Five Fold Mission Emphasis

In January 2012, the Mission Team at Linworth decided to adopt a new mission philosophy in order to make a deep difference in the lives of persons we serve. As a result, a five-fold mission emphasis was developed that has become the focus of the Mission Ministry at Linworth UMC. The Mission team recognizes and encourages individuals and small groups within the church to be in mission and honors the efforts and activities that these individuals and groups support in addition to these five:

  1. In Our Own Backyard
  2. House on the Hilltop
  3. Linking Linworth to Laos
  4. UMCOR
  5. New Life Community Outreach


The Hilltop House

Since 2014 Linworth has been on a journey of faith in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus. This journey began with a donation of a badly damaged house at 159 S. Eureka Avenue and continued with the renovation of that house by members of the Linworth family. In January 2014, the Linworth Hilltop House opened for ministry with one seminary intern residing in the house and a homework help program. Currently our partners include the Hilltop Shalom Zone, John Burroughs Elementary, Highland Youth Garden, & Celebrate One.


Ministries at the Hilltop House include Back to School haircuts, Homework Help for Elementary students, and produce distribution through our partnership with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  Each month a produce distribution takes place at both the Hilltop House and John Burroughs Elementary.  Combined, these produce distributions serve over 1300 people every month.

The Hilltop House is an extraordinary mission that has had as big of an impact on Linworth as we hope to have on our community and the city of Columbus

Our Hilltop House Mission Partners

Celebrate One

Highland Youth Garden

Hilltop Shalom  Zone

John Burroughs Elementary