The Light of Christ (TLC) Anglican Church is committed to honoring the Great Commission given to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In this effort, TLC has many direct and indirect avenues through which we look to reach the lost, the poor, the sick and the downtrodden. We do this through direct interactions within our community as well as indirectly through local, national and global ministries. While TLC staff and volunteers interact and minister directly to our church members and other visitors to our church, the TLC Mission Board coordinates our local, national and global giving opportunities. The information below shows the various ways in which TLC looks to honor the call of Jesus’ commission.
Direct Community Outreach
- The Burmese (Myanmar) Community – In an answer to prayer, God blessed TLC with a community of displaced Christians from Burma. These Christian brothers and sisters had escaped war in their native country and spent many years in United Nations refugee camps in Thailand. In 2018 we celebrated our thriving multicultural community, which has now blessed us with beautiful babies, proud American citizens, and Gospel readings in two predominant languages during Sunday Worship.
- Vacation Bible School – each year TLC hosts a weeklong Vacation Bible School for children 4-12 years old from our church membership and community at large.
- Benevolent giving – should a member of our community find themselves in need, TLC distributes parcels with enough food to feed 4 people for a week.
Local, National and Global Involvement
TLC’s Mission Board is comprised of TLC members with hearts for sharing and spreading the Good News. Its purpose is to act on behalf of the Vestry and the congregation on all matters regarding the church’s involvement and investment in Gospel-centered activity outside of the local congregation, for the sake of the Great Commission (Matt 28:19).
BELOW ARE THE CURRENT MINISTRIES SUPPORTED THRU THE MISSION BOARD:
Curbside Skate Ministry – is an 11,000 sq ft skateboarding exclusive indoor skatepark located in Sheridan, CO. The calling to make Curbside and the love required to sacrifice the time all comes from a faith based in Jesus to create a successful, authoritative Christian skate ministry that is really in with kids. For more information click here.
TLC involvement: We currently contribute $150/month to help support this ministry and their goal to reach kids in the south Denver community (Sheridan, Harvey Park).
Alternatives Pregnancy Center – Alternatives Pregnancy Center cares for Denver-area women and men in pregnancy-related crises, offering them a meaningful alternative to abortion. Following the example of Christian love, APC seeks to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs, and enable and encourage them to choose life every day. For more information, click here
TLC involvement: in December each year, donations of items are provided to bless mothers and their newborns
OMF Serve Asia – OMF is called to share the hope of Christ and to engage the U.S. church in reaching East Asians around the globe. Serve Asia is OMF’s short term missions program for those who want to serve East Asia’s peoples for up to 12 months. With a focus on mission discipleship it is designed to equip and encourage missionaries and their sending community to find their place in all that God is doing in East Asia and beyond.
TLC involvement: Currently directly supporting Matt Whitacre at $150/month. Matt is the U.S. Serve Asia Director.
Wycliffe Bible Translators – Wycliffe Bible Translators exists to help speakers of these remaining languages around the world get the Bible for themselves. Their goal is to continue translating the Bible until all people have God’s Word in a language they understand.
TLC involvement: Currently directly supporting Darren and Christina Christensen at $150/month. Darren is using his experience and training in software development to develop Paratext, which will greatly assist in producing higher quality Bible translations, in much less time than previous tools and methods have allowed.
Open Doors USA – Open Doors USA supports persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries. It was launched by a courageous Christian man from the Netherlands named Brother Andrew, who took great risks to sneak the Gospel into communist countries during the height of the Cold War. Today, Open Doors team members still take on risks to resource these Christians living in hostile regions and to continually work against persecution wherever it exists. For more information on Open Door(s) USA, click here
TLC involvement: Currently contribute $200/month ($100 designated for Myanmar and the other $100 for North Korea).
Operation Christmas Child – The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
TLC involvement: Each year TLC members pack individual shoeboxes, contribute items for bulk assembly of shoeboxes and serve as a local Dropoff Location where we receive shoeboxes prepared by the community. We also volunteer at the local processing center, inspecting and cartonizing shoeboxes for overseas shipment.