We help people learn to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
We exist to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
So many people in our communities are trapped in cycles of pain, poverty, and addiction. We believe that Jesus Christ has the power to transform people’s lives. Our first responsibility is to do whatever it takes to reach people with God’s Word.
But we also believe that education is one of the best ways to help people break out of those cycles, which is why we have intentionally begun two partnerships with our local school system.
- Through Backpacks of Hope, we provide healthy, weekend meals to local elementary students. In these tough times, many of our local students don’t have access to food on the weekends. We don’t think Jesus likes that, so we’re trying to do something about it.
- Through Arise2Read, we provide free literacy tutoring to local 2nd-grade students. Studies show that if a child in poverty can read at grade-level by the end of 3rd grade, they have an 89% chance of graduating high school. If they can’t, they have a 75% chance of being a poor reader in high school and a 66% chance of ending up on welfare or in jail.
We also have financial and volunteer partnerships with Starting Point, Touchpoint, Hope in Knox, Winter Sanctuary, and Hot Meals.
Church Planting in North America
We believe Jesus Christ is the hope of the world, and we believe that church planting is the most effective way to see people love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Through our partnership with SEND Network and SEND Relief, we are actively involved in helping plant churches and meet tangible needs all across North America.
In 2016 and 2018, we helped to directly plant Lifepoint Church in both Delaware and Westerville. We are prayerfully working towards helping a team plant Lifepoint Church in Marion sometime in 2022. We also have developed a partnership with the Bridge Church to support their Gospel work in Brooklyn, NY.
To explore the possibility of joining a church planting team, email our Lead Pastor, Adam Pursel.
To find information or to sign up for our upcoming short term mission trips, email our Missions Director, Deana Wolf.
Through our partnership with the International Mission Board, we are able to help support thousands of missionaries all over the globe. We have direct partnerships with La Fuenta de Vida Church in Coquimbo, Chile, and with Children’s Hope Chest in Kakira, Uganda.
To find out how you can be involved in cross-cultural mission work, email our Missions Director, Deana Wolf.