Mission Team"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20
· We give 11% of our regular offerings to Missions.
· In addition, many of our ministries (Men’s, Women’s, Youth and Children) give to Missions.
· For the next three years, during our Imagine the Impact Campaign, 20% of our campaign income will support local community needs.
· Our Church supports many ministries through the Mission organizations of the Church of God - Anderson, Indiana World Service and the Church of God - Michigan.
For more information about the Church of God and its Missions, click here.
· Our Church also provides direct support to the ministries below.
· Visit the Missions display in the Worship Center Narthex to learn more.
LOCAL - -Administered by the Community Team
GRACE CENTERS OF HOPE Located in Downtown Pontiac, Michigan is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of men, women and children suffering from homelessness, drug addiction, alcoholism and domestic abuse. CCC is a regular supporter of this ministry through youth and other programs. For additional information, visit gracecentersofhope.com
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OAKLAND COUNTY Habit International is a non-profit ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat is founded on the conviction that every man, women and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety. CCC volunteers partner with other churches in our area to build or refurbish homes in Pontiac, Michigan. For additional information visit habitatoakland.org
LIGHTHOUSE OF OAKLAND COUNTY For more than 36 years, Lighthouse of Oakland County has been a “beacon” of help, hope and encouragement with services designed to bring independence and self-sufficiency to those they serve. They help transform the lives of low-income families and individuals by providing both immediate and long-term help and support from emergency and supplemental food to permanent housing, counseling, education and more. Lighthouse helps people break the cycle of poverty. For additional information plus volunteer and donation opportunities visit lighthouseoakland.org
POWER COMPANY KIDS CLUB Located in Downtown Pontiac, Michigan is a faith-based non-profit organization committed to reaching out to the underprivileged children of the inner city. Every Saturday, children are transported to the Power Company Kids Club with a fleet of ten buses. For 90 minutes, children participate in action packed songs, fun Nickelodeon-style games and a time of intense directional teaching. The positive message given is focused on developing a consistent relationship with Jesus Christ, staying in school, saying “no” to drugs and eliminating racism and violence. For additional information visit powercompanykidsclub.org
PROMISE VILLAGE A ranch home for Children in Davisburg, Michigan is a place that provides individualized and specialized help to children who need another chance in life. Promise Village provides a cutting edge approach to reaching abused, neglected and troubled children via a unique treatment program that includes animal-assisted therapy, equine therapy as well as individual and group therapy on their working farm. Animal-assisted therapy helps children develop improved insight, self-esteem and trust. They learn about God's love through "teachable moments". For additional information visit promisevillage.com
NATIONAL - -Administered by the Missions Team
BILL GLASS PRISON MINISTRY CCC partners with the Bill Glass Prison Ministry Champions for Life Prison Ministry in Dallas, Texas to bring the basic Plan of Salvation to Inmates in County Jails, State Prisons and Federal Penitentiaries around the USA. The Bill Glass Organization, in their 38th year of operation, handles all the advanced logistics and gets their counselors inside the prison walls, into the cell blocks, solitary confinement, dormitories and even Death Row for the more experienced counselors. We have prison ministry opportunities for both men and women over 18 years of age who want to step out in faith into a tough environment to share their faith. For additional information visit billglasscfl.org
CHURCH ON THE STREET In the city of Atlanta there are over 12,000 homeless men, women and children and countless others who live on the margins of society. Church on the Street is committed to not only being activley supportive for the poor, homeless and marginalized, but also being with them in the midst of their struggles and loneliness. In addition Church on the Street provides opportunities for the church to theologically reflect on issues - such as church practices and public policy - that relate directly to vulnerable persons. Instead of creating new drop in centers, shelters or food services, Church on the Street goes to parks, street corners, bridges and slums where the chronically homeless and extremely poor "live" in order to develop consistent, loving, unconditional relationships and community through which one's self-understanding and dignity of being part of the human family is reclaimed. For additional inofrmation visit www.churchonthestreet.com.
INTERNATIONAL - -Administered by the Missions Team
AMANDA ARMSTRONG via CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST - BRIDGES INTERNATIONAL With a heart to reach the world, Amanda will be going to the Michigan State University, her alma mater, not as a student, but to reach out to the 4,000 international students on campus. Bridges International is intended to reach out to international students that come to study in the United States giving them an opportunity to learn about the truth of Christ’s love. These are the top students from their respective countries, with plans to return home as leaders in business, politics, medicine and education. More importantly, they will be in a position to touch the lives of thousands around them with the love of Christ. For additional information visit Amanda’s blog www.armst138.blogspot.com
ARABIC MINISTRIES OF DETROIT Led by Pastor Jacob Kakish, Senior Pastor of the Arabic Evangelical Alliance Church in Madison Heights, Michigan. The objective of this ministry is to deliver the message of Grace of Jesus Christ to the unreached peoples of the Arab and Muslim community in both the greater Detroit area and the Middle East. They have their own radio broadcast Sundays at 4:15 PM on 690 AM and participate on the Aramaic Broadcasting Network satellite TV channel. For additional information visit arabs4jesus.net
CROSS CULTURAL CONNECTION Every year 800,000 new vicitms are forced into the sex trade against their will. About 100,000 children will go missing from America's streets this year. Every year the global sex industry makes $57 billion. Every 30 seconds a child is forced into the sex industry. Cross Cultural Connection's mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives to rescue and restore these vicitims and help them tobe survivors. For additional information visit. crossculturalconnections.org.
VOICE OF THE MARTYRS To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for their involvement in propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are millions of people being persecuted for their Christian faith. We pray for: the spiritual strength and physical safety for those spreading the Gospel in dangerous areas, that the truth be known throughout the world and that God would equip the hearts of local Christians to win to Christ their enemies who are opposed to the Gospel. For additional information visit persecution.com
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS There are 380 million “Bibleless” people in the world today. The objective of this ministry is to bring the Word of God to the people of every language group in the world!! CCC supports this vital ministry, which changes the hearts and lives of millions of people as they read and study the Word of God in their own language. For additional information visit wycliffe.org
WORLD - - Administered by the Missions Team
ECKSTEIN FAMILY via SEND INTERNATIONAL The Eckstein Family is operating in Asia presenting the Gospel in a tough environment. For additional information on SEND International visit send.org
HEART TO HONDURAS To encourage and enable the Church of Honduras to fulfill their calling as Ambassadors of Christ. CCC has a Sister Church located in the very rural mountainous area of Borboton, Honduras. For additional information on the Heart To Honduras Organization visit h2h.org
JAN BENTLEY via PIONEER MINISTRIES One of the main reasons missionaries leave the field is that their children can not receive a good education in many third world countries where the missionaries serve. Pioneer Ministries works to provide that education to the missionary children. Jan has dedicated her life to working as a long term Missionary in Asia. Jan works as an Educational Consultant providing academic assessment tests for the children of Missionary families. For additional information visit pioneers.org
SELLERS FAMILY via LIVING LINK MINISTRIES The Sellers Family is serving in French speaking Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Their ministry includes: leadership development, Church administration, planning new French-speaking Churches, developing new French literature for the Church in Africa, women’s programs, literacy programs and Christian education. They are implementing the first French-speaking Bible Institute of the Church of God in the capital city of Yamoussoukro. For additional information visit cichog.org