“However I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me, the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace” Acts 20:24
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28
Campus Crusade for Christ’s goal is to build movements of evangelism and discipleship throughout the world, both on campuses and in communities. Gary’s ministry focuses on helping national (Eastern European) staff members gain a firm biblical foundation for their ministries. Most of CCC staff come from atheist or nominally religious backgrounds, so it is imperative that they receive a firm theological grounding.
Kim has been involved in the International Christian School of Budapest, where she has served in various capacities. The School was founded primarily to serve the educational needs of missionary children in Central and Eastern Europe. Schooling, or lack thereof, is one of the main reasons that missionaries leave the field. Kim’s ministry helps keep missionaries on the field. It is also provides an outreach to non-Christian children (from countries around the world) who attend the school.
WHY WE’RE HERE
I (Gary) was in Romania at a time when it was not allowed to meet openly as Christians. One day our team shared the gospel with a young woman. After we finished she said to us, “If you had not come here, I never would have heard this.” That kind of experience showed me the great need overseas for someone to go tell them about Jesus.
My wife, Kim, was also committed to go wherever God wanted her to go. There are many needs in the world. not everyone is willing to go; she was willing to go. We want to be true to Christ’s command in Matthew 28:19-20: “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
Our main goal is that business people in the Munich area would be reached for Jesus and become His growing disciples. In addition, we want to help people overcome hindrances to their growth as reflected in Elizabeth’s work with Open Hearts Ministry (befreit leben).
Both Elizabeth and I are serving as International Representatives for Campus Crusade for Christand report to its German office in Giessen, but most of our ministry to business and professional people is through an indigenous organization, the International Association of Christian Business People (IVCG), which was founded in Switzerland about 60 years ago.
WHY WE’RE HERE
During my last year at seminary I contacted about a dozen mission organizations which offered some combination of vocation and ministry. At that time Campus Crusade for Christ was looking for people with a business background who could travel frequently and reliably behind the Iron Curtain to do ministry. This matched my desire to serve as well as my business background, as before going to seminary I had been working for 12 years in sales and marketing of scientific instruments and computers.
ABOUT OUR MISSION
Jeremy & Jamie have worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 2006. Their current assignment is with the Seed Company a affiliate organization of Wycliffe. Jeremy is a translation consultant and the manager for Seed Company’s translation consultants throughout Anglophone (English-speaking)Africa.
"The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also."
— 2 Timothy 2:2
“These things I have written to you who believe on the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life..."
— 1 John 5:13
As part of the Bee World team, we train Christian leaders in countries within the 10 / 40 window so they can train others.
WHY WE’RE HERE
Many countries of the world are not as fortunate as we are in the US. We are responding to God’s call to evangelize the world. We have realized one of the critical needs is to is to reach and train national pastors, especially those who have difficulty accessing Christian training and material.
"Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may know your name."
— Psalm 86:11
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast."
— Ephesians 2:8, 9
Lou Ann and I have a strong vision for reaching tomorrow’s leaders today on the college campuses. Our roles include . . .
1. We are "generalists" on the Leadership Development team...meaning that we help with coaching, training and development of all of our staffed campus teams around our five state region of Iowa-Wisconsin-Minnesota-North Dakota-South Dakota. We have about 16 staffed campuses in the Uppermidwest Region of Cru.
2. We are International Campus Staff coordinators. This role means that we are part of the mobilizing, preparation, resourcing, and receiving back (once they return from the field) campus staff who go overseas to serve. Some of this is done face to face and some of it virtually.
3. Our third role is that of Ministry Partner Development coaches for new and senior staff working on initial development of their team of ministry partners.
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
— Matthew 6:24
ABOUT MY MISSION
Matt is currently serving YWAM in a sensitive location.
WHY I’M HERE
Since a very young age God has placed missions in my heart. Throughout my life, God has been preparing me for what I am doing now, and He is still preparing me for what is to come.
ABOUT OUR MISSION
Africa Inland Mission (AIM) Africa Inland Mission (AIM) had its beginning in the work of Peter Cameron Scott (1867-1896), a Scottish-American missionary of the International Missionary Alliance who served two years in the Congo before he was sent to Scotland in 1892 because of a near-fatal illness. While recuperating, he developed his idea of establishing a network of mission stations which would stretch from the southeast coast of the continent to the interior's Lake Chad.
OUR CURRENT INVOLVEMENT
Paul and MaryAnn are currently based in Greeley, Colorado. While here Paul has been ministering to foreign students at UNC as an ESL tutor and helping them work toward US Citizenship. Paul and MaryAnn are seeking the Lord's guidance for their next assignment with AIM.
Jesus answered,“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
— John 14:6
About Our Work:
Ryan and Kelly are in working in partnership with EPC’s World Outreach, and WEC International.
Our overall ministry is advancing efforts in discipleship and disciple-making among Muslims in the M. East. Our practical approach is serving through educational development work, and refugee ministry. These efforts open up opportunities for relationship among networks of families and individuals in which we pray to see the overall ministry fulfilled.
We can be contacted through the Faith Church office.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
To see multiplying leaders for multiplying churches.
To multiply church leaders through accessible, locally owned, reproducible training systems.
Dr. Alan Weaver has two major passions: 1) the growing numbers of pastors in poor and non-Christian countries who have no opportunity for either training or support and 2) the need for pastors to understand and release the power of God’s people whom they shepherd. In most of the world, pastors do all the ministry themselves and don’t understand their role in building their people up so that they are released to impact their churches and communities for Christ.
Alan is one of the vice-presidents providing leadership to the Entrust organization. He works with national seminaries and Bible schools in an Asian country helping them write culturally appropriate course for their students. Alan has also worked at the International School of Leadership with Campus Crusade, written a course on mentoring for use with pastors in Africa, consults in areas of culture and leadership, and works with doctor of missiology students at Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies. He travels extensively.
ABOUT OUR MISSION
Over two million people in Ethiopia are infected with HIV. The Ethiopian Church (6 million members) has a program that provides practical and spiritual care in its HIV/AIDS ministry. In partnership with Serving In Mission, the local churches are trained to respond to HIV/AIDS in their community by caring for the sick, the orphans, and providing education. This high impact, low cost program is also an effective gospel outreach.
Bob and Jane lead the Urban Peoples Team in Ethiopia. The cities of Ethiopia are growing and the people are increasingly exposed to Western media and secularization. The Urban Peoples team works with the Ethiopian church and we focus on three people groups: the urban poor (including HIV), youth, and the urban elite. There are 5 subteams, a dozen missionaries and 20 Ethiopian staff. One immediate task is to develop an outreach to youth on biblical sexuality through the Church Response to AIDS team. As a team, we look to God’s leading for new Kingdom opportunities and work for the development of new leaders.
Our daughter Amy and her husband Kent are preparing to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).
Our son Matt is a student at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.