Christ Fellowship views missions as one of our core ministries. We consider everyone part of our Missions Team, some are going, others are sending. Some for short-term, some for long-term. Our Missions Ministries don’t all take place somewhere around the world. Our missions ministries are involved locally and globally.
We’re actively involved with . . .
Rob and Becky Ames
Rob and Becky are currently serving in Zagreb, Croatia with their three children – Zade (11), Eliana (9) and Anavah (5). They just finished serving for three years in Uganda with Amazima Ministries and are transitioning to serving alongside a local branch of CRU in Zagreb called Fokus. Fokus uses creative ways to bring the Gospel to the men, women and students of Croatia. Currently, Rob and Becky are learning language and culture as they observe ministry in this new context and look forward to how God will direct them to come alongside the local believers in service to them and the Gospel!
Dorsey and Renee McIntosh
After serving 22 years in Eastern Europe (Budapest, Hungary) as International Representatives with Cru, Dorsey and Renée now live in the Nashville Area, serving with Faculty Commons, Cru’s professor ministry. Dorsey serves as the “International Sending Director” for the faculty ministry, helping send Christian professors alongside students on Mission Trips worldwide. Renée currently mentors professors and women in the Nashville area. Together they love students and professors, traveling internationally on mission trips, teaching, and mentoring men and women in their walks with Christ.”
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The mission of Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to lead coaches and athletes into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our own Jim Lanning and Neil Smith minister to coaches and athletes as volunteer FCA Character Coaches. Jim works with sports teams at a local middle school, and Neil at a local high school. Jim and Neil regularly provide weekly devotionals and Scripture texts to the athletes who choose to participate. Attending practices, games, tournaments, and team events are all part of mentoring and encouraging the coaches and athletes in their walk with Christ.
Rafiki Children’s Home
Rafiki Children’s Home is a home and school for orphaned and vulnerable children located in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Established in 2008, Rafiki is run and fully staffed by local men and women, and overseen by a board from ECWA. Rafiki provides a home and education for around 60-70 children at a time, caring for some of the most vulnerable population in their own community. Christ Fellowship has partnered with Rafiki since 2018, by praying for them, helping to meet specific needs throughout the year, and an annual Christmas partnership to provide gifts for the children and staff. It is an honor and a blessing to come alongside this ministry as they share the love of Jesus in an extremely dangerous area, putting themselves on the line to care for these children.
Each week, Path serves 115 students living in Franklin Estates – a mobile home community, just over 1 mile from Historic Downtown Franklin, Tennessee.
Students are primarily 1st and 2nd generation Latino immigrants and are served in the Path Community Center, located in the middle of the mobile home park. Over 20 volunteers and 8 student leaders serve alongside a staff of 3 to enhance education beyond the wall of the local schools.
Young Life is an outreach ministry for high school students in Williamson County. The mission of Young Life is to introduce teenagers to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. We do that by having weekly events that are fun and exciting but that also have a message about Jesus. We have big group gatherings where there are lots of songs, laughter, and games, and at the end a Young Life leader shares a message about the Gospel. We also have smaller group gatherings that are split up by grade and gender, and this is our Bible study with kids. In Young Life, we believe in the power of building authentic friendships with kids and then telling them about the love of Jesus. As we walk with them through their high school years, we get a front row seat to how God is moving in the lives of teenagers all across Williamson County. What a gift!
We are actively involved with Compassion International through our Children’s Ministry. Compassion is a child-development ministry dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Through sponsorships and donations, they empower local churches to provide individualized and holistic care to children in poverty, so they are free to learn, grow, play and dream.
Casni Family with Reach Beyond
The Casni’s area of focus is to take the hope of Jesus Christ to the least reached people in Croatia and the Balkans. They have the privilege and God-given opportunity to serve their people and introduce them to Christ’s love through influential media and television.
House of Hope: Vision for Children
Their vision is to change the future: one child, one family, one neighborhood – the world.
Their mission is to help meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of children and young people, enabling them to change the world around them by breaking the cycle of darkness and poverty. Vision for Children has been called to rise up to meet this challenge – changing the future now!