CROSS OF GLORY MISSIONS
The Missions Fund is separate from our General Fund and is designated to support our missionaries and other missions projects.
Donations to the Missions Fund are tax-deductible and may be given through Sunday offerings or online giving. Be sure to indicate "Missions Fund" as the designated fund so it is clear how you would like your contribution to be used.
We encourage everyone to serve in local missions efforts. These are also great opportunities for Small Groups to serve together. Periodically we organize groups to serve on specific dates.
Food in the Hood
Arrive Ministries Somali English and Homework Tutoring
Reach and Restore Inc.
Serving with EFCA ReachGlobal
Church Planting Coach in Brazil and Haiti
Steve and Liz divide their time between Brazil (the city of Florianopolis) where they serve in leadership of a Church Planting Network, helping to develop lead, mentor and coach church planters and church plants throughout the country. They currently serve as the transitional leaders of ReachGlobal's emerging work in Haiti, where Steve oversees their international staff and gives direction to local partnerships.
Steve and Liz Update 2020.04.03
Converge Worldwide International Ministries
As International Field Director David's focus is to build strong foundations for 140 missionaries in 26 nations, build bridges with national partners, open doors to new areas of ministry, and clear the path so our missionaries and partners can run headlong to the work they are to do. This is for the purpose of increasing effectiveness in their work among various peoples in this world.
One Challenge International
Sara is a missions researcher, with her current focus being on young, unchurched, urbans. She consults with a number of mission organizations working in the country, in particular, with those who are seeking to start new churches in the area’s largest cities. Along with her coworkers, she publishes a semi-annual newsletter on church planting and works with those who are involved in church planting and innovative approaches to reaching young adults.
Chris and Faith transitioned as Converge missionaries to a ministry called Pinnacle. Pinnacle Ministries has very close ties with Converge and specializes in giving care to pastors, missionaries and hurting churches in the US, Asia and wherever the Lord may provide opportunity.
Under this new missions agency, Chris and Faith will be ministering to hurting churches, pastors and missionaries in bringing strategic resolution and training in the areas of conflict resolution, soul care and those suffering from burn out in ministry. They will be doing many of the same things they have done in the past, but with more depth in doing care giving and with a broader field in more countries.
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Steve and Deb serve in full time evangelism and discipleship of Canadian and International Olympic athletes. Their purpose is to reach athletes for Christ, mentoring them and sending them to reach the world utilizing their platforms as athletic heroes.
India T.I.M.E. INC.
Chacko, along with a group of mission minded Christians in Minnesota, organized The India Mission for Evangelism in 1975 to bring awareness among the American Christians to provide training and tools to Christians in India and neighboring countries. He founded Peniel Bible Seminary and Missionary Training Center in India 33 years ago. Since then they started a home and school for poor children. The Varghese family live in Arizona, but travel and minister in India on a regular basis in various ways.
As part of Steiger, they are involved in a music ministry called No Longer Music. NLM travels throughout the world and presents a clear Gospel message in secular places. They also have a local ministry band, Cosmonaught, and hold a weekly Bible study as a place for new believers to be discipled into mature, life-long followers of Christ. Their vision is to proclaim the truth of Jesus to those who would never step foot into a church.
United World Mission Avance
Paul and Nydia work with The Avance Missions Immersion program, based in Mexico City, mobilizing young adults in cross-cultural mission service. They accompany participants as they serve in Mexico City, the largest city in Latin America.
Their passion is that participants will gain perspective on what their role is in God’s call to the nations. They also desire to see participants deepen in their love and intimacy with Christ and to live and minister out of this reality.
Serving with ReachGlobal (EFCA)
Leadership Training Globally
Mike, Linda and their team train pastors and leaders in Asia, Africa and Latin America. They equip a small group of trainers who reproduce this simple, Bible-based training to as many leaders as possible. Many of those who are trained come from rural or tribal areas. Well over a thousand pastors and leaders are currently being trained. Two years ago Linda launched a care network for women missionaries. Over a hundred women are in the network. After being trained, experienced and mature women missionaries connect monthly with newer women missionaries to encourage, love and pray for them.
The mission of ReachGlobal-Haiti is "To see an indigenous, disciple-making, and multiplying church, within walking distance of every Haitian, which demonstrates and engages in proclaiming the transforming power of the Gospel.” We seek to partner with local pastors and ministries who are like-minded in the desire to see Haiti transformed both physically and spiritually by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We also intentionally desire to impact the U.S. church through the work we do with short-term mission teams.
My personal ministry roles include coordinating short-term teams, working with interns, and acting as a liaison for our GlobalFingerprints (child sponsorship) program.
Go and Tell Ministries
Mary Yarbrough serves as Director of Missions for Go and Tell Ministries operating along the border areas of Mexico. Go and Tell's mission statement has two very distinct components from which they have developed their ministry branches:
The first part of their mission statement, "reaching the unreachable with the grace and mercy of the gospel" is the foundation for the Compassionate Ministries which strives to serve all those they encounter as they struggle to provide the day to day necessities of life for their families.
The second branch of their ministry, Facilitation Ministries, strives to fulfill the latter part of their mission statement to "facilitate others to do the same" by providing the necessary resources of the local church to complete the Great Commission.
In 2013, God recalled Ron to Ethiopia, to serve him with ReachGlobal (the mission arm of The Evangelical Free Church of America, EFCA) in partnership with SIM – Ethiopia. God has called both of us together, and we both now live in Ethiopia.
Our priority in Ethiopia—training and discipling underserved pastors and leadership couples to empower them to disciple others and reach the unreached in their communities. Ron is leading the Anchor Team where he is teaching, training and engaging in life-on-life discipleship in an interdenominational church-based ministry.