Acts 1:8

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Jerusalem – Ministries in Kalamazoo

Love INC of Kalamazoo

The mission of Love INC is to serve the Church – the Body of Christ – by mobilizing Christian churches to serve people in need in ways that transform their lives. In properly valuing those we serve, our goals are to see people: Develop a Christ-centered worldview, Become financially self-sufficient, Set and attain life goals and Use their talents to serve others. (www.kzooloveinc.org)

Lauren Markel: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world. (www.intervarsity.org)

Youth for Christ Kalamazoo

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement. (www.kalamazooyfc.org)

Christ Followers for Change (CFC)

In 2006 several Kalamazoo area pastors were moved by the overwhelming need associated with global poverty and AIDS. Together churches have raised almost $1 million for ministries in Kalamazoo, Uganda, and Kenya. Kalamazoo ministries include Urban Alliance and Tree of Life School. Bernard’s Vision Schools in Kenya and King Solomon’s Academy in Uganda are both schools for orphans (www.christfollowersforchange.org)

Jesus Loves Kalamazoo

In 2008 “Jesus Loves Kzoo” started out as a small Vanguard Street Ministry outreach event on the North side of Kalamazoo with volunteers from two local churches. Now is is a collaboration of many Kalamazoo churches and ministries. The mission of JLK is to Build Unity among Christ-following churches and ministries in the greater Kalamazoo area; to Build God’s Kingdom through acts of love and compassion done together as “The Church” in the name of Jesus Christ; to Engage The Church in community outreach which includes year-round street ministry efforts; and to Connect & Disciple those individuals reached through the ministry to discipleship opportunities. (JesusLovesKzoo.org)

 

Judea – Regional Ministries

Oasis International – St. Louis, MO

Our joy is welcoming refugees from many nations to the United States who have experienced war in their home country. Since most of them have been in refugee camps, sometimes for 10 years or more, they arrive with few personal items. Oasis International helps them settle in St. Louis with furniture, household items, and clothes. English, citizenship, and computer classes are also made available to them; but most importantly they need our friendship. (www.oasisinternational.info)

Charles Simpson: Charles Simpson Ministries

CSM (Charles Simpson Ministries) is a non-profit international outreach team and publishing ministry which has touched more than 100 nations since 1955. CSM offers a wide variety of tools to equip you for victorious living! Our mission is “Extending the kingdom of God…one person at a time.” How are we doing this? By encouraging every believer to take action and develop personal relationships where they can share their faith. (www.csmpublishing.org)

Intercessors for America

Intercessors for America informs, connects, and mobilizes intercessors to pray for our nation and our leaders. We desire to reach Christians in churches and communities nationwide with information and tools to unite them in effective prayer. (www.ifapray.org)

Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. We’re here to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them. (www.focusonthefamily.com)

Samaria – Accessible International Ministries

Boy with a Ball – Costa Rica

We have been partnering with Boy with a Ball for several years.  Boy with a Ball reaches young people and equips them to be leaders capable of transforming their own communities. (www.boywithaball.com)

 

Ends of the Earth – Distant International Ministries

Martin & Charlotte Jacobson: Missionaries to Argentina

Martin & Charlotte have been working in Argentina for a number of years. They began a Bible institute by the name of “Patagonia Bible Institute” in which they train up leaders to serve in missions and church planting. The motto of the Institute is “From the Uttermost to the Uttermost”. As of summer of 2006, 96 students have graduated from the Institute. The students have gone on to do work including church planting, missions and piloting bush planes. God has used them in mighty ways there at the Institute. (www.patagoniaupdate.org)

Craig Darling: India Rural Evangelical Fellowship

Craig is a full time state side missionary with IREF. Craig works the majority of the year in the US but makes frequent trips each year to India leading short term missions groups. IREF has many different areas of ministry which include relief work, church planting, evangelistic meetings, elementary through high schools where they house students, nursing schools and many more outreach projects. (www.irefusa.org)

Christ Followers for Change (CFC)

In 2006 several Kalamazoo area pastors were moved by the overwhelming need associated with global poverty and AIDS. Together churches have raised almost $1 million for ministries in Kalamazoo, Uganda, and Kenya. Kalamazoo ministries include Urban Alliance and Tree of Life School. Bernard’s Vision Schools in Kenya and King Solomon’s Academy in Uganda are both schools for orphans. (www.christfollowersforchange.org)