GLOBAL OUTREACH

MATTHEW 28:18-20

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."


PURPOSE

As Jesus followers, we believe it is important to bring transformation by loving and serving God's people - where ever they are. We partner with International, domestic and local agencies and work directly with families, schools, businesses, parks, townships, and other ministry organizations. Opportunities to serve others are all around us: across the world, across the state across the city and/or the street. Service is done through our LifeGroups, small groups, families, and individuals.

Go partners of the month

  • Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives, Impacting the World is the essence of what Kairos does.


    CHANGING HEARTS

    During the initial Kairos weekend, Kairos volunteers serve as God’s instrument through which His love, grace and mercy are expressed to the participants/guests in a real and profound way. God begins changing hearts.


    TRANSFORMING LIVES

    Following their weekend experience, participants are encouraged to take responsibility for their life choices and their relations with God; they are invited to engage in small accountability groups. Kairos volunteers continue to return monthly to provide mentoring and guidance through these accountability groups. It is here that Kairos participants/guests begin to replace old ways of thinking with new and they learn they are not alone on this journey. 


    IMPACTING THE WORLD

    As the Kairos community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence, the incidences of violence decreases. Incarcerated participants who are released re-enter the outside world with a God centered, perspective and focus on becoming productive citizens. 

  • Alfredo and Tamara are reaching the Muslim world with the Gospel. They are currently serving in North Africa (in a closed access Muslim country) and for security reasons cannot disclose our exact location. They are working on a church planting movement by training up local leaders to be disciples who multiply themselves. They focus on sharing the Gospel with Muslims who are open and walking them through scripture so that they can learn who Christ is and what He has done for them. During the discipleship process, we help new believers become the kind of Christ follower who reaches their family and community. Our hope and prayer is to see churches started all across the region.

     

    They appreciate your prayers as they seek to advance the Kingdom of God in a difficult place. Please pray for new churches to be planted, for new believers’ faith to grow in the midst of persecution, and for God to raise up more leaders to take the Gospel into the towns and villages where people have never heard. Thank you for partnering with them!

International Partners

We have several dynamic International partnerships throughout the world:

  • Lifeline Christian Mission (Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, and Canada)
  • Barbados/Windward Islands School of Evangelism/Wurdeman Family (Barbados)
  • International Conference on Missions (Many Nations and People Groups)
  • Venezuela/Lugo Family (Caracas/Paraiso)
  • North Africa/Unnamed Family (Restricted Access Nation)
  • Eastern Europe/Unnamed Family (Restricted Access Nation)
  • Northeast India/Dawnlight Project (Restricted Access Nation)

domestic partners

We have several dynamic Domestic partnerships here in the United States:

  • Round Lake Christian Camp (Lakeville, OH)
  • Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (Wooster, OH) 
  • KAIROS Prison Ministry (Ross and Madision County Correctional Institutes) 
  • LIfeline Christian Mission  

local partners

We also have several dynamic partnerships here in the greater Columbus area: 

  • Sawmill Interfaith Care Community
  • Gracehaven (Central Ohio Youth for Christ) 
  • Riverside Elementary School (COYFC and Mission Columbus) 
  • American Red Cross Blood Drives (January and August)
  • Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC) 
  • Columbus Relief (homeless outreach) 
  • International Friendships, Inc (OSU) 
  • Juvenile Justice Program (COYFC) 
  • Student Christian Fellowhip (OSU) 

School partnerships

During the school, year we will serve as reading tutors to second grade students at Riverside Elementary and Olde Sawmill Elementary schools and hope to broaden our reach into the Worthington School District. 


In a partnership with Riverside Elementary, we provide some extra food to be sent home once a week with some of the students with greatest needs. We have just recently been working through the Sawmill Interfaith Care Community and suppying meals and clothing to the students at Brokside Elementary.

GO SERVE Opportunities

Consistent with our mission statement of LOVE GOD - LOVE PEOPLE - IMPACT THE WORLD, Discover is involved with a wide spectrum of partners that provide our church community opportunities to live out our mission statement in a real and meaningful way.  These can be in the form of global GO SERVE trips or GO Serve opportunities in and around Central Ohio.  We have intentionally aligned ourselves with partners whose ministries cover a wide spectrum of Kingdom work.  Check out our list of partners and see where God is leading you to GO SERVE.  GLOBAL_OUTREACH_MINISTRY_PARTNERS.pdf


Contact Dave Welsh for more information:  davew@discovercc.org