Missions

We support many missions and community ministries. Scroll down to read about all of them.

Ministries: Local

The following two ministries are foundational to our efforts as a church in our
commitment to local missions:

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language, based out of Sycamore, offers classes for every level of English from beginner to advanced. Each class includes speaking, reading, and writing instruction. We share our faith with students while learning about them and their culture, and helping them to improve their English.

Elijah House Academy

Elijah House Academy provides a Christ-centered and accessible choice in education that cultivates the hearts, minds, and bodies of our city’s children for God’s glory and Richmond’s flourishing. Sycamore has partnered with EHA to support their mission for over a decade.

Other ministries that we support through prayer, financial support, and/or active
participation:

Angel Tree

Angel Tree is a program of Prison Fellowship that reaches out to children and families of prisoners to give them support and show them Christ’s love during Christmas.

Capernaum

Capernaum is YoungLife’s ministry to those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Sycamore hosts our area’s Capernaum group during the school year.

Capitol Commission

Capitol Commission is a ministry that works to reach and provide our political leaders in the Capitol community of Richmond, VA with the presence and message of Christ.

Christian Counseling and Training Center

Christian Counseling and Training Center provides biblical training for counselors and teachers to support the local church.

Feed More

Feed More collects, prepares, and distributes food to neighbors in need throughout Central Virginia.

The Gideons International

The Gideons International is an association dedicated to telling people about Jesus through service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments.

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry is a ministry that places Christian chaplains in jails and prisons to minister to the spiritual needs of inmates and staff.

Liberation Veteran Services

Liberation Veteran Services prepares and/or serves dinner to the male veteran residents living at LVS. Sycamore helps with this endeavor on a monthly basis.

Mercy Mall

Mercy Mall is a non-profit, charitable organization that serves the hungry, the homeless, and the hurting. Sycamore organizes service Saturdays to help this ministry.

MNA Hispanic American Ministries

MNA Hispanic American Ministries is committed to assisting presbyteries, church planting networks and local  churches in their efforts to plant Hispanic churches.

Needle’s Eye Ministry

Needle’s Eye Ministry connects marketplace men and women to life-changing faith in Jesus, encouraging them to impact their workplaces with His values, ethics, and love.

Navigator Church Ministries

Navigator Church Ministries is designed to strengthen and encourage the local church. It empowers and trains church leaders through coaching, mentoring and disciple-making.

Night to Shine

Night to Shine is a prom night celebrating those with special needs. In partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, Sycamore helps host the Night to Shine.

Pregnancy Resource Center

The Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond exists to provide compassionate care, objective information, and practical resources on pregnancy options to those who seek it.

Prison Discipleship Ministry

Prison Discipleship Ministry is a ministry under the James River Presbytery that brings teaching and encouragement to those in prison.

Reformed University Fellowship

Reformed University Fellowship is prayerfully and/or financially supported by Sycamore at VA Tech, CNU, VCU, UVA, JMU, RUF Georgia Tech International and RUF in Lynchburg, VA.

Richmond Center for Christian Study

Richmond Center for Christian Study works to bring gospel transformation by fostering consideration and discussion of a biblical worldview and its bearing on all aspects of life.

Faith-Based Reentry Program

-The Faith-Based Reentry Program at State Farm Correctional Complex in Powhatan, VA., provides scriptural-based training and teaching to men. Sycamore provides mentors to assist those in transition back into society.

Set Free Ministries

Set Free Ministries is a Christian nonprofit organization that exists to make disciples of Jesus through Biblical counseling, training and social action.

Wellspring Christian Counseling

Wellspring Christian Counseling equips and empowers people in our community to discover and apply grace-centered living for healing and life transformation.

YoungLife

YoungLife seeks to show students the love of Christ and invite them to follow Him. Sycamore has long been an active and financial partner of YoungLife.

Ministries: Global

The following two ministries are foundational to our efforts as a church in our
commitment to Global Missions:

Equipping Leaders International

Equipping Leaders International

Don Mountan, Executive Director Emeritus

ELI seeks to glorify God and grow His Kingdom by developing strategic Christian leaders in developing world nations in order for them, in turn, to train others. The goal is that, through this leveraged approach, more and more people will be served and transformed by the gospel in some of the most remote places on earth.

Music Mission Kiev

Music Mission Kiev

Greg Kannon, Chief Executive Officer

MMK brings together music and evangelism to serve those in need in Ukraine. In addition to proclaiming the gospel through beautiful music, MMK also has ministries that care for widows in need of help and hope, for orphans in need of connection, and for those displaced and wounded by war in need of shelter.

Other ministries that we support through prayer, financial support, and
encouragement through congregational visits:

Mission to the World

Mission to the World

  • South Africa – Tim & Therese Galage
  • Asia – Phil & Amina
  • The Gambia – Dan & Janet McBride
  • Scotland – Will & Judi Traub
Mission to North America

Mission to North America

  • Special Needs – Kristen Harnly
  • Hispanic American Ministries – Hernando & Debbie Saenz
  • SecondCareer – Pat & Jane Maddox
CRU

CRU

  • CRU Headquarters, Orlando, Florida – Adam & Alyson Jone
  • CRU Headquarters, Orlando, Florida – Carol Donnelly
  • Central & Eastern Europe Leadership Team – Budapest, Hungary – Rich & Barb Leary
  • MK2MK, Budapest, Hungary – Rebekah Leary
Additional Ministries
  • Las Tierras Church – Tito Padilla
  • Youth With A Mission – Philip & Terry McCurley
  • Christ Church of Wiesbaden – Phil & Nora Gelston
  • Jerusalem Gateway Partnership – Tracy & Joy Dager
  • Greater Europe Mission – John & Lynn Lehn
  • ATA West Africa – Jeff & Patty Borden
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