WAYS TO GO GLOBAL ON MISSION
We long to see key people in our church trade-in their life in the states to move into a global community that is not reached or resourced in the gospel of our Lord. We are not staffed or equipped to send folks ourselves, so we have compiled a list of groups we recommend for placing you in a global setting. Of course, we will be behind you as a church in prayer and financial partnership. If you are a member in good standing at DRC and want to go global as a formal vocational missionary, then let us know (talk to a pastor) and start researching the below groups prayerfully. This list is in no way an endorsement of everything each group believes or does, not to mention an endorsement of their staff. This is simply a list of groups we think partnering with would be strategic for missionary work.
Adventures in Missions
Adventures in Missions (AIM) is an interdenominational missions organization that focuses on discipleship. We emphasize prayer and relationships in our work amongst the poor. Since we were established in 1989, we have taken over 90,000 people into the mission field, some for as short as a week and others for as long as a year or longer. In several places around the world, we minister year-round ministry to “the least of these.” We believe that by giving people the opportunity to hold orphans, bring hope to the hopeless, and pray for the sick, lives are transformed.
Africa Inland Mission
AIM is an evangelical Christian mission agency dedicated to the vision of seeing Christ-centered churches established among all African peoples. We have over 1,000 personnel ministering in Africa and to Africans living around the world. Our ministries include evangelism and church planting efforts among unreached and least-reached peoples, leadership development, youth ministry, medical ministry, community development and community health, and a broad range of support and logistical ministries.
At Avant, we are passionate about planting the church where it does not yet exist through church planting and church support ministries. Founded in 1892, Avant Ministries (formerly known as Gospel Missionary Union) is one of the oldest missionary sending agencies in the United States. As the first evangelical mission to enter Ecuador in South America and the Republic of Mali in West Africa, innovative methods have always been part of our culture. Today, Avant is moving into new territories with new initiatives to preach the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe nationally-led churches have the opportunity to spread the gospel in their unique cultural context, and we’re committed to partnering with national believers who can carry on the work and multiply the results.
Buckner International is a global Christian ministry dedicated to the restoration and healing of children, families and senior adults. Established in 1879 as the Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas, Texas, Buckner is one of the third oldest businesses in continual operation in Dallas and currently serves more than 400,000 people each year in more than 69 countries around the world.
Buckner makes life better for orphans, vulnerable children and families through the following programs:
• Family programs: foster care, adoption, residential care and transition programs
• Empowerment programs: self-sufficiency programs, education and job readiness training
• Community programs: after-school programs, counseling and apartment ministries and transformation centers
• Aid and support: global humanitarian aid, medical clinics, short-term missions support and Shoes for Orphan Souls®
• Retirement Services: independent living, assisted living, memory care at The Harbor, skilled care, hospice care and ElderCare in seven locations in Texas.
Café 1040 is a 3-month mentoring program inside the 10/40 Window. Through this intense program abroad, you will be deeply immersed into the culture, experiencing what day-to-day ministry overseas could look like for you. While living in a closed country, you will become a confident learner of language, culture, history, religion, and technology. More importantly, you will discover how YOUR skills, passions, talents, and abilities can play a part in reaching the 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Café 1040 was founded to solve two problems:
1. Help a generation identify and overcome the obstacles that the world has put in front of them that are keeping them from following God’s call on their generation.
2. Help guide and direct those students to think strategically about where they serve, aligning themselves with God’s heart for “every tribe, tongue, and nation.”
The reason for CAM’s existence is to produce and empower committed followers of Jesus Christ in Spanish-speaking areas to reach the world. This is our compelling motivation and passion. And supporting this mission is the focus of every CAM missionary.
Transformation is at the core of all of the activity in which our CAM family is engaged. At the end of the day, after outreach strategies are discussed, after ministries are planned, and after significant energies are exerted, our heart’s desire is to see lives changed. We long to see individuals, families, even cities and nations transformed for Christ’s glory. Our efforts are aimed at making disciples among Spanish-speakers globally.
