Missions

Local Missions

The Center at Iasis

Our church partners with the Iasis Christian Church and their Community Center as we seek to redeem the approximately six-square blocks of inner-city around their church. As partners, we assist their gospel–centered ministry to the poor through a variety of programs, events and services they offer their neighbors.

The Iasis Team

This team of people is dedicated to helping plan activities, participate in events, brainstorm, and help The Center in any way they can. They meet monthly. Some of our team provides specific help in finding and submitting grants, data entry, business plans, helping find partners for on-going operations and finding volunteers. Everyone on the team finds a spot they can be helpful, from planning a garden to helping with story hours.

Gardening

We are in the process of helping plan and execute a community garden and could use ongoing or one-time help in the process.

Events

There are always large events around Halloween (Trunk or Treat), summer (neighborhood block party), Christmas and other holidays. There are opportunities to serve at the events, help with set-up, or collecting items for giveaways.

Cooking

Do you love cooking? There are opportunities to provide food for one-time events like STEM camps, for meals for Young Life, or for other gatherings.

Facility Improvement

After helping complete The Center, we are also occasionally able to help improve the facility. For example, we recently helped make moveable shelves to store roller skates. If you have abilities in this area, we would love to have your help.

Other

If you have a heart to help, but are not sure what the need is or who you can contact, we would love to have your name on our list to call when there is a need. This list is simply people who have said, “I will try to help if I can when the need appears.”

 If you have questions or want to help, please contact LaRoux Gillespie at laroux1@earthlink.net.

The Oaks Fellowship

Eastminster-supported missionary John Ronel pastors a church of recent arrivals from central Africa, principally the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since April 2018, the Swahili-language church, called the Oaks Fellowship, holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. in the Eastminster Student Center. The children of Oaks also attend the 9:30 a.m. Sunday classes with Eastminster children. The partnership between Eastminster and Oaks has been a source of incredible blessing to both congregations.

There are many opportunities for Eastminster members to volunteer with the Oaks Fellowship. Here are examples:

 

Job Assistance

Oaks members are hard workers but need job opportunities. The Refugee/Immigrant Outreach Team hosts job fairs for Oaks members. Volunteer to work at the job fair by helping Oaks members look up possible openings and complete applications. One huge help is for the volunteer to be listed as a reference and contact for the Oaks member to assist in making sure that there is good communication between the applicant and the HR department. More importantly, perhaps you want to join other Eastminster members who have hired Oaks members for positions in your business.

English Help

Oaks members typically speak four to five languages when they arrive in America, but not English. The more quickly they learn English, the more quickly they can assimilate to life in America and flourish here. Volunteers are needed to teach English as Second Language, or to simply read aloud to Oaks families in English. At the same time, you will have a chance to mentor and make a good friend!

Mentorship

The Refugee/Immigrant Outreach Team would like to partner each family in the Oaks congregation with an Eastminster family. The Eastminster family can do things like showing Oaks families how to use appliances or cook American food. The Oaks families often need assistance with things that require English skills, like filling out forms for the children’s school or navigating the American healthcare system. Remember, though, that mentoring goes both ways! You’ll likely learn some Swahili and be blessed by the strong faith that our Oaks brothers and sisters have in our Lord Jesus. If a family to family match is not for you, the Refugee/Immigrant Outreach Team would gladly pair you with a pre-teen or teenager from Oaks who needs encouragement and Christian guidance along the path of life.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Pam Van Bebber at pamkvb@gmail.com

 

Wichita Area Missions Partners

Embrace

Embrace has been serving the Wichita community since 1985 by offering free pregnancy tests, limited sonograms, STD testing and more! The biggest volunteer need is for men and women to serve as peer counselors for clients experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Peer counselors share the love of Christ with clients by offering support and resources in their pregnancy decision. This three-hour a week position requires client advocate training, provided by Embrace. For more information see our website or contact Raquel for an application at rmoeder@embracewichita.org

Youth Horizons

Eastminster’s newest supported US/Local Missions ministry is looking for Eastminster folks who are interested in mentoring children between the ages of 5 and 17 in Christ-centered matches. Options include meeting once a week to hang out together for a couple of hours or meeting with a middle schooler at Coleman Middle School (other middle schools also need mentors). Please e-mail Judith Wencel at jwencel@successinthemiddle.org for more information. Click here to see the children waiting for a Youth Horizons mentor >>

Community-Based Mentor

Meet once a week with a child from a single-parent family for encouragement.

School-Based Mentor

Meet once a week for a year with a student at a school (especially Coleman near 13th & Rock)
Contact Tim Rorabaugh at tim@youthhorizons.net

Union Rescue Mission

First Wednesdays of the month, 6:45 to 8 p.m.

