Missions Month 2021

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

Explore this page to learn how you can let your light shine in 2021 and beyond. Click here to read a special Missions Month message from Pastor John.

 

PRAY

The mission of reaching the nations and those across the street with the Gospel is urgent. We can participate in the daily activities of church planters, missionaries, and our own personal sharing with our ones through fervent prayer. 

Matthew 9 shows us the importance of praying...

Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” -Matthew 9:37-38

  • Pray that those who share will do so in clear and understandable ways.
  • Pray for opportunities for children to hear about Jesus. Ask the Father to protect them from harm and unhealthy environments.
  • Pray for house churches around the world to be established and for unity, vision and willingness to “be” church for one another.
  • Pray for the families of church planters across North America. 
  • Pray for your One
GIVE

When you give to the General Operating Budget at Jersey, 13.5 CENTS of every dollar given goes to support Missions both locally and around the world

DID YOU KNOW?

When you give directly to Missions above your regular giving at Jersey, you can help advance missions even further. 100% goes to support missions in the following ways:

75% International | 15% North American | 5% Volunteer Missions | 5% Jersey Missions

Simply select MISSIONS when giving online or write MISSIONS on your check. 

Total budget designated to Missions last year: $432,000

Total COMBINED Missions Giving last year: $656,112

In the past decade, we have given $6,976,041 to mission efforts locally and around the world 

Based on the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

GO

Well, a “normal” year at Jersey would see hundreds of Jersey members travelling locally and around the globe as a part of any number of missions opportunities. Jesus’ last words on earth set the standard for every believer: to glorify Him by making His name known. This is why Christ calls every believer to play their part in taking the Gospel locally and around the world.

Covid may have slowed us down this past year, but not our heartbeat to go as we continue preparing for future mission opportunities. We will keep you posted as new opportunities come up and how you can GO.

Do you have your passport?
We would encourage everyone to get your passport ready. You never know when you will be called to GO! Will you be ready?

ONGOING LOCAL MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES 
Explore various local mission opportunities:

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

  • Serving lunch the second Monday and second Tuesday of each month in addition to other special days
  • Periodic upkeep and maintenance of the Stowe Center 
  • Volunteers for block parties and other special events
  • Pregnancy Center at Stowe Mission

Licking County Jail Ministry

  • Volunteers needed to visit inmates at the Licking County Jail
  • Volunteers needed to start Bible Studies at the Licking County Jail
  • Volunteers willing to help serve lunches at Vertical 196

Look Up Center

  • Ongoing support for the events and activities associated with the Look Up Center in Newark.
PARTNERSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES

WHO ARE YOU IMPACTING WHEN YOU GIVE?

STOWE MISSION CENTER
Making A Difference in Downtown Columbus and Beyond

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Healing the Physical and Spiritual Needs Of People In Southeast Asia

GRACEHAVEN (Local) & AGAPE INTERNATIONAL (Southeast Asia)
Fighting Human Trafficking Locally and Around the World 

CBEM AFRICA (KENYA)
This year we provided funds allowing us to help complete the foundation phase of Phase 2 of the school academy. When Phase 2 is completed it will enable us to accommodate 400 pupils which includes preschoolers and grades 1-8. The school is presently made up of Giryama, Bajun, Waata, Somali, and people living with disabilities. 

CARE WEEK
Care Week started as an opportunity for Jersey Students to minister to people in our community. From facilitating a Sports & Arts Camp for local kids to completing construction and landscaping projects on homes in the area, students shared the love of Christ with hundreds of people through their service. 

FEED THE CITY
Feed the City is a one day mission trip and one of the most exciting, encompassing mission opportunities at Jersey. Your regular and above-and-beyond giving makes Feed the City a reality.

 

NEWS FROM MISSIONS ORGANIZATIONS


Jersey has for many years and continues to contribute to the Lottie Moon offering. If you would like to give toward Lottie Moon, please choose "International Missions" when you give.

Read recent global highlights from the International Mission Board here.

Discover helpful evangelism resources (including a podcast with Johnny Hunt on how to evangelize over the phone) and read recent articles from the North American Mission Board here.

Find the latest news and resources from the State Convention of Baptists here.

 

Update and a thank you from Drew & Sarah - find out how Jersey is impacting lives.

LOCAL MISSIONS

The call to mission begins at home. We are called first to our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Additionally, we support local missions through Stowe Mission of Central Ohio, Look Up Center, L.E.A.D.S. Center, Storehouse for Jesus, Johnstown Food Pantry, a local Truck Stop Ministry and Jail Ministry on an ongoing basis.

STOWE MISSION OF CENTRAL OHIO

When you give and serve, you help places like the Stowe Mission Center, a ministry in inner-city Columbus. They provide assistance to those in need through a community kitchen, food pantry, dental, eye, and pregnancy resource clinics, after-school tutoring, and Stowe Church South City. Through your giving and the ministries of Stowe, we hope to see our inner-city neighbors grow into leaders who can then help others grow. Thank you for making a difference.

Five-eight volunteers are needed the second Monday and Tuesday of each month to serve lunch.

