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Serving in Christ Together in Missions

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The Communion of Reformed Churches is committed to sharing Christ’s love in word and deed around the globe. Below you will find a growing list of supported organizations and individuals carrying out that work.

Regarding the terminology: CREC-Commissioned refers to churches, organizations, or individuals which are sent and overseen by CREC churches. CREC-Partnered refers to other organizations and individuals to whom CREC churches provide financial and other support, but have no overseeing role.

Within each of the categories, churches, missionaries and organizations are simply listed in alphabetical order.

Special Projects

Joint Eastern European Project (JEEP)

Overview of Ministry: JEEP arose due to the particular challenges of geography and need within Anselm Presbytery (which spreads over Japan, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine, the USA, and Canada). Due to the sheer distance involved, the presbytery is only able to meet together once a year for official business and is unable to get together for fellowship or other informal gatherings. With many mission churches needing encouragement, prayers, and financial support, several of Anselm’s established churches worked together to form the Joint Eastern European Project to assist CREC churches that do not have the resources, time or ability to determine for themselves the needs of the churches in Eastern Europe.

Please visit the JEEP website for further infomation and to subscribe to the newsletter. Donations for JEEP can be sent to Covenant Bible Church (Chugiak, AK).

Sponsoring Churches: Reformation Covenant Church (Portland, OR); Covenant Bible Church (Chugiak, AK); Christ Covenant Church (Langley, BC, Canada)

CREC-Commissioned

Mission Churches/Plants/Indigenous Churches

Please note that in this context, the term "mission churches" refers more specifically to a "sending" and "evangelistic"-type church planting work, compared to how the same term is used in the "churches" section of this site. There is of course overlap, and all of our churches do seek to be "missional."

CREC Poland

(various cities in Poland)

Overview of Ministry: Indigenous churches.

Commissioning Church: N/A.

Partnering Churches: Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (Monroe, LA)

Joost Nixon/Training Leaders International

Service Base: Twin Cities, MN

Overview of Ministry: TLI provides biblical and theological training to leaders in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Joost Nixon oversees the work of long term theological training for TLI.

Commissioning Churches: Commissioned by Christ Church (Spokane); overseen by Christ Church Twin Cities (Minneapolis).

Partnering Churches: Christ Covenant Reformed Church (Billings, MT), Christ Covenant Church (Enterprise, OR), Christ Church (Spokane), Christ Church Twin Cities (Minneapolis), Holy Trinity Church (Colville, WA)

Reformed Church of Ivano-Frankivsk

Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Overview of Ministry: Mission church.

Commissioning Church: Rivne Biblical Church (Rivne, Ukraine)

Partnering Churches: [?]

Rivne Biblical Church

Rivne, Ukraine

Overview of Ministry: Church.

Commissioning Church: N/A: full member church of the CREC.

Partnering Churches: Covenant Bible Church (Chugiak, Alaska)

Missionaries & Mission Organizations

Bakwé Mission / Csaba & Lisa Leidenfrost

Southwest Côte d’Ivoire

Overview of Ministry: This mission work in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) centers upon translating the Scriptures into the Bakwé language and providing training for indigenous teachers to teach their people how to read and write.

Commissioning Church: Csaba Leidenfrost and his family have been commissioned by Christ Church (Moscow, ID) for this ministry, while serving under the auspices of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Partnering Churches: Christ Church (Moscow, ID)

Pawel Bartosik

Gdansk, Poland

Overview of Ministry: Pawel engages in pastoral and outreach ministry in Gdansk.

Commissioning Church: Evangelical Reformed Church (Wroclaw, Poland). Pawel is ordained in the CREC.

Partnering Churches: Providence Church (Lynchburg, VA)

Attila Hajdu / Reformed Evangelical Church of Diósd

Diósd, Hungary

Overview of Ministry: Mission church in Hungary.

Commissioning Church: Commissioned, ordained and overseen by Evangelical Reformed Church (Poznan, Poland).

Partnering Churches: Evangelical Reformed Church (Poznan, Poland); Covenant Bible Church (Chugiak, Alaska)

Slavic Reformation Society

P.O. Box 694, Pella, IA 50219

Overview of Ministry: From its base in St Petersburg, Russia, where it maintains The Biblical Seminary, the Slavic Reformation Society ministers to Eastern Eurasia, particularly the former Soviet Union, focusing upon training indigenous church leadership.

Commissioning Church: Christ the King Church (Springfield, MO) is the commissioning and overseeing body for Rev. Blake Purcell.

Partnering Churches: Christ the King Church (Springfield, MO); Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (Nacogdoches, TX); Christ the Redeemer Church (Pella, IA); Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (Monroe, LA); Cornerstone Reformed Church (Carbondale, IL); Church of the King (Louisville, MS; non-budgeted support).

