Global

We support mission works on all inhabited continents. Some works employ the skills of indigenous workers while other mission points benefit from foreign missionaries responding to His call. We also offer support to our church family and friends who are called to short-term missions where they can not only serve those in need, but encourage and commune with their brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe.

HONDURAS
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Honduras: Moises Chino

I serve in the Iglesia Misionera de Cristo at El Pedregal, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America. The IMC churches’ ministry is addressed mainly to the poor. We try as much as we can to replicate Jesus’ ministry to the poor as recorded in Matthew 4:23. Our local church congregates an average of 300 members to its Sunday morning worship service. Over the years we have planted daughter churches in rural communities near Tegucigalpa. Read more

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THAILAND
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Thailand: Patinya Thitathan

Patinya is a native of Bangkok, Thailand where there are about 100 churches of Christ with approximately 3,000 believers. Patinya spends most of his time visiting, teaching and encouraging the churches in the northeast part of the country. The mission field in Thailand is a stable and constantly growing work. The fact that Patinya and Penjai are Thais makes them especially useful to God because they know the language, the culture, and the people. God has prepared them and given them many experiences that have been useful tools in His work with the Thai people. Read more

SCOTLAND
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Scotland: Patrick Sullivan

Ministry in Dundee is the same as just about anywhere. Seeking to tell the Gospel, love, and serve those around us. The only thing that may occasionally differ is the method to do so. Therefore, my main goal each week is to just tell the story. This gets to happen at our church family meetings of course, but if we limited our telling to simply Sunday, the people of God would never grow here. Coffee shops, homes, the gym, and even McDonald’s end up being places where the story gets told. Read more

Connect:  campfieldchurch.co.uk  |  facebook

GHANA
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Ghana: Courtney Garland

A former Youth Minister at White’s Station Church of Christ in Memphis, Courtney Garland packed up and moved to Africa in May 2013. She is the acting director for The Pearl House, a start-up orphanage for young girls in Winneba, Ghana. Find out more about Courtney and the Pearl House on her blog.

Connect:  thepearlhouse.org  |  facebook  |  twitter  |  video

ARGENTINA
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Argentina: Joel Banks

Joel serves at the Caballito Church of Christ in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His areas of ministry involve Let´s Start Talking, teaching at the Argentine Bible Institute, coordinating online courses and internet outreach, as well as leading a small group ministry in his congregation. Read more

Connect:  Joel’s blog  |  iglesiadecristo.org.ar  |  ibica.org  |  testimonial

NEW ZEALAND
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New Zealand: Steve Raine

Steve Raine is the Principal of the South Pacific Bible College, a preacher and ministry training organization located in New Zealand that has been operating for over 30 years. SPBC’s purpose is to train nationals, from New Zealand, the South Pacific, and other nations in the Word of God using an integrated focus on Biblical instruction, relevant scholarship, spiritual growth, ministry skills, and personal development. Through this effort, indigenous graduates take the gospel to the lost, establish new churches and help mature existing congregations. Read more

JOVENES EN CAMINO
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Jovenes en Camino

Jovenes en Camino (JEC) is a home for abandoned boys in Honduras just outside the city of Tegucigalpa. The purpose of JEC is to intervene and break the cycle of hopelessness and abuse for approximately 60 children by fulfilling the words of the Lord Jesus, “I was a stranger and you invited me in.”

Connect:  jovenesencamino.org  |  facebook  |  twitter

GUATEMALA
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Guatemala: Jennifer Giesemann

Ever since I began my career as a speech-language pathologist, I knew that God had given me a passion for working with children with special needs. I never realized how much I would love my job in a place like Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala. Every day I am greeted by so many sweet faces giving me hugs galore. I thank God for bringing me out of my comfort zone and surrounding me in a place where I can see him at work so clearly. -Jennifer

Jennifer serves as a speech pathologist at a Christian school for children with special needs, the New Life School. Watch this video to learn more.