Chosen People Ministries
Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same.
The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1894 by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a zeal to share the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah with God’s chosen people.
Today, Chosen People Ministries serves in thirteen countries across the globe. Our outreach programs include evangelism and discipleship, Messianic Centers and congregations, equipping the local church for Jewish evangelism, print and web publications, and benevolence work.
On January 1, 1930, Christar (known then as the India Mission) was founded by a 70-year-old Scotsman named Benjamin Davidson. The original focus was ministry among least-reached people of South Asia. Since then, our work has expanded to encompass over 25 countries and 70 people groups. We seek to glorify God using a variety of skills in areas such as education, medicine, engineering, business and media to communicate His love to people around the world.
As followers of Christ we have a treasure in God and His Kingdom (Matt. 13:44). The good news is that this treasure is not limited to certain places or people—it is for ALL peoples—from every language, people group and nation. At Christar, it is our joy to communicate the unsurpassed value of this treasure by serving the needs of others through our lives, professions, skills and words! As we do so we are privileged to see churches established among peoples who have never had one in their own language, culture or proximity.
Crescent Project’s mission is to inspire, equip and serve the Church to reach Muslims with the Gospel of Christ for the Glory of God. It is our vision to see a day when fear is replaced with love and millions of Christians are actively sharing the truth of Christ with millions of Muslims for the glory of God. We do this through prayer, training, local outreach, and short-term trips.
Crescent Project was founded in 1993 by Fouad Masri to enable Christians to reach out to the Muslim community. Because of his experience as a Lebanese student living in the U.S., he realized that internationals in America often have many unmet needs. Crescent Project was founded to prepare American Christians to reach out to the growing Muslim community in the U.S. Since 1993, Crescent Project instructors have trained over 15,000 Christians throughout North America.
Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ International) exists to help fulfill the Great Commission by winning, building and sending in the power of the Holy Spirit. We also help the body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship.
To that end, we are emphasizing several key objectives:
• Student Movements: We want to see students everywhere embrace the purpose, love and forgiveness that God offers them in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
• Leader Movements: We want to help build spiritual movements among leaders so their influence can be used by God to draw people everywhere to himself.
• Church-based Movements: As innovators in tools for evangelism and discipleship, we help the body of Christ win, build and send people. We are also helping to plant churches in the most unreached regions of the world through JESUS Film translations and mission trips.
• Virtual Movements: Recognizing that many people worldwide are using the Web to explore spirituality, we see Internet evangelism and discipleship as a key component to helping people begin a relationship with God and truly follow Jesus.
It’s not an overstatement to call ourselves CURE International. Our goal is to bring 100% physical and spiritual healing to children with disabilities in the developing world.
We are transforming the lives of children with hydrocephalus, cleft lip and palate, spine deformities, clubfoot and other crippling orthopedic conditions. Their conditions are treatable, but without CURE, they have nowhere to turn for proper care. These children and their families often feel great shame and face rejection from their relatives and communities. At CURE, they find acceptance and hope as our hospital staff members express God’s love for them.
DELTA Ministries International is an interdenominational evangelical organization that supports U.S. and international local churches by specializing in Short-Term and Mid-Term missions. DELTA Ministries International assists the local church by training and deploying short-term mission teams throughout the world to assist national pastors, on-field missionaries, church planters and others who request a team with their ongoing ministry efforts and long-term ministry goals.
With over 30 years of cross-cultural ministry experience, DELTA specializes in a variety of services that help churches ensure their short-term mission team is prepared and ready to serve when they arrive on the field. These services include, but are not limited to:
• Logistical Support
• Pre-field Orientation
• Comprehensive Training
• On-Field Management
Since 1987, e3 Partners has brought a unique, biblically-based approach to world missions that has produced significant results in cultures around the world. The focus is church multiplication, incorporating all the key elements of Christ’s commission of going, making disciples, teaching and baptizing in order to plant and grow new churches.
