Making an Impact
Impacting our community and world for the sake of God’s Kingdom isn’t a calling that some of us have and some of us don’t. If we’ve experienced the goodness of God and the hope of the Gospel, we cannot help but be moved to compassion and action for those who need him. Getting started can seem daunting, but below you will find two platforms we use to make you aware of needs and opportunities in our
community and across the world for you to be a part of.
Christmas Impact is an opportunity for you to give and serve alongside our Impact partners during the Advent season. There are two ways to get involved: giving and serving. We will begin receiving gifts at the Impact table in the lobby on Sunday, November 26.
These values help provide a framework for the types of ministries Christ’s Church partners with and the type of ministry being done locally and globally. Church Planting: Partnering with church planters and organizations to establish churches around the world. Unreached People: Sharing the gospel in areas that lack enough followers of Christ and resources to evangelize their own people. Mercy: Ministries that offer mercy to all especially those who are victims of injustice. Next Generation: Supporting organizations that call and mobilize the next generation of church leaders and missionaries.
Right Here Right Now
Sharing the love and hope of Jesus with our local community one dollar bill at a time. We encourage everyone in our Christ’s Church family to bring $1 for every person in their household each week we gather. We also encourage our church to submit a request to Right Here Right Now when a financial or service need arises in the lives of those around them (friends, family, neighbors, coworkers). Right Here Right Now works to offer resources that will not only eliminate the immediate need but also eradicate the cause of that need.
If you would like to give directly to the ministry of Right Here Right Now, follow the link to give and simply designate your gift to Right Here Right Now.
How does the
Right Here Right Now process work?
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the clearest calls in scripture is to care for the vulnerable, and though not everyone may be called to be a foster parent, there are so many ways to serve those in the foster care system. Discover ways you can get involved in caring for kids, families, and workers in our community in the foster care system.
Blackbox International is a faith-based, Christ-centered, not-for-profit organization that exists to holistically rehabilitate formerly sex-trafficked boys and young men. Blackbox provides the critical aftercare component for boys rescued from sex trafficking in order to help them find healing from their past, joy in the present, and purpose for their future. Blackbox is currently providing care for boys and young men in their safe-home in the Dominican Republic and are currently building their next campus in Haiti.
Central India Christian Mission
India is located within the 10/40 window that is home to the majority of the world’s unreached people groups. CICM has a team of dedicated church planters who regularly start new ministries in these unreached regions. Additionally, CICM has 3 Bible colleges, 5 children’s homes, a nursing school, mission hospital and other ministries that equip and raise up church planters.
Christ In Youth
For more than fifty years, CIY has always found the best ways to create moments that inspire Kingdom Work. Methods change but the hope of the Gospel remains the same. And even as the needs of the local church change, CIY is still working on Her behalf. By amplifying the call of Christ on student lives, three generations of servants, workers, missionaries and church leaders have responded to that call. Today, CIY works in partnership with the local church, providing more than 100 annual program events for students and leaders across the United States and in more than ten foreign countries.
Ciudad de Gracia
Ciudad de Gracia is a Spanish-speaking church plant in Albuquerque, NM. Abiel and Emily Diaz lead this church which launched in the fall of 2016. Located in the international district, this church seeks to reach both first generation and long-term Spanish-speaking residents of Albuquerque.
Con Mis Manos
Con Mis Manos is a ministry that reaches out to the Deaf in Matamoros, Mexico. Chuy & Michelle Zuniga, founders and leaders of Con Mis Manos, provide a safe place where the deaf can live, learn valuable skills and experience the family of Christ.
Since 1957, Cookson Hills has provided a nurturing home, quality Christian education, and therapy services in Northeast Oklahoma. We serve kids ages 5-17 who want to write a better story for their lives and have faced challenges with family life, school truancy, homelessness, poor peer relationships, or experienced abuse and neglect. Our staff and volunteers come together to fulfill our vision- to raise up healthy individuals who are empowered to positively impact future generations.
Ethan & Audrey Greer
Ethan and Audrey serve with Mustard Seed to plant churches in Japan. Most of Japan is considered unreached which means people haven’t had the chance to hear the Good News about Jesus. The Greer’s started out serving with a church in Osaka and are currently working with a church plant in Sendai, Japan.
Fostering Hope provides hope, support and resources to children in foster care and their families. They partner with the local Children’s Division as well as local churches, businesses and organizations to provide for the needs of children in foster care and their families.
International Student Outreach
The International Student Outreach works with local universities to provide Friendship Families who show hospitality to the hundreds of international students in our community.
Jay & Caitlin Greer
The Greers work with Mustard Seed Network to plant churches in unreached areas. In 2011, they planted their first church in Osaka, Japan, and in 2020 they planted a church in Tokyo, the core of the world’s largest urban area by both population (37 million people) and economy ($2 trillion). This church continues to grow and is part of a larger church planting movement to reach Japan with the hope of Christ.
Kenroy & Stephanie Clarke
Caribbean Missions is dedicated to the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the region. Kenroy leads Church Village Church of Christ on the island of Barbados. He travels extensively throughout the islands, preaching and teaching the word of God. They are also working with other leaders to start new churches.
