At West Groton Bible Church we are always looking for more ways to connect the love of Jesus Christ with the world around us. We know that any single local assembly is unable to reach the world for Christ alone. For this reason we have joined with numerous missions and ministries which allow our church family to share the love of Christ more effectively. The following links provide more information regarding the ministries that we connect with both in our own community in Tompkins County and around the world.
Please look to find ways that you can receive help and assistance if you are in need. You can also learn of many ministries that could use your talents and time to serve for the glory of the King.
Christian Aid Mission is focused on reaching the unreached - areas in the world where there are few Christians, where Christians suffer because of poverty or persecution, or where foreign missionaries are not allowed.
Christian Aid Mission is a 60-year-old organization and generally considered to be the first organization to assist and promote native missionaries overseas. Christian Aid is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
The Crisis Pregnancy Centers of the Finger Lakes are here to help women in need in Tompkins and Cortland Counties. They offer pregnancy tests, referrals to onsite ultrasound, options counseling, abortion recovery, and STI education. The Cortland Pregnancy Center is located at 4 Church Street. The Ithaca Pregnancy Center is located at 210 West Green Street.
The Groton Food Providers offers food giveaways on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Joyce Crouch Benevolence Building at 101 McKinley Avenue. There is also a mobile truck giveaway on the first Tuesday of each month. They are fueled by donations to feed those in need in Groton, NY.
The Rescue Mission runs two shelters in Ithaca, NY. There is the Rescue Mission Emergency Shelter and the Rescue Mission Supportive Residence. Both shelters offer homes to the homeless in Tompkins County.
Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child sends shoe boxes with simple gifts and the Gospel message around the world each year. West Groton Bible Church packs and wraps shoe boxes during our packing party each fall.
The Gideons International exists to win the lost for Christ, and their unique method is the distribution of Bibles and New Testaments in selected streams of life. Gideons have placed or distributed more than 1.9 billion complete Bibles and New Testaments in more than 190 countries around the world.... so far.