Less under our tree means more for the world.

More to plant churches and train pastors, more to help refugees in difficult situations, more to feed children and bring clean drinking water, more to equip teachers and build schools—more HOPE for the world.

Learn how your gifts helped our global partners last year 

Darko Mikulic

Slavonski Brod Baptist Church
Slavonski Brod, Croatia
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Salary Stipend

Salary stipend for pastoral staff. Pastor Darko Mikulic cannot sustain his family on the tithes of his small church.

$9,600
Outreach & Church Planting

Evangelism outreach and church planting ministry opportunities.

$1,000
Youth Camps

Slavonski Brod Baptist Church will host a winter youth camp and a summer Bible kids camp to reach their community with the gospel.

$1,000
Church Renovation

Church renovation projects to provide better ministry environments for the church.

$4,000
Training Scholarships

Scholarship for pastor’s wife’s education and training.

$500
Radio Ministry

Money to support their weekly city radio ministry—helping to reach more people with the gospel.

$1,000
Outreach to Families in Need

Social program to help families in need in their community.

$2,000

Steffen Weil

mittendrin
Potsdam, Germany
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Salary Stipend (Pastor & Support Staff)

Salary stipends for Pastor Steffen Weil and the leadership and support staff of mittendrin Church.

$13,000
Refugee Ministry

mittendrin has extended their ministry with refugees with the recent influx from Syria, Iraq and North Africa. Recently, Potsdam opened another location close to the city center and mittendrin wants to help support them. This part-time stipend can provide a small salary to focus even more on this work.

$8,000
Church Office & Counseling Center

mittendrin has experienced a 20 percent growth in attendance each year since 2012 and added six new staff. The leadership team has identified a rental property which will allow for the church to have the much-needed office space with the addition of space for a counseling center and multi-ministry purpose rooms.

$6,000
Local Outreach Event

Each year mittendrin takes the opportunity to create an outreach event in the city. While they do not have defined plans for their next outreach they do plan on having another connection point between mittendrin and the city.

$1,500
Worship Instruments

mittendrin is in need of a keyboard/synthesizer. They currently rely on their members to bring their own instruments for praise and worship on Sundays.

$6,000
Office Furniture

Due to their limited space and furniture needs, their current six staff members double up in the work area. The hope is to have a dedicated desk or work area for each of the staff members. This will allow them to maximize their ministry efforts and planning by having their own dedicated resources.

$2,000
Salary Stipend for Professor

FTH wants to hire a part-time professor whose job would be to teach, lecture and write about "religious freedom and the persecution of Christians", both for their students and as a resource for the churches in Germany. As these problems become more worrisome, even in Europe, FTH feels their students and the churches in Germany need to be more informed about them.

$10,000
Church Sound System

mittendrin’s original sound systems was purchased on a shoe-string budget to give the church audio support for Sunday worship services. While it has served its purpose, it has become a distraction during services.

$2,000
Salary Stipend (Leadership Interns)

Salary stipends for leadership interns to help with expenses.

$2,000
Ministry Transportation

A ministry vehicle would be used at a minimum of three times a week in addition to other needs. Several uses would be: Pick up mission teams from the airport, transport sound equipment for Sunday morning services, transport items for church festivals, staff use for purchasing large supplies for the office and ministries, transport people and items for teen retreats and other small group retreat, and help members of the church move.

$6,000
Salary Stipend for Professor

FTH wants to hire a part-time professor whose job it would be to teach, lecture and write on the subject of "religious freedom and the persecution of Christians", both for our students and as a resource for the churches in Germany. As these problems become more worrisome, even in Europe, we feel our students and our churches need to be more informed about them.

$3,500

Johnathan Macris

Hellenic Ministries
Athens, Greece
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Student Scholarships

These funds will support two scholarships for Bible School students interning with Hellenic Ministries in the church planting program called Acceleration.

$6,250
Basketball Court & Cafe

Hellenic Ministries recently acquired a warehouse that is being used for a church building. These funds will help create a basketball court and café in the warehouse.