We equip God’s people everywhere to share what Christ has done, develop Christ followers/leaders, and establish thriving churches that multiply and make a real, lasting impact on their surrounding communities. We do this around the world, using national leaders in 20-plus countries supported by hundreds of field ministry staff, along with thousands who annually take short-term trips for evangelistic, church-planting, and other outreach efforts. We have pioneered the most durable low-tech tool for sharing Christ- the Evangecube, and a high-profile, high-tech method of lifting up Christ- I Am Second.
East-West Ministries International exists to evangelize and equip nationals to establish grace-oriented churches. Our goal is that the leaders we train and the churches we help plant and develop be doctrinally sound, grace-oriented, spiritually thriving and multiplying.
East-West Ministries International helps indigenous church leaders in strategic locations around the world fulfill the Great Commission by: around the world fulfill the Great Commission by:
• Evangelizing the lost
• Training church planters, pastors and other ministry leaders
• Planting new churches
• Developing mature churches
Engineering Ministries International
EMI is a Christian ministry that designs facilities that serve the poor in developing countries. These facilities (including hospitals, orphanages, schools, clean water projects and more) directly impact communities by meeting physical needs and communicating God’s love in a practical way. We partner with Christian workers, pastors, and other non-profits who have a vision to help the poor and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To produce our designs, we blend our team of in-house project managers with talented volunteer architects, engineers, land surveyors and construction managers recruited from around the world. These volunteers donate their time and travel costs to join our teams, adding their expertise and insight to give our clients the best designs possible.
English Language Institute/China
Since 1981 we have been placing passionately committed people in teaching roles across Asia, who primarily serve through the medium of English instruction. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and sending men and women from the USA, Canada and other countries, to meet the ever-growing demand for quality English education in Asia. Ongoing professional development opportunities for our teachers include earning Master’s Degrees, graduate certificate programs, and two Ph.D. options.
We have vibrant programs for college students, graduates, singles, couples, families and second-career adults. Our present countries of service include China, Mongolia, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. In most cases we maintain both year-long and summer programs. While we are focused primarily on university campuses and teacher training, we teach in a variety of other settings designed to best serve our host countries and government entities.
FOCUS is an international non-profit organization of caring people dedicated holistically to children and youth worldwide. At FOCUS, our primary mission is the physical, social and spiritual wellbeing of young people. Our mission and goals foster these same young people who hold the torch of hope for their own future and that of our world.
FOCUS International’s three areas of concern are:
• Children’s health, especially access to nutritional and holistic healthcare
• Children’s cultural well-being, including safety, nurturance, celebration, and dignity
• Children’s access to world information via communications technology
Global Aid Network
As the relief and development aid arm of Campus Crusade for Christ International, Global Aid Network works in partnership with existing Campus Crusade for Christ ministries, local churches, missionaries, and other agencies to help distribute compassionate aid to impoverished countries around the world and mobilizes mission teams for aid distribution, disaster response, evangelistic outreach, medical mission and orphan care.
Global Aid Network operates through three key strategies:
• Relief Assistance – responding to catastrophic disasters and providing ongoing humanitarian relief through aid distribution including food, water filtration systems and hygiene kits.
• Development – providing training and resources to promote lasting and ongoing efforts such as agricultural projects, water wells and medical clinics. Our Compassionate Care Unit addresses the emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of people following disasters and crisis events.
• Mobilization – organizing people, churches, and other agencies both nationally and internationally to partner with us through advocacy programs, campus initiatives and mission trip teams.
Global Outreach Mission
Global Outreach Mission is solely concerned with the propagation of the gospel of the grace of God as revealed in the Word of God. Our primary objective is the winning of souls for Jesus Christ. We enjoy fellowship with Christians of like faith, crossing many denominational lines. In all of our programs, the Gospel is to be proclaimed, the Scriptures are to be taught, converts are to be discipled and indigenous churches are to be organized.
