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 Life Groups, small groups, families, and individuals.

Go partners of the month

  • LIFELINE CHRISTIAN MISSIONS - LCM - Food Bagging

    MISSION 


    Extend hope and elevate people to experience their God-given potential. Sharing His love through our resources and through discipleship. (Matthew 25:34-40; Matthew 28:18-20)



    MINISTRY


    Food Bagging - Discover will be conducting a church wide event to pack healthy meal packs that will be delivered to Haiti to feed their students lunch and provide families with a nutritious food that is easily stored and prepared  - and it tastes good. 


    Discover will be conducting this church-wide food-bagging event on Sunday April 28, 2019 during both services. Join us for worship for an hour and bag food for the other.  



  • Windward Islands School of Evangelism - WISE

    MISSION:  To evangelize Caribbean societies and bring them to Christian maturity through the development of leaders for the church.


    MINISTRY:  Windward Islands School of Evangelism is committed to training committed Christians for the highest level of service, which God enables, being concerned that students develop a commitment to and capability for serving the body of Christ for the glory of God. The WISE commitment is to aid students in sharpening their tools for a more effective ministry.

  • KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY

    Discover is sending 4 men to serve on the team conducting a Kairos weekend at Madison Correctional the weekend of April 11-14. There are several ways you can GO! with us to serve the men incarcerated there.


    Prayer is the most important help you can support this Kairos Weekend. We ask for prayer for each hour of the weekend – from 4:00 PM on Thursday 4/11 through 4:00PM on Sunday 4/14.

    Are you willing to GO! pray for us? 


    Cookies. This is another way that we share God’s love inside our prisons. Kairos volunteers will be giving a dozen home baked cookies to every inmate (est. 2,700 and every staff member (est. 400) at Madison Correctional. After considered what is needed during the weekend its self, the team needs about 7,000 dozen home-baked cookies.  The Discover men will need to bring in about 400 dozen cookies. It’s amazing what an impact your act of generosity and love can have on these individuals.


    We can use your help. Are you willing to GO! bake a two dozen or more cookies?  Put each dozen into a gallon-size zip-loc bag and bring them to Discover. They are due by Sunday, March 30.


    Green Agape. Kairos is also a self-funding ministry which needs about $7,000 to host one of these weekends. Are you willing to GO! into your pockets to help this ministry with your monetary as well?  Every dollar helps.  Please make your check payable to Kairos of Ohio and put MaCI #10 on the memo line.


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)
  • CrossRoads Missions (Mexico)
  • 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)

REGIONAL 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, Marion and Madison 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) 
  • 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.