$6,250
Team Travel Expenses

Hellenic Ministries is sending teams of young people to various places throughout Greece for the purpose of creating home fellowships with interested individuals and families. These funds will be used for gas and expenses for the teams.

$6,250
Bibles

These funds will be used for the purchase and distribution of modern Greek New Testaments to villages, towns and cities throughout rural Greece.

$6,250

Dr. Imad Shehadeh

JETS
Amman, Jordan
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Student Scholarships

Most students come from poor backgrounds and are unable to pay tuition fees and living costs. This money permits two individual student scholarships to Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS).

$20,000

Angel Barrientos

Comas CMA Church
Comas, Peru
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Public High Schools

Our partner in Comas is involved in working with parents of students in strategic public high schools. These schools’ demographics include students with the most pronounced poverty and social problems. For 2018, the church has planned three weekend retreats for 100 parents they have been working with for the past several years. These are parents of the students with the most significant issues. The planned retreats will include times of in-depth focused teaching, counseling and prayer, with the aim of understanding, healing and restoration. The amount budgeted represents 25 percent of the total cost of the three retreats which would serve 300 parents.

$3,000
Community Professional Services

Our partner in Comas provides professional support each week to members of the community with financial, legal and psychological problems. Due to the growth of these services and the fruit resulting from this ministry, the church has planned to increase the amount they provide in 2018. Due to the complexity of some of the cases, they need to provide some compensation for professional services.

$3,000
Savings and Credit Association Operations

The Comas outreach ministry which serves the poor by teaching them to save and improve their lives in practical ways continues to flourish. Nearing 1,000 members, there are almost 100 savings groups throughout the community. In 2017, 110 previously unchurched savings group members have come to relationship with Christ through this ministry, inviting Him into their lives and beginning their journey of faith. Some 65 of these members are being actively discipled using their six-month curriculum. They are preparing for baptism in early December.

$10,000
Special Projects

Fellowship has five mission trips scheduled with our partner in Comas in 2018. During these trips, team members will work alongside their church members in special projects including conferences, home construction, outreach and community service. These resources will help to fund these activities.

$12,000
Church Infrastructure

The first phase of construction of the new sanctuary in Comas’ is nearing completion. These funds will help provide the resources required for the sound system and acoustics.

$20,000
Pastoral Support

Our partner in Comas serves their community in nine church locations, several of which are not yet self-sustaining. Fellowship contributes to the salaries of the four pastors who head up the ministry in the public schools, savings and credit association, children’s Sunday school and worship.

$24,000

Luis Lopez del Aguila

Rimac CMA Church
Rimac, Peru
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School Classroom Roofing

Our new partner in Rimac is in immediate need of new roofing for their school (Pre-K through high school). Our financial support in helping to fund this major project will be our first opportunity to serve them.

$12,000
Potential Partnership in Bolivia

They have included funding for this in our plans for several years. However, each year has been met with obstacles preventing this from happening. Mario Perez, President of the Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA) Churches in Peru has specifically requested Fellowship to travel to Bolivia with him in 2018 to explore the possibilities of a future relationship with the CMA churches there.

$2,000

Dr. Peter Mitskevich

MTS
Moscow, Russia
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Train Ministry Leaders

Moscow Theological Seminary and its nine regional learning centers, directed by Dr. Peter Mitskevich, are working to train and equip nearly 1,000 church and ministry leaders each year across Russia’s nine time zones. In a nation where less than one percent of the people are evangelical believers, there is a critical need to prepare workers for this great field of opportunity.

$15,000
Equip Church Leaders

Develop and equip future church leaders and existing pastors through North Caucasus Bible Institute (NCBI).

$12,000
Center for Church Planting

It is estimated that 90 percent of the towns and villages across Russia are still without a Bible-teaching church. The vision of the Center for Church Planting (CCP) is to train, inspire, and equip church planters to establish 50 new churches in central Russia and then across the nation, pursuing the Great Commission and seeking the transformation of this nation with so few believers today.