Global Outreach missionaries serving around the globe are engaged in a wide variety of ministries including: church planting, Christian camps, personal work, literature, radio broadcasts, community development and medical work. Global Outreach Mission representatives have liberty to follow their conviction and the direction of the Holy Spirit in choosing methods for communicating the message. Around the world we are using mobile chapels, bookshops, camps, street evangelism and other methods depending on each situation.
Through teaching, training and sending, iGo Global calls students to embrace an on-mission lifestyle. This isn’t just a mission statement it’s our strategy. At the core of what we do, we want students to grasp the reality that missions is not a trip, but a way of life.
Our strategy also involves a commitment to the completion of the Great Commission. Because of this commitment, we are focused on sending students to the least-reached peoples on the planet. We believe God is raising up a generation to complete the task and therefore we are strategically placing students in situations where they can work towards completion.
International Development and Educational Associates (IDEAS)
IDEAS is a non-profit humanitarian and development organization that sends Christian professionals (Associates) to work around the world using their skills, education and experience. Our Associates use their professional skills and experiences to see holistic transformation occur socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually.
IDEAS Associates develop relationships, assess the needs of communities and design projects to specifically meet those needs tangibly. These projects fall under five categories:
• Community Development
International Justice Mission
IJM seeks to make public justice systems work for victims of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law. IJM investigators, lawyers and social workers intervene in individual cases of abuse in partnership with state and local authorities.
By pushing individual cases of abuse through the justice system from the investigative stage to the prosecutorial stage, IJM determines the specific source of corruption, lack of resources, or lack of good will in the system denying victims the protection of their legal systems. In collaboration with local authorities, IJM addresses these specific points of brokenness to meet the urgent needs of victims of injustice.
In all of its casework, IJM has a four-fold purpose:
1. Victim Relief
2. Perpetrator Accountability
3. Victim Aftercare
4. Structural Transformation
International Sports Federation
Established in 1993, ISF is a faith-based non-profit organization that seeks to change the world through sports. The universal attraction of sports encourages a connection among people. Through that connection, our volunteers are able to share their faith and reach out to people in other cultures.
ISF has developed an international and national network for sports missions with more than 750 missionaries around the world. We work with Christian individuals and organizations to fulfill God’s call to take the Gospel to all the nations.
International Students Inc
International Students, Inc., exists to share Christ’s love with international college students. Since 1953, ISI has been training Americans to meet international students’ needs. These Americans befriend international students and help them adjust to American culture.
Our culturally sensitive and concerned staff and volunteers are reaching out to thousands of the more than 876,000 international students who study in the United States each year. These students, separated from family and friends, often feel lonely and isolated and are unsure about how to relate to America’s culture and its people.
ISI works closely with international student advisers and other college and university officials to help students. We offer friendship to any student, regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference.
International Teams is a global, evangelical organization that brings people together to help the oppressed. We are committed to seeing lives and communities transformed by the power of God.
We partner with schools, churches and individuals to bring change to the lives of the poor, the slave and the blind. We come from a wide variety of churches and backgrounds. We serve in teams. While our ministry is designed locally, we are organized by areas of ministry focus and by geographic regions.
Leadership Development International
LDi helps people succeed – both personally and professionally – with education and training programs that combine innovative learning techniques with the principles of character and truth.
We believe in leadership from the inside out, so we focus on internal change as a way for people to meet their goals. By developing this inner awareness, students and professionals find that they are better able to overcome the external challenges they face.
Livada Orphan Care
Livada is the Romanian word for orchard. It serves as a symbol of the type of care that every vulnerable child needs and Livada orphan Care wants to give – nurturing Romanian orphans and at-risk kids to bear fruit that will last.
