Shalom is excited to engage in and support the mission of God in our community and throughout the world. We set aside 10% of our general income to support and express Christ’s mission beyond our congregation. Our mission commitments for 2021 include:

SON Program :  SON stands for “Serving Our Neighbor” and each month, Shalom buys groceries for 10 to 15 families in need from the Starbuck and Glenwood area. Food cards for the local grocery store are provided to families in order show the love of Christ in a practical way.  We take the command to “feed my sheep” both spiritually and literally.
Compelled Ministries is a network of native missionaries who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in India and South Asia. They also care for more than 500 children in orphanages and support 3000 children in being able to go to school, teach 5,500 illiterate adults to read and write, provide healthcare in remote areas that lack access to medical care, and give practical help and encouragement to persecuted Christians.  
Praise Live is a Christian radio network of 8 stations in the Midwest and an internet streaming ministry that is heard round the world. Many Shalom members have their radios tuned to 101.5 or 103.9 FM  to be encouraged through worship music and Christian teaching throughout the day. We are excited to help support this ministry of spreading God’s Word and encouraging worshippers.
Terebinth Refuge: Terebinth Refuge is a Christ-centered non-profit shelter and transitional home that provides strength-based, trauma-informed healing and holistic services to women 18 and older who are escaping sexual exploitation and sex trafficking and assists their transition into a life of health, stability and independence. 
Pope County Mobile Food Drop is a monthly food distribution program with no income requirements available to anyone who lives in the county. The event is held at Glenwood United Parish on the second Tuesday of each month. Registration begins at 11 am and distribution begins at Noon. The program is coordinated by United Way of Douglas and Pope County. What is available varies each month but includes fresh produce and dry goods.
Home of Hope for Tartu Academy of TheologyThis Lutheran seminary in Estonia recently completed a new facility which they  share with several other ministries to equip Christians to share the Gospel throughout Estonia and other Baltic states. They have recently begun training 10 pastoral counselors to provide telephone support throughout the nation in the midst of COVID disruptions and anxiety.

Other mission projects are supported on a special fundraising basis and through designated offerings.