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!

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL

Compassion International is Christ-centered, church-based and child-focused.  Compassion works with the most vulnerable children they can reach, primarily through a Child Sponsorship Program, which provides medical check-ups and healthcare; hygiene training; ongoing Christian training through the local church; educational assistance; key life skills training, mentoring and vocational programs; nutritious food; recreational activities; protection from crime, violence and danger; and access to special services, like surgeries and disaster relief.

Consider sponsoring a child for just $38 per month.  As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus’ name, your love will bring hope to a child, their family and community.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

In partnership with Christ American Baptist Church, CEFC has served alongside the School at Batey 35, located in La Romana, Dominican Republic.  Founded in 1999, the School at Batey 35 provides Christian education to approximately 90 children in grades 5-7.  Children not only receive a Christian education, but they also learn about personal care, hygiene, and vital life skills, which will provide opportunities to break the cycle of poverty within the community of La Romana.  Each year, missions and service teams support the community through meeting physical and spiritual needs.  

For more information about our work in La Romana or to participate in a future service trip, please contact Kris Seiler. 

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.