Partners in Mission
Brian & Donna Renes
Brian and Donna have been involved in the work of Bible translation since 1989. Their first years of ministry were spent among the Tojolabal people in Chiapas, Mexico. Since 1995 Brian has worked with the United Bible Societies, giving computer support to national translators and consultants. He works primarily in North, Central and South America, but has also traveled to Europe and Asia to provide computer training. Brian, Donna and their daughter Rachel are currently spending a year traveling extensively to a number of projects to encourage and equip them in their translation work.
Keith & Denise Krebs
Serving as a missionary, especially in a culture and a location far from home, can be taxing on your physical, mental, and spiritual health. While missionaries follow God’s call to share the gospel in word and deed, they often lack a solid, regular pastoral support system. If missionaries are taken care of, God’s mission will thrive.
Rev. Keith Krebs serves as the spiritual care support for all RCA missionaries and mission partners in Europe and the Middle East. He schedules regular check-ins with missionaries and provides a safe space to focus on all facets of their health. Keith also organizes and leads regional gatherings in Europe and the Middle East as well as Bible studies, prayer groups, etc. to foster community and connection.
Brian & Beth Bruxvoort
Brian and Beth Bruxvoort are RCA missionaries in Soldotna, Alaska, who work in partnership with the Mission Aviation Repair Center. Brian is a airplane mechanic, flight instructor/scheduler, and pilot. Beth leads a Child Evangelism Fellowship youth team in ministry to the children of Pedro Bay, Alaska.
Center of Hope
Whether its a temporary situation, life transition, or a long-term struggle with poverty, addiction, or mental health issues, the Center of Hope is committed to sharing the Love of Christ in tangible ways to our guests. The specific ways that we do this are varied, but mainly we are providing information about programs and organizations; low cost bicycles to qualifying families and individuals for transportation and recreation; phones for local and long distance calls; computers for job search and applications; winter clothing and work-wear; faith-based nursing care; pastoral care; and Bible studies for men and women. Each guest is treated with kindness and compassion in an effort to show them Christ's love in deed and word, ultimately for their good and for God's glory.
learn more at centerofhopesf.org
Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare - Jeff & Rhonda Haverhals
KBPA is a non-profit, faith-based organization established to come alongside men and women and their families upon their release from prison as they re-enter society. Their vision is to help lower recidivism (the return of inmates to prison) by fostering Christian character one person at a time. Their mission is to form healthy relationships between Christian mentors and ex-offenders, regardless of their past indiscretions, in order to help ex-offenders safely re-enter their communities.
learn more at kingdomboundaries.org
Compelled is a receiving organization in Glenwood, Minnesota that collects donated funds from the United States. 100% of these funds are deposited for transfer to India. India Evangelical Team (IET) was started by P.G. Varghese in 1972 when God called him and his wife to serve as pioneer missionaries in Katra – a totally unreached, hostile Hindu town in the lower Himalayan Mountains of Kashmir, India. What began as a simple journey of a couple has grown into a team of more than 2,500 missionaries – the Indian Evangelical Team. IET also has 9 orphanages of both girls and boys. Many of the orphan boys become pastors and the girls are educated to be teachers. To learn more about the story of P.G. Varghese look for a booklet in our church library called “Fire from the Himalayas”
Justice for All
JFA is a ministry out of Rock Valley, IA whose vision is a world without poverty and prejudice, where God’s people live with dignity and hope. Mission Statement: Providing opportunities, building relationships, and redistributing resources through caring and sharing in Christ’s name. Micah 6:8 “What does the Lord require of me? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.”
learn more at jfa-nwiowa.org
Samaritan's Purse - Joni Byker
Joni Byker grew up in Ireton, Iowa and is working for Samaritan’s Purse. After calling Liberia home for the last 13+ years Joni moved to North Carolina in December and began a new chapter and will be changing departments in Samaritan’s Purse to North American Ministries, which works with the disaster relief provided here in the US.
learn more at samaritanspurse.org
Living Stone Prison Church & Freedom's Gate Church
Living Stone Prison Church is a ministry of the Reformed Church in America. It is their mission to lift high the name of Jesus with a consistent presence at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, SD. They seek to present the Gospel message to the lost of the prison population and provide discipleship to both new and veteran Christians within the razor wire of MDSP. Living Stone has hired another pastor, Dan Ebbens who will be pastoring the church in Mike Durfee State Prison and Pastor Jason Wiersma has planted a church called Freedom's Gate Church in Sioux Falls for guys getting out of prison or for any ex-felon who has struggled to find a church home.
Rise Ministries was founded in Sheldon, IA by Rob Roozeboom. RISE Ministries began in 2001 with Rob Roozeboom's simple desire to share his story of hope through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the past 19 years, RISE has grown to incorporate additional programs that seek to "Inspire youth and walk alongside them as they discover hope."
learn more at riseministries.com
The Matthews House - Todd Noteboom
The Matthews House is an organization that empowers young adults and families in transition to navigate difficulties on the road to self-sufficiency. Many of the individuals in our program are or have been part of the human services, foster care, and/or justice system. Many have also lived in generational poverty. Their mission is to empower youth and families by building trusting relationships and providing resources to disrupt the cycles of poverty and abuse.
learn more at thematthewshouse.org
Center for Financial Education
Their mission as a non-profit organization is to transform lives through Christ centered financial education. They assist their clients in budget development, organization debts, balancing checkbooks, managing bills, and paying creditors in a timely manner. It is their promise to offer sincere and confidential financial guidance to their clients.
learn more at cfeministries.org
Words of Hope
Words of Hope will proclaim Jesus Christ through broadcasting in the languages of the world's peoples, seeking with our partners in ministry to build the church by winning the uncommitted to faith in Christ and by encouraging Christians in the life of discipleship.
learn more at woh.org
ATLAS - Attaining Truth, Love and Self-Control
ATLAS is a Christ-centered ministry that provides personal development services to individuals and families who are hurting for a variety of reasons. ATLAS is located in Sioux Center as well as other locations.
learn more at atlasofsiouxcenter.org
Katelyn’s Fund provides grants for married Christian families who are showing financial hardship with adoption expenses or in need of assistance.
Learn more at katelynsfund.org
The Healing Room
The Healing Room will offer a Celebrate Recovery program. Celebrate Recovery is a nationally known recovery program Pastor John Baker and his wife, Cheryl, started in 1991 at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA.
The program is modeled off the 12-step program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous but incorporates biblical principles, including the eight Beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The program is designed to help those dealing with addictions, emotional problems, divorce and other types of trauma.
The Healing Room’s building will include meeting spaces for Celebrate Recovery, a prayer room, an area with free literature people can take and an office. It also will be the new home of Inwood’s food pantry.
Inspiration Hills is a year round camp and retreat center located on over 350 acres of land in deep Northwest Iowa, a few miles southeast of Canton, South Dakota. We have eight weeks of Summer Camp for well over 1,000 campers, provide a variety of Events and host a wide variety of groups/events in our well kept Facilities.
Inspiration Hills' mission is to provide an environment for the individual to come to know and grow in Christ and be challenged for life in God's Kingdom. The Vision of the Board is to be a uniting presence for the churches of all denominations (especially for the RCA and CRC) to collaborate in kingdom work. The vision includes providing opportunities for leadership training, pastor and family care, discipleship training, spiritual retreats and other opportunities in response to local needs.
learn more at inspirationhills.org