Faith Promise 2021
Our theme for 2021 is an excerpt from Psalm 67.2:
“… salvation among all nations”
That’s precisely why we support the following schools, missions, and ministries.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Point University, formerly Atlanta Christian College, in West Point, GA, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution that educates students to influence culture for Christ in all spheres of life. With off-site locations at East Point, Peachtree City, Savannah, and McDonough in Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama, Point offers 43 bachelor programs with 12 specializations, 26 minors, 14 associate degrees, and 2 online grad programs. HCC has established a $10,000 Robert W. McGuire Scholarship for the Preaching Ministry at Point.
Johnson University’s vision is to bring glory to God and hope to the world by preparing students for excellence in Christian ministry through an affordable, community-oriented, Christ-centered education. While Johnson offers more than 35 accredited bachelor’s and master’s programs, each program maintains a strong biblical core to help prepare graduates to be Christian leaders in whatever profession they choose.
MID-ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
MidAtlantic Christian University (MACU) is a private Christian university located in Elizabeth City, NC. MACU’s mission is to impact the world by transforming ordinary people into extraordinary Christian leaders. At MACU, students can earn a BS degree in: Biblical Studies, Youth/Family studies, Ministry, Counseling & Psychology, Business Administration, Biology, Biopsyschology, Science Education, Pre-Law, Cross-Cultural Ministry, and Elementary Education. An Associate degree in Nursing is also offered.
Milligan University in Johnson City, TN, is a liberal arts college committed to a Christ-centered education. Milligan is consistently named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and one of the nation’s Top 25 Baccalaureate Colleges by Washington Monthly.
Pittsylvania Christian Service Camp (Camp Pitt) is a Christian camping ministry of the Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in Southside Virginia. Its purpose is to build and strengthen each camper’s relationship with Jesus Christ.
CHRIST’S CHURCH AT VIRGINIA TECH
Christ’s Church at Virginia Tech is a non-denominational Christian Community of students. It exists to reach out to the Virginia Tech community with the truth of Christ. Statistics show that about 80% of students who grew up going to church are no longer involved by the time they are half-way through college. An active campus ministry can make a difference.
Grace Network is a faith-based, first-stop center for resources for families in crisis in Martinsville and Henry County. Supported by more than one hundred congregations, hundreds of individuals, civic groups, corporations, and foundations, Grace Network helps our neighbors in need keep a roof over their heads, their homes warm and lighted, and food on the table.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MISSIONS (ICOM)
The International Conference on Missions (ICOM) exists to Encourage, Equip and Enlist new workers for the Harvest. Known as the National Missionary Convention until 2011, the ICOM has been serving missionaries since 1948. On July 1, 2017, the operations of Mission Services Association were merged into the ministry of the International Conference On Missions. This year’s conference, “The Call,” will be held in Richmond, VA, Nov. 18-21, 2021.
MOUNTAIN MISSION SCHOOL
Since 1921, God has brought more than 20,000 at-risk youth out of their distress and into the land of promise that is Grundy’s Mountain Mission School. MMS serves as home, church and school to more than 200 kids in need, coming not only from Appalachia, but also from more than 60 countries worldwide.
More than a conference or a collection of resources, Spire Network is a developing ministry platform designed to be the place where ministry leaders who inspire a movement of healthy growing churches go to be encouraged and equipped. The platform includes Mentoring Programs, Events (Conferences and Gatherings), and Resources (books, media, podcasts, webinars, training curriculum).
PREGNANCY CARE CENTER OF MARTINSVILLE & HENRY COUNTY
The Pregnancy Care Center of Martinsville and Henry County exists to offer Christ-like love in a compassionate and responsive manner that values the family and empowers women and their partners to respect life. A pro-life organization supported by churches, businesses and individuals, the center provides practical assistance to women facing an unplanned pregnancy and alternatives to abortion.
SOUTH JERSEY EVANGELISM
The mission of South Jersey Evangelism is to establish churches after the pattern of the New Testament in southern New Jersey. Churches currently established are Milmay Christian Church led by David Whisman, Cumberland County Christian Church led by Paul Ponchot and Egg Harbor Township Christian Church led by Bob Ponchot.
Waypoint Church Partners was forged in September 2015 when Envision Church Planting in North Carolina and the Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship merged. Waypoint is planting new churches and serving existing ones in North Carolina and Virginia, along with potential activity in adjoining states such as South Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia. Waypoint also offers services designed to help churches and leadership grow, such as Fusion Groups, Leadership seminars, Guest and Facility evaluations, and financial assistance.
