Outreach Ministries & Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19

 

Central is involved in many outreach ministries both locally and internationally. Included below is a comprehensive list of the many outreach opportunities we support. For further information on any of these wonderful missions please call the church office at 610-584-4480.

 

 

 

 
LOCAL MISSIONS:

ADVANCED LIVING COMMUNITIES*
Description: A Christian-based organization that provides affordable housing and services to senior citizens which allows them to age-in-place and live independently for as long as possible. The three facilities are: Schwenckfeld Manor, Schwenckfeld Terrace, Derstine Run, and Derstine II, North Penn Commons.
Contact: William P. Brown Jr., President & CEO
Address: 1292 Allentown Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: (215) 362-0227 Fax: (215) 362-8242
Web: www.advancedlivingcommunities.org

CHRIST’S HOME*
Description: Christ’s Home has two campuses. One in Warminster and the other in Paradise, Pa.. Children from birth to 18 yrs. are placed with Christ’s Home through county and children youth agencies. These homes
provide a stable, caring environment built on Biblical principles while meeting the needs of the
disadvantaged children.
Contact: Paul Baur, Associate Director of Development
Address: 800 N. York Rd. Warminster, PA 18974
Phone:  (215) 956-1885  Fax: (215) 956-1895
Website: www.christshome.org

CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR *
Description: Christian Endeavor is an organization that works to inspire, equip & encourage youth to develop as Christ-centered leaders in their church, youth group and community.
Contact: Dr. Dave Coryell, Executive Director
Address: PO Box 190, Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Phone: 610-369-0207
Email: dcoryell@ceworks.faith
Website: www.ceworks.faith

HEBREW CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP*
Description: The mission of Hebrew Christian Fellowship is to lovingly and sensitively present the Gospel of Messiah
Jesus to Jewish people. They do this through six ministry affiliates in Israel and by informing and equipping believers in the States.
Contact: Rev. Roger L. Wambold
Address: P.O. Box 245, Harleysville, PA 19438
Phone: (215) 256-4500
Email: hcf1033@aol.com
Website: www.hcfellowship.org

KEYSTONE OPPORTUNITY CENTER – Interfaith Hospitality Network*
Description: Keystone Opportunity Center – IVIHN educates and assists community members to develop personal and family self-sufficiency by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing program for homeless households; Your Way Home Housing Resource Center providing Rapid Re-housing for homeless households/singles, operating a food pantry; offering Community Case Management; teaching English as a Second Language, Civics and GED Classes, offering ESL Tutoring; counseling households on homelessness prevention and available resources; educating the community about local needs; working with all public and private sectors in the community to carry out this mission.
Contact: Allegra Cressman or Elizabeth Bertolet
Address: 104 Main Street, Souderton, PA 18964
Phone: (215) 723-5430
Website: www.keystoneopportunity.org

LIBERTY MINISTRIES *
Description: Liberty Ministries is a prison ministry that offers grace, hope and regeneration for both currently incarcerated and recently released individuals. It serves the inmate populations of Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the State Correctional Institution of Graterford.
Contact: Bob Thompson, Executive Director
Address: PO Box 87, 565 Main Street, Schwenksville PA 19473
Phone: 610-287-5481
Email: bobt@libertyministries.us
Website: www.libertyministries.us

MANNA ON MAIN STREET*
Description: Manna on Main Street is committed to ending hunger in our community by providing food, fulfilling
social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. Through a food pantry and
soup kitchen, emergency financial aid, counseling and referrals, and education opportunities, we
serve those in need with the hope “that everyone might be fed.”
Contact: Suzan Neiger Gould, Executive Director
Address: 606 East Main Street, Suite 1001, Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: (215) 855-5454
Website: www.MannaOnMain.org

NEIGHBORHOOD CRUSADES*
Description: Through our street-corner preaching, school assembly programs, relationship
enrichment course, basic Biblical counseling and School of Evangelism and Missions, we seek
to reach the unsaved with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, train people to become urban
missionaries, help strengthen families and encourage troubled youth.
Contact: Rev. Daniel T. Sawyer, Sr.
Address: 4934 Greene Street, Philadelphia PA 19144
Phone: 215-849-2154
Email: info@neighborhoodcrusades.org
Website: www.neighborhoodcrusades.org