$20,000
New Ministry Training Center

Leadership of the Russian Baptist Union have identified Vologda, in northern Russia, as a key location due to the great need for training and strengthening churches in the several states north and east of St. Petersburg. Support is needed to engage a center director, establish a new training location, obtain furniture and teaching resources, and help with student support.

$15,000

Dinislam Salpagarov

New Life Church
Karachaevsk, Russia
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Salary Stipend

Most pastors cannot sustain their families on the tithes of a small church. This money helps provide salary stipends for pastoral staff.

$3,600

Andrej Lovse

Josiah Venture
Maribor, Slovenia
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Salary Stipend

Most pastors cannot sustain their families on the tithes of a small church. This money helps provide salary stipends for pastoral staff.

$6,000
Train Ministry Leaders

Scholarship money to help pay for leadership training and conferences.

$2,000
Construction

Money to provide more children’s classroom additions.

$2,000
Add More Classrooms

Money to provide more children’s classroom additions.

$3,000
Complete Home Apartment

A few years ago, a guest apartment and an office were built in the attic of Andrej Lovse home. Even though it is not fully finished it has already been a blessing to many teams and individuals. In the next year, he would love to finish it. He also desires to build a small kitchen, finish all the walls and provide electricity to the apartment. Once finished, he plans on offering it as a place for rest to Christians. They are also praying if we could rent it out as vacation apartment (since we live close to the river and a spa) and with that make some additional support for our family.

$3,000

James Baak

SMARD
Yei, South Sudan
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Salary Stipend

Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation and Development (SMARD) relies heavily on their church partners to support their salary stipends and operational costs.

$16,000
Salary Stipends for Teachers

Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation and Development (SMARD) relies heavily on their church partners to support their Hope School teacher’s salaries and administrative costs.

$12,000
Bible Literacy

Our giving will cover the cost of Bible Literacy teachers and materials as Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation and Development (SMARD) provides an opportunity for illiterate church members who desire to read their Bibles in their local language.

$8,000
Greenhouse Project

Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation and Development (SMARD) has strategically undertaken a greenhouse growing project that will cultivate high quality vegetables. The purpose of this project is three-fold. First, to generate profit through the sale of produce which will offset the organizational overhead costs. Second, to be a source of provision for the impoverished and hungry with unsold items. Third, our greenhouses will be an educational opportunity to train and instruct people to grow food and provide food for themselves and their families.

$20,000
Hope School Kitchen & Fence

This money would build a kitchen for the Hope School and provide a perimeter fence. Many students cannot travel home for food at lunch because they come so far to get here so we would like to have something on site for making food. Currently, there is not a kitchen at the school.

$13,084
Pastoral Leadership Training

Your giving supports pastoral leadership training. Access to formal Bible training such as seminary is very limited and what is available is expensive. That closes the door to most pastors who need to be better equipped. James Baak has assembled a version of Pastoral Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) for pastors that focusses on Bible Study Methods, New Testament Survey, Personal Spiritual Life, Biblical Leadership, Peace Building, Church Administration, Systematic Theology and Delivering Biblical Messages. This training is a two-year program where the pastors meet for two weeks, twice a year.

$7,000
Youth Leadership Training

Youth leadership training is a short-term training that provide basics leadership skills to youth leaders who are leading groups in churches. This training will teach youth leaders how to influence their peers to live as followers of Jesus Christ and share the gospel of Christ with others in their networks.

$7,000
Curriculum Development

We conduct various trainings on pastoral leadership, youth and women leadership, peacebuilding, trauma healing etc. We intend to develop basic materials to guide our trainings. We will hire a consultant who is an expert to help develop a coherent content relevant to South Sudanese context.

$3,000

Peter Garang

ALARM
Lietnhom, South Sudan
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Christian Leadership Institute

Christian Leadership Institute of Sudan (CLISS) began in 2003 and has been developed to provide a sound biblical and theological education for pastors and leaders chosen by their denominational leaders. Students are bi-vocational and many travel for hundreds of miles to come to Yei for a month at a time, three times per year. Over the course of three years, they take 45 week-long courses and graduate with a diploma in Biblical Studies. Each student is required to mentor 10 others in the same material throughout their course of study as a requirement for graduation. That equates to over 350 people being trained!

