As a church we intend to fulfill the Great Commission that our Lord left for us (Matt. 28:18-20) and see His glory made known over all the earth (Mal. 1:11).
We are involved in local outreach and participate in and support world-wide missions to unreached parts of the world. We train and exhort people to spread the gospel in their day to day lives.
Furthermore, we expect that people will leave our local assembly as they are called by God to go and spread the good news of Jesus Christ to those who have never heard.
See below for the foreign and local missions we are involved in or support.
Justin & Emily Vander Ark
Justin serves as the Vice President of Global Operations at To Every Tribe in Los Fresnos, Texas. To Every Tribe is a missionary organization that seeks to plant churches among unreached people groups and currently works in Mexico, Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, and Canada. Justin is originally from Kalamazoo, MI and Emily from Tulsa, OK. They have four children: Elise, Henry, Charlotte, and Jane.
Kyle & Heather Farran
Kyle serves as the ABWE Regional Director for Western Europe. He and his wife, Heather, come alongside the 100+ ABWE missionaries in Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Germany, Norway and Italy. Their goal is to facilitate effective ministries for the glory of God by providing Shepherding, Encouragement, Leadership and Resourcing to the missionary families of Western Europe. www.farran.abwe.org
Josh & Katie Frost
Josh & Katie serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators (https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/joshandkatie). Both of them have assignments in Dallas with SIL, developing translation resources for oral and written translation projects. Josh focuses on the New Testament and is part of the Spoken English Bible translation. Katie works part time, primarily with the Psalms (psalms.cdbr.org) and as an arts consultant, including training cross-cultural workers at Dallas International University. God has blessed them with a daughter, Carissa.
Alternatives of Kalamazoo
Alternatives Pregnancy Care Center is a non-profit, faith-based, Christian pro-life ministry, whose primary purpose is to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all who are involved in pregnancy situations. www.alternativesofkzoo.org
Forgotten Man Ministries
Forgotten Man Ministries allows qualified individuals to gain access to the local detention facilities on a regular basis in order to conduct evangelistic services and Bible studies with the inmates. Some of our members are a regular part of this unique ministry. www.forgottenman.org
The Kalamazoo Detention Center
The Kalamazoo Detention Center allows us to come in with Bill Smith (Youth for Christ) every other month to preach the gospel and share testimonies with the kids. We bring snacks and after the service we have opportunity to talk with those who have questions about Jesus Christ and what it means to follow Him. www.kalamazooyfc.org/jjm.html