What is Global Christmas?

 

As we celebrate the gift of Christ to the world, Christmas is a perfect time to give to global missions so others may come to know Christ, initially and more fully! Fellowship Bible Church emphasizes global missions a little differently. Through the years, we have identified twelve indigenous partners to walk alongside, providing support through ongoing prayer, meaningful relationships, and financial resources. Each December, we highlight these partnerships, looking beyond ourselves to the work God accomplishes through them in their local context.

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Beginning Sunday, November 25, you will have the opportunity to join these global projects by either giving online or at your worship service. Your generosity will empower our partners in their ministries to embrace hurting people and to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.

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FSM Peru Family Global Trip
Germany Global Trip
Lietnhom Global Trip

We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.

JOHN R.W. STOTT
FSM Peru Family Global Trip
Germany Global Trip
Lietnhom Global Trip

We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.

JOHN R.W. STOTT

Global Partner Needs

 

Angel Barrientos

  • Comas CMA Church
  • Comas, Peru
  • Global Partner for 17 years
View Angel's needs
Pastor salary stipends

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

$30,000
Savings and Credit Association Ministry

The outreach ministry in Comas, serving the poor by teaching practical savings skills, continues to flourish. There are 1,000 members and 110 have started a relationship with Christ. The ministry is actively discipling and baptizing new believers.

$10,000
Kids Clubs Family Camp

An inaugural weekend Family Camp to introduce 70 unchurched parents to Jesus, and an opportunity for families from the Saturday Kids Clubs to have a fun experience together.

$3,000
Public School Family Camp

An inaugural weekend Family Camp to introduce 70 unchurched parents to Jesus, and an opportunity for families from the public after-school clubs to have a fun experience together.

$3,000
Sunday School Material

The church is in dire need of new Sunday school material, as well as teaching and craft supplies for children from pre-K to 6th grade.

$3,000
Special ministry projects

Fellowship has four mission trips scheduled with our Comas partner in 2019. Teams will serve in special projects including: conferences, home construction, outreach, and community service. These resources will help fund these activities.

$22,000

Andrej Lovse

  • Josiah Venture
  • Maribor, Slovenia
  • Global Partner for 10 years
View Andrej's needs
Salary support for Josiah Venture pastoral staff

Fellowship has partnered in Slovenia with Andrej & Nina Lovse, a Slovenian church planter, and now recently the Josiah Venture National Director. They have many financial needs, and we would like to come alongside them in their work.

$6000
Stipends for leadership

Stipends for developing our young leaders for camps and conferences.

$1150
Renovation of church meeting facility

Continued renovations of our facility (new carpets and couches, kitchen installation).

$2875
Construction on home office

Finishing the guest apartment/office space in our home to house people and teams.

$1150
Marriage Retreat

Marriage retreat for couples in our church.

$2300

Darko Mikulic

  • Slavonski Brod Baptist Church
  • Slavonski Brod, Croatia
  • Global Partner for 11 years
View Darko's needs
Stipend for Pastor Darko

Like other areas where Fellowship is involved, Pastor Darko Mikulic cannot sustain his family with three children on the tithes of Slavonski Brod Baptist Church. Our small amount each year helps supplement Darko’s income and allows him to do the work he’s called to do.

$9,600
Children’s Daycare (Equip and Manage)

Equipping and managing a daycare that will open next year. We desire to serve the most vulnerable families by providing a safe place for children to receive psychological support or practical help and offer job opportunities for women in the church and community.

$3,000
Children Daycare (Fence)

Provide a safe environment for the children by building a fence surrounding the daycare center.

$3,000
Christmas and Easter Camps

Help teens attend our Christmas and Easter camps ($1,000) and help other teens attend the Christian camp on the coast ($500).

$1,500
Helping Families in Town

Help families in need and provide food and school materials for them.

$1,500
Church Building Project (Heating and Air)

Heat/AC for worship center so space can be used as a blessing to the wider community to serve and support families and children throughout the week—daycare, parenting workshops, and support groups.

$6,000
Church Building Project (Roof for Terrace)

Practical needs for church maintenance so that building can be used for ministry throughout the week.

$3,000
Church Building Project (Furniture and Kitchen)

Tables, chairs, cabinets, and supplies needed to complete the vision of the church’s family center—to glorify God and to lovingly serve parents and families in the community.

$4,000

Dinislam Salpagarov

  • New Life Church
  • Karachaevsk, Russia
  • Global Partner for 15 years
View Dinislam's needs
Salary stipend for Pastor Dinislam and staff

Pastor Dinislam Salpagarov is bi-vocational and has a business to supplement his income and care for his family. However, we want to assist him so he can devote more of his time to shepherding the church, building leaders, and proclaiming Christ in an area that is 99% Muslim.

