Missions

Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.

Matthew 28

In Matthew 28, Jesus commands His disciples to go to the corners of the earth in order to spread His gospel. Coastal Christian supports full-time missionaries, but we know that only some feel called to this. Therefore,  we encourage every believer to seek God's direction toward participating in a short-term mission trip.  And because we consider short-term mission opportunities vital to the growth of our church body, we devote time and resources toward reaching beyond our local borders of ministry. We support and encourage those who want to take this step of faith and bring Jesus’ Good News to the greater reaches of our nation
and the world, and “go and make disciples.”    

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.

Matthew 28

In Matthew 28, Jesus commands His disciples to go to the corners of the earth in order to spread His gospel. Coastal Christian supports full-time missionaries, but we know that only some feel called to this. Therefore,  we encourage every believer to seek God's direction toward participating in a short-term mission trip.  And because we consider short-term mission opportunities vital to the growth of our church body, we devote time and resources toward reaching beyond our local borders of ministry. We support and encourage those who want to take this step of faith and bring Jesus’ Good News to the greater reaches of our nation and the world, and “go and make disciples.”    

Local Supported Missionaries

Laura Matera

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Cape Atlantic Area Director
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has challenged coaches and athletes to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is cultivating Christian principles in local communities nationwide by encouraging, equipping and empowering others to serve as examples and to make a difference.

Alex Simpson

CRU -  Rowan and Stockton State College
Why hello!
I graduated from Stockton University in May 2015.  With that, God called me to intern with Cru for one year. During that year, I had the privilege to do ministry with both International and American students at Rowan, Stockton, and Camden County. I grew to love evangelism, discipleship, and teaching everyone about Jesus. I was terrified at first, but the peace and leading of the Holy Spirit made this all possible. Now God has called me to full-time staff with the Jersey Metro CRU team, and I serve students at campuses across New Jersey, and soon I will serve with Joel!  God has blessed me abundantly, and He has shown me the need for ministry with college students in New Jersey. Less than 2% evangelical. Home to the National Atheistic Society. THIS IS OUR HOME. Join me in reaping these harvest fields for the Lord!

Local Supported Missionaries

Laura Matera

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Cape Atlantic Area Director
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has challenged coaches and athletes to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is cultivating Christian principles in local communities nationwide by encouraging, equipping and empowering others to serve as examples and to make a difference.

Alex Simpson

CRU -  Rowan and Stockton State College
Why hello!
I graduated from Stockton University in May 2015.  With that, God called me to intern with Cru for one year. During that year, I had the privilege to do ministry with both International and American students at Rowan, Stockton, and Camden County. I grew to love evangelism, discipleship, and teaching everyone about Jesus. I was terrified at first, but the peace and leading of the Holy Spirit made this all possible. Now God has called me to full-time staff with the Jersey Metro CRU team, and I serve students at campuses across New Jersey, and soon I will serve with Joel!  God has blessed me abundantly, and He has shown me the need for ministry with college students in New Jersey. Less than 2% evangelical. Home to the National Atheistic Society. THIS IS OUR HOME. Join me in reaping these harvest fields for the Lord!

International Supported Missionaries

Pete & Lisa Davis

Rio Missions
Panama
Pete and Lisa have answered the call to serve with Rio Missions and will relocate to Panama July, 2019. Utilizing their abilities and skill sets, God has led Pete to serve as the Director of Operations and Lisa as the Administrative Assistant.  They have a heart for equipping and empowering local Panamanian churches, serving the underprivileged, and expanding the global spread of the Gospel.  Lisa also plans to expand the connection of Rio Missions with Heart’s Cry Children’s Ministry and Casa Providencia, Panama’s first special needs orphanage.

Rick Renninger

Equipping Leaders International
Africa
The church in the Majority World is growing exponentially! This has created an enormous need for pastors rooted in “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” Rick joined ELI in 2012 because of the vision of training pastors who would also be dedicated to training others. Rick has had the privilege of teaching pastors in Africa (Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone) and in Asia (India and Nepal). Through these trained pastors thousands of people are growing in Christ, reflecting what it means to be a follower of Christ.

Gerber & Michelle Perez

Mission Impact
Mission Impact works in rural villages in an area called Ixcan, that doesn’t have access to clean water or fuel efficient stoves. They partner with the local church, schools and other NGOs to train workers and empower the community to solve their own problems.

