“From Metro Washington to the Ends of the Earth”
Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) with seven locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The Mission operates an emergency shelter, a Spiritual Transformation Program for troubled men, a food pantry, a retreat and recreation center, programs for isolated seniors, families, and children, medical and educational services, and transitional and low-cost housing. www.missiondc.org
Child Evangelism Fellowship (NOVA) CEF is located in Springfield, VA and evangelizes and disciples boys and girls with the Gospel. CEF partners with local schools and churches to engage children in fun ways. Good News Clubs are held both during and after school. Each month youth enroll in the Truth Chasers club and learn through an exciting Bible correspondence course. The Fair Ministry combines with summer missionary training to teach students to become Christian Youth in action. There is a Korean Division with material taught in Korean. Each component inspires parents and children to live Godly lives. www.cefnova.org
Sanctity of Life Ministries (SLM Fairfax/Alexandria) Sanctity of Life Ministries exists to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and affirm life in the womb. We fulfill our mission by offering compassionate support, education and medical services to those who face challenging sexual health decisions. Our mission is carried out at two medical clinics in Alexandria and Fairfax, where we offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, parenting classes, post abortion counseling and limited material needs assistance. Our goal is to point our clients to Life in Christ…Life in the Womb.
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry (Fairfax) serves male and female inmates through a variety of ministry tools to include Bible classes, worship services, one on one mentoring, and literature distribution. As part of the Programs department in the jail, under the supervision of the Chaplain, these opportunities for spiritual advance are accomplished through the faithful service of a multitude of approved volunteers. The goal is to help an inmate succeed upon his/her release from incarceration. www.goodnewsjail.org
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA-Fairfax) FCA presents to athletes, coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of submitting to and serving Jesus in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Accomplished through a variety of activities and relationships; one core activity is the “Huddle” or meetings on high school and university campuses in the Fairfax/NVA area. www.novafca.org
Campus Crusade for Christ International (USA) (Cru)
Three families worship at or have strong ties with Knollwood Community Church and serve as missionaries with Campus Crusade for Christ International. www.Cru.org
- Jim and Diane Dempsey Jim serves as National Director for Global Campus Development for Cru. In additon to working with Jim, Diane serves as national administrator for Destino, Cru's ministry to Latinos as well as administrator for Christian Embassy, Cru's ministry to leaders on Capital Hill. The Dempsey's joined Cru 32 years ago and are committed to seeing college students won to Christ.
- Chris & Lori Luhrman Sensing a clear leading from the Lord, we have recently moved to Richmond, VA to hopefully launch and shepherd new college ministries with a specific focus on ethnic minority students. As a family, we will seek to bring the gospel to EVERY student - even the ones that have been traditionally challenging for Cru to resource and reach. Our focus is on reaching VCU, the University of Richmond and Historically-Black Colleges such as Virginia Union University and Norfolk State University. In addition, Chris will be acting as a coach to help missional teams throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to think through how they can expand their vision and reach their whole campuses.
- Joe & Melissa Summers Joe and Melissa serve in Cru's Mid-Atlantic Headquarters, working to win students and faculty to Christ, build them in their faith, and send them out as Christ-centered laborers. They specialize in Fund Development, a role which mainly involves coaching others, planning large-scale outreaches, and hosting fundraising events. Melissa's role also stretches to include conference planning and working with high school students. Joe and Melissa are new to Cru staff and marriage, starting both as a couple in May of 2015.
Connection Points Randy Newman is an author who has published several books on evangelism. He offers help through teaching venues as an "evangelism coach" and creates a rich library of books, blogs, and articles to assist others. www.connectionpoints.us
Reliant Ministries Two individuals grew up at Knollwood Community Church and serve as missionaries with Great Commission Ministries. www.gcmweb.org
- Michelle Bedker assists h20 Church in Pittsburgh, PA as a church planter. She aids college students as they learn to be fully-devoted followers of Christ through relationships as she teaches them how to evangelize and disciple others. She is a key coordinator for small groups.
- Leo Gonzalez is the Community Groups Coordinator for Crossroads Church located in Morgantown, WV. He is the key developer of outreach efforts as he trains and develops Community Group leaders with local ministries and mission partners in Asia, Europe, and the Dominican Republic.
Christian Answers for a New Age (CANA). Marcia Montenegro works with Fellowship International Ministry (www.fim.org) as an author, educator, and radio personality. Through these mediums she helps those who are exploring different paths that claim to lead to truth or to holistic spirituality (“New Age”). www.ChristianAnswersfortheNewAge.org
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Abner and Gloria Vallejo and their family serve as missionaries in Los Mochis, Mexico through their church Shalom Baptist. They coordinate the establishment of Home Churches, Career Assistance Classes, Church Planting, Youth Ministries, Sports Ministries, and Medical Assistance as a tangible way to share the Gospel.
North Africa/Middle East Knollwood partners with a family that works in the Middle East. Their son has recently begun college in the U.S. and they are spending the next few months meeting with U.S. ministry staff to determine how to proceed during this phase of their lives. Until recently they served by successfully drafting and presenting media (TV/Radio) programs which provided opportunities for listeners to discover Jesus. These programs are now entirely developed and broadcast by the indigenous personnel they trained. These broadcasts are heard throughout North Africa. For more information, contact the Knollwood Missions Ministry.
Bogota, Colombia. Children’s Vision International Inc. (CVII) takes in abandoned, abused, and high risk infants and small children from the street and provides them a home, food, clothing, education, recreation, and full medical attention. Their aim is to provide a place where children are safe, warm, and happy by giving the child a bed, good food, a warm shower, practical clothes, a big stuffed animal, and lots of love. They also provide the children with an education that includes bilingual studies, cross cultural experiences, and gives them the skills to change a nation. CVII currently raises the children based on ages in three different homes; Genesis House, Exodus Boys House, Numbers Girls House. In addition there are two schoolhouses; Leviticus House, and the Beginning of Wisdom School. The KCC missions ministry working closely with the children’s ministry will sponsor two Colombian children in the upcoming year.
Global The International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights agency that rescues victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts, and laws - effectively protect the poor. www.ijm.org