Mission and Outreach

‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40

Responding to the needs of the world around us is a major part of the mission and ministry of Faith. Called by Jesus to love our neighbors as ourselves, we seek opportunities to be good neighbors both in Austin and around the world.

Through our external ministries, we strive to live into our faith by spreading compassion and seeking justice.

Faith Food Pantry

Faith Food Pantry has been in operation on the Faith campus since 1970. This all-volunteer run program fills requests for food that are received from social service agencies. Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Food Pantry has maintained its commitment to feed the hungry in our community. The Faith Food Pantry remained open for the duration of 2021 and served 682 households consisting of 2,884 individuals.

For more information about the Faith Food Pantry, to donate food, or volunteer, contact Sandy MacDonald at faithfp1314@gmail.com.

Mission Partners

Each year, Faith allocates 10% of the annual expected contributions budget to support local ministries and nonprofits. These mission partners are selected carefully and re-evaluated on an annual basis. Additionally, we strive to support them through a commitment to service as well as our benevolence.

Our current list of mission partners include:

Any Baby Can

Any Baby Can partners with families to build stability, develop skills, and unlock each child’s full potential.

Austin Jews and Partners for Refugees

AJPR is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas committed to providing logistics for and helping to resettle, recently arrived refugee families.

Casa Marianella

Casa Marianella welcomes displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services.

Chariot - We're Driving, You're Thriving

Chariot provides free transportation and socialization for non-driving seniors.

Interfaith Action of Central Texas

Interfaith Action of Central Texas exists to build healthy relationships between the faith communities of Central Texas.

Manos de Cristo

The mission of Manos de Cristo is to empower low-income individuals with a loving hand of assistance and without regard to age, gender, race, or religious preference.

Project Help of Austin ISD

Project HELP’s mission is to ensure the educational rights and protections due under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to all students experiencing homelessness.

Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless

The Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless allocates grant funding to area agencies whose programs work to expand capacity in their shelters and housing programs.

SAFE Alliance

The 24/7 confidential SAFEline is available for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and child abuse.

Street Youth Ministries

Street Youth Ministries is a ministry of about seven full and part-time staff members who work with homeless young adults through age 28.

Special Offerings

Faith Presbyterian supports the PC(USA)’s four church-wide Special Offerings which help share Christ’s love with millions of people around the world.

One Great Hour of Sharing

serves the “least of these” among us by providing relief to those affected by catastrophic events, giving sustainable food resources to the hungry, and changing the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and injustice.

Christmas Joy Offering

provides assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.

Peace and Global Witness Offering

provides tools and resources for the Church as we join together as active peacemakers at all times in all ways.

Pentecost Offering

helps the church encourage, develop, and support its younger members to build a life of faith with a foundation established during childhood.