National Missions

“And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news?’”
National Missions is one part of Smith’s three-pronged approach to fulfilling the great commission. National mission trips focus on reaching people throughout the state of Virginia and the United States beyond our local community. There are a variety of trips each year ranging from one day to week-long opportunities to serve. Projects can consist of a wide range of options, including: partnering with other churches to do building repairs, outreach, and Vacation Bible Schools and partnering with other ministries to serve and share the gospel. Each year we aim to have a variety of trips to give opportunities to those of all ages – from young children to senior adults. Our hope is that all of our faith family would have the opportunity to be sent and develop beautiful feet.

Church Planting

Throughout the Bible, we see a pattern of God calling and sending His followers.  Our State and National Missions Ministry offers opportunities for our members to participate in mission trips that allow us to carry the message of God’s love, mercy and redemption through His Son Jesus Christ. That is missions at its core.   In the past twelve years, Smith members have been involved in assisting new Church Planters in Bealeton, Mechanicsville West Point, Virginia. The needs of the Church Planters vary from helping with Vacation Bible School, Backyard Bible Clubs, door-to-door evangelism, survey-taking, prayer walking, block parties, light construction, food and clothing distribution and sports camps. A team of 18 venture to Brushton, NY and renovated a 150-year-old church sanctuary as well as ministering to children on a Mohawk Indian Reservation. 

Families on Mission

is a program geared to involve members of all ages in missions, from families with young children to vibrant grandparents, and including youth, young adults, and singles. Mission opportunities include out-of-state, in-state, and local opportunities and incorporate tasks such as facilitating backyard Bible clubs, serving meals, sorting and distributing clothes, and completing building repairs/revitalization. All members of the faith family at Smith Memorial are welcome. For more information or to sign up for a future mission trip, contact Dustin and Angela Turlington at

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S. SMBC distributes shoe boxes and serves as a regional collection center for OCC. Click here to get involved.