Livada Orphan Care is committed to helping these wounded kids find their place in this world, through a blend of Christian social work, humanitarian aid, and ministry. Our holistic approach begins by nurturing orphans in the cradle and ends with them becoming interdependent, contributing members of society.
Livada is focused on sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in three main ways:
• Orphan Outreach to abandoned kids in state care facilities
• Family-Style residential care in group homes, mentor apartments and private foster care
• Prevention of Abandonment efforts in Gypsy villages and baby hospitals
Missions to Unreached Peoples
We are an interdenominational, evangelical Christian ministry with a clearly defined strategic focus of reaching the last remaining unreached people groups of the world with the transforming, life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ.
Mission to Unreached Peoples joins with Great Commission Christians, churches and ministries across the globe to equip, send and support “Strategy Teams” who prayerfully and strategically serve among unreached people groups. Our goal is to stimulate transformational church planting movements among many unreached people groups and to help other Great Commission Christians to catalyze movements among other unreached people groups as well.
Mission Year is a year-long program where Christian young people live in an urban neighborhood volunteering, worshiping, and loving their neighbors.
It’s an opportunity for anyone 18 and over, both single and married, to spend a year following Jesus’ command to “Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself.” By partnering with a local church, volunteering at a service site, and spending time with neighbors, Mission Year Team Members effectively impact their communities while catching a deeper vision for what the Kingdom of God is like.
Network of International Christian Schools
NICS Network of International Christian Schools is founded on the belief that a major thrust for world evangelism and discipleship for Christ can happen through the classroom with the impact made by committed Christian educators overseas. Children have many teachers in their lives, whether they be at home, in the classroom, on the street or elsewhere; none, however have a more powerful impact than educators in the classroom.
The mission of NICS is to establish a worldwide network of international Christian schools staffed by qualified Christian educators, instilling in each student a Biblical world-view in an environment of academic excellence and respect for people of all cultures and religions.
We are OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission and Overseas Missionary Fellowship), founded by James Hudson Taylor in 1865. We serve the church and bring the gospel to many of the countries in East Asia, and we have a pioneering ministry in the rest. We help place Christians with professional skills in China and other Asian countries, and share the love of Christ with East Asians worldwide.
Through God’s grace, we aim to see an indigenous, biblical church movement in each people group of East Asia, evangelizing their own people and reaching out in mission to other peoples.
Operation Mobilization works around the world with 6,100 missionaries from more than 100 nations working in more than 110 countries and onboard an ocean-going missions ship. OM seeks to demonstrate and proclaim the love of God through evangelism, church planting, discipleship, and literature distribution and also by providing relief and development in many areas of the world. OM is one of the largest mission organizations working in Muslim outreach, and is also one of the largest mission organizations in India. OM’s ship ministry welcomes more than 1 million people onboard our mission ships each year. Through their history, the ships have welcomed 38 million people in nearly 500 cities and distributed 50 million Scripture portions.
Pioneers is an evangelical mission movement with 2,400 international members serving on 200 church-planting teams in 95 countries among 130 people groups in 70 languages.
For more than 30 years, Pioneers’ passion has been to see God glorified among those who are physically and spiritually isolated from the gospel of Jesus Christ—from Muslim Bedouins in the deserts of North Africa and animist villagers in the jungles of South America to secular humanists in Eastern Europe and middle-class Buddhist urbanites in the sprawling cities of East Asia.
Pioneers’ role is to recruit, train and support missionaries who serve in difficult environments around the world. Pioneers also provides an efficient way for many churches to partner by organizing resources for greater impact and providing benefits and services at a lower cost for each individual missionary.