Kritsana lives in the village of MaeHongSon (MHS). She leads a ministry called Asian Women and Children. Her ministry there is providing God’s message, a home, and education for children, who have little hope for a bright future. (The kids named the house and grounds ‘Eden’). Many of these children come from the mountain village of MaeAw, where Kritsana started and oversees a Chinese school for over 100 refugee children (through the 6th grade). Kritsana continues to spread the Good News wherever God leads.
The LifeChoices Clinics reach out with the love of Christ by providing free and confidential services to individuals facing a sexual health crisis such as an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection. Through Connection Institute, the prevention services branch of LifeChoices, students in area public and private schools receive information about making healthy choices in relationships. LifeChoices also has a mobile medical unit that provides on-site services and provides on-site support for local and regional law enforcement combating trafficking in our region.
Mac & Olivia Johnson
Mac & Olivia Johnson serve with Proem Ministries and have two daughters, Heidi, and Hallie. They have been living in Poland since February of 2019 in the city of Piotrków Trybunalski. As evangelists and church planters they serve through various programs and projects to connect people to the hope and freedom that can only be found in Jesus.
Read more of their story here.
Maranatha Bible Camp
Maranatha Bible Camp is a year-round ministry dedicated to bringing the best in Christian, Bible-based camp experiences. The mission of Maranatha is to challenge all people, especially children and youth, to know Jesus Christ and to mature in Him.
Orphan Care Ministry
The Orphan Care Ministry aims to support the fatherless by providing care for orphans domestically and internationally, as well as encouraging families to participate in adoption and foster care.
Ozark Christian College
Many people want to serve God and make a difference with their lives, but they aren’t sure where to start. At Ozark Christian College, we prepare students for the kingdom assignment God has for them. Our 15,000 alumni serve in all 50 states and in 100 countries around the world, carrying the gospel to every corner of the globe as ambassadors for Christ.
PSU Campus Christians
Campus Christians at Pittsburg State University is a non-denominational organization reaching out to believers of all church backgrounds. Our events and programs range from a weekly worship service and in-depth Bible studies and discussion groups to lunches, road trips and coffee houses. Our students have a wide variety of interests and involvement on campus, and it is our prayer that not a day goes by that the students of Pittsburg State are not influenced and encouraged by the ministry of Campus Christians.
In 2003, Rapha International began an aftercare program for underage female survivors rescued from slavery and sexual exploitation in Battambang, Cambodia. Today, Rapha is an international organization that has won the favor of the governments in the countries in which it works. The Rapha International model is to recruit and equip local staff who are qualified and passionate about combatting child slavery, sexual exploitation, and abuse in their own countries. Each of Rapha’s aftercare programs implements a holistic approach to healing. In 2009, Rapha began serving trafficking victims in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and opened its first prevention program – Kids Club – in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 2012, another Kids Club location was established in Battambang, Cambodia. Rapha began its work with trafficking survivors in Haiti in 2014 and opened both an aftercare facility in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and a Kids Club location in Mae Sot, Thailand in 2016. In 2020, Rapha opened up its Rapha Hope & Healing Center in Joplin, Missouri. This ministry exists to provide trauma-focused therapy for child, teen, and adult survivors of a variety of traumas, including violence, sexual abuse, and trafficking, in order to promote lifelong hope and healing.
Right Here Right Now
Right Here Right Now is a ministry that empowers Christ’s Church to share the love and hope of Jesus with our local community by encouraging attenders to invest in the lives of their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. When a need arises, financial and project needs are met through each person’s gift of $1 every Sunday or through volunteer service hours, and offering resources that will not only eliminate the immediate need but also eradicate the cause of that need.
Sam & Rachel Martin
Sam and Rachel Martin joined the Mustard Seed Network in 2018, working to plant churches to help spread the gospel to one of the largest unreached people groups in the world – Japan. They are currently serving with the church plant located in Sendai, Japan.
Through organizations like Bright Futures and Webb City Cares, our partnerships with local area schools exist to support and encourage the staff, faculty and students in our community. Through programs like reading buddies, support for classrooms and various appreciation efforts we support those in our schools are meeting the daily needs of the students.
Tanner & Delaney Salva
The Salvas are church planters working with Mustard Seed Network to plant churches in urban Japan. Japan is one of the most unreached countries in the world where 99% of the people do not know Jesus. Currently, the Salvas are working at a church plant in Tokyo.
Todd & Angela Owen
Todd and Angela Owen serve with Pioneer Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. Since the late 90s they’ve worked with and discipled the Garia people to translate the New Testament into their own language. Their goal is to finish the entire New Testament by 2027. Currently, they are finalizing the translation of the pastoral epistles.
Join their prayer list here.
Watered Gardens exists to serve the local Church in its mission to help the poor in Jesus’ name. Their desire is to see the Church boldly engaged with the homeless and poor relationally, responsibly, and compassionately. They offer a variety of services and basic needs to families including overnight shelter, meals, home goods, as well as providing spiritual guidance to those they serve.