NEW LIFE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES*
Description: A non-profit Christian organization providing residential services for troubled youth. Their therapeutic, educational, and vocational needs are addressed.
Contact: Brian Allen, Director
Address: 585 Freeman School Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473
Phone: (610) 287-7884
Fax: (610) 287-7886
Email: ballen@nlyfs.com
Website: www.nlyfs.org

PHILADELPHIA PROJECT*
Description: The Philadelphia Project offers a unique and powerful service and mission trip for youth groups. We challenge youth to serve whole-heartedly in our community and to think critically about how God’s Word speaks to social and spiritual issues. Our prayer is that God uses these experiences to make an eternal impact on youth and those they serve, as well as a visible impact offering hope and restoration to our community.
Contact: Raymond Garcia, Executive Director
Kylie Young, Director
Address: 8230 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone: (484) 222-1004
Email: thephillyproject@gmail.com
Website: http://www.thephiladelphiaproject.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Philadelphia-Project/285869492051?ref=ts

SCHWENKFELDER MISSIONARY CHURCH*
Description: Under the leadership of Rev. Alfred Duncan, the Schwenkfelder Missionary Church ministers in the South Philadelphia community. The church seeks to meet both spiritual and physical needs with worship services, a lunch program and a street ministry.
Contact: Rev. Alfred Duncan
Address: (Mailing) 5016 Keyser Street, Philadelphia PA 19144
(Worship Location) 1705 Point Breeze Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19145
Phone: 267-357-4414
Email: rev.alfredduncansr@gmail.com
Website: N/A
WHY NOT PROSPER*
Description: Why Not Prosper is a grassroots nonprofit founded by a woman ex-offender for women ex-offenders. We
are strong advocates for women and we are committed to providing programs and services that support
women in their re-entry efforts from prison to community. We provide a continuum of programs that includes Pre-Release Mentoring to incarcerated women, residential services at Why Not Prosper House and community services at our Resource Center located in Philadelphia PA.
Contact: Rev. Michelle Anne Simmons CEO/FOUNDER Why Not Prosper, Inc
Address: 717 Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144
Phone: 215-842-2360
Email: whynotprosper@aol.com
Website: www.whynotprosper.org
NATIONAL MISSIONS:

CAMPUS OUTREACH, DC – James Stevenson*

Description: Campus Outreach is an interdenominational ministry primarily on small to mid-size campuses throughout
the United States and across five continents. By serving under the care of various churches, the ministry
brings together the campus and the local church for greater impact. Campus Outreach, DC, one of 26
regional CO ministries, began in 2010 under the supervision of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington,
DC with the simple vision of “Glorify God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World.”
Contact: James Stevenson, Missionary
Address: Campus Outreach, 525 A Street NE, Washington DC 20002
Email: James.Stevenson@campusoutreach.org
Phone: 202-543-6111
Email: codc@campusoutreachdc.org
Website: www.campusoutreachdc.org

CRU (CAMPUS CRUSADE for Christ): GAiN (Global Aid Network) and CRU*
Description: Global Aid Network (GAiN International) is a trusted partner of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ International). Steve and Judy Baker have been on staff with Cru and supported by Central Schwenkfelder for over 25 years and currently serve with GAiN out of their Logistics Center in Mount Joy, PA – Lancaster County. Formerly the Philly Metro Cru Campus Ministry Director, Steve is now GAiN’s Mobile Events Coordinator and works with churches, schools and other organizations throughout the U.S. to prepare humanitarian aid that allows Cru staff and partners in some of the toughest places on earth relieve suffering, restore dignity, and revive hope through the message of Christ. Steve has helped us host our past three Meal Packing Events here at Central as a hands-on way to respond to the desperate needs of refugees around the world.
Contact: Baker Ministry (Steve & Judy Baker)
Address: 525 Kennett Square, Kennett Square
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Email: Steve.Baker@gainusa.org
Phone: 610-316-5626
Website: https://www.cru.org/communities/ministries/gain.html.html or http://www.gainusa.org/

