At CF we believe “missions” isn’t limited to a scheduled event or a trip overseas, rather it is a lifestyle of love and service that flows out of our connection and devotion to Christ. In every moment we have a privileged opportunity to partner with what God is doing in the world – where He’s purposed to release His power to transform the world around us through OUR lives. – Missions begins the moment we let God know we’re available, and our “yes” is on the table.
Where it’s so easy to reduce the role of missions as merely a channel for ‘meeting needs.’ It’s our aim to be a church that prioritizes people above projects and relationships over resources. It’s from this heart for relationship we want our resources to flow, enriching the lives of many people with tangible expressions of love.
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THE MINISTRIES WE SUPPORT:
Impacting the world around us is one of the greatest things we can do as a church. As part of the community of the Tri-Cities, Christ Fellowship wants to be more than just another building. We want to move out from our walls and into the streets to serve the needs of our world.
With your tithes and offerings, these are the organizations that we have committed to support by providing consistent monthly financial support:
- Families Free
- Providence Medical Clinic
- KCMC – Kingsport Community Ministry Center
- Engage Tricities
- Kitchen of Hope
- FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Young Life
- Refuge Foundation
- The Well
- His Voice Global | Africa
- Middle East Missionary Family | The Hantla’s
International Serving Opportunities
Thankfully the past few years we have broadened our international partnerships to several continents. We were hoping to send several teams to minister in 2020 but COVID altered our approach. We have continued to support these efforts through prayer, encouragement, and financial support throughout the pandemic. Below is a brief summary of each of our international partnerships.
His Voice Global is an organization doing incredible work in Africa. Their focus is on raising up leaders among orphans, vulnerable children, widows, and the local church. Their heart is to see relationships restored and communities renewed with an innovative approach to holistic restoration, which includes ongoing discipleship, economic empowerment, and a ‘circle of care’ support system. Over the last two years, we’ve cultivated a relationship with their founder Vernon Burger, and believe their missions-model is aligned with CF’s heart of equipping individuals to reach the fullness of their design. Please check out www.hisvoiceglobal.com to see all the ways the kingdom of God is breaking in through HVG!
During the last 6 months of 2019, Christ Fellowship had the opportunity to host the Hantla family during their sabbatical after many years serving in the Middle East (ME). They became like family at CF while their hearts, passion, and joy was renewed before heading back to the ME. Since returning in January 2020, their team is much healthier in all areas, their influence has increased among the ‘worker’ (missions) community, and they are seeing their Muslim community encounter the love and power of Jesus!
Through the Hantla’s, we not only provide financial & prayer support but we have also been given the opportunity to send teams from CF to help build up and encourage the ‘worker community’ in the ME, which is compromised of missionaries from various countries and sending organizations throughout the ME. This is an exciting opportunity to invest in those who are constantly pouring out. We trust that as they are built back up, they will have a renewed vigor and vitality to help them remain effective in their work there. The safety and security of the Hantla’s are very important so we limit the details of their location in print. If you would like to receive updates and prayer needs via text from the Hantla’s please email email@example.com and he will pass along the required information.
After two investigative trips last year, we believe God is doing something special in Moldova, which is a small country in Eastern Europe. Though it is the poorest economical country in Europe, we found it rich with opportunities for the Gospel to break in with transforming power. Through a handful of connections there, we intend to build upon those relationships and begin partnering with what God is doing in this overlooked yet ‘ripe for harvest’ nation. We are continuing communication through the pandemic and hope to have clarity on our plans in Moldova in 2021.
Unfortunately, COVID disrupted all our planned trips for 2020. But moving into 2021, we will be rescheduling trips to each of these locations throughout the calendar year and providing you with an opportunity to join. If you would like more information about any of these international relationships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any additional questions about our missions strategy or path forward feel free to also reach out to me at email@example.com.
I’m excited to see our local and global partnerships to continue to be strengthened as we link arms to see the rule and reign of God on the earth (every nation!) as it is in Heaven!
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