NEW ZEALAND
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New Zealand: Nick & Rebecca La Spina

My wife, Rebecca, and I currently serve at the Otumoetai Church of Christ in Tauranga, New Zealand. This is a congregation of about 120 people of all ages, and it is a group of people who truly love the Lord and who are striving to serve Him. My specific role at Otumoetai is to do several things: lead the youth ministry (and help equip others to lead), preach up to 12 times per year and I also help plan the direction and material for the teaching and preaching at Otumoetai. Read more

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NATIONSUNIVERSITY
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NationsUniversity

NationsUniversity operates as a distance learning university or a “school without walls.” Such operations enable NationsUniversity to offer courses around the world with minimal expense. NationsUniversity has offered various degree programs throughout its existence, and now offers to new students one Certificate and three Degree programs. By offering university level education to the poor, the disadvantaged, and the incarcerated, many more have opportunity to know the God revealed in the Bible and claim Jesus as Savior, and thereby become positive examples and leaders in their communities. Read more

Connect:  nationsu.org  |  facebook  |  video

THAILAND
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Thailand: Anupong & Penya Kiatpochai

Anupong and Penya, daughter of Patinya Thitathan, graduated from the Bangkok Servant Leadership Institute in 2013. They are now serving with the Tai for the Savior ministry at Ramkhamhaeng Christian Center. Anupong (a.k.a. Benz) has skills and experience in graphic design and web design, while Penya (a.k.a. Prae) has a background in event production. Together, this energetic Christian couple has a desire to put their gifts to work for God’s purpose in Thailand.

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AUSTRALIA
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Australia: Camp Talmid

The vision for Camp Talmid is to help encourage and raise up a generation of Australian youth who fall deeper and deeper in love with Jesus.  Our hope through this discipleship camp is that they will not only be drawn closer to the Father, but also bring others with them. Read more

Connect:  lipscomb.edu/missions  |  facebook

AFRICAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
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African Christian Schools

African Christian Schools started when a Bible correspondence track that was originally sent to American GI’s in Europe during World War II, somehow ended up in Nigeria. After a Nigerian police officer taught himself the way of salvation in the early 1950’s, he wrote to the Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville, TN, whose address was on the back of the track, and said “If you send men over to teach us, we will take Africa with the gospel of Christ.” The first missionaries arrived in 1954, and the training schools started in 1956. Read more

Connect:  africanchristianschools.org |  facebook |  twitter

Domestic

We highly encourage our church family members to become directly involved in our local mission efforts. Put your gifts to work for His glory. Learn how you can serve in these ministries.

INNER CITY MINISTRY
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Nashville Inner City Ministry

Each week during the school year, 80-100 children from the inner city of Nashville come to our building from 7-8pm. Volunteers from Harpeth Hills feed them supper, teach them a simple Bible lesson, help develop their talents, and shower them love and encouragement. Volunteers are needed each week in order to make this ministry a success. There many opportunities for service including providing/helping prepare meals, teaching or assisting in classrooms, or becoming a prayer warrior for Inner City.

Connect:  HarpethHills.org/innercity  |  innercityministry.org  |  facebook  |  video

ETHOS

Ethos Church

Ethos is a church located in the heart of downtown Nashville, TN. We exist to Love God, Love People, and Awaken a Movement. Whether you are a devoted follower of Jesus, a skeptic giving this whole church thing a shot, or somewhere in between – you are welcome here. We have worship gatherings every Sunday at three locations, Cannery Ballroom (9AM, 11AM, 5PM & 7PM), Marathon Music Works (10AM), and Hillsboro Village (5PM) in Downtown Nashville, TN.

Connect:  ethoschurch.org  |  facebook  |  twitter

PRISON OUTREACH

Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry

We share the love and truth of Jesus by bringing freedom and hope to prisoners and their families. The ministry is comprised of over 250 volunteers from Tennessee conducting worship services, Bible classes, and New Life Behavior classes. We operate two transitional houses in Nashville, providing the released offender with support, recovery classes, and mentoring as they make the transition from incarceration to independence. We also operate a summer camp for children of the incarcerated and other at-risk youth.  Read more

Connect:  tnprisonministry.org  |  facebook  |  twitter

ROOM IN THE INN

Room in the Inn

Every year during the winter season, Harpeth Hills opens its doors to provide shelter to our neighbors suffering from homelessness. Each week a team of volunteers will host 14-16 homeless guests for a single night. On Thursday evenings we serve dinner, and provide a safe place to stay for the night. Then on Friday mornings we offer a hot breakfast and a sack lunch for the day ahead. Mingling with our guests during mealtime is a true blessing. We learn their stories and find that we are not so different. All broken, loved by a merciful God.

