MISSIONS

SERVING IN OUR COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

LOVE IS WHY we have …..

  • Assisted dozens of  families with clean up at their home after the tornado.
  • Provided food for 35 seniors for 5 weeks and counting.
  • Provided snacks and meals for our first responders and our teams serving in the community.
  • Moved 4 families impacted by the tornado.
  • Provided countless supplies needed by tornado victims.
  • Continued to work with three families on an ongoing basis to help them re-build their lives.

While our church-wide efforts are winding down, we want to encourage you, as ChristWay, to continue serving our community.  Here are a few ways:

  • Serve with Samaritan’s Purse to continue to help tornado victims clean up.
  • Provide cleaning supplies for disaster victims by donating them at the Disaster Relief Warehouse located at 5040 Layton Lane, Ooltewah, TN.
  • Continue to perform random acts of kindness for our neighbors and community.
  • If you signed up, continue to provide food for seniors.
  • Serve at the YMCA to prepare meals for children not receiving meals at school or help at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

OUTSIDE

We enjoy going OUTSIDE our comfort zones and OUTSIDE the walls of the church and even OUTSIDE the borders of our country to impact others with the love and message of Jesus Christ.

LifeGroups, students and individuals have served locally in nursing homes, homeless ministries, community events and more. Many have traveled throughout the Southeast to share the love of Jesus through acts of service to those whom society has forgotten.

Church partners have also traveled to The Philippines, Turkey, Swaziland, Mexico, Japan, Afghanistan, Haiti, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Uganda, Dominican Republic, Peru and Bolivia. In addition, we have supported efforts to build churches in Honduras, provide wells in Africa, and assist with feeding the hungry in Haiti. What a joy to join God in what He is doing in both our community and around the world!

CURRENT INITIATIVES

LOCAL & NATIONAL

We believe the “church” is not a building; it’s a group of Christ-followers. Each week, we leave the building of ChristWay to go out into our community to BE the church to a hurting world.

Almost every week, we have a group serving in some capacity in a local ministry or organization within our community  We’ve sent teams to Texas and North Carolina to help with hurricane relief, and we’ve been the hands and feet of Christ in Ooltewah and Soddy Daisy to help with clean up efforts after flooding.

In Our Community

Our C4 ministry is a group of men who perform acts of service, first in the church, and then to the surrounding area, by offering our time and talents in home repairs for the widows, single mothers, handicapped, elderly, and those that have fallen on financial hardship. Examples of services offered include short term yard work, general home maintenance, and emergency repairs. If you would like to participate in these projects then sign up for the C4 email list.

Other Ideas:

  • Bring toys to the children’s hospital.
  • Crochet booties for the crisis pregnancy center.
  • Help elderly church partners or neighbors with yard work, light construction projects.
  • Take goodies, magazines, gifts to ICU/hospital waiting rooms.
  • Work an event such as a 5K race.
  • Go to Wal-Mart and hand out gift cards to other shoppers.
  • Hand out bottled water at a park or along a greenway.

If you have questions or need further assistance with local missions, please email us.

INTERNATIONAL

We are currently partnered with missionaries in these locations:

HONDURAS

We have a partnership with missionaries in Choluteca, a city in Southern Honduras. There we have built churches in remote mountain villages, held Bible School in public schools, built houses and tackled other construction projects, held dental clinics and strengthened several churches through ministry programs.

2021 Dates have not yet been determined as we continue to monitor the situation with COVID and international travel. Check back for updates.

 

GHANA

Working with Seed Ministry, we are helping to reach people in various tribes near Tamale through children’s ministry, women’s ministry and men’s ministry.

PERU

A team will head to Peru, to host a marriage conference for church leaders and engage in evangelism.

SWAZILAND

We work with Heart for Africa and will be taking a team there to engage in evangelism and discipleship opportunities, encourage the workers, and host children’s activities.

BANGLADESH

Working with missionaries in this predominantly Muslim country, we will work with girls from the poorest neighborhoods, prayerwalk in unreached areas and visit with nationals for the purpose of sharing Christ.

Evangelism | February 19-March 2

 

 

If you are interested in other international opportunities to go OUTSIDE, we have ChristWay partners headed to various places around the globe, and you may want to join them. Recently, we’ve sent teams to Uganda, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Bangladesh. For more details, contact us by email.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO CHECK OUT

Amor Ministries

Heart for Africa

One Vision International

International Mission Board

FORMS & RESOURCES

Below are the general forms/information you need for a ChristWay-sponsored international mission trip. Simply click to view or download.

Mission Team Guidelines

Short Term Mission Team Application for Adults, High School & College Students

Customizable Fund-Raising Letter

(please change the “Doe” name and adjust pronouns and amounts to reflect your personal situation and please send letters to friends and family OUTSIDE of ChristWay)

BANGLADESH

Working with missionaries in this predominantly Muslim country, we will work with girls from the poorest neighborhoods, prayerwalk in unreached areas and visit with nationals for the purpose of sharing Christ.

HONDURAS

We have a partnership with missionaries in Choluteca, a city in Southern Honduras. There we have built churches in remote mountain villages, held Bible School in public schools, built houses and tackled other construction projects, held dental clinics and strengthened several churches through ministry programs.

SWAZILAND

We work with Heart for Africa and will be taking a team there to engage in evangelism and discipleship opportunities, encourage the workers, and host children’s activities.