LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS
THE COLUMBUS DREAM CENTER
The Columbus Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to providing hope to low-income, homeless, and under-served individuals and families in Columbus, OH.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS - CAMPUS MINISTRY
Phil & Ellen Foell
Phil is part of the IFI team to fulfill the Great Commission by reaching International students at OSU that come from many nations. He leads a weekly Bible study with students seeking to know God and is responsible for planning the Strategic Outreach events for IFI to connect with hundreds of new students each year.
Heartbeat International, headquartered here in Columbus, equips, encourages, and envisions its pregnancy help organizations with leadership, tools, training, and experienced consultation necessary to effectively serve their communities. Heartbeat is the first network of pro-life pregnancy resource centers founded in the US and it is now the most expansive in the world.
Tyler is a Senior Fellow with Mission Columbus, an organization that works with local urban schools to provide tutoring to a number of schools. He also helps to coach, mentor, and connect local pastors and leaders in the Columbus area.
H20 CHURCH (OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
Jeremy & Kathy Borsos
The college years are an extremely impressionable time, when many people will build foundations for the rest of their lives. H2O’s purpose and mission is to help young people become grounded upon the foundation and love of Jesus Christ.
LOVE OUR CITY MISSIONS
Formerly known as Our Daily Bread this is a ministry of Christian Community that provides food and spiritual nourishment to people in need. We partner with The Columbus Dream Center in the Short North and our local schools and businesses.
GRATEFUL GARDENS- SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER
Started by the Suitts family this mission aims to provide a restful space for spiritual renewal to pastors, missionaries, and lay persons in ministry.
PREGNANCY DECISION HEALTH CENTERS
PDHC has been providing alternatives to abortion to women in central Ohio since 1981. All of PDHC’s services are at no cost and are confidential.
Faith promise is a way to go above and beyond a tithe. It's a commitment born out of the Holy Spirit's prompting to support a specific missions partner for one year through prayer and giving.
COLUMBUS DREAM CENTER
This is one of our ministry partners that provides food, medical, and other assistance to low income families and those without homes. Several of our Life Groups have volunteered with the Dream Center.
GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS
AGAPE HOME (THAILAND)
Roy & Avis Rideout
The Agape Home for Babies and Children with HIV/AIDS has been home to more than 280 children since opening in May 1996, and is currently home to 90 children. Their goal is to provide the love and care of a family.
BETHANY INTERNATIONAL (NETHERLANDS)
Koen & Linda Hartman
Since the Fall of 2001, the Hartman’s have been working in the Netherlands among the Muslim refugees, with a focus on Afghan immigrants specifically.
BUILDING UP & REACHING OUT (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Roger and Robin have been working in the Czech Republic since 1991. Much of their work has been devoted to establishing gypsy churches in the Czech Republic and Ukraine. They frequently work with mission teams to reach out to the poor and marginalized.
David & Laurel Hurst help lead this ministry to reach out to Chinese students in Universities across America by helping them adapt to life in America, mentorship, prayer, bible studies, social activities, conversational English and other practical services.
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS
Ken & Linda Schmitt
Ken works with Seed Company, an affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators. In his role as Senior Vice President for Field Operations, Ken oversees translation projects around the world.
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS – CHOCO PROJECT (COLUMBIA)
David & Penelope Pickens
David and Penelope partner with a team of missionaries whose goal is to translate the Scriptures into five Choco languages: Basurudo, Baudo, Chami, Epena, and Tado. The Chocoan people live in remote areas of the Western Pacific jungles of Colombia. These oral cultures previously had no alphabets.
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS - GLOBAL FOCUS
Andrew & Lindsay Flemming
Wycliffe’s goal is to see a Bible translation project started in every language of need by the year 2025. Andrew is excited to play a strategic role in seeing this goal come to fruition. He serves in the president’s office working as Associate General Counsel and managing special projects for the executive leadership team.
Every winter we partner with this ministry for their Christmas Family Outreach, which provides 1,100 food baskets and 2,500 brand new toys to families in need. We are excited to help with this upcoming event.
LOVE OUR CITY
Our heart is that people far from God would know His love by our consistent and loving pursuit of them where they are.
We do this through adopting our churches mission statement
“To befriend people with the love of God and walk with them in the way of Jesus so that all of Columbus can flourish.” We partner with local schools, ministries, and businesses to bless the families in our community.