UMC Mission Areas

What is a mission area, you wonder?

A Mission Area is a geographic grouping of churches within each District. The Bishop and District Superintendent expect all clergy and churches to participate in this structure to:
1) develop cooperative support among clergy and lay persons in the churches,
2) identify the strengths and potential for ministry in the area, and
3) collaborate, cooperate, and partner in fruitful mission and ministry, being accountable to each other.
Bardsdale UMC is part of the Channel Islands & River Valley Mission Area which consists of:
Camarillo KUMC
Camarillo UMC
St Paul’s Oxnard
Oxnard KUMC
Ventura 1st
North Oxnard
College Campus
El Buen Pastor
Ojai UMC
We plan fellowship events and mission projects with all the churches in the Channel Islands& River Valley Mission Area. We welcome ideas and assistance from laity.
El Buen Pastor Shower Program
In conjunction with Ventura County Behavioral Health and other local agencies, EBSP provides a weekly Shower and Clinic service from 8am to noon on Fridays. Donations for supplies are appreciated and can be dropped off at El Buen Pastor UMC, 1029 Santa Paula Street, Santa Paula.
Gallon Bag: Washcloth, Lotion (travel size, Shampoo (travel size), 3 Bar Soap (travel/hotel size), Comb 7” size, Toothbrush, Kleenex pack (small), Face masks
Sandwich Bag: Toothpaste (1.5 oz size) Disposable Razor, Band Aids (5)
1029 E Santa Paula St, Santa Paula 93060