Missions

When the Southwest Church of Christ began, it was determined that the first 10 percent of contributions would be dedicated to missions. This same spirit has continued through the years, and now Southwest dedicates 15 percent of contributions to mission work.

England

In November of 2014, Craig and Jayne Benjamin moved to Reading, England to work with the existing Church of Christ on developing a spirit of discipleship.  Reading, a town of 232,662 comprising an urban area made up of over 300,000 people, is located 40 miles west of central London in the country called “The Capital of Loneliness in Europe.”  The Benjamins are using their spirit of outreach to influence and partner with the members of the Reading Church of Christ to reach out to the community to show them that with God you can never be lonely.    
To view our Mission England Page click here.

Mexico

The Southwest Church of Christ has planted a church in Chapultepec, Mexico. The church's preacher, Arturo Cervantes, has Bible studies and worship in the building completed in early 2014.
To view our Mission Mexico page, click here.

Africa

The church supports seven native evangelists in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Malawi, Africa.
In Nigeria we support James & Maria Eblabor and Prince & Regina Ugbe.  To read about their work in Nigeria, click here.
In Malawi the Lord's work is carried on by Luke & Veronica Chirwa.
To read about the work in Malawi, click here.
In Zimbabwe Campion & Joyce Mugweni, Abednigo & Moreblessing Mugweini and Leonard & Dorothy Mufundisi work with the local churches there.
To read more about their work in Zimbabwe, click here.

Our African Connection

In addition, we support a missionary family with strong ties to Southwest.
Eric and Susan Guild are serving as missionaries in Tanzania, Africa. Eric is the grandson of SW co-founders Claude and Sammy Guild and the son of Sonny Guild, who served as a minister at Southwest for several years. Susan’s parents, Paul and Julie Hinds, are long-time members of Southwest, and Paul serves as elder who oversees our missions committee.  More information about their work can be found at www.missionmwanza.org
To read more about the Guild's work in Tanzania, click here.

Right here in Tigard, Oregon

There is no greater mission field than right outside our own doors.  Our theme for 2016 is "The Story." Through many of our ministries we reach others by showing the heart of Jesus.  Through belief in Him many have been led to commit their lives to Him in baptism.