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

  • SHARING FAITH - RESTORING HOPE - SHOWING LOVE   1 Corinthians 13:13


    MISSION

    Christian Children’s Home of Ohio provides a safe environment where abused and neglected children find healing, discover hope and experience unconditional love.


    MINISTRY

    Residential care is designed to meet the mental, emotional, physical, recreational and spiritual needs of each child in care. Children in residential care are provided a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as equine-assisted therapy, art, group, partial hospitalization, individual, play and certified trauma therapy.


    VISION

    To be the partner of choice, providing services that transforms lives, families and communities.




  • INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS, INC. - IFI

    PURPOSE:  Help international students at Ohio State University make real friendships with local Americans.


    This is a Christian based campus organization that assist international students get acclimated and acquainted with American culture while they attend school at OSU.  Their services include: 

    • Airport pickup and temporary housing
    • Conduct social gatherings to help them get acquainted.
    • Provide weekend home stays and holiday meals with local families.
    • Assist with their English language skills through English Club and conversation partners.
    • Support Bible discussion groups.



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