The last thing Jesus said to his disciples was, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV)
And we take those words seriously as we seek to love God and others, grow together in Christ, and inspire transformation around the world.
We invite you to check out upcoming Mission Trips, browse the missionaries with whom we partner, and then send an email to our Outreach Minister, John Veech, to let him know how God is stirring in your heart.
Kickball Volunteers Needed
Allies-Inc., our NP partner who serves youth survivors of trafficking, is hosting a fund-raiser and needs volunteers for their annual Kickball Tournament.
Thee tournament will take place, Saturday, September 18, at Chuck Klein Park on Rockville Road, 8am-3pm.
Volunteers are needed for assisting at the event: 10-20 volunteers needed
And volunteers are needed for playing on the GCC Team: 10-15 players needed
GCC will put together a co-ed team in the Family Friendly division. Register by August 31.
Missionaries With Whom We Partner
Elder Orphan Care
Elder Orphan Care exists to provide help and hope for older adults in need, a call based on the plea found in Psalm 71:9: “Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.” EOC serves hundreds of elderly and frail in Romania by partnering with nationals caring for older adults who have been abandoned or have no place to live. As a “come alongside” ministry, they provide encouragement, teams, funds, and resources. The EOC staff and one or more board members travel to Romania with teams at least twice a year to identify opportunities and provide practical helps that is found only in Him. In 2017 EOC began helping older adults in need in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, where Elder Orphan Care’s office is based. By collaborating with local senior-serving organizations they are able to meet a variety of practical needs while providing support and building friendships with individuals who are isolated and often extremely discouraged. To learn more about Elder Orphan Care, visit www.elderorphancare.com and follow Elder Orphan Care on Facebook.
Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism
FAME is disrupting the lack of access to healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable. On GCC’s behalf, FAME gives grants to Global Partners for sustainable projects like hospitals, clinics and mobile clinics to be built or upgraded, ships medical equipment and supplies and sends short term teams to teach health education and treat people, opening the door for the gospel and church planting. In 2020, one million people will be treated in the name of Jesus and hear the good news because FAME. Visit www.fameworld.org for more information.
Ghana Christian Mission
The purpose of Ghana Christian Mission is to “give the Hope of the Gospel to all the people of Ghana, spiritually and physically. We endeavor to be caring hearts, praying mouths, giving hands, and going feet for the Master of the harvest, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” They focus on serving God in four key areas: church planting, medical outreach, Christian education, and community development. To learn more about Ghana Christian Mission, visit www.ghanachristianmission.com.
Lifeline Christian Mission
Lifeline Christian Mission has a vision to “spark a life on mission for God. Everyone. Everywhere.” Their mission is to “extend hope and elevate people to experience their God-given potential.” Their current projects include helping a Christian school in Ecuador educate and minister to the children; funding Grand Goave Children’s Home; and Omoa Children’s Home. Their general projects that are on-going are Christian Schools, Church planting; health care; homes; leadership development; nutrition; sending & equipping centers; and sports. To learn more about Lifeline Christian Mission, visit www.lifeline.org.
Jesus Film Project
The Jesus Film is a two-hour movie about the life and ministry of Christ based on the gospel of Luke. The Jesus Film Project dubs the Jesus Film and other related films into other languages. The Jesus Film has been translated and dubbed into over 1840 languages as of 2020. On average, one person places their faith in Christ every second every day after watching the Jesus Film. The fact that "JESUS" has been recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Translated Film" in history reveals how seriously they take the objective to share the gospel with people from every nation, tribe, and tongue. For more information, visit www.JesusFilm.org.
Josiah Venture’s mission and calling is “to equip young leaders to fulfill Christ’s commission by reaching and making disciples. More than just conversion, we want to see passionate followers of Jesus Christ, with a vision to reach and disciple their generation for him.” Josiah Venture currently has teams in fourteen different countries and three levels of special teams to fulfill their mission and calling. To learn more about Josiah Venture, visit www.josiahventure.com.
Check out our recent interview with Gabe Hillman from Josiah Venture:
Hutchison Church Planting
Nate and Whitney Hutchison have been planting churches in New Zealand since 2007. They planted Rechurch in the city of Christchurch in 2010. They are now on their second plant - Church Northwest in the city of Auckland - New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing city. Nate leads worship and also does counseling and pastoral care; Whitney oversees the church’s communications. They have three kids - Lane, Henry, and Finn - who were born in 2008, 2010, and 2014. They call New Zealand home. To see the full list of their prayer needs and financial partnership, visit www.n8andwhitney.com.
TCM International Institute
TCM (Training Christians for Ministry) comes alongside Christians who are leading in their own countries and have a passion for reaching their people for Christ. They educate Christian leaders from more than 40 countries through their accredited graduate institute in a way that allows students to still stay fully involved in their home ministries. Haus Edelweiss is their main teaching facility in Vienna, Austria. To learn more about TCM International, visit www.tcmi.org.
Floriberto Hera in Oaxaca, Mexico
Floriberto Heras and his wife, Aurelia, are responsible for planting 7 churches in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. They have also dedicated a camp in Putla where all the churches gather throughout the year. At present, the churches are made up of 4 mostly unreached people groups: Mixtecos, Zapatecos, Triques, and Mixes. In 2020, Floriberto Heras passed away from complications of COVID-19 and left his wife, Aurelia, and two adult sons, Obed and Jaaziel. As a graduate of Colegio Biblico, Floriberto was the only Bible College trained preacher in Oaxaca. Please pray for Floriberto’s family as they deal with this loss. GCC will continue to support the family financially through 2022 in order to ensure financial sustainability as Obed and Jaaziel begin to support their mother.
Allendale Christian Camp and Retreat Center has a purpose of reaching others for Christ through various activities involving over 2,700 campers each summer. Camp Allendale offers retreat facilities for groups, such as youth groups, business groups, and social groups during the months of August and May. To learn more about Camp Allendale and to see their facilities, visit www.camp-allendale.org.
Rod And Staff Ministries
Rod And Staff Ministries provides counseling to those seeking to solve the problems of life in God’s way. They want to help you see God’s ever-present agenda to increase your conformity to Christ and your capacity to enjoy Him. For more information, visit www.RodAndStaffMinistries.org.
Tear Down the Walls
Tear Down the Walls Ministries has been serving the Indianapolis community for over 15 years by trying to be the church in action. They do this through a variety of programs including: Case Management, Lunch and Bible Study ministry, homeless street outreach program, and remodeling abandoned buildings to use as transitional housing. Tear Down the Walls also has an outreach directed toward the youth of Indianapolis through At-Risk Urban Student Programming. To learn more about Tear Down the Walls Ministries, visit www.tdwm.org.
Orchard Group has been establishing churches where they are most needed for over 70 years. Now they have expanded to other strategic urban settings and are moving to international church planting as well. Orchard Churches are seeing 1,000+ baptisms a year with churches seeing a 98% success rate in staying open and serving their community. They believe that starting new churches is the best way to reach new residents, new people groups and new generations with the gospel. To learn more about Orchard Group, visit www.orchardgroup.org.