Pasadena Covenant Church has a vital and active cross-cultural ministry program, and we welcome your participation. Our objective is to foster and give support to cross-cultural ministries beyond the immediate community served by our church. We work to accomplish this through:
Regular communication with those whom the church supports
Providing information for the church family about cross-cultural specialists and their fields of ministry
Providing opportunities for cross-cultural specialists to tell their stories through various forums within our church community
Challenging our congregation to give support to ever-changing cross-cultural work
Encouraging and supporting church members who sense God leading them into cross-cultural work
Encouraging short-term cross-cultural learning and service involvement
Overseeing the cross-cultural ministries budget and its disbursement
At present we have workers in Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Congo, Sudan, West Africa (among the Fulani), Spain, Mexico, England, North America (among Sudanese people, providing Scripture translation support, supporting college students and in training/mobilization).
If you have an interest in global outreach, we’d like to hear from you!
Cross-Cultural Ministry Funds Available
Are you or a family member interested in expanding your vision and participation in God’s work around the world this year? If so, the Cross Cultural Ministry Team would like to help. We have set aside funds for individuals interested in a short term mission project. Here is the grant application process.
Process for Short Term Project
#2 Complete the application and mail it to Paul Fletcher by June 1, 2016.
#3 The Cross Cultural Ministry team will process all applications and respond by June 20. (note: Full time missionaries supported by the church will also participate in a similar grant process but with a different deadline.)
Covenant World Relief Responds to Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador
Covenant World Relief (the relief arm of the Evangelical Covenant Church) is responding to earthquakes that hit last month on the Japanese island of Kyushu (7.3 magnitude earthquake on Sat., April 16th) and Ecuador’s northwestern coast (7.8 magnitude on Sun., April 17th). The Evangelical Covenant Church has a strong presence in Ecuador, several of our youth were participated in mission trips there. More than 240 people were killed and hundreds injured in the worst earthquake felt in Ecuador since 1979. In the southern region of Japan, the earthquake hit an area located near Kumamoto City which had already sustained a 6.2 magnitude quake earlier. Covenant World Relief relays a message to the broader Covenant community, from Pastor Henry Burbano, president of the Covenant Church of Ecuador,: “We are united as a national church to face this natural disaster. We would like to ask for your help as family with your prayers and also with any kind of your support you could provide to us.”
To make a donation toward relief efforts in Ecuador go to http://covchurchgiving.com/p-174-disaster-relief.aspx or send checks to: Covenant World Relief, 8303 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631. You may also donate thru World Vision at http://donate.worldvision.org/ecuador-earthquake-relief