Red Window Project
Red Window exists to facilitate a process of economic, social, and spiritual reconciliation for survivors of trafficking and exploitation. Red Window is providing a revolutionary new approach to trafficking aftercare by focusing on training and equipping survivors to become economically self-sufficient and effectively re-integrated into society. We accomplish this by bringing together and supplementing existing services available to survivors in Cebu. Working with local aftercare homes, vocational training facilities, churches, counseling services, the business community, the social welfare department and other organizations we are able to coordinate holistic services that are capable of reconciling each trafficking survivor with God, the economy and their social environment. Our hope is to replicate this process in many locations around the world, ending vicious cycles of repeat human trafficking.
In November 2009, with a dream and vision to impact in the world in a large way….the Ride Nature Organization was born. With a mission and purpose to make a difference in the lives of individuals living in poverty, the organization was formed to bring the world of board sports alongside the Truth to change the lives of individuals around the globe. With a primary focus on third world countries and areas of extreme poverty, we are committed to bringing boards and hope to children everywhere.
But not only are we involved internationally, but we are also working in multiple communities here in the U.S. to see to it that ALL children have the opportunity to “Ride Nature”.
Shelterwood (Doulos Ministries)
Doulos Ministries exists to disciple, train and place Christian servant leaders to disciple youth and their families. Since 1981, Doulos has contributed to the development of Christ-centered leaders in ministry, business, within urban centers, and within families.
Doulos Discipleship is a year-long ministry internship for young adults. This life-on-life experiential training enables you to influence this world for Christ, regardless of your vocational calling.
Shelterwood is a Christ-centered, residential care facility seeking to bring healing and reconciliation to families with at-risk teens. Located in Independence, Missouri, Shelterwood provides on-site school and a life-changing model of counseling for struggling families.
TeachOverseas is a unique interdenominational ministry that offers you the wisdom of experience with a cutting edge sensibility. Since 1981, we have transformed lives in a dozen different countries through hundreds of summer and year-long programs teaching conversational English.
Each year, we train and send hundreds of Christians to teach English, Business and other subjects in: China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, North Africa, Russia, Slovakia and Vietnam. To date, over 100,000 students around the world have benefited from our teachers’ commitment to excellent teaching and Christ-like service. We are an openly Christian organization and have developed an excellent reputation with national governments and local school administrations.
The Evangelical Alliance Mission’s (TEAM) purpose is to help churches send missionaries to establish reproducing churches among the nations to the glory of God. We seek to establish reproducing churches wherever the most people have the greatest need in collaboration with churches anywhere.
Church planting is our focus. We are involved extensively in related ministries that include community development, ESL, counseling, sports, technology, healthcare, business, linguistics, music and education. We work together with numerous international an national partner organizations around the world, resulting in multi-agency, multi-ethnic and multi-national teams.
The Mission Society
Since 1984, The Mission Society has been involved in recruiting, training and sending missionaries both overseas and within the United States. We currently support more than 200 missionaries who minister in more than 35 nations worldwide. We also partner with churches in an effort to help them realize and grasp their potential to have an impact locally, nationally, and internationally.
United World Mission
United World Mission helps grow disciple-making communities around the world that worship God, love each other, serve out in the world, and proclaim the good news of Christ everywhere. We love to see the beauty and hope of the Kingdom of God lived out in cities and nations as God’s people live as salt and light. We love the word “missional” because it captures what we believe about the church: The church is the people of God sent out on a mission with God in the world.
Our missionaries partner with leaders and churches in 30+ nations, helping them fulfill their missional calling in the world–especially as they equip leaders and establish new churches.
US Center for World Mission
The U. S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) is a mission agency that helps to improve strategic decision-making and practice on the frontiers of mission, surmounting the barriers that hinder God’s kingdom from coming among all peoples.
The USCWM seeks to avoid doing what others can or will do, to focus its resources on strategic contributions to the mission effort that others can’t or won’t make, and to encourage collaboration within the cause.
In this context, the USCWM:
• studies the global mission effort for new insights
• promotes awareness of new insights
• identifies what is missing
• proposes answers to unresolved problems
• pilots solutions for others to follow or adapt
World Orphans is committed to rescuing millions of orphaned and abandoned children, strengthening the indigenous church, and impacting communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ through church-based orphan prevention, rescue, care and transition programs in the least reached areas of the world.