$41,015
Pastoral Leadership Training Institute

Prior to 2011, there was no formal pastoral training in the Lietnhom beyond the teaching team that Fellowship would send each November. We partnered together with African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) to pilot this more formal program with a curriculum track that provides basic, sound biblical and theological education for pastors, many of whom didn’t even own a Bible. In 2013, the first Pastoral Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) class graduated. In 2015, the second class graduated, and this November, we sent another team to teach the next session with the new class of pastors and students.

$24,532
Women’s & Children’s Conference

Women in South Sudan traditionally are not empowered to learn, to read or write and advance in their culture. Through African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) Women's Empowerment Program and teaching from Fellowship, women are being empowered and are now able to read the Word of God on their own. We are also able to come alongside the children in Lietnhom, sharing the gospel and teaching them the Word of God, thus investing in these future leaders of South Sudan.

$18,802
Support for Staff

African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) now has staff teams in a number of key locations throughout South Sudan in addition to where we are involved in Lietnhom and Yei. ALARM relies heavily on their church partners to support administrative costs, while they are also working on income-generating and self-sustaining solutions.

$48,000
Additional PLTI Funds

Prior to 2011, there was no formal pastoral training in the Lietnhom beyond the teaching team that Fellowship would send each November. We partnered together with African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) to pilot this more formal program with a curriculum track that provides basic, sound biblical and theological education for pastors, many of whom didn’t even own a Bible. In 2013, the first Pastoral Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) class graduated. In 2015, the second class graduated, and this November, we sent another team to teach the next session with the new class of pastors and students.

$34,290
Sunday School Teacher Training

As ladies in the ALARM’s Women's Empowerment Program grow, they need ongoing training to continue on the path toward empowerment. This money would support Sunday School teacher training in Juba.

$8,000

Rosemary Khamati

PEACE, Int'l
Adjumani, Uganda
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Peacebuilding Facilitator

It is not possible to explain the level of trauma every single person in a refugee camp has endured, and endures on a regular basis. One of the greatest single needs is proper trauma counseling and peacebuilding training for selected pastors. This money would provide a facilitator for the training.

$21,774
Refugee Camp School Supplies

There is only one school in the area of the Adjumani refugee camp. School supplies are essential to a proper learning environment for the children. This money would provide the necessary supplies for the school.

$6,835
Teacher Salaries

To have a school, you must have teachers. The school will not run without our financial help. This money helps support three trained Ugandan teachers and one untrained Sudanese teacher.

$20,400
School Chaplain Support

The school chaplain works with children and teachers, three days a week, to take them through Bible teaching and devotions. He also pairs up with coordinating our church leader’s trainings in trauma healing and peacebuilding.

$2,400
Office Space

Renting an office space allows more stability for Rosemary Khamati to conduct operations in Adjumani. This permits her to be more efficient and effective for ministry work.

$3,000
Project Manager

Support for project manager in Adjumani. This position will help Rosemary Khamati to conduct operations.

$5,591
Office Support & Supplies

The work Partnerships for East African Community Empowerment International (PEACE) is doing with South Sudanese refuges in the Adjumani refugee camp is incredible. It is our joy to assist with supporting the administrative function of this ministry by providing office support and supplies.

$24,700

2017 Global Giving

Less under our tree means more for the world.
 

Every December, it's our privilege at Fellowship Bible Church to take a few weeks and place special emphasis on what God is doing around the world through our global partnerships. We call this season "Global Christmas"—a reminder to look beyond ourselves and the enjoyment of decorating trees and exchanging gifts, to embrace hurting people who are in need of the good news of Jesus Christ.

We invite you to take part in what God is doing around the world and live out our value of generosity by sharing our resources with a hurting world in need, all to benefit the kingdom of God through our global partnerships.

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Updated December 8, 2017

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