CRU CAMPUS CRUSADE: The JESUS Film Project (JFP) and Cru*
Description: Brad and Lynn have been on staff with Cru 26 and 31 years respectively. CSC has been a prayer and financial partner with us for 30 years now! Brad’s primary work is with the Cru global fund development efforts of the ministry, holding a similar role with The JESUS Film Project between 2005 and 2015. Lynn serves on the JFP team in two distinct roles: Recruiting as well as the Women’s ministry team. Lynn also helps at Cru ministry partner events with Brad and during times of heavy workloads.
Contact: Brad & Lynn Jankowski
Address: 100 Lake Hart Drive, MC 2100, Orlando, FL 332832
Email: brad.jankowski@cru.org
Phone: 407-826-2787 (office)
Website: https://www.cru.org/communities/ministries/the-jesus-film-project.html
http://www.jesusfilm.org/

DISCIPLEMAKERS, PA – Alex and Janae Siford *

Description: DiscipleMakers is a Christian campus ministry based in Pennsylvania. Their goal is to raise up the next generation of leaders for the Church by training college students in Bible study, gospel-driven discipleship, and evangelism. Their purpose is to live out Jesus’ parting words, “Go and make disciples” (Matt. 28:19). They send staff to college campuses not only because the campus needs to experience the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ, but also because college students are strategically positioned to make a big impact in the world and in the next generation for Christ.
Contact: Alex and Janae Siford
Address: State College, PA
Email: siford.alex@dm.org and siford.janae@dm.org
Website: www.dm.org
IDAMAY BIBLE CHURCH *
Description: The Ida May Bible Church was founded as a church plant of Kentucky Mountain Mission. The church was started under the leadership of Jerry States in the 1960’s. Men from Central constructed and renovated parts of the church building. Mark Coburn serves as the pastor. Mark and his wife Cindy also serve with various ministries of the Kentucky Mountain Mission.
Contact: Mark Coburn
Address: 7110 Highway 52 West
Beattyville, KY 41311
Phone: 606-464-3687
Email: kycoburns@yahoo.com

JOY RANCH*
Description: To provide a welcoming, safe, caring and Christ-centered environment to meet the spiritual, physical,
emotional and social needs of children and their families in crisis.
Contact: Courtney Houston, Director of Development
Address: P. O. Box 727, Hillsville, VA 24343
(Physical Address: 813 Joy Ranch Road, Woodlawn VA 24381)
Phone: 276-236-5578
Email: director@joyranch.org
Website: www.joyranch.org

KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN MISSION *
Description: Kentucky Mountain Mission (KMM) is a conservative, independent, evangelical faith mission that ministers in southeast Kentucky. Outreaches are varied and include rural church ministry, Youth Haven Bible Camp, school programs, fitness/recreational facilities, and several community outreaches. The purpose of KMM is to promote the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the study of the Bible, the saving of the lost, the edification of believers and the establishment of local, indigenous churches in the Kentucky mountains and vicinity.
Contact: William Owens
Address: 150 Youth Haven Road, P.O. Box 588, Beattyville, KY 41311
Phone: 606-464-2960
Email: KMM@kmminc.org
Website: www.kmminc.org

YOUNG LIFE- MONTGOMERY COUNTY*
Description: Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an
approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be.
Contact: Jeff Pearson
Address: P. O. Box 1224, Glenside PA 19038-6224
Phone: 859-351-9726
Email: montco@gmail.com
Website: www.montocpa.younglife.org

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS:

CHAPELLE DE FUVEAU CHURCH – Craig & Katie Young (“Mission Marseilles”) *
Description: Craig was a former member of Central during his teen years. He and his wife, Katie are missionaries associated with the McKnight Crossings Church of Christ proclaiming the gospel in Marseilles, France since 1990. The main thrusts of their mission work include urban church planting (La Chapelle de Fuveau), leadership training (Christians on Mission Bible School), evangelistic music ministries (The Harmony Chorus and Crescendo Trio) and preparation ministries for the next generation (Harmony Bible Camp and Goodfaith Retreat Center). Because Marseilles is a Mediterranean melting pot, the Young’s share the gospel in their neighborhood not only with French, but with souls from Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Iraq, Armenia and several West African nations. See their website at http://young-marseillemission.org.
Contact: Craig & Katie Young
Address: McKnight Crossings Church of Christ, 2515 S. McKnight Road, St. Louis, MO 63124-1431
Email: cgyoung1187@gmail.com
CHARIOTS FOR HOPE*
Description: Defending the forgotten children of Africa. Chariots for Hope exists to honor God by loving, nurturing and
providing for vulnerable and orphaned children by leading and sustaining holistically healthy children’s homes in Kenya. We seek to provide these children with the opportunity and hope so they can develop
into exemplary citizens, leaders and followers of Jesus Christ.
Contact: Crystal Parisi, LSW Program Director
Address: 1601 N. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025
Phone: 267-815-1067 International Number: +2540717964498
Email: crystal@chariotsforhope.org
Website: www.chariotsforhope.org

