Mission Ministry Opportunities

Countryside UMC was started as a missional church 60 years ago and has an inherent DNA that includes mission and outreach to the community. As a whole, our Countryside congregation is blessed with financial abundance and a culture of giving that is faithful and responsible in stewardship. We have great opportunity to continue to develop our financial generosity through creative stewardship and endowment strategies. And we are challenged to continue to develop a generous and diverse missional response to human need in our city, nation and world.

Mission Trips

Looking for hands-on volunteerism that makes a significant impact on others around the world?  Countryside's Mission Ministry team can get you connected with the next scheduled mission trip. Share Christ's message of hope & love!

For information about our mission trips contact Brenda .

  • Doorstep, inc.

    Located at 1119 SW. 10th Street in Topeka, Doorstep provides comprehensive emergency assistance including food, utility assistance, prescriptions, clothing and transportation for those in need. Countryside assists in staffing the clothing bank during the month of October and supports Doorstep throughout the year with collections of needed items for clients. Opportunities also exist during the year to support Doorstep's fundraisers. For more information, contact Brenda Bauman Swank.

  • topeka rescue mission

    Topeka Rescue Mission located at 600 N. Kansas Ave. is "faith with its sleeves rolled up"! Countryside sends a team of volunteers every first Friday of the month to help serve evening meals to visitors and guests of the mission. Additionally, Countryside collects and donates food and clothing during the year; once a year is specifically targeted to meeting the needs of babies and young children. For more information on how you can help serve, please contact Mary Dunbar.

Supporting Missionaries Locally & Globally

Countryside supports the work of missionaries here and abroad.

Sandra K Raasch, Belize is a missionary of the general Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. 

Angel House Children's Home & School, is a mission with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, serving children in Tanzania, Africa.

ODIM, The Organization for the Development of the Indigenous Maya, is a non-profit organization that works to enable access to healthcare & preventative health education to the people of San Pablo La Laguna & San Juan La Laguna.


Countryside also supports:

Fellowship & Faith in East Topeka, serving mostly the hispanic population.

Many area schools and help agencies throughout the Topeka community.