$3,600

Dr. Imad Shehadeh

  • JETS
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Global Partner for 4 years
View Dr. Shehadeh's needs
JETS student scholarship

Forty-seven students from poor backgrounds receive a $1,000 per month scholarship to attend seminary. JETS scholarship provides tuition fees and living expenses, while the students provide necessary services for the seminary.

$47,000
Publishing costs

JETS continues to expand and publish new books, both in Arabic and English. Your gifts will cover the cost of editing, printing and shipping. One book will be seminary notes re-written for the church in a beneficial style for every believer, with special sensitivity to the Arab person.

$29,500
Campus Development (Gate & Security System)

The campus gate needs a new security system that includes cameras and detection equipment. This is vital, due to our location and to the increasing numbers of visitors from different institutions and nationalities.

$5,000

Dr. Peter Mitskevich

  • MTS
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Global Partner for 8 years
View Dr. Mitskevich's needs
Support for North Caucasus Bible Institute (NCBI)

Support for this seminary training center in the north Caucasus region of Russia. Over 120 students (pastors, church planters, Bible teachers, counselors, and ministry leaders) were equipped this past year, with a similar number expected next year.

$10,000
Support for Moscow Theological Seminary (MTS)

Support the ongoing partnership with MTS by equipping faculty and staff to train 400 students at the Moscow campus and by providing resources and faculty to travel to remote locations, strengthening church leaders throughout Russia.

$15,000
MTS Church-Planting Initiative

MTS will plan strategic evangelism and mission conferences for the churches in Russia and provide regional training for future church-planting missionaries. These funds will help support faculty travel and training

$3,000
Unsponsored Strategic Regional Ministry

Support a regional ministry in Novokuznetsk (Siberia) or Chita (Far East) for 2019, helping the Russian church advance its ministry and prepare pastors and leaders in these remote areas.

$8,000
New Evangelism Initiative

Help expand our new evangelism initiative by hosting a regional missions conference to recruit and train 20-30 new missionaries, who will take the gospel to new areas of Russia and plant churches in strategic locations.

$10,000
NCBI Partnership

Increase NCBI partnership to reach a projected $12,000 support level.

$2,000

James Baak

  • SMARD
  • Juba, South Sudan
  • Global Partner for 17 years
View James's needs
Essential SMARD staff salary

Support SMARD’s essential staff with a stipend as they serve on the frontline, restoring hope to local churches and communities in South Sudan by implementing community-driven projects.

$28,782
Hope Secondary School perimeter fence

Providing a perimeter fence will protect the property and assist in managing Hope Secondary School. Cows and members of the community roam around and pose a danger to this new facility and students.

$8,000
Bible Literacy Initiative

Illiteracy is a disability! These funds will provide a stipend for Bible Literacy Initiative’s teachers and materials. The aim is to help church members read their Bibles, empowering them to grow spiritually and physically.

$5,400
James Baak scholarship for Master’s Degree

This amount will cover tuition for James Baak, our global partner, to pursue a Master’s Degree of International Development at Eastern University in Rwanda. James desires additional training from an evangelical perspective that will impact communities.

$6,390
Youth Leadership & Peace-building Training

This project will train youth leaders to reject long-standing violence and political manipulation and to learn forgiveness, peace-building and conflict-resolution skills, equipping them to become leaders in their families and communities.

$7,000

Johnathan Macris

  • Hellenic Ministries
  • Athens, Greece
  • Global Partner for 1 year
View Johnathan's needs
Scholarships for two Bible school students

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

$6,250
City Church/multi-purpose Youth Outreach Center

These funds will help install heating/cooling in a recently acquired warehouse that is being used for a church building.

$6,250
Operation Joshua Bible Challenge

These funds will purchase and distribute modern Greek New Testaments to villages, towns, and cities throughout rural Greece.

$6,250
City Church Expansion (Acceleration)

These funds will be pay for gas and expenses for the teams that Hellenic Ministries sends to various places throughout Greece. The teams will be creating home fellowships with interested individuals and families.

$5,000

Luis Lopez del Aguila

  • Rimac CMA Church
  • Rimac, Peru
  • Global Partner for 1 year
View Luis's needs
Classroom roofs

The roof at the Barton School (pre-k to high school) in Rimac continues to need repairs. This will be our second year to come alongside the Rimac CMA church in helping this school.

$6,000
Special projects for Rimac church

In 2019, Fellowship has two mission trips scheduled with our Rimac partner. Team members will work alongside church members in special projects: conferences, home construction, outreach, and community service. These resources will fund these activities.

$12,000

Peter Garang

  • ALARM
  • Lietnhom, South Sudan
  • Global Partner for 17 years
View Peter's needs
Stipends for ALARM staff

ALARM’s staff teams in key locations throughout South Sudan, Lietnhom, and Yei rely heavily on church partners to support administrative costs, while working on income-generating and self-sustaining solutions.

