The Nappanee Missionary Church is all about partnerships. We thrive on linking arms and doing ministry with strategic partners locally, regionally and globally. Here are just a few of our strategic partners located around the world.
Devon Oasis, Chicago, IL
Devon Oasis Center is a Christian ministry which cares for needs of local refugees and immigrants living in Chicago. They provide free assistance for our many neighbors and friends who come from all nations and religions. Their calling is to show the love of Christ to the vulnerable in our community. Devon Oasis is directed by Rev. Bob Andrews. Devon Oasis is a service of the Missionary Church. For more information about this ministry, visit their website at devonoasis.org
The Revolution, Gary, IN
The Revolution, in Gary, Indiana, is a church that is committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Their mission is to relevantly introduce the truth of Christ to the Hip-Hop culture by developing purpose, unity and leadership. This ministry is lead by pastor Ryan Flemming. For more information about The Revolution, visit their website at therevolutionchurch.net.
ISI (Iron Sharpens Iron), South Bend, IN
ISI stands for Iron Sharpens Iron and is based on Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” They exist to see the youth leaders of the South Bend Community become positive influencers who challenge, encourage, and sharpen their peers, their families, and their community. They believe that heavily investing in a small number of students at a very deep level will produce greater long-term benefits. More information about ISI can be found on their website at transformation58.com.
New Life Fellowship, Topeka
New Life Fellowship began in the summer of 2004. It formed as a result of several people desiring to see their community transformed by the power of Christ. NLF began meeting in a bank basement in Topeka, Indiana. Later NLF moved to meeting Sunday mornings to Meadowview Elementary School. On March 16, 2008 NLF moved into its church building located 3.5 miles South of the intersection of U.S. 20 and S.R. 5. New Life is a partner church with Nappanee Missionary Church. NLF continues to grow and reach the community for Christ. If you would like to know more about NLF, visit their website at nlf-online.org.
Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre, Kenya
The Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre exists to rescue orphaned and abandoned children to raise them up in a loving environment and to find adoptive parents for them to be placed with. The center is located outside Nakuru on three acres of land donated by the local Ngata Africa Gospel Church. The ministry of the AGC Baby Centre is overseen by Africa Gospel Church and World Gospel Mission. For more information on this ministry, visit our website at : itsallaboutthebabies.blogspot.com.
El Sembrador School, Honduras
El Sembrador is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to educating, discipling, and challenging the future leaders of Honduras. The primary vision of the school has always been to sow the seeds of Jesus through the teaching of God’s Word with love and a genuine concern for the students. Students at El Sembrador get the education that is needed to break the cycle of poverty for them and their families. More importantly, they graduate equipped to transform their communities, their nation, and the world for Christ. For more information on this ministry, visit their website at www.el-sembrador.org.
Church Planting Movement in Greater Juarez, Mexico
Led by Lucio and Rosita Ontiveros, the work in the greater Juarez, Mexico area includes three churches; Riveras, Jesus Caranza and El Millon. Each church has their own national leadership and their own church building. Nappanee Missionary Church has been involved with this area through leadership development and short term missions teams. The teams have helped with building projects when needed. Additionally, NMC has annually assisted the local church in distributing back to school supplies in August and Christmas food packages in December.
Church Planting & Disciple Making Movement in northeast, India
The United Missionary Church of India has a strong church planting and disciple-making movement in the West Bengal area of India. Little Flock Fellowship, a part of the United Missionary Church, has a ministry that extends into the countries of Bhutan, Nepal and Bangledesh. It also operates the Discipleship Training Center which blends theological training with practical ministry internships. This movement is indigenous movement maintain a strong prayer emphasis while sharing God’s love in new areas.
CBI (Calcutta Bible Institute), based in Kolkata is a correspondence Bible education program that has enrolled well over 100,000 students in its history.
The Greater Middle East Initiative
The Greater Middle East Initiative is a partnership spearheaded by Michel Khalil, a passionate leader who desires to share the Gospel with men and women in the Middle East. Under his leadership, we strategically link arms with local churches, organizations, and missionaries and focus on five specific areas: training leaders, discipling converts, equipping national missionaries, serving churches who are serving refugees, and evangelizing. Our main purpose and goal simply is to make fully committed disciples of Jesus Christ. Through showing the love of Jesus, we believe we can bring healing to some of the darkest and most dangerous places in our world.