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EQUIP PERU – Project #42.40592 
The Church of God in Peru suffers from a lack of materials for Bible Studies, Sunday School, small groups, and other church programs. Sometimes they use materials from other denominations, but desire to maintain a closer relationship with the values and traditions of the Church of God. The funds from this project will provide a modern computer with publishing software, a color printer, and a binder so the Church of God in Peru can print and publish curriculum to be used by congregations throughout the country. (The annual goal is $3,550.)

FUTSUKAICHI CHURCH BUILDING – Project #42.30261 
The Futsukaichi Eiko Christ Church is in dire need of a building to carry out its mission. It currently worships in the mission house built by Nathan and Ann Smith in the 1960’s. The Japanese congregation and their pastor carry on a number of programs through the week however the size of the facility is very limiting to growth and use of the facility. (The annual goal is $20,000.)

PASS CREEK FACILITIES – ALLEN, SD – Project #43.44350 
Working with the growing congregation of Pass Creek Church of God in Allen, SD, Tim and Kim Wardell are excited about a new opportunity to prepare the church for the future.

 

The Pass Creek Housing and Shelter Facilities project will provide two important functions for the community. One, it will provide much needed housing for current and future missionaries and, eventually, for a full-time pastor for the Pass Creek Church of God. Two, it will provide underground storm shelter for the staff, church attendees, and visiting missions teams during frequent tornado watches and warnings.

 

The multi-use, parsonage facility will allow for current and future ministry opportunities that are not possible with their current facilities. (The total project goal over three years is $187,058. The annual goal is $62,350.)

UGANDA LEADERSHIP FOCUS – Project #42.30629 
Uganda is investing in their leaders through the 6-module, group-based Leadership Focus (LF) pilot project to train, inspire, and prepare leaders in Uganda. Burgeoning leaders will learn the theology of the Church of God, the integrity and ethics of godly leadership, and prepare and plan for an effective future as a 21st century leader in Uganda, Africa, and the world. The results of this pilot will help determine best-practices in utilizing this material in more countries in Africa as well as other international opportunities. (The total projected cost is $50,000 over three years.)

RWANDA CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Project #42.30490 
In recent years, the Rwandan government has focused heavily on development through many sectors of society. As a part of the governmental development plan, churches must comply with building and community development standards as well as pastoral credentialing. This project will enable a local congregation to meet requirements through providing a suitable building, pastoral development, and micro-enterprise training and loans to build up the congregation’s sustainable economic capacity. (The annual project goal is $50,000-$60,000 per church)

MULTIPLY MADRID – Project #42.30510 
Spain is one of the most challenging environments for the evangelical church – mostly due to its complicated religious history as well as its current secular/post-Christendom mind-set. With this in mind, the goal is to start a ministry in Madrid, Spain that will, within five years, be fully functioning and self-propagating. The long-term goal is for this church/ministry to serve as the launch pad for further ministry throughout Spain. (Annual Goal: $44,100)

3W ITALY EXPANSION – Project #42.40530 
This project will assist the Church of God in Italy as it seeks to plant churches and expand its presence beyond Rome into at least five provinces of Italy. Funds will assist church plants, youth programs, evangelism, and inter-connectivity. (Annual Goal: $10,000)

CHURCH PLANTING IN AMAZONIA – Project #42.30060 
The Church of God in northern Brazil has planted, on average, one new church each year for the past decade. The project will provide opportunities for students from the Boa Terra Institute to take their first steps in planting new churches in the Amazon area and develop their leadership and ministry skills with special emphasis on personal character mentoring under the supervision of other experienced leaders. They will lay the foundations of new churches in five Brazilian states where the Church of God is not yet present. (Annual Goal: $28,800)

CHURCH REPRODUCTION – Project #34.33405 
There are numerous opportunities to support congregations in need of redevelopment and revitalization.  We partner with state and regional organizations to help those who are willing to take the necessary steps for growth. (Annual Goal: $150,000)

MYANMAR NATIONAL LEADERS/WORKERS- Project #42.30410

Led by Dorothy Colney, fifteen pastors, teachers, and evangelists work in Myanmar. Pastors receive $100 each month; evangelists and teachers receive $70 each month. (Annual Goal: $10,000)

PENINSULA COMMUNITY CHURCH – Project #42.40412

This support will be used to help the church as they bring on additional staff for youth, children and music. It will also be used by the church to support living expenses for the lead pastor and family. (Annual Goal: $28,500)

SRI LANKA MINISTRY SUSTAINABILITY – Project #42.40452

Sri Lanka Ministry Sustainability provides funds for endeavors that create and promote the sustainability of the Church of God in Sri Lanka. Sustainability in Sri Lanka is approached from six angles from pastoral financial sustainability to local impact. (Annual Goal: $40,000)

WEST INDIES THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE – Project #42.30900

This project will assist with the completion of the new office complex contained on the second floor of the Library extension as well as the completion of the library extension.  (Annual Goal: $49,600)

EGYPT CHURCH PLANTING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT – Project #42.30170

Building churches, building leaders. Funds provide assistance for established congregations and newer church plants; for leadership development through conferences, resources, and continuing education; for children and youth camps; and for administrative expenses for the national assembly.  (Annual Goal: $28,500)

BIRKENHEAD CHURCH OF GOD – Project #42.40529

Birkenhead Church of God is fostering community through local outreach and maximizing their non-traditional building in a post-Christendom area. Funds provide assistance for the established church to seek opportunities to reach their neighborhood, for leadership development, and resources; for children and youth camps.

BOLIVIA CONSTRUCTION AID – Project #42.40060

This fund is used to assist churches in church construction projects. It is meant to help encourage our congregations knowing that fellow believers in North America are in partnership with them. (Annual Goal: $3,600)

ECUADOR CHURCH PLANTING/CONSTRUCTION – Project #42.40190

Funds helps to buy materials and land for construction of new or expanded worship facilities. Local congregations must collaborate in each project by donating time or offerings of their own. (Annual Goal: $9,764)

LA TROMPETA LATIN AMERICAN PUBLICATIONS – Project #42.30335

La Trompeta is the official publication arm of the Church of God serving Spanish-language countries. It has been a staple resource for connectivity and theological education for over 60 years. (Annual Goal: $6,500)

PARAGUAY RADIO ALTERNATIVA – Project #42.40429

Radio Alternativa is looking to expand their programming to include one focused for non-Christian youth to reach them for Christ and another focused on older girls and women. (Annual Goal: $2,825)

CBH (CHRISTIANS BROADCASTING HOPE) – Project #44.30100

CBH Language Broadcast (Annual Goal: $112,000)

ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – Project #42.30395

Every other year the leaders of the various countries and assemblies of the Church of God in Asia and the Pacific come together for leadership meetings and a time of fellowship. There is a general conference, a women’s conference and an emerging leaders conference. This project provides assistance for airfare, rooms, and conference rooms. (The total project cost is $9,800)

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