When a community sees a local church feeding the hungry, providing medical care and taking in orphans, they see the love of Christ. As the church becomes the “hands and feet” of Christ, the community is transformed and the church becomes an integral part of that society. As the children are cared for by the church, they become a living example of the power of Christ’s love and a powerful witness to their friends and neighbors.
Our calling at World Relief is to stand for the vulnerable. Every second of every day children are orphaned by disease, women are widowed by conflicts, families are devastated by natural disasters and refugees are relocated to new countries. These are the heartbreaking stories of the vulnerable.
We believe God has equipped the church – the most diverse social network on the planet – to be at the center of these stories, leveraging time, energy and resources to join the vulnerable in their time of need.
With initiatives in education, health, child development, agriculture, food security, anti-trafficking, immigrant services, micro-enterprise, disaster response and refugee resettlement, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widow, the orphan, the alien, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised.
World Team is an interdenominational mission agency with sending centers in Australia, Canada and the US. Our 350+ members serve in 28 countries among 59 distinct people groups.
Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities …until Jesus comes again.
Our strategy is to focus on those areas with the least access to a culturally-relevant gospel witness. We are committed to the spiritual and physical wellbeing of the communities where we serve, and include business and community development efforts as part of our overall church planting ministry where needed.
One of our greatest joys has been providing assistance to newly forming missionary sending organizations in the Caribbean, Romania, Indonesia, Africa, France and the Philippines.
WorldVenture is a network of partners working together with a shared vision to see people of all nations transformed by Jesus Christ.
We live out our vision by pursuing these five worldwide objectives:
1. Evangelizing the People of the World – We communicate the full scope of biblical truth—especially the Gospel—in word and deed, desiring to see as many people as possible become fully engaged disciples of Jesus Christ.
2. Extending Grace – We alleviate human suffering and minister to practical needs by providing food, clothing, medicine, shelter, education, economic development and other necessities wherever we share the Gospel, as did Jesus.
3. Establishing Churches – We establish vibrant local churches. Since building His church is central to Jesus’ purposes on earth, the churches we develop are devoted to planting other churches, fostering church-planting movements all over the world.
4. Equipping Leaders – We train dynamic and passionate leaders—missionaries and pastors, as well as in business, education, government, mass media, the arts and the sciences—well-equipped to make disciples locally, regionally and globally.
5. Encouraging Mission Movements – We partner with believers, churches and other Christian organizations to create international networks and mission movements actively engaged in spreading the Gospel “from everywhere to everywhere.”
Description: Worship Foundations International is an organized group that desires to help musicians understand, be prepared for, and flourish in what God has called them to do. Our hope is to see musicians everywhere stirring the heart’s longing for God.
We will see this happen by strengthening and encouraging musicians and worship leaders for Kingdom impact through experience and relationship in spiritual formation, character development, worship theology, leadership skill, biblical worldview, and personal wholeness.
We do this through experiential and relational leadership development by:
• Global Impact Teams – impacting culture worldwide through music relationships
• Songwriters’ Journey – improve your craft. write songs. see God. see Europe.
• Worship Mentor Network – facilitating mentoring relationships among artists worldwide.
Youth for Christ
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
Every day at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. We are rural and urban and we are always about the message of Jesus.
YouthWorks’ purpose is to provide life-changing, Christ-centered youth mission opportunities. We create extraordinarily fun and significant mission adventures, targeted to the needs and capabilities of youth, ages 12-19. By crossing the borders of race and culture and by placing students outside their comfort zones, we find something wonder happens: God gets their attention. Without the distractions of everyday life, God uses YouthWorks to work in the lives of thousands of teenagers. By attempting to be faithful to our purpose, we find God is also at work in each of the communities we serve.