CLIMBING HIGHER MINISTRIES
Climbing Higher Ministries is a ministry to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It has ministered to over 700 individuals through Day Camps, Friday Friends program, VBS and Summer Camp. Last year they branched out starting an inclusion preschool which also serves children who are labeled with disabilities (All God’s Children Preschool and Daycare).
The mission of Community Storehouse is to feed those in need, reduce food waste, and educate the community on the issues of hunger and nutrition. This is accomplished through a food pantry, school backpack program, a food rescue program and a health & hygiene program. 100% of the proceeds from the Thrift Store are donated to the charitable side of Community Storehouse.
CENTRAL INDIA CHRISTIAN MISSION
CICM responds to the needs of the people in India and its surrounding countries through local outreach and the planting of churches, medical care, disaster relief, training and discipleship. While they work to provide for the physical needs of the people such as food and clothing, they also introduce them to the Gospel. In just over 30 years, CICM has planted over 1400 churches and have baptized over 400,000 people.
CHRISTIAN HOLYLAND FOUNDATION
The purpose of Christian HolyLand Foundation is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Holy Land, partnering with six pastoring couples who are all native to the Galilee region of northern Israel. In their capacity as church planters, they serve both established congregations and ‘home’ churches.
FAME, in partnership with their donors, international missions and indigenous churches, strives to reach the world through medical evangelism in the name of Christ. In addition, as God provides resources, FAME is focusing on sustainable projects such as clean water, disease prevention and community health evangelism.
For more than 20 years, Patrick & Heather Cline have lived in Ghana helping people and communities to build, grow and come closer to Jesus. They have committed themselves to various ministries including Ghana Christian University, the American Int’l School, and Beacon House, a haven for vulnerable children in need. Working alongside local missionaries David and Ursula Akurugu, they have been involved with church planting in Vea and Bolga.
GOOD NEWS PRODUCTIONS INTL
Good News Productions accelerates global evangelism through nine strategic regional centers which are staffed with natives to their own cultures, as well as NOMaD teams (National Outreach using Media and Discipleship) who use local ministries and missionaries to effectively share Christ in their communities. By producing culturally relevant, Biblically based content in digital, video, and print format, GNPI helps people access the Gospel in their native language in a way they can understand.
KISHA KRISTIANE ALBANIA
Arian and Stefanie Kosta are missionaries to Durres and Kavaje Albania. Their son David was born in 2013 and they welcomed daughter Abby in 2016. Stefanie is a 2004 graduate of Atlanta Christian College and has a degree in teaching. With the help of God, Arian and Stefanie lead a clinic and church in Durres and church in Kavaje. Other ministries include visiting a nursing home and doing a kids club with poor children of Kavaje.
The Vision: Rwanda Challenge envisions local church leaders throughout Rwanda who have the capacity to lead the Rwandan Church and become missionaries to neighboring countries. The Purpose of Rwanda Challenge is to bring glory to God by loving His church in Rwanda.
INTERNATIONAL DISASTER EMERGENCY SERVICES (IDES)
IDES exists to meet physical and spiritual needs of suffering people throughout the world in the name of Jesus Christ.” Disaster response, hunger relief, medical care, evangelism, and sustainable development projects are all part of IDES ministry.
PIONEER BIBLE TRANSLATORS
Pioneer Bible Translators is composed of Bible translators, literacy evangelists, church planters and a variety of support personnel working to see transformed lives through God’s Word in every language. We currently provide support to Rachel Craft who serves in Southeast Asia. (Rachel is currently working from USA).
The desire of Team Expansion is to see every person in the world reached with the gospel of Christ. They are working toward that goal through evangelism, church planting, and disciple making movements. Team Expansion works only among unreached (5% or less evangelical) populations We support Betty Byrd who serves as Vice President of Prayer, Operations and Personnel.
HAITI ACTIVE EVANGELISM
Haiti Active Evangelism is a non-profit organization that operates under the umbrella of Outreach International. Through Obinson Joseph and his wife, Neva, Haiti Active Evangelism operates two schools. One school has 750 children, ages 3-19, and the other school has 385 children, ages 3-12. We primarily support a sickbay/clinic with a physician, nurse, materials, and medicines, which was opened at the larger school in September 2017.
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