Taking a personal, first-hand role in missions is very important to us. It is not just something done by others half way around the world. Though Mission Columbia, we seek to be the eyes, ears, hands and feet of Christ in Columbia. We do this through many other ministries you can read about here: Join Us at the Plate, St. Francis, School Store, and the VAC Outreaches. Specific to Mission Columbia is our summer Extreme Home Makeover project. We partner with the business community and local agencies to completely redo the home, inside and out, of a family in need. Many skills are needed in construction, flooring, plumbing, painting decorating, landscaping and general clean-up. Volunteers also provide food for volunteers and donate goods, services, and cash. We also offer the highly respected Financial Peace University and Love and Respect seminars to our community. Volunteers in these activities assist with logistics, food, registration, organization of materials, etc.