We are privileged to partner with several local and international missionaries in the shared task of making disciples of all nations.
The Disciple Making Parent
Chap’s ministry The Disciple Making Parent is guided by the vision of helping parents to confidently disciple their children and help them remain committed to their faith after leaving home. Both parents and churches can benefit from the written resources, podcasts, seminars, videos and conference presentations to support this vision. Chap has authored several books including The Disciple Making Parent and Parenting With Patience and Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied. A complete listing of resources is provided on his website.
CRU (Southeast New England)
Working with CRU, Matt and Rebecca with their family (Noah, Sophia and Luke) minister to students at several campuses in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts including UMass-Dartmouth and Brown. Matt is a team leader, and since 2012 he and Rebecca have been engaged in teaching and discipling students to impact their lives for Christ.
Athletes in Action (Brown University)
Jarrod and Susie Lynn, along with their family Josiah, Grace, Wesley and Judson, minister to students and faculty with CRU and Athletes in Action at Brown University. Their work includes evangelism, teaching and discipleship. Jarrod interacts with coaches and staff of campus athletic teams and regularly engages faculty in discussions of faith and academics.
NEU Church Planting equips church planters to establish sustainable, diverse, gospel-centered churches among New England’s urban neighborhoods. These communities suffer from poverty, violence, abuse, injustice and neglect. However God has special concern for the poor, and Christ has promised to build His church. Under the leadership of Executive Director, Tim Zulker, Church planters Jonathan and Tere Lugo, natives of Puerto Rico, are working with Elisabeth Berry and other NEU staff to plant a church in Central Falls, Rhode Island, a city with a large Puerto Rican community. They seek to establish relationships, lead Bible studies, conduct evangelism events and be engaged in the day to day life of Central Falls.
Faith Community Church is a local evangelical church family in Providence, RI, that seeks to meet the spiritual and physical needs of those in and around the city. In addition to regular worship services on Sundays, their ministries include life groups, women’s ministry, local outreach, a mentoring/discipleship program for young men and activities directed toward youth.
Surgeons at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya
The Parkers, as medical missionaries under World Gospel Mission, work at Tenwek Hospital at Bomet, Kenya. Tenwek is a 300-bed hospital and training center dedicated to meeting both physical and spiritual needs of their patients. The hospital has both intern and residency programs as well as the College of Health Sciences (nursing training), and a school of chaplaincy. Bob and Andrea not only provide surgical care to patients but also teach young African Christian doctors to become surgeons and leaders of their communities. Madison is currently studying at Indiana University.
Nick and Annie VanWingerden (with their children Crystelle, Micah, Chloe and Wesley) serve with Impact France. In 2008 they began directing FEU, a parachurch organization on the campus of the University of Grenoble. In 2018, they joined another couple in planting the Grenoble East Church. By being particularly attractive for young couples and families, the church seeks to develop training resources for both churched and unchurched couples and parents. Believing that the gospel transforms families, and that transformed families become the pillars of healthy churches and communities, these new believers will play an essential role in God’s saving purposes for France in the 21st century.
Scotland has long since retreated from its rich gospel heritage, and nowhere is this more evident than in the “schemes,” or housing projects which are the country’s poorest neighborhoods. 20Schemes seeks to break this crippling spiritual poverty by planting healthy, gospel-centered churches in these poor areas. They evangelize, disciple and provide spiritual training programs in order to see the schemes transformed by the gospel. Since over half of the households are single-parent families (90% of these led by women), the women’s ministry offers advice and discipleship from mature, believing women. Because poverty and unemployment are five times worse than the rest of society, 20Schemes provides programs to prepare workers to find employment and learn the dignity of working to support their families.