We wholeheartedly serve in the name of Jesus: We share the burdens of others in our midst and around the world.
Mission is central to the calling of all Christians and plays an important role in the life of APC. Mission is going out in the name of Jesus to fulfill what we pray in the Lord’s prayer; “Thy Kingdom come …on earth as it is in heaven.” Mission includes serving the poor, the hungry and the lost. Mission can be in our backyard or across the world. Mission happens whenever we reach out in the name of Jesus to lift the burdens both physical and spiritual of others. We do mission because we are Christians. At APC we do mission locally through Crossroads Youth Center by providing opportunities for students to meet Jesus Christ. We operate the Allentown Food Pantry, providing free food for hundreds of area residents every week. We started the Seeds of Faith Community Garden growing fresh fruits and vegetables that are given away through the food pantry. We administer the Good Neighbor Fund providing emergency relief for area residents. Each quarter we provide and serve a meal at the Church of Christ Soup Kitchen in Trenton. Every other year we sponsor an intergenerational mission trip to Maine and do home repairs for families. Each summer we send mission teams to Guatemala to care for the poor. We started Villages in Partnership, a development ministry in Malawi, Africa where hundreds are being lifted out of extreme poverty.
These are just some of the many mission opportunities sponsored by APC. There are also many other missions that we support financially.