GLOBAL OUTREACH

MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS 

“Sing to the Lord, all the earth!  Tell of His salvation from day to day.  Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples” (1 Chronicles 16:23-24).
God is at work in the GLOBAL church and we have an opportunity to invest globally as well.  Whether through prayer, financial support, or joining a short-term mission team, you can be used to minister to communities both near and far.  Consider taking a step outside of your comfort zone.  With a posture of humility, be prepared to learn and grow in your faith like never before!

FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY

Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian, non-profit organization seeking to end all forms of human poverty.  FH provides life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, equal educational opportunities, vocational training, and empowerment during hardships.

CEFC is committed to walking alongside the community of Sabana Potrero in the Dominican Republic.  Partnering with this community involves child sponsorship, supporting community transformation projects (i.e., water filtration, sanitation, education, etc.), and sending short-term mission teams to build relationships and share the Gospel.  If you’d like to learn more or are interested in joining a short-term team, please contact Shardé Hardy.

REACH GLOBAL

Reach Global, a missions organization of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), exists to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people.

CEFC partners with the Reach Global Crisis Response team to reach communities and share God’s love in the wake of a crisis.  Serve teams seek to provide physical relief to meet basic needs, including clean water, food, and clothing.  After the immediate physical needs are met, Reach Global continues to work in communities, setting up sites to help with clean up and reconstruction.  Teams also seek to provide trauma care and strategy to help restore hope, rebuild lives, and transform communities and individuals.  If you are interested in learning more or serving on a future Crisis Response serve team, contact Shardé Hardy.

SAMARITAN'S PURSE OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational, evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.  Samaritan’s Purse seeks to help meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine, with the purpose of sharing God’s love.

Each fall, CEFC invites members of the church and community to participate in Operation Christmas Child.  From mid-October to mid-November, individuals are invited to pick-up and pack a shoebox with gifts that will bless children in need around the world.  These boxes are then distributed to children in more than 100 countries where children are presented with the Good News of the Gospel.  After receiving a shoebox, children are invited to enroll in a 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program called “The Greatest Journey,” which is facilitated through the local church.  Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.

To find out how you can become involved in Operation Christmas Child, contact Russell Robinson.   

TANGIER ISLAND

Tangier Island is located in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.  This small 1-square-mile island is only accessible by ship or small aircraft.  The island has been ravaged by multiple storms, causing flooding and wind damage.  For permanent residents, it is prohibitively expensive to call for home repairs from the mainland.

Each summer, a serve team spends a week on Tangier Island working on construction projects, repairs, and visiting elderly shut-ins.  While serve teams work alongside the local community on physical projects, the primary purpose is to grow closer to Christ and to build relationships among participants and natives of Tangier Island.

For more information about Tangier Island or to join a future serve team, contact Mike Marra.

MISSIONS WE SUPPORT

At CEFC, we look to partner with missionaries and organizations who are living "All of Life for Christ," as they meet both physical and spiritual needs of the communities they serve.  Select any of the missions organizations below to learn more about the ministries CEFC supports financially and join their prayer list.