$48,000
Pastor Leadership Training Initiative (PLTI)

Support for formal pastoral training in Lietnhom, providing sound biblical and theological education for pastors (many of whom do not own a Bible).

$30,000
Women Economic Empowerment-Lietnhom

ALARM's Women's Empowerment Program teaches women to read, write, and study the Word of God on their own. We also share the gospel with the children in Lietnhom, empowering future leaders of South Sudan.

$7,000
Hope Secondary School

ALARM has partnered with Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation and Development (SMARD) to support the Hope Secondary School teachers’ salaries and administrative costs.

$10,000

Rosemary Khamati

  • PEACE, Int'l
  • Adjumani, Uganda
  • Global Partner for 18 years
View Rosemary's needs
Stipend for PEACE, Int'l administration

It’s our joy to support the administration of PEACE, Int'l, a ministry working with South Sudanese refugees in the Adjumani refugee camp.

$12,000
Peace-Building training and facilitator’s fee

One of the greatest needs is a training program to equip pastors for peace-building and trauma counseling as they minister to the ongoing emotional needs of refugees.

$21,774
School supplies for refugee camp

School supplies are essential in a proper learning environment for the children in the only area school of the Adjumani refugee camp.

$6,000
Adjumani teachers’ support

This money helps support three trained and needed Ugandan teachers.

$15,000
Support for the school chaplain

Support for the school chaplain who teaches the Bible to children and teachers and coordinates the church leaders’ training in trauma healing and peace-building.

$2,400
Adjumani office rent

Renting office space allows more stability and efficiency for Rosemary to conduct effective ministry operations in Adjumani.

$3,000
PEACE Int'l project manager’s support

The project manager, the official representative of PEACE, supervises the government requirements for the school, teacher responsibilities, school supplies, PEACE participants, training and materials, reports and evaluations, and serves as a liaison with government agencies.

$4,826
Refugee settlement classroom construction

PEACE ensures South Sudanese children in Olua 1 refugee settlement have access to a quality education—academics, Bible devotions, physical education, and a feeding program. We need to build two classrooms each year to accommodate the growth as we equip future leaders.

$5,000

Steffen Weil

  • mittendrin
  • Potsdam, Germany
  • Global Partner for 9 years
View Steffen's needs
Salary stipend for Weil Family

Monthly financial support for the Weil family

$10,600
Salary stipends for leadership and support staff

Monthly financial support for mittendrin church leadership support staff

$14,400
Multifunctional ministry space rent assistance

One-time gift to offset the monthly rent for office space

$6,000
Second service rent

One-time gift to assist the monthly rent for place of worship in Babelsberg

$2,000
Second service technical equipment

One-time gift to purchase sound equipment for the new church service

$2,000
Office furniture for multifunctional ministry space (lamps, shelves, etc.)

One-time gift to buy equipment for the ever-expanding needs of office space

$1,000
Outreach event (Marktüke, Christmas concert, or similar)

One-time gift to help cover expenses for a city-wide outreach event

$1,500
Part-time salary stipend for Worship Coordinator

Monthly financial support for our new worship coordinator

$2,500

Less Under Our Tree,
More for the World

 

A phrase you may hear at Fellowship is “Less under our tree, more for the world”; this has become our church’s petitioning prayer to financially support our global partners and our church’s desire to shape our Christmas giving.

Those eight words form the perspective we so desperately need during the holidays. Last year, because of your generosity, people found life in Christ, students attended seminary and, through the gospel, churches brought real hope to their communities. Your gifts made a difference in the world!

Your sacrificial giving helps support our partners who are Word Centered and Spirit Dependent. During Global Christmas, will you prayerfully consider joining God’s global vision and work around the world by contributing financially? Will you give so that the good news of Christmas—Christ to and for the world—can be shared with those in desperate need? To demonstrate one of our church’s core values, Not About Ourselves, will you add our global partners to your Christmas list? Help us share the joy and message of Christmas with the world!

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Updated December 12, 2018

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Pray For Our Partners

 
MTS Graduation

The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.

HENRY MARTYN
FSM Pastor Baptizing Peruvian Student
Peruvian boy holding sign
FSM Pastor Baptizing Peruvian Student
Peruvian boy holding sign
MTS Graduation
FSM Pastor Baptizing Peruvian Student

The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.

HENRY MARTYN
Peruvian boy holding sign
Youth concert Slovenia trip
Germany street festival

Supporting our global partners does not begin and end with our financial gifts. We carry on our global vision throughout the year by coming alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ and interceding for them.

Each of our partners has shared some specific prayer requests and the Scripture God is writing on their heart for 2019. Begin praying for one partner each day, starting Monday, December 10.