CHINESE FOR CHRIST BIBLE INSTITUTE *
Description: Dr. Clifford Liu and his wife Ruth and co-workers share the gospel and make disciples among Chinese students studying in the United States. They also host Chinese business executives and leaders, bringing them to the United States for professional conferences which include the presentation of the gospel and the teaching of biblical principles. The Chinese for Christ Bible Institute (CCBI) provides training for Chinese house church pastors and leaders. And CCBI also provides support and training for Chinese church leaders in countries such as Italy and Kyrgyzstan. CCBI coordinates some of its ministries with Calvary Baptist Church and the Lancaster Bible College.
Contact: Rev. Dr. Clifford Liu
Address: 216 Avondale Drive, North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-855-5020
Email: agape1994@gmail.com

CHRISTIAN CONCERN MISSION *
Description: Faith-based ministry in Shamshabad, India. Core mission is the Compassion Home for orphaned, homeless, and abandoned girls and widows, serving approximately 60 individuals. Mission provides shelter, education, vocational & spiritual training.
Contact: Rev. Joseph Silumula, Missionary
Address: Christian Concern Mission; P.O. BAG 5; Shamshabad, 501218; R.R. Dist. A.P. INDIA
Phone: +08413 222188 Fax: +08413 222176
Email: ccmmission1@gmail.com
Website: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org
CHURCH MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL*
Description: Church Ministries International is committed first and foremost to multiplying gospel centered churches in strategic cities in Latin America. CMI is a catalyst to equip local churches with the start-up resources that accelerate gospel impact and create sustainable church planting movements in Latin America.
Contact: Craig Murray
Address: 2001 West Plano Parkway, Suite 3100, Plano TX 75075-8632
Phone: 972-941-4422
Email: cmioffice@churchministries.org
Website: www.churchministries.org

CROSSWORLD*
Description: CrossWorld’s dream is to engage disciple makers from all professions in bringing God’s love to life in the world’s least reached marketplaces. Today some 340 workers serve on 80 teams in 30 ministry areas of the world. CrossWorld workers have been taking the good news of Jesus to the hard places of the world for more than 80 years. As the world is united by technology, business, travel and a thirst for a common language, doors of opportunity are opening. CSC supports the ministry of Kwashie and Davi Amenudzi serving with CrossWorld in Togo, West Africa, they are dedicated to mobilizing and training the African churches for global missions. This is a very high impact ministry focusing on training African leaders to reach out to unreached people groups (both from traditional animist and Muslim backgrounds). They are gifted disciple-makers who have a deep understanding of the training and equipping needs of the African church. Please pray for wisdom and God’s provision as Kwashie and Davi teach in the churches and prepare for a missionary training session in August 2017.
Contact: Kwashie and Davi Amenudzi
Address: c/o CROSSWORLD, 10000 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City MO 64155
Phone: 888-785-0087 or 816-479-7300
Email: kwashie.amenudzie@crossworld.org
Website: https://crossworld.org/

CURE INTERNATIONAL*
Description: CURE brings healing to locations where it’s needed most with hospitals and programs in 30 developing countries around the world where access to quality health care and medical professionals is often very limited. They also offer Spiritual Counseling.
Contact: Derek Johnson
Address: 701 Bosler Avenue, LeMoyne PA 17043
Email: 717-730-6706
Website: https://cure.org/

EUROPEAN CHRISTIAN MISSION – Drake & Andrea Williams*
Description: Drake is VP of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands. Their goal is to prepare students to be pastors, Bible school teachers, missionaries, church
planters and other ministries, to reach Europe and the world with the Gospel.
Contact: Rev. Dr. H. Drake Williams, III
Address: European Christian Mission, P.O. Box 1006, Pt. Roberts, WA 98281
Email: dwilliams@tyndale-europe.edu
Website: www.ecmna.org
INTERNATIONAL TEAMS*
Description: Serving the refugee community in Athens, Greece for the past 16 years. Tim serves as the team leader
for the “Koukaki Team” bringing people together to help the oppressed. He also leads Bible studies and
prepares meals. Donna is involved in the women’s and children’s ministries, cooking and helping to lead
a bible study for Afghan women.
Contact: Tim & Donna Sirinides
Address: 74 Zeppou Street, Ano Glyfada Greece 165-61
Phone: 011-30-210-960-7764
Email: Tim.sirinides@iteams.org