Volunteer here

Connect:   Alan Hall, Volunteer Coordinator  |  roomintheinn.org  |  facebook  |  twitter

OUTREACH MINISTRY

Outreach Ministry

Led by Zach and Meagan Baldwin, the Outreach Ministry meets once a month to organize outreach efforts in our community. Our mission: Creating positive change in others and ourselves as we work in our community to alleviate material and spiritual poverty, so that we all might glorify God. All are welcome.

Join us

FAITH FAMILY CLINIC

Faith Family Clinic

Faith Family Medical Clinic seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. While the landscape of healthcare may change over the next several years, Faith Family remains committed to “filling the need for those in need,” and being a safety net for those who would otherwise fall through the cracks. Read more

Connect:  faithmedical.org  |  facebook  |  twitter

AGAPE

Agape

AGAPE exists to serve the needs of families and children in Middle Tennessee through adoption, foster care and unplanned pregnancy support services, as well as faith based counseling and psychological services with an unconditional agape love. This year the agency will conduct over 12,000 counseling sessions in seventeen locations across the region, and at any given time will be serving fifteen to twenty families through adoption, foster care and maternity support. Read more

Connect:  agapenashville.org  |  facebook  |  twitter

LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

Lipscomb University Missions

Lipscomb Missions exists to recruit, train and send out short-term mission teams, equipping our community with a hands-on understanding of God’s worldwide mission and challenging us all to join in, no matter what our studies, talents or careers might be. Our missions staff and team leaders spend countless hours encouraging and equipping more than 700 servants each year, who spread the love of God through nearly 50 different mission opportunities around the world. Read more

Connect:  lipscomb.edu/missions  |  facebook  |  twitter

GRACEWORKS

GraceWorks Ministries

GraceWorks is a Christian-based nonprofit in Franklin, TN that provides basic needs to help people in Williamson County move past a point of crisis. The GraceWorks organization is composed of approximately 50-55 local partner churches in Williamson County. Their mission statement: “United by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ, GraceWorks is dedicated to sharing the hope and grace of God by helping our neighbors in need.” Their facility in Franklin houses a substantial food pantry and thrift store, as well as their client services office where they provide personal and financial counseling. Read more

Connect:  graceworksministries.net  |  facebook  |  twitter

LEAVING THE COCOON

Leaving the Cocoon

Vicki Harvey-Helgesen began going into prisons with the Federal Outreach Ministry in 2003. “I saw how the women were coming back in like a revolving door, and my mentor, Helen Cox, said ‘These women need Christian mentors.’ So I started mentoring, and the ladies I mentored didn’t go back to prison. We now have over 100 volunteers who mentor, cook, conduct Bible studies, and teach life skills at the TN Prison for Women.”  -Vicki Read more

Connect:  leavingthecocoon.net

YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT SERVICES

Youth Encouragement Services

Youth Encouragement Services (Y.E.S.) provides after-school and summer programs for underprivileged children in Nashville. We provide tutoring and homework help, bible lessons and a summer bible camp, computer labs and college scholarships, a safe place to play off the streets, and staff and volunteers who love them. Our goal is to help at risk youth succeed in school, in life, and in faith.  Read more  |   Sponsor a child

Connect:  youthencouragement.org  |  facebook  |  twitter

 

Mission Trips

Ladies’ Ghana Trip 2015

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The Pearl House

Jennifer Pagel and Melissa Logue are building a team of 20 ladies to visit our missionary Courtney Garland at The Pearl House this October 14-23.

Cost is $1750 per individual, plus another $300 per person for digging a new well in a Ghanaian village. These costs do not include passport and visa fees or required vaccinations.

Contact Jennifer or Melissa for further details.