Richard & Mary Glover
We call our Mission Statement “Our Prayer.”
Our prayer is that all children and youth throughout the world will come to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ
Rick & Mary have served as U.S. Missionaries for Northern Indiana, with Awana Clubs since 1996. They have been married since 1982 and have 4 grown children, plus two daughters (married to two of their sons), not to mention their 3 grandchildren. They reside in Kokomo from where they travel to visit Awana Clubs, Pastors & Awana Commanders. They currently minister to 121 churches that have adopted Awana into their family of ministries.
We provide training at all levels – Basic, Refresher, Special Topics, Commander College (3 levels), and our Annual Awana Ministry Conference for all Awana leaders. We also attempt to be an encourager and source of counsel to churches using Awana. Additionally, we raise the funds to keep our ministry in operation.
Awana has been around as an organization since 1950, starting at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago. There are about 12,000 churches in the United States that use Awana clubs, and it is anticipated that there will be at least that many by the summer of 2013! Over 1,000,000 children are hearing the gospel each week in Awana Clubs somewhere in the world.
There are presently two missionary couples serving Indiana and about 85 other couples serving as U.S. Missionaries. “Northern Indiana” started as the northern third of Indiana, but was expanded to include a number of the clubs north of Indianapolis starting in April of 2010.
Biblical Ministries Worldwide
Bryan & Michelle Vercler
Biblical Ministries Worldwide is an organization which seeks to pursue the goal of establishing a church for every community... not just any church, but helping to establish a Bible based church, which preaches the gospel.
Bryan and Michelle ask for prayers as they participate in various Bible studies and also the Trpestry Fellowship, a church plant.
Lynford & Sharon Regier
Our mission purpose is to empower national Ecuadorian believers to become involved in the evangelism and teaching the Word of God. This has been accomplished through the teaching ministry of the Berean Bible Institute in Quito, Ecuador. The discipleship ministry of each missionary is a key factor in the accomplishment of the great commission. Missionaries must “go” and “make disciples” of all nations. Every believer has the major responsibility to fulfill this discipleship ministry in our lifetime.
HBC Church Planting Initiatives
Scott & Gennifer Johnson
HBC Church Planting Initiatives is an outreach that strives to help fill ministry gaps in the midwest. It was initially begun by Harvard Bible Church located in Harvard, Illinois... hence, the HBC-part of the outreach's name.
The Johnson's request that we beseech the Lord to bless this new congregation with souls and spiritual growth. Pray also for the new pastor, Jim Levander and his family.
Dr. Richard Bargas
Our own church, CFC, chooses to come under the umbrella of IFCA... and so we strive to be faithful in sending regular financial support to sustain the... strengthening of local churches, networking of pastors, and sending Christian workers into the world.
IFCA was founded in 1930 as a particular U.S. endeavor, but in 1996 the name was officially changed to IFCA International. Today the Fellowship offers valuable benefits and care to independent churches and pastors worldwide. IFCA International seeks to be an ethnically blended fellowship of individuals and churches, reflecting the diversity of the Body of Christ. We are committed to working together in Biblical ministry worldwide.
Pray for our own church and other IFCA churches... that we will remain faithful to preaching the Bible and that we will be zealous in spreading the gospel of Christ.
International Training & Equipping Ministries
Stephen Van Horn
Stephen began his Christian service as a pastor. When his church sought to expand its mission outreach, he was commissioned by his church to divide his time between part-time pastor and part-time missions. Eventually, the work in overseas missions took over full time. The churches, pastors, and Christian leaders in the African countries he visited... sought out and requested extended training and help from Pastor Van Horn; and so ITEM was born and now continues to expand.
Life In Messiah
Wes & Lori Taber
Since 1887, the organization's main focus has been to share God's heart for the Jewish people, sharing the biblical evidence that the Messiah has come and His name is Jesus. Our staff are engaged in relational evangelism, personal discipleship and biblical training, as well as promoting biblically-based support of Israel and opposing anti-Semitism in all its forms.
MAF - Missionary Aviation Fellowship
David & Patricia Carwell
MAF uses aviation for the hardest-to-reach locations, where people live isolated from the rest of the world, cut off from the most basic necessities. Highly trained pilots maneuver Cessna and KODIAK aircraft through rugged terrain. MAF pilots skillfully land at short, unimproved airstrips on the sides of mountains, in jungle clearings, or on tropical rivers - to bring medicine and doctors, disaster relief, education, evangelists, Bible translators, food supplies, agriculture and clean water projects, and more. MAF is passionate about sharing Christ's love beyond where the road ends.
The Carwells live in Haiti, where David serves as a pilot. Patricia is a full-time homemaker caring for their 3 young children: Nathan, Naomi, and Noah. The children attend a French-speaking Haitian school.
Midwest Church Extension
Dr. Henry Vosburgh
The purposes of this organization are to facilitate the planting of new churches and to re-plant struggling churches. In every case, the aim of this organization is to oversee the planting and development of IFCA International churches until they are able to function with sufficient stability and in a manner by which the Great Commission may be increasingly fulfilled through the consistent, faithful preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This endeavor shall be carried out with the intent that such churches as are planted and re-planted by this organization shall remain member congregations of IFCA International.
Our Daily Bread
Although this ministry originally began as a regular radio program of teaching and preaching, it is now more widely known for the Christian publication, Out Daily Bread. We have this monthly devotional on display in the Coffee Room at the church and free for the taking. Other booklets by this ministry feature Christian teaching, advice, and wisdom... and are also available on our literature racks.
PGM - Pacific Garden Mission
PGM is the oldest rescue mission in the U.S. It's nickname is The Old Lighthouse, because it strives to spread the Light of Jesus! In the name of Jesus, this mission seeks to minister to the homeless, hungry, sick and needy. Our own pastor regularly preaches there. PGM also has a weekly radio drama called UNSHACKLED... heard around the world.
Pray for the protection of PGM's facility. Pray for the protection of its reputation. Pray that the City of Chicago will continue to look with favor upon PGM and its various endeavors.
SGA - Slavic Gospel Association
Pastor Valery Pereshein
Slavic Gospel Association, reaching out to Russia and her neighboring countries. Our most recent interaction with SGA was via Immanuel's Child and the Christmas Star ornaments distributed in our bulletins.
Also our own pastor had occasion to travel to Russia this past year and see the fruit that is developing from our partnership with SGA.
Christian Fellowship Church - Hammond, IN - (219) 931-5177