Missions and Service Projects

Missions and Service Projects

Mission Outreach and Service Projects Are Important Parts of the East Rankin Experience.

Through their Bible classes, K4-12th students are encouraged to pray, give, and work for local and foreign missions and service projects. ERA provides opportunities for students to participate in service and outreach throughout their school career so that they learn the joy of serving others and sharing the love of Christ. Rather than requiring a certain number of service hours for graduation, the school hopes to teach service and compassion as part of lifelong learning for each student.

All kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and high school students participate in our annual Homecoming Mission  Project each year. Through the years, these projects have included sending Bibles to schools in foreign countries, supplies for hurricane victims, care packages for our armed forces, special gift cards to our veterans hospitals, children to Disney World through the "Make-A-Wish Foundation," as well as other special projects for local and foreign needs. Our Homecoming project this school year was raising $5,000 to help with medical expenses for six-year old Kaiden Mann. Our K4-12th student body especially enjoyed having Kaiden join them in the Homecoming Parade and at the Homecoming Pep Rally!

All students participate in special community service projects or ministry needs at Christmas. Also, each year, Christmas "happies" are sent by our elementary students to Mexico with our school's mission pastor and his team.

Our high school students feed the homeless in the Jackson area on Saturdays, visit local nursing homes each month, and are a part of various local and foreign outreach. There are a variety of outreach projects taken on by different K4-12 classes throughout the year.

We are blessed . . . may we always share our blessings with others.   

ERA Ministry at the Mustard Seed
Senior Class visits the Mustard Seed
Service project for ERCO