The mission of missions is the church and the mission of the church is missions.
The advance of the Gospel is dear to the heart of God, at the core of the purpose of the church, and therefore part of the heartbeat of Linwood Community Church.
We believe that every believer is to be involved in missions locally and globally.
Think Global; Act Local
There are a variety of missions opportunities to equip you for and help you engage in missions. There are several local and international partners. Regular giving through the local church is also a way to participating in advancing missions as a portion of LCC's annual budget goes toward missions support.
Local Ministries and Agencies
Local partner and supported ministries.
ACS is a private, independent non-denominational school providing co-education for students from ages 6 months to 12th grade. Their goal is to develop students to have a heart for God, love for people and desire to change the world.
ACRM founded in 1964 to preach the gospel and meet the physical, emotion, spiritual and basic needs of the poor and those who are bruised by addiction.
Hope Pregnancy Center ministers to young women in crisis pregnancies and demonstrates the love of Jesus through Biblical counseling and practical assistance. Their goal is for moms to choose life.
Pilgrim Academy was founded in 1971 and provides a strong college preparatory liberal arts education to students from pre-k to 12th grade. Their goal is to provide an excellent Christian education and for students to accept God’s call to redemption and apply Christianity to every area of their lives.
Missionary Partners and Agencies
The following are Gospel partners both locally and around the globe that we partner with in financial support and involvement.
God uses a variety of means to advance His mission from Bible translation, church planting, radio, medical services, school training and more. It is exciting to see the worldwide impact of our prayers and support. Missionaries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and across the United States reach out to others to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who do not yet know Him as Savior and Lord.
Chris Anderson is the Vice President of Biblical Ministries Worldwide. He’s essentially a “Missions Catalyst” (his preferred title) who gets to preach on missions in churches, colleges, camps, and conferences while also recruiting missionaries and networking with existing missionaries. His comment: “I LOVE IT!”
Chris is also the President and Chief Editor for Church Works Media, where he has published hymns like “His Robes for Mine” and “For the Sake of His Name,” the Gospel Meditations devotional series, and books like The God Who Satisfies, Panosian, and a book on the power of Christian hymns called “Theology That Sticks.”
Jim & Joanne Callahan serve as director at Cedar Lane Missionary Homes in Laurel Springs, NJ. CLMH Provides short-term housing for US missionaries while they are on furlough from serving the Lord overseas.
Jack & Karen Helmer minister with CRU in Harker Heights, TX near Ft. Hood. Jack serves as Director of Valor Campus Veterans which focuses on Military Veterans on college campuses. They are committed to building disciples of Jesus by reaching these veterans and their families with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Jennifer & Steve Hu minister with CRU in Santa Barbara, CA. As Local Missions Director, Jennifer shepherds and coaches teams in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Central Valley and Hawaii. Her ministry is sharing Christ with college students and discipling them to do the same.
Bill and Darla Ebert minister at the Center for Biblical Studies – Institute and Seminary in Antipolo, Philippines started by Bill’s father, Dan Ebert, III, and Bill’s brother, Dan Ebert, IV in 1989. Bill teaches classes, leads bible studies and preaches. Darla assists with proofreading, letter writing, leads ladies groups and seminars.
Pam D’Andre serves with EFCA International in Kiev, Ukraine with those who are marginalized in society. As the Faith Community Coordinator for Ukraine, she teaches nurses and volunteers how to care for others in the local church and beyond. Ministries at the Christian Community Health Center logos include spiritual, physical, and educational development.
Gene and Linda Wilson minister with EFCA International in Plantation, Florida. They serve to equip church planters and catalyze the gospel movements all over the world through Read Global, the international mission of the Evangelical Free Church of America. They serve on the Global Equipping team and lead others who develop, empower and release national church planters in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Linda also has a James 1:27 ministry to widows and women who are alone.
Hanna and Evelyn Shahin minister with Endure International in Cary, North Carolina. Hanna is the founder and President of Endure, a church planting ministry focused on the Middle East and North Africa.
Tom and Lorna Simcox minister with Friends of Israel Gospel Ministries (FOI) in Ewing, NJ. Tom serves as the Church Ministries Training Coordinator and Northeastern Ministry Mobilizer. Tom teaches, evangelizes, conducts outreach and write for Israel My Glory magazine. Loran, a Jewish believer is Editor-in-Chief of Israel My Glory and author of The Search, a book that tells the story of how she came to faith in Christ.
Rich and Lori Felder serve with Frontiers in Turkey as part of a church planting team. Rich is a filmmaker, producing short films of the Gospel story of Jesus to be used in internet ministries.
Dana and Debbie Cherry serve with Greater Europe Mission in Germany using eDot (electronic discipleship and outreach training) to train believers all over Europe to serve and reach the lost for Christ.
Tim and Kathy Sheetz serve with Handi*Vangelism International in Akron, PA. Tim is the former Executive Director and current Founder and Ambassador of Handi*Vangelism Ministries. This ministry provides programs, resources and support for people with disabilities and their parents. It also provides for bereaved parents, people who have been abused, and individuals and families faced with mental health issues. They train and equip others to reach out to people in need with their own families, churches and communities.
Dan and Debbie Shoemaker minister with RMI (Reciprocal Ministries in Ft. Meyers, FL. Dan serves as the President of RMI. He is responsible for the overall direction of the organization as well as promoting C3 partnerships in churches and at mission conferences. LCC has a partnership with our sister church in Anse-A-Veau. Debbie serves as Director of Communications for RMI.
Steve and Cyndie Iwan minister with SIM in Ghana, West Africa. They are involved with leadership development and discipleship training.
Dan and Debbie Kensel serve with the Sowers Hand International in Thailand. They continue teaching and sharing the Gospel to many who have never heard it. God is truly working in the hearts of these remote people.
Nick and Debbie Siemens have been ministering with Trans World Radio since 1980. They currently serve in Leun, Germany spreading the Gospel via radio programs in countries of the former Soviet Union.
Bob and Sheila Felder serve with WAVES Campus Ministries in Miami, FL to bridge the gap between college students and the Lord Jesus Christ. Meetings and all activities are designed to reach the lost and disciple new and mature Christians.
Dan and Lucia Brubaker minister with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Dan facilitates Bible translation, literacy and scripture use for several Malian languages through language software consulting.
Jim and Karan Romaine currently serve with Missions To The World in New York City. Jim teaches classes and praises the Lord he and Karan are loving, serving and sharing the Gospel in NYC. Jim will be transitioning to CPI (Church Planting International) in January 2021.
Our Sister Church in Haiti
In addition we also have a special "sister church" relationship with a church in Anse-A-Veau, Haiti. A team from LCC makes regular trips to this very special ministry to help meet the needs they may have.