Ralph Smith / Mitaka Evangelical Church

Tokyo, Japan

Overview of Ministry: Ralph Smith pastors Mitake Evangelical Church; engages in ESL evangelism; provides biblical and theological education through Covenant Worldview Institute; and does extensive biblical-theological writing.

Commissioning Church: Ralph Smith receives commissioning and oversight from Christ Covenant Church (Langley, BC, Canada).

Partnering Churches: Christ Covenant Church (Langley, BC)

Wayne Southerland / Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship

Carbondale, IL

Overview of Ministry: Director of Carbondale Ministry Center; ministry among students at Southern Illinois University.

Commissioning Church: Cornerstone Reformed Church (Carbondale, IL) ordained, commissioned and oversees Mr Southerland’s ministry.

Partnering Churches: Cornerstone Reformed Church (Carbondale, IL)

Teaching Ministries

See above, Slavic Reformation Society; Ralph Smith, under our Missionaries section.

Other Christian Service

Ketura Meyer / Bless China International

Bless China International Qiu Shui Tai, Unit 1, 7th Floor Qiu Yuan Residential Center West Hill District, Kunming, Yunnan, P.R. China Post Code: 650118

Overview of Ministry: Ketura is language learning and serving BCI as she investigates her calling under the oversight of the Christ Church missions committee; BCI serves the poor and marginalised in a wide variety of avenues of service, such as medical and dental, agricultural, HIV/AIDS prevention, education, community development and water projects, and a great deal more.

Commissioning Church: Overseen by Christ Church (Moscow, ID) missions committee.

Partnering Churches: Christ Church (Moscow, ID)

CREC-Partnered

Indigenous Churches

CREC Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar

Overview of Ministry: Indigenous church work.

Partnering Churches: Christ the King Church (Eugene, OR)

Emmanuel Evangelical Church

North London, UK

Overview of Ministry: Church plant.

Partnering Churches: Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (Monroe, LA)

Missionaries and Mission Organizations

Rick Box

Columbia

Overview of Ministry: Unavailable at this time.

Partnering Churches: Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (Monroe, LA)

Tokuhiro Meiri

Presbyterian Church of Japan

Overview of Ministry: No further details at this time.

Partnering Churches: Cornerstone Reformed Church (Carbondale, IL)

Peru Mission

P.O. Box 53363 Knoxville, TN 37950

Overview of Ministry: Peru Mission focuses upon urban church planting and Christian community development throughout Peru. The Mission also engages in whole-person ministries through such means as a medical and dental clinic in Trujillo.

Partnering Churches: Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (Nacogdoches, TX); Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Clinton, MS); Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (Monroe, LA; provides support for Wes Baker and Arevalo Church); Cornerstone Reformed Church (Carbondale, IL; provides support specifically for Wes Baker)

Teaching Ministries

Biblical Horizons

P.O. Box 1096, Niceville, FL 32588

Overview of Ministry: Teaching ministry of James B. Jordan, aimed at enriching the Church’s understanding of Scripture and how it applies to a wide spectrum of areas including liturgy, theology, and society.

Partnering Churches: Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (Monroe, LA

Francis and Donna Foucachon / Huguenot Heritage

Lompnieu, France

Overview of Ministry: (More information to follow.)

Partnering Churches: Christ Church (Moscow, ID); Trinity Church (Moscow, ID)

Reformation Christian Ministries

Overview of Ministry: Education-oriented ministry providing Reformed seminary and college-level training as well as Bible studies.

Relationship to CREC: Budgeted support.

Supporting Churches: Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (Monroe, LA)

Other Christian Service

Bangalore Orphanage

Overview of Ministry: No further details at this time.

Partnering Churches: Christ Reformed Church (Meeker, CO)

The Children’s Home

P.O. Bhogpur, Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand 248143 India

Overview of Ministry: The Children’s Home cares for underprivileged children, particularly from communities ravaged by leprosy.

Partnering Churches: Christ Covenant Church (Enterprise, OR)

Christ Mission Ashram

India

Overview of Ministry: Not available at this time.

Partnering Churches: Reformation Covenant Church (Oregon City, OR)

Covenant Children’s Home (PMI)

Manipur, Northeast India

Overview of Ministry: Orphanage caring for 135 orphans from Manipur and Mizoram in northeast India.

Partnering Churches: Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (Monroe, LA)

Donate-a-Smile

526 W. Genesee Suite #4, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Overview of Ministry/Service: Donate-a-Smile provides dental equipment and materials for dental professionals working in impoverished regions underserved by dentistry.

Partnering Churches: Grace Covenant Presbyterian Chruch (Nacogdoches, TX)

Mission Aviation Fellowship

P.O. Box 47, Nampa, ID 83653

Overview of Ministry: MAF serves as a partner to many Christian organizations to help spread the gospel and Christian service to isolated peoples.

Partnering Churches: Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (Nampa, ID)