Part of our vision is “to be known in the world.” One of the ways we seek to fulfill that call is to be involved with a number of mission organizations. The organizations we support are chosen using the following principles:
- We seek to establish a balanced “portfolio” of giving to include works at home and overseas, local and national programs, evangelism and relief of hardship.
- We seek organizations and initiatives that are in sympathy with our basis of faith and our desire to see God glorified and the gospel preached even if direct evangelism is not part of their operation.
- As far as it is possible we focus on a small number of causes so as to maximize the impact of our giving.
- We also seek out causes where we can have personal contact, build relationships and have regular participation in our church life.
David and Liz Haken
Filipino Missions at International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL)
In 2021, New Life Christian Fellowship will send David and Liz Haken to the Philippines as missionaries at a Bible School called International Graduate School of Leadership, or, IGSL. David and Liz will teach and mentor men and women from all over the world who will return to their home countries after graduation to serve as pastors and missionaries.
Jesus promised, during his earthly ministry, “this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the WHOLE WORLD as a testimony to ALL NATIONS, and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:14). There are so many barriers for the gospel for western missionaries, but, at IGSL, David and Liz will pour into Mongolian missionaries who will take the gospel to Mongolia, Nepalese missionaries who will take the gospel to Nepal, Pakistane missionaries who will take the gospel to Pakistan, and many more brothers and sisters in Christ from many more countries.
Because all of IGSL’s faculty and staff are completely self-supported missionaries (who do not receive a salary from the school), these IGSL student-missionaries receive their two-to-three year education in Bible, theology, and pastoral leadership tuition free. This means that David and Liz must raise support so these students don’t have to. If you are interested in supporting David and Liz and this Great Commission ministry, visit their mission sending agency at give.worldventure.com, type in ‘haken’, and follow the directions from there.
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We also support and will resume supporting the following missions groups as our budget recovers from the impact on the pandemic:
Calvary Street/Isaiah 58 Ministries: calvarystreet.org
Local, Evangelism, Relief of Hardship
The Wong family. A ministry reaching out to the homeless and hungry in the most needy part of San Francisco with the gospel and food. Members of the church family participate regularly in their work. They send a monthly newsletter with multiple copies for the congregation.
Jews For Jesus: jewsforjesus.org
USA National, Evangelism
The Barron Family, Andrew and Laura direct the work of Jews for Jesus in Canada. They have three children the oldest of which has Down’s syndrome but are a dynamic and innovative couple they have seen the work in Canada expand opening a new office in Montreal. They were the pioneers of the work in South Africa also where they retain ties. Both visit our church regularly.
Pacifica Resource Center: pacresourcecenter.org
Local, Relief of Hardship
An ongoing outreach to the most needy in our city. During the past few years we have built stronger links with this outreach, donating food on a number of occasions. Members of the family have volunteered on distribution projects and a number participated in repair and painting the center with “Rebuilding Together” a couple of years ago. They have an enthusiastic director Anita Rees and she is actively seeking new ways to help those in need. Along with St Andrew, we are considering how we might use our church building as part of a roaming shelter program.
Voice Of The Martyrs: persecution.com
Overseas, Evangelism, Relief of Hardship
Arising from the work of Richard Wurmbrand this, interdenominational organization has a vision for aiding Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ, fulfilling the Great Commission, and educating the world about the ongoing persecution of Christians.
Growing Healthy Churches: growahealthychurch.com
This is the closest to a “denomination” that we associate with . Tim Brown the Executive Minister refers to it as “an association of like minded churches.” Over the past year they have contributed a great deal to the health of our church. They came and gave us a very helpful assessment last fall and have recently provided Pastor Jonathan with some wonderful leadership training. They have made great advances in their care for smaller churches and so we have added them to our regular support
When I Grow Up: whenigrowup-global.com
Overseas, Evangelism, Relief of Hardship
This is a ministry to the children in the poorest area of inner city Nairobi, Guatemala and Haiti. They provide basic needs along with running a schools. Pastor will be visiting their work when in Kenya later this year
Caleb and Lydia Camp
Caleb and Lydia Camp and their two boys visited the church at the end of November 2009 to share their call to a ministry in Central Asia and are making their home in a radically different culture. They are now closely attached to a growing church fellowship in the city where they live. The family and Lydia in particular has faced a number of ongoing health challenges but they continue to “count it all joy” and share encouraging news on a regular basis. They are in a very sensitive area and so communication reflects that
The Frank Family – This mission was founded in 1960 to see “waves of young people” sharing the gospel all over the world. There are now about 1700 staff in 138 locations. Roger and Lisa are involved in training national missionaries particularly for work in Asia. Currently they are based in Orlando Florida (the base where John Markham did his discipleship training) for a season coordinating communications for the School of Frontier Missions