The goal and purpose of mission at Lebanon United Methodist is to be intentional, serving as the hands and feet of Christ to the broken in our midst, outside our doors, and around the world.  Lebanon United Methodist mission team members emulate Christ and heed Jesus’ words to his followers to be a servant:  “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.”  Mark 10:44.  God expects Jesus’ followers to care for others, especially the “least of these.”  “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”  Matthew 25:40

Lebanon United Methodist mission team members organize and equip the church’s efforts in supporting mission outreach locally, regionally, and globally.  Its purpose is to be the guiding force of the church’s role as a mission-oriented congregation.  They coordinate mission efforts, educate and inform the congregation regarding mission, research and recommend mission opportunities, and oversee mission projects, teams, and programs.  

The following ministries provide opportunities to be intentional, serving as the hands and feet of Jesus:

  • Each week canned goods, nonperishable items, clothes and household goods are collected and distributed through Ashland Christian Emergency Services (ACES).
  • Lebanon helps serve at the Liberation Family Services Veteran’s Community Shelter meal on Sundays; hosts homeless guest through CARITAS yearly in November; annually assembles health and school kits; is in a covenant relationship with the Jubilee Project in East Tennessee; and sends volunteers on a mission trip to Costa Rica each January.
  • Each summer the youth ministry hosts LebCamp, a work camp where students who are rising 7th graders and up participate in service projects in the community ranging from animal care, to home repairs, to new construction. This is an inter-generational week-long mission project.