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 is responsible for staffing the clothing room one Monday and each Thursday during the month of October. October is also Countryside's month to stock Doorstep's pantry. Food and clothing is collected at Countryside year-round and taken to Doorstep to distribute to their clients. Opportunities also exist during the year to support Doorstep's fundraisers (such as Operation Soup Line, and tamale & cinnamon roll sales). 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.


Countryside also supports:

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

Many area schools and help agencies throughout the Topeka community.