Here's how you can pray for...
Andrej Lovse
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • Pray that we will see a movement of God in the disciple-making path in 2019. 
  • Pray God will transform our church in mighty ways as we cultivate small groups and make disciples.
  • Pray that the Spirit will provide all we need as a church.
Angel Barrientos
After Jesus healed the demon-possessed Gerasene, the man wanted to go with Jesus but He said, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you … and he went way and began to proclaim. …” (Mark 5:19-20)
  • Our yearning and burden is for our families. Pray that God will save and transform marriages and turn their hearts toward their children.
  • Pray that God will use our outreach activities designed for couples, young people, and children.
  • Pray for our church and community—that we will encounter Christ and He will be the Lord in our families and homes.
Darko Mikulic
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
  • Pray for God to transform my own life into His likeness: to be a man, husband, father, and pastor according to His own heart.
  • Pray our church will grow in knowledge and unity and become more passionate for Jesus—sharing our faith with zeal.
  • Pray for the Spirit to move in the hearts of the people in Slavonski Brod.
  • Pray for pastors and churches in Croatia to support, encourage and love one another.
Dinislam Salpagarov
For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel … cling to Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘that they might be for Me a people, for renown, for praise and for glory; (Jeremiah 13:11)
  • Pray for the people of Caucasus to become God’s people with glory, praise, and adornment.
  • Pray that God who make friends among those who are enemies of the faith.
  • Pray for new leaders to go to Islam and share the gospel to people in the communities.
Dr. Imad Shehadeh
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. (Colossians 1:28)
  • Pray for our graduates returning to their countries as they face enormous challenges of poor economies and great persecution.
  • Pray for the new students who have left everything behind to seek a theological education despite great financial need. Pray that the Lord will provide for their living and tuition scholarships. 
  • Pray for protection and wisdom for our JETS’ faculty members.
  • Pray for more Jordanian lecturers from PhD holders.
Dr. Peter Mitskevich
…that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. (John 17:21)
  • Pray for the peace of salvation for our country.
  • Pray for wisdom for our Christian leaders, for them to be faithful and courageous in the changing world and to proclaim the gospel. 
James Baak
…and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
  • Pray God will restore peace to South Sudan in 2019.
  • Pray that the recent peace agreement to conflict signed by all parties is implemented properly.
  • Pray that God will use SMARD to preach the gospel of forgiveness and reconciliation among our communities.
  • Pray for God’s protection over our staff and our families.
  • Pray that God will bring healing and hope to many innocent South Sudanese people affected by conflict.
Johnathan Macris
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
  • Pray for the impact of 1.3 million Bibles distributed door-to-door throughout nearly 5,000 villages.
  • Pray for Hellenic Ministries’ initiative 2035: 1,000,000 believers; 100 churches; 100 national workers.
  • Pray for the recovery of our camp after recent “hurricane” which caused major collateral damages.
  • Pray for the refugee crises on the island of Lesvos where Hellenic Ministries’ Non-Governmental Organization is actively impacting the management of Europe’s biggest “hot-spot” housing for nearly 9,000 refugees.
  • Pray for Hellenic Ministries as we seek to encourage those devastated by the Mati fires in July where 3,000 homes were burnt.
Luis Lopez del Aguila
“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’" (Mark 16:15)
  • Pray that the Lord will allow us to grow in the field of missions in 2019.
  • Pray for the preparation and development of our Missionary Conference in 2019.
  • Pray for the confirmation of three mission fields (local, national, and international).
  • Pray for our biblical understanding and growth in commitment to missions.
  • Pray that we will complete a basic budget to develop the missionary program in the field.
Peter Garang
The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
  • Pray for the safety, protection, and God guidance’s for the South Sudan ALARM team.
  • Pray for God to bring trauma healing, peacebuilding, and forgiveness/reconciliation among the communities.
  • Pray that the South Sudan government would effectively implement the just-signed peace agreement for peaceful settlement of the people of South Sudan.
Steffen Weil
And Isaiah is very bold and says, “I was found by those who did not seek Me, I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.” (Romans 10:20)
  • Pray our leaders will have wisdom and vision for our growing church.
  • Pray for those who’ve heard the gospel but are still doubting faith.
  • Pray for God to bless the efforts of our church plant in Cottbus.
  • Pray for a church planter and a team in Halle.
  • Pray for our second worship service in Babelsberg.
Rosemary Khamati
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You. (Psalm 25:21)
  • Pray that our PEACE-trained students will use their new knowledge and be agents of healing and peace as they return to their country. 
  • Pray for the children in our school to grow up to be godly men and women that will influence their generation—sharing the hope of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for Rosemary—to be a servant that is strong in her faith and a woman of unquestionable integrity.