PATKAI MINISTRIES/ADVANCING NATIVE MISSIONS (ANM)*
Description: Patkai was born out of the prayers of Christians in Nagaland, Manipur, and overseas. It was started in August 1974 with 20 students in Nagaland State, India. Patkai Christian College (PCC) offers various courses in the arts, social science, commerce, science, computer science, business administration, and music courses. It is an “autonomous” college having freedom to set its own curriculum and in other areas, but not as independent as an American college. PCC’s music department is highly regarded. In July 2014 the Margaret Shishak School of Music will open its doors for the first time. On the same campus is the Patkai Higher Secondary School. Patkai Christian Academy is in Manipur on Shishak village land, a 6 to 7-hour drive from PCC on mostly bad roads.
Contact: Rev. Tuisem & Margaret Shishak
Address for donations: Patkai Ministries, Advancing Native Missions (ANM), P.O. Box 5303, Charlottesville, VA 22905
Personal mail address: B.P.O. Patkai, 797103 Nagaland, INDIA
Email: ast31@live.com and margaretshishak@gmail.comm
SARAH VAN KAI*
Description: Sarah Van Kai, a native of Myanmar, graduated from Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam in June 2008 with a Master of Evangelical Theology. Her ministry in Myanmar includes women’s Bible studies, medical mission trips, and a children’s orphanage. She also teaches at Biblical School of Theology in Yangon.
Contact: Miss Sarah Van Kai
Address: (Mailing) No 42, R7, Ma Kyi Kyi Street, San Chaung, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: (Home) 00951 503544
Email: vaurawngpar.van@gmail.com

TRANS WORLD RADIO*
Description: The Van Dyken’s have been with TWR since 1988, serving on Bonaire (the Caribbean),
Sri Lanka, in Johannesburg, South Africa and now in the Americas. Daryl is an
electrical engineer and has worked through the years on various technical projects. Carol
works in the TWR Development Department contacting TWR’s ministry partners.
Contact: Daryl & Carol Van Dyken
Address: 1736 Aidenn Lair Road, Dresher PA 19025
Phone: 215-791-3076
Email: cvandyken@twr.org

THE VOICE OF THE MARTYRS*
Description: The Voice on the Martyrs (VOM) is a non-profit, interdenominational missions’ organization, that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. Their five main purposes are: to encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ; to provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs; to equip persecuted Christians to love and to win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world; to undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression; and to promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.
Contact: Sandy Stratton, sstratton@vom-usa.org
Address: 1815 SE Bison Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74005
Phone: 918-338-8440
Email: thevoice@vom-usa.org
Website: www.persecution.com

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

THE CANNER PROJECT*
Description: The Canner Project is a mission of the Mennonite Central Committee. It is a mobile meat cannery staffed
by volunteers that fill cans with processed meat and prepares these cans for shipment. The finished
product is shipped around the world, feeding hungry people, in the name of Christ.
Address: MCC Material Resource Center, 737 Hagey Center Drive, Unit C, Souderton, PA 18964
Phone: (267) 203-8074
Contact: Abe Landes @ 215 723-3140

DISASTER SERVICES MINISTRIES
When disasters occur (earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding) Central helps with special offerings to such Christian-based organizations as World Vision, Samaritan’s Purse, CrossWorld USA and the Mennonite Central Committee.

CECIL & GRACE BEAN’S SOUP KITCHEN, Inc. (formerly Norristown Soup Kitchen) *
Description: The Soup Kitchen provides outreach to the underprivileged in the Norristown community by serving warm meals all during the year. The Kitchen also organizes the distribution of essential items such as coats, socks, toilet paper, diapers and grocery store gift cards. The Soup Kitchen operates out of St. John’s Episcopal Church with no paid staff and is a 100% volunteer organization.
Contact: Bill Rinker, President/Managing Director
Address: 23 E. Airy St. (or P.O. Box 6), Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: (484) 433-1059 (Bill’s cell)
Email: billlisar@juno.com

 

 

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