Outreach is an activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services.
A Christian missionary can be defined as “one who is to witness across cultures.” Missionaries can be found in many countries around the world. Jesus instructed the apostles to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20). This verse is referred to by Christian missionaries as the Great Commission and inspires missionary work.
“Missional living” is a Christian term that describes a missionary lifestyle; adopting the posture, thinking, behaviors, and practices of a missionary in order to engage others with the gospel message.
OUTREACH & MISSIONARY MINISTRIES SUPPORTED BY EPIPHANY ANGLICAN FELLOWSHIP
As a church Epiphany has from the very first service supported missionaries. We loveto reach out to the World with the Good News of Jesus and are doing so in many places both domestically and in foreign lands. Through this link you will find information of those we wholeheartedly support in prayer and often with our financial resources. If you feel inspired to give financially you can do so by making a check out to Epiphany and just write a note explaining how you would like for us to use it. As a Church family we are giving several hundred dollars a month to support these many ministries. Thanks be to God for the faithfulness of His people.
Outreach and Support of Missionaries at Epiphany
We are guided by the scriptures to love our neighbor as ourselves and to go and make disciples…We are also always asking the questions…How is Jesus served in this? And who among us will carry the vision with his/her passion? It will be led by the Spirit of God and by at least one individual who has a burning desire and commitment to see it happen.
We support various missionaries in the United States as well as around the world. We also support a number of outreach organizations in our local community. Epiphany supports what these different people and groups are doing to be Jesus “with skin on,” to spread the message of the Gospel and to love and care for those in need or those facing trials.
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” — Hebrews 13:2
NAVIGATORS - Bob and Val Schnackenberg
Regional Representatives for Eurasia (Russia/Siberia, Ukraine and Central Asia) giving pastoral insight and shepherding to staff living in the Eurasia Region. They can always use more support for normal daily needs. Bob is Fr. Gerry’s brother and the son of Joyce Brower (Longmont Epiphany.) Val is Pam’s sister. We support through monthly giving.
To learn more about Navigators – www.navigators.org
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST - Ian and Teri Rutter
To learn more about Campus Crusade for Christ – www.cru.org
VOICE OF THE MARTYRS
VOM Mission Statement: “Serving the persecuted church through practical and spiritual assistance while leading Christians in the free world into fellowship with them.”
The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christmas organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States.
Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today through the following main purposes:
Their ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3: Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
In 1966, Wurmbrand testified before the Internal Security Subcommittee of the US Senate about the treatment that Christians received under Communist governments, raising world-wide interest in Christian persecution, and through his influence several missions were founded around the world to help support Christians who suffered under Communist persecution. After the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, these missions expanded their focus to include those suffering religious persecution in Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist societies.
We support through monthly giving. To view more about the Voice of the Martyrs click on the following link: http://www.persecution.com
OPERATION MOBILIZATION – since 1957. Operation Mobilization’s role in the Church is to mobilize people to share the knowledge of Jesus and His love with every generation in every nation. OM pioneers and leads initiatives to redeem lives, rebuild communities and restore hope. Today over 5500 OMers are working in over 110 countries bringing God’s unchanging truth to literally millions every year. Epiphany supports a family with $100 a month as they work to share the gospel in a country where Christianity is almost non-existent. www.om.org
Therefore go 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