Missions

Jesus spent a lot of his time with people who lived on the margins of society, the poor and powerless. As a church, we want to fulfill the call to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus, going and serving those who may feel lost, hurt or abandoned.

Missions exists to connect the church to what God is doing beyond our walls as we follow the example of Jesus to serve the poor and the broken. We want to go into the local community and the world promoting compassion and life change through Jesus. Our hope is to comfort the outcasts, embrace the vulnerable and invest in the powerless.

Missions is focused on the following "Five Big Things" to help and serve people alongside our key ministry partners. If interested, check out our upcoming trips or join our Disaster Response Team to serve on short notice to those impacted by a disaster.

The Hungry
The Thirsty
The Trafficked
The Vulnerable
The Church

THE HUNGRY

Bogg Ministries
Bogg Ministries helps to provide the communities of Miamisburg and greater Dayton with food, clothing and other essentials to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Sharing love to people in these communities to demonstrate God's love, Bogg offers support and assistance with social, emotional and physical needs. Their mission is to reach outside the restrictions of a building and bring the church out into the world. They believe it is time for local churches to unite as one and become the expression of God's love to those who are hurting and in need. Join Bogg in their mission and become a volunteer!

one bistro
one bistro exists to provide a place where our neighbors eat and come together as one community. Established for the betterment of our community, one bistro serves the privileged and under-privileged by embracing a "pay what you can" concept. At the core of one bistro is to serve a healthy, affordable meal to our neighbors, both those who have the ability to pay as well as those who under normal circumstances would not be able to eat out at a local restaurant. If unable to pay for a meal, neighbors can volunteer their time as a means of payment. Join one bistro in their mission and become a volunteer!

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THE THIRSTY

The Thirst Project
The Thirst Project raises awareness about the world's clean water crisis by educating the public through school curriculum and speaking engagements, public exhibitions, and other events while providing service opportunities through travel and practical, on-the-ground experiences. Through awareness, Thirst brings solutions to the clean water crisis through Educational Outreach Programs that educate, equip, and empower individuals to explore the human journey and take action to create radical and sustainable global change, while championing hope and respect for the positive values of life.

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THE TRAFFICKED

XXXchurch
As the largest site online and the most recognized voice on the issue of pornography, XXXchurch is committed to help men and women conquer sexual addiction issues, and regain control of their life. It's a unique outreach to people struggling with pornography, consumers and entertainers, and offers X3watch accountability resources at no cost. XXXchurch maintains a presence in Las Vegas with the constant stream of conventions and temptations that run in that community. Additionally, they are involved in education and prevention at churches and schools throughout the country. With a unique and extraordinary calling, they serve and extend the love of Christ to those entangled in sin.

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THE VULNERABLE

Compassion International
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.5 million children in 26 countries.

CrossRoads Missions
CrossRoads Appalachia intends to improve the standard of living, raise expectations, and find hope in the grace of Christ by connecting residents to Christ-centered ministries through service projects and youth events in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

CrossRoads Mexico intends to transform Piedras Negras by spreading the love and compassion of Christ with the provision of home ownership for young Christian families, Christian education, medical missions and youth programming. As a doorway for those seeking ministry opportunities in places they may otherwise find difficult to serve, CrossRoads brings people of all ages into U.S. missions and foreign fields.

Disaster Response Team
In partnership with IDES and CrossRoads Missions, our team of trained volunteers will respond to emergency relief operations caused by natural disasters. Our focus will be on cleanup and temporary repair of damaged homes or churches, as well as cleaning up downed trees, putting tarps on damaged roofs, and building sheds for those with lost homes and no place to store belongings. With a goal to lead others to Christ by showing His love in action, we'll prepare for future disasters by having a team trained and ready on short notice. No special skills needed, but training is required and provided. To join this team, requires a willingness and availability to serve (and if you happen to be a handyman type, that's just an added bonus!). For more information, contact Dick Wilson.

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THE CHURCH

PROeM Ministries
PROeM is a Polish Christian mission working for the benefit of young people in Warsaw with daily operations at Christian Youth Center in Zakosciele, and has organized summer and winter youth camps from differing social classes and churches for over 17 years.

PROeM promotes recreation and relaxation that joins sports and games, along with Biblical teaching and spiritual growth. Apart from camps, PROeM organizes basketball tournaments, Bible courses, coffee shop, Christian conferences, and training workshops. And, PROeM promotes ethical and moral values of all Christian churches in Poland, values evangelism, and supports the work of Christian missions and initiatives aimed at increasing spiritual growth and in raising the quality of life for youth and adults.

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God has already done some great things! If you would like more information or numbers about how we have resourced these ministries and communities, contact Jerry Ittel.