Loving the World
Why have a strategy for Global Outreach?
Why would Christ Church serve globally beyond her local community? It would be imprudent at best and compassionless at worst for citizens of the wealthiest nation in recorded human history to not be oriented globally. Technology has ushered in an age of globalization and we are now forever economically, ecologically, and culturally connected to most everyone—we are global citizens. And the church should play a significant role in helping American citizens go global. But what does this actually look like? How do we go? Or better stated: How is the church sent into the world?
Read more here: Global Outreach Strategy
What is the Global Outreach Mission Statement?
We partner with (1) members of Christ Church that are engaged in strategic global initiatives, (2) new church developments and indigenous churches in global cities and (3) university ministries in global cities.
Who are our Global Outreach Partners?
Erin (Central Asia)
Erin has been serving in Central Asia since September 2009. Working with Operation Mobilization
, she seeks to share the Gospel of Jesus by reaching out in peace-making service and loving friendship to those in her host country. She spends her time learning the language and culture and in working for the organization by assisting several other worker families. She is involved at a local fellowship and assists with Sunday school classes monthly.
Ryan and Lora (Central Asia)
Ryan and Lora are serving the Azeri people in Central Asia with Youth with a Mission
and Millennium Relief and Development Services
. They seek to share the Gospel with the Azeri community. Lora is an English language teacher in a local school and Ryan is actively exploring additional needs in the community where they can serve.
Ryan and Karin (East Asia)
Ryan and Karin are serving in East Asia with EFCA ReachGlobal
that works to multiply healthy churches among all people. They will be doing ministry training for the local church and its leaders and ministering to people through community health and develop projects.
Jon and Sarah (Tokyo, Japan)
Jon and Sarah and their children are serving in Tokyo city center to partner with Japanese pastor Rev. Seima Aoyagi to start the second church in a church-planting partnership
. The new church aims to serve Japanese college students and young families living in the heart of Tokyo. Follow Jon and Sarah on their blog
How do I get involved?
1) Join with others at Christ Church in praying for our partners. We pray every Sunday at 9:45AM in the Community Hall at our Christ Church Berkeley location, and every Wednesday morning at 8:30AM in the Prayer Alcove of our Sanctuary at Christ Church Berkeley.
2) Join our "Global Outreach Team" by simply messaging Amy Hood on our online Community Network, and requesting an invitation. If you do not yet have an online Community Network Account, click here
How do I become a Global Outreach Partner?
Please download our Application Guidelines
To request and application or if you have questions about partnership, please email Amy Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Why the East Bay?
Why would the Christ Church pastors choose the East Bay for their church home? Why start a church in Berkeley and Oakland?