Volunteers will serve from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. This includes serving lunch as well as set-up and clean-up.

The Stowe Mission of Central Ohio is a ministry of the Metro Columbus Baptist Association. Kellie Karlick currently serves as Executive Director.

Stowe Center Location and Contact Info:
888 Parsons Avenue
P.O. Box 6349
Columbus, OH 43206
P: 614.445.7500
F: 614.445.7900
stowemission.org

LOOK UP CENTER (NEWARK)

Volunteers are needed to serve dinner every Monday night. The Look Up Center is also accepting items for the thrift store, as well as various food items.

JAIL MINISTRY

Volunteers are needed to visit inmates, as well as start Bible Studies, in the Licking County Jail.

CARE WEEK 
Care Week started as an opportunity for Jersey Students to minister to people in our community. From facilitating a Sports & Arts Camp for local kids to completing construction and landscaping projects on homes in the area, students shared the love of Christ with hundreds of people through their service. Care Week has since grown as adult Grow Groups have joined in service, creating more opportunities for us to reach out to the surrounding communities with the ultimate goal of connecting people to Christ. When you give, you are funding a mission that is having Kingdom results. Thank you!

FEED THE CITY – November 2021
Feed the City is a one day mission trip and one of the most exciting, encompassing mission opportunities at Jersey. Months of planning and weeks of following up culminate into one incredibly impactful day. Hundreds of Jersey volunteers come together in all kinds of ways - from praying for the event and donating food items to assembling bags and engaging with guests. Your regular and above-and-beyond giving makes Feed the City a reality.

For more information or to volunteer in any of these areas, contact Penny Zuber at 

NORTH AMERICA MISSIONS

CHURCH PLANTS

GOSPEL CITY FELLOWSHIP (JORDAN FLORO - QUEENS, NEW YORK) UPDATE
Our family is engaging in church-planting residencies while living in New York City. In these residencies, we are able to train in best church-planting practices, learn their culture, and have an ongoing conversation with individuals who are experienced in church planting to process all of the highs and lows of starting a new church. Already, we have seen fruit from these relationships and believe that it will be vital to the long-term success of our church. We are so grateful for Jersey Church! We wish to express our gratitude for your prayer and support. Thank you Jersey for being a great partner church for the Floros! Learn more at FloroNYC.com.

WATERMARK CHURCH (RICK YOUNG - WORTHINGTON, OH) UPDATE
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, but even in the midst of adversity, God is moving. Our church partnered with Worthington Food Pantry to deliver fresh produce to an elderly community. We filled 100 water bottles for Helping Hands Foreign Missions to be sent to children overseas with the goal of sharing the gospel. We’ve provided breakfast to over 400 teachers in our local schools and helped some of their families with Christmas. Even though we haven’t seen some people since the pandemic started, God has brought new families. God has remained faithful and provided our every need, including the funds we needed to get our online service going. Thank you, Jersey Church for your prayers, support, and encouragement! Learn more at watermarkcolumbus.com.

MULTIPLY CHURCH (CHRIS FLORA - CALGARY, CANADA) UPDATE
Currently nothing has really changed as we are still limited to meeting online and having no social gatherings (even outdoor!). It's pretty limiting, but we are doing everything possible to stay in contact with our people. Pray for restrictions to lift so we can get back to being in person again, even if that means just being together in a home. The isolation has been pretty hard, but we are trusting God is bigger than this virus and the restrictions it has brought. It’s been almost a year since we could meet regularly. Discover more about Multiply Church at multiplychurch.ca.

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

Click here to read an exciting update on the Lottie Moon offering!

Mercy Medical Center
We are privileged to serve as a strategic partner with Mercy Medical Center (MMC), a ministry designed to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Cambodia. Mercy is a hospital with inpatient and outpatient facilities, including a dormitory that temporarily houses family members of patients and the many volunteers that are on staff. This hospital is a modern-day healthcare facility in the middle of poverty. We hope you are encouraged by the following highlights that you helped make possible:

  • 17,017 Out Patient Visits
  • 1,077 Inpatient Care - At least one night in the hospital
  • 2,418 patients and 480 pair of glasses through the Eye Care Center
  • 9 weekly Bible Studies
  • 680 hours of discipleship lead by missionaries and leaders
  • 6 new house churches.
  • 475 professions of faith


Agape International 
A ministry to help alleviate human trafficking and restore people who have been involved in trafficking. Agape provides spiritual counseling for those that are rescued.


 
AN UPDATE ON INTERNATIONAL TRIP OPPORTUNITIES 

International mission trips are currently on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To learn how you can still support international missions in the meantime, contact Penny at  .


Learn more about one of our strategic mission partners, the International Mission Board (IMB), at imb.org.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

LOCAL

CARE WEEK 
Students in grades 6 - 12 have the opportunity to facilitate a Sports & Arts Camp for kids in the community, as well as participate in construction projects, all with the ultimate goal of sharing Christ.

FEED THE CITY – November 2021
Volunteers needed in all areas of service

Check out more of our ongoing local missions opportunities here.

NORTH AMERICA

All mission trips have been put on hold.

INTERNATIONAL

All international mission trips have been put on hold.