Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’
— Isaiah 6:8 NRSV

Our Ministries

United Church of Christ


Mission Statement

As people of the United Church of Christ, affirming our Statement of Faith, we seek within the Church Universal to participate in God's mission and to follow the way of the crucified and risen Christ.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called and commit ourselves:

+ To praise God, confess our sin, and joyfully accept God's forgiveness;

+ To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our suffering world;

+ To embody God's Love for all people;

+ To hear and give voice to creation's cry for justice and peace;

 + To name and confront the powers of evil within and among us;

 + To repent our silence and complicity with the forces of chaos and death;

 + To preach and teach with the power of the living Word;

 + To join oppressed and troubled people in the struggle for liberation;

 + To work for justice, healing, and wholeness of life;

 + To embrace the unity of Christ's church;

 + To discern and celebrate the present and coming reign of God. 

About this testimony

The UCC Statement of Mission, 1987, was drafted by a churchwide conference on mission in Houston, Texas, in which representatives from all communities in the church—including evangelicals, liberals, and others—tried to find common ground. The statement was affirmed by General Synod XVI later that year.


Back Bay Mission


Back Bay Mission has a simple mission: to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives.

We strengthen neighborhoods through ministries like our education and empowerment programs and our housing rehabilitation program. These vital ministries help the people were serve be a part of, and build, their communities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. As volunteers take what they learn at Back Bay Mission home with them, they have the opportunity to strengthen their own neighborhoods.

We seek justice by helping the people we serve become more involved in their communities, educating people about the realities of poverty, and advocating on behalf of marginalized people in our community.

All of our programs transform lives. Whether we’re helping a homeowner keep their home, mentoring a single mother as she plans her path out of poverty, or working with an intern who is thinking about a career in social work, we’re making the lives of the people we serve better.


Christian Assistance Ministry


About CAM

Just like a triage or emergency room, folks come to CAM in all sort of crisis.  No appointment is necessary and all are welcome.  CAM provides many items to meet clients’ immediate physical needs while also addressing the needs of the mind and soul.  CAM is also a vital connection for clients who need long-term support by providing referrals and advocating for the client to other nonprofits and/or government agencies.

CAM’s Mission

To share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis.


NEISD - Dellview Elementary School


North East Independent School District came into being in 1949 in the reorganization of the Texas Education System under the Gilmer-Aiken Law, which combined 7 separate common school districts with a total of 756 students.  Today, NEISD is the second largest school District in San Antonio with a student population of approximatly 67,000 students. 


Slumber Falls Camp


Slumber Falls Camp is an outdoor ministry of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ. The twenty acre facility nestled along the Guadalupe River can host three simultaneous events at any given time. The Woelke Lodge facility can accommodate 70, the Kelsey Lodge facility can sleep 40 people while the Bizer Retreat Center can accommodate 40 people. There are three outdoor worship areas. Cedar trees dominate the property, with cypress trees found along the river. An Indian mound and numerous fossils abound near the area known as Fossil Flats.  While the camp is best known for its Christian summer camp for children ages 6-18, the facility is used by a wide variety of groups from all over Texas during most weekends of the year.


United Church of Christ Mental Health Network


What is our Mission?

The United Church of Christ Mental Health Network works to reduce stigma and promote the inclusion of people with mental illnesses/brain disorders and their families in the life, leadership and work of congregations. 

What is our Vision?

We envision a future in which: 

People with mental illnesses feel welcomed, supported, valued and included seamlessly in the life, leadership and work of their congregations. 

UCC congregations have eliminated stigma, and their members offer true compassion and support for people with mental illnesses and their families. 

UCC churches are collaborating with other faith communities to widen their welcome to people with mental illnesses. 

What are our Values?

Jesus has shown us the way to embrace those who are marginalized by society and advocate with and for them. 

Every person has value and worth and deserves love, dignity and respect. 

All people, regardless of mental health or disability status, have something to contribute to the life, leadership and work of their congregations. 

Community matters. A sense of belonging is important to us all, whether we face mental health challenges ourselves or not. 

True compassion in ministry and relationships is based on equality. 

What is our History?

In 1992 the Mental Health Network (formerly the Mental Illness Network) began with a grant from the American Missionary Association of the United Church of Christ. We began as a response to the need for families and others to communicate among themselves about their experiences as families, and in congregations. We are, therefore, a network and not a committee.


South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ


The South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ is a partnership of congregations, associations, and ministries of the United Church of Christ throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. From urban to rural, large to tiny, multicultural to ethnic, the SCCUCC is a tapestry of God’s beautiful diversity.