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.
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, and Derstine Run.
Contact: William P. Brown Jr., President & CEO
Address: 1292 Allentown Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: (215) 362-0227
Fax: (215) 362-8242
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: Colleen Augustin, Donor Relations Coordinator
Address: 800 N. York Rd. Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: (215) 956-2260
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR – MIDATLANTIC
Description: Christian Endeavor Mid-Atlantic exists to INSPIRE, EQUIP & ENCOURAGE churches in the Mid-Atlantic Region to biblically develop youth as Christ-centered leaders in their youth Group, church and beyond.
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.
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 community-based shelter and a transitional housing program for homeless households; 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; being a resource for Translation and Interpretation Services.
Contact: Susan Zomberg
Address: P. O. Box 64183, Souderton, PA 18964
Phone: (215) 723-5430
Description: Liberty Ministries offers Grace, Hope and Regeneration for those in prison and recently released. It serves the inmate populations of Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the State Correctional Institution of Graterford.
MANNA ON MAIN STREET
Description: Manna provides food for the hungry through a food pantry and soup kitchen, supported by volunteers. Manna also aids the local community by providing social service needs, counseling and emergency financial aid.
Contact: Susan Neiger Gould, Executive Director
Address: 713 West Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: (215) 855-5454
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. Melvin Floyd
Address: 4934 Greene Street, Philadelphia PA 19144
NEW LIFE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Description: A non-profit Christian organization providing residential services for troubled youth. Therapeutic, educational, and vocational needs are addressed.
Contact: Kimberly Dent, President
Address: 585 Freeman School Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473
Phone: (610) 287-7884
Fax: (610) 287-9071
NORTH PENN PARTNERSHIP OF CHURCHES
Description: North Penn Partnership of Churches, formerly North Penn Ministerium, provides continuing Chaplaincy to Lansdale-Abington Hospital. In addition they would like to approach the great issue of homelessness and affordable housing in the North Penn area. They are planning a community clean-up day sometime in the near future. The organization provides a connection for the pastors of the local churches within the community.
Contact: J.R. Briggs, President
Address: c/o The Renew Community Church, P. O. Box 361, Lansdale PA 19446
Phone: (215) 833-4424
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 Hardin, Director
Address: 8200 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone: (484) 222-1004
SCHWENKFELDER MISSIONARY CHURCH
Description: Under the leadership of Rev. Ed Winslow and 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. Edwin O. Winslow
Address: 2010 Reed Street, Philadelphia PA 19146
(Mailing address: 2128 Watkins Street, Philadelphia PA 19145)
WHY NOT PROSPER
Description: The mission of Why Not Prosper, Inc. is to help women in the PA prison system discover their own strength by providing them with the support and resources that will empower them to become responsible economically self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.
Contact: Rev. Michelle Anne Simmons CEO/FOUNDER Why Not Prosper, Inc
Address: 107 E. Main Street, Norristown, PA 19404
Phone: (610) 907-0195 or (610) 716-1113
Description: GAIN (Global Aid Network) in partnership with Campus Crusade for Christ
GAIN is a branch of Campus Crusade for Christ which has a distribution center in Mount Joy, PA. Steve Baker and Brad Jankowski both work with GAIN. Steve is the Mobile Events Coordinator for GAIN. Brad is currently working on The Paul Project, a scripture-based feature film and multi-part series that teaches the foundations of the Christian faith.
Contact: Baker Ministry (Steve & Judy Baker) Brad & Lynn Jankowski
Address: 525 Kennett Square, Kennett Square 333 Lexingdale Drive
Kennett Square, PA 19348 Orlando, FL 32828
Email: Steve.Baker@gainusa.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://campuscrusade.com or www.cru.org
JOAN HUNSBERGER, FORMER MISSIONARY – RETIREMENT SUPPORT
Joan formerly served with CrossWorld Ministries in Brazil and is currently residing in Winter Park, Florida ministering to those in her community. You can reach out to her personally to let her know we care about her and appreciate all her past work in Brazil.
Contact: Joan Hunsberger,
Address: 4869 Seminole Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792-7120
IDAMAY BIBLE CHURCH
Description: A small Bible based church located in Beattyville, KY. The church was founded in the 1960’s and grew under the leadership Rev. Jerry States. Pastor Mark Coburn is currently ministering to the church. Several years ago a group of men from Central helped to expand the church facility.
Contact: Mark Coburn
Address: 7110 Highway 52 W, Beattyville, KY 413111-815
Phone: (606) 464-3687
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: Michael Lewis
Address: P. O. Box 727, Hillsville, VA 24343
(Physical Address: 813 Joy Ranch Road, Woodlawn VA 24381)
KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN MISSION
Description: A mission outreach which evangelizes through the Youth Haven Bible Camp which runs numerous summer camps and retreats throughout the summer. Work crews from different denominations around the USA assist in the program. Vacation Bible School is run throughout the summer reaching out to area children in need. A Crusader program works in the area schools bringing Christ centered activities to grade school children.
Contact: William Owens, Director
Address: P. O. Box 588, Beattyville, Kentucky, 41311
Phone: (606) 464-2960
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.
CHINESE FOR CHRIST:
Description: This ministry is active in preaching, training, witnessing, supporting and encouraging the people of the Far East. CCBI conducts mission trips to China and participates in the worship and training of Chinese Christian leaders and the distribution of Chinese Bibles. Youth andyoung adult cultural exchange programs offer an opportunity to relate information about the faith. Support and encouragement for autistic children, medical care in rural areas, and for the education of poor girls are a few of the outreach of CCBI.
Contact: Rev. Clifford Liu
Address: 216 Avondale Drive, Lansdale PA 19446
CHRISTIAN CONCERN MISSION
Description: Faith-based ministry in Shamshabad, India. Reaches out to help needy in rural communities. Offers health education, counseling, training programs, relief services, and discipleship seminars. Operates the Compassion Home for orphaned, homeless, and abandoned girls.
Contact: Rev. S.J. Joseph
Address: Christian Concern Mission; P.O. BAG 5; Shamshabad, 501218; R.R. Dist. A.P. INDIA
Phone: +08413 222188
Fax: +08413 222176
CHURCH MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Description: CMI exists to serve as a catalyst for urban churches toward strategic planning, partnerships, leadership training, resourcing and other ministries that address the goal of evangelizing and discipling entire nations.
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.
Serving with: European Christian Mission, P.O. Box 1006, Pt. Roberts, WA 98281
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
McKNIGHT ROAD CHURCH of CHRIST – Craig & Katie Young (“Mission Marseilles”)
Description: Craig was a former member of Central during his teen years. He and his wife, Katie, along with their daughters, Emilie and Esther, 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 Youngs share the gospel in their neighborhood not only with French, but with souls from Algeria, Tunisia, Morroco, 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
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 Shishak (& Margaret)
Address for donations: Patkai, P. O. Box 72 Buffalo, NY 14231
Personal mail address: B.P.O. Patkai, 797103 Nagaland, INDIA
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
TRANS WORLD RADIO
Description: The Van Dykens have been with TWR since 1988, serving on Bonaire (the Caribbean), in Colombo, 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
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
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.
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH (NORRISTOWN) SOUP KITCHEN
Description: The soup kitchen serves full-course lunch meals during the week and breakfast on Saturday. Volunteers cook, serve, clean up, gather donated food, plan menus, and raise money for speaking engagements. Grace Ball Bean and Cecil Bean are the full-time, volunteer directors.
Contact: Grace & Cecil Bean
Address: 23 E. Airy St. Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: (610) 272-4092