You have an opportunity to serve food to those staying at the Union Rescue Mission at 2800 N. Hillside. There is no long term commitment – just choose one of the following dates to offer your service: March 4, April 5, May 6 – any upcoming first Wednesday.  All you need to have is your food handlers license from the City and be 18 or older. If you are available to serve and want to be a part of this ongoing ministry, contact Marcia Davis at 634.0337, ext. 231, or mdavis@eastminster.org.  

Urban Young Life

Tutors

Help high school students with homework alternate Thursdays 5 – 6 p.m. Email Nicolette Ellison at nicolettewarren87@gmail.com.

Odd Jobs

High school students are looking for odd jobs to raise funds to attend camp. Email Megan Kice at megkice@icloud.com

Westminster Woods
Young Life Wichita

Volunteer Group Leaders and small-group or one-on-one mentors are needed to meet with middle school or high school age students and share the love of Jesus. Contact megkice@icloud.com for more information.

HopeNet Getting Ahead Volunteers

Become an Advocate

HopeNet Advocates assist us with client care. They help welcome our clients and create a safe environment for each person. They are the first glimpse of hope that a client hears on the phone and the first friendly face the client will see. Advocates volunteer weekly or biweekly during normal business hours. Advocates are interviewed to ensure the role is a good fit.

 

Event Volunteer

Our Event Volunteers help us prepare and execute a variety of events throughout the year. The tasks of an Event Volunteer vary and can include greeting, party planning, registration, refreshments, etc. Event Volunteers can participate in all events or just once a year.

 

Special Projects

Our Special Project Volunteers help with a variety of different small projects throughout the year including office tasks, organizing storage closets, event preparations, holiday meals for clients, etc. These volunteers are scheduled on an as needed basis and generally help once or twice a year.

 

Prayer Team

HopeNet understands the power of prayer in our lives as well as the lives of clients. The Prayer team is made up of devoted prayer warriors that lift HopeNet to the Lord daily.

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about a specific volunteer opportunity, please email info@hopenetwichita.org

Central Kansas Prison Ministry

Central Kansas Prison Ministry is an organization for the purpose of training Christian volunteers to work in area Kansas Correctional Facilities and County Jails. More information and volunteer forms are available at www.ckpm.org.

 

Requested:

· Christian paperback books for the library at the Butler County Jail.
· Yarn and fabric for the inmate sewing projects at the El Dorado Facility.
· Study reference books in hardback.  These can include: concordances, commentaries, and studies.
Please bring donations to the Missions office.

Mentors

You can mentor an inmate through CKPM’s mentorship training and program. Click here for all the details.

International Students, Inc.

English Conversation

Help with English conversation groups on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – noon.

Hosts

Invite international students to dinner. E-mail Norm Allen at normallen64@gmail.com

Friendship Partner

Become a “Friendship Partner” to a WSU international student. Meet three or four times a month.

Friendship partners are needed, especially men. (A significantly higher percentage of international students are male).

Assist with or provide food for an outreach event to international students.

Campus Kids Ministry

English Conversation

Help with English conversation groups on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – noon.

Hosts

Invite international students to dinner. E-mail Norm Allen at normallen64@gmail.com

Friendship Partner

Become a “Friendship Partner” to a WSU international student. Meet three or four times a month.

Friendship partners are needed, especially men. (A significantly higher percentage of international students are male).

Assist with or provide food for an outreach event to international students.

Global Outreach

World Missionary Families

Meals to Hurricane Irma & Michael Relief

Overseas Missions Participants

Mission Organizations

Our Vision

To facilitate disciple making movement and the planting of Gospel-centered churches, focusing primarily on unreached and unengaged peoples, while educating, engaging, and encouraging our own congregation in accordance with our World Mission Charter.

Why?

• More than 25% of the world’s people groups are considered “unreached” with the gospel. This makes up more than 40% of the world’s population.
• Only 2% of all money given globally toward mission go toward the unreached.
• Only one in 10 international missionaries go to serve the unreached and unengaged

Regions

To accomplish our goal, Eastminster world missions is organized into regions, most focused on unreached areas of the globe. We encourage anyone interested in world missions to prayerfully choose a region to serve. Those serving each region are its champions, forming relationships with our missions partners there through care and prayer, organizing short-term trips to the region, etc.

• The Balkans (Albania, Macedonia, Romania)
• East Africa (Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia)
• Legacy (current partners outside the defined regions)
• Middle East
• North Africa

To get involved, contact Marcia Davis at 634.0337, ext. 2013, or mdavis@eastminster.org.

Missions Events

march

01mar12:00 pm1:30 pmLunch and Learn: Macedonia

june

01junAll Day07Puerto Rico Mission Trip

10junAll Day14Nebraska Mission Trip

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