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Five Reasons for Summer Missions:

4pWrveJThis is the time of year many university students begin applying for summer missions internships.

Here are a couple of really great summer missions options:

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Five Great Reasons to Participate In Summer Missions:

Mission Internship: Summer 2017

flag-kenya-XLSerge is one of The Crossing’s main mission partners in Kenya.

Vision: The Serge team in Nairobi, Kenya exists to equip, minister, and engage with the local church through Bible storying training, soccer-based discipleship, and medical ministry. Our hope is to encourage leaders and cultivate a deeper understanding of the gospel of grace and it’s implications for all aspects of life.

The ultimate goal is to see a Kenyan church, which is (both corporately and individually) growing in understanding of the gospel, living life rooted in the gospel and more thoroughly equipped to reproduce.

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Gain insights to a New Culture:

  • Study cross-cultural living and specifically Kenyan culture
  • Get to know and worship with the body of Christ in another culture
  • Spend time with nationals through visiting, working and ministering alongside them
  • Acquire critical words in a new language
  • Spend time with missionaries, getting to know their families and daily lives

Minister to Kenyans while being discipled by Serge Staff:sonship_serge-frontcover-1280x1930

  • Be mentored using Sonship materials
  • Serve in sports ministry with under-privileged youth
  • Engage in local churches
  • Learn how to utilize chronological Bible storying as a means of evangelism

Other opportunities:

  • Help with soccer camps and weekly clinics
  • Visit a national park and other great local sights
  • Travel outside of Nairobi to encourage the rural church in Kenya

Overview: The Serge Nairobi team is unique in that members are involved in different ministries with the same ultimate goal.

Where There is No Bible

DSC01202The Crossing supports Bible translation and gospel storytelling. There are millions of unreached people who have no written form of their language or dialect and no scriptures available to them. Even when written scripture becomes available in a new language many people may remain illiterate or prefer to learn in their spoken language or dialect (mother tongue.) The Joshua Project is an organization seeking to highlight the ethnic groups of the world with the least followers of evangelical Christianity. The Joshua Project provides invaluable prayer and educational resources for those interested in taking the gospel to unreached people groups.

Whether you participate in a short-term missions trip or know missionaries who work in remote areas, you might especially be interested in the resources provided by Global Recordings Network and Wycliffe Global Alliance.

These videos tell how Global Recordings Network takes the gospel to those who have no Bible:

The Wallaces Serving in Nairobi, Kenya

906866_277234115792373_3720417118611389151_oShawn and Heather Wallace serve in Nairobi, Kenya at New City Fellowship (NCF), a partner church of The Crossing–where Christine Simon and Windy Shull just spent almost 2 weeks. New City Fellowship’s mission is to share the love of Christ and seek racial reconciliation through the power of the gospel in a diverse and challenging city where people are divided not just by race but also by culture, economics and spiritual background. Shawn and Heather are in the trenches—on the front lines—taking the gospel to a hurting, dying, conflict-ridden city. A video about their work can be seen here: video overview.

Join us for a Meet & Greet with The Wallaces this Sunday between all services in Rm. 225.

Donate to The Wallaces’ work in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mission Spotlight: Kenya

One of the main reasons The Crossing started partnerships in Kenya was a desire to train and equip indigenous church leaders to effectively take the gospel to their own people. We are motivated by love for the Kenyan people and a desire for them to know God more deeply. Since 2006, The Crossing has been growing our cooperative connection with New City Fellowship-Nairobi, our main partner church in Kenya, and with the AEPC (African Evangelical Presbyterian Church).

Most AEPC congregations in Kenya are very poor. Almost all are located in remote rural areas, though a few serve urban slum and ethnic minority populations. AEPC pastors are rarely able to complete bible courses at the 2-year diploma level, much less strive for bachelors or masters degrees in theology.

Our partnerships in Kenya now include:

  • pastoral education (including BATS and MATS)
  • Christlike leadership development
  • church planting
  • mentoring indigenous evangelists to reach their own ethnic groups
  • emergency relief
  • racial and tribal reconciliation
  • education and healthcare for marginalized populations including:
    • orphans and vulnerable children
    • refugees