Gerber & Michelle also host short-term mission teams from churches and universities who come down from anywhere from a week to a month to work alongside them and serve with the community. Another part of their ministry involves training and sharing effective models of ministry and development.

Caitlin Terry

Hydromissions
Caitlin's passion is to help people gain access to safe drinking water in remote villages worldwide. Her desire is for those people to see Christ’s love through her actions.

The following verse is Caitlin's prayer:
That my service to those in need will direct their eyes to God, who loves them dearly. 1 Peter 4:8-11

International Supported Missionaries

Pete & Lisa Davis

Rio Missions
Panama
Pete and Lisa have answered the call to serve with Rio Missions and will relocate to Panama July, 2019. Utilizing their abilities and skill sets, God has led Pete to serve as the Director of Operations and Lisa as the Administrative Assistant.  They have a heart for equipping and empowering local Panamanian churches, serving the underprivileged, and expanding the global spread of the Gospel.  Lisa also plans to expand the connection of Rio Missions with Heart’s Cry Children’s Ministry and Casa Providencia, Panama’s first special needs orphanage.

Rick Renninger

Equipping Leaders International
Africa
The church in the Majority World is growing exponentially! This has created an enormous need for pastors rooted in “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” Rick joined ELI in 2012 because of the vision of training pastors who would also be dedicated to training others. Rick has had the privilege of teaching pastors in Africa (Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone) and in Asia (India and Nepal). Through these trained pastors thousands of people are growing in Christ, reflecting what it means to be a follower of Christ.

Gerber & Michelle Perez

Mission Impact
Mission Impact works in rural villages in an area called Ixcan, that doesn’t have access to clean water or fuel efficient stoves. They partner with the local church, schools and other NGOs to train workers and empower the community to solve their own problems.

Gerber & Michelle also host short-term mission teams from churches and universities who come down from anywhere from a week to a month to work alongside them and serve with the community. Another part of their ministry involves training and sharing effective models of ministry and development.

Caitlin Terry

Hydromissions
Caitlin's passion is to help people gain access to safe drinking water in remote villages worldwide. Her desire is for those people to see Christ’s love through her actions.

The following verse is Caitlin's prayer:
That my service to those in need will direct their eyes to God, who loves them dearly. 1 Peter 4:8-11

Lauren Pupchik

Commission To Every Nation (CTEN)
Guatemala
Lauren Pupchik’s life was transformed when she experienced the Father’s love and His healing embrace in a wonderful way and just couldn’t keep quiet about it! God called Lauren out of New Jersey to Guatemala on her 18th birthday while on a short-term missions trip. Serving in Guatemala since 2003,  Lauren directs the Child Sponsorship Program at Wisdom and Grace Christian School (Colegio Cristiano Saber y Gracia) in the rural farming community of Santo Tomas Milpas Altas, about an hour outside of Guatemala City. Lauren works with Guatemalan students teaching and discipling them about their true identity in the family of God through Jesus Christ and His great love for them. Lauren and the leadership team at Wisdom and Grace have recently planted a church called "Covenant of Grace Church" where many are accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior and getting baptized. God has given them a vision to build a school and church for 1,000 students to impact and transform a generation and beyond with the gospel.

Lauren Pupchik

Commission To Every Nation (CTEN)
Guatemala
Lauren Pupchik’s life was transformed when she experienced the Father’s love and His healing embrace in a wonderful way and just couldn’t keep quiet about it! God called Lauren out of New Jersey to Guatemala on her 18th birthday while on a short-term missions trip. Serving in Guatemala since 2003,  Lauren directs the Child Sponsorship Program at Wisdom and Grace Christian School (Colegio Cristiano Saber y Gracia) in the rural farming community of Santo Tomas Milpas Altas, about an hour outside of Guatemala City. Lauren works with Guatemalan students teaching and discipling them about their true identity in the family of God through Jesus Christ and His great love for them. Lauren and the leadership team at Wisdom and Grace have recently planted a church called "Covenant of Grace Church" where many are accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior and getting baptized. God has given them a vision to build a school and church for 1,000 students to impact and transform a generation and beyond with the gospel.

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