Missions and Outreach

As part of our strategic budgeting process, we annually tithe with your tithe.  In other words, approximately 10% of our church’s income is distributed to missions as selected by our governing body. We believe it is vital for PCBW to reach out to those in need beyond our church’s walls, the difference between being a mission compared to our ministries. 

International Missions

One third of our annual distributions is directed toward international needs.

Free Wheelchair Mission

The Free Wheelchair Mission was founded by Dr. Don Schoendorfer.  Don, who has a PhD from MIT, as well as several patents in the bio-medical field, left behind his career in order to meet the needs of the mobility impaired throughout the world.  For a gift of less than $75, you can change the life of someone and their family or support network with a wheelchair.  PCBW has sent two teams to partner with FWM, and we have seen the impact up-close and personal.  We’re privileged to partner with this outstanding organization.


Mapalo Orphanage

Give Hope for Life is the theme of Mapalo, a non-residential orphanage in Ndola, Zambia.  Started by Peter DeBaun, former PCBW Associate Pastor, this ministry is changing the lives of 300 children each day.  Mapalo, which means blessing, is bringing hope to children whose lives have been ravaged by HIV/Aids and hunger.  They are helping children build sustainable lives through education, feeding, healthcare and providing safe drinking water through village wells.  


Northrise University

Northrise University started with a dream in the heart of Dr. Moffat and Doreen Zimba.  Now that dream is becoming a reality that is one of the great, positive stories on the African continent.  Northrise is a Christ-centered educational institution dedicated to equipping men and women to work in ministry and business to contribute to the spiritual and economic transformation of Zambia. We have had the privilege of supporting and participating in this great work for almost a decade. The farm is leading toward Northrise becoming self-sustaining in the new few years.  

National missions

Campus Crusade for Christ

Rob and Kristen Hamm are working on the University of Oregon through Bible Studies and outreaches. The donation helps to cover costs of evangelism materials, discipleship materials, salary, and health benefits etc.

Reserve Account

This account was established to be available for missionaries seeking support throughout the year. PCBW has made disbursements to missionaries we are supporting, to Living Water, and to St. Luke’s Suicide Prevention campaign.

Local Missions

Ketchum Community Dinners

The Ketchum Community Dinners serves free meals on Wednesday Evening from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This is a great opportunity to help in our community to people who are in need. Volunteers are always needed. Please contact Beth Ward at 208-622-3510 or email bethward0709@gmail.com for information and to help with this wonderful ministry.

Youth Mission Trips

PCBW budgets funds to be used for Mission trips and outreaches.

SONDance Retreat Center

Donation were used for helping maintain their center that helps ministers and missionaries heal, restore, and reignite their passion for the calling the Lord has placed on their hearts.

Global Community Partners in Boise

Nick and Laura Armstrong work to build a bridge between the Church and the Nations at our Doorstep.

The Big Wood Pre-School

This money was used for scholarships to the preschool for families in our community who were not able to afford the tuition.

The Agape Fund

The Agape Fund is a fund that is set aside through gifts of the congregation to assist members and non-members alike with short-term, one-time, financial assistance. The fund is administered on a confidential basis. We do not provide any monies directly to individuals, but rather provide resources, to help with bills, repairs, food, etc. Please contact Jennifer Halverson, mickjenhalverson@gmail.com or George Kirk, gkirk@kirk-group.com regarding assistance.

The Hunger Coalition

The money is used to help feed the hungry in Wood River Valley.