The Challenge … Then Jesus came to the disciples 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.” (Matthew 28: 18-20)
The Goal … To serve God’s Kingdom by providing support to HIS global workers through prayer, encouragement and financial resources.
The Responsibility … For all members of the Grace Covenant family to be involved in Global Missions including praying for them, sending them personal notes of encouragement and visiting them on Short Term Mission Trips.
Ministry Scope … Our supported Missionaries are involved in the following types of Ministries:
Church Planting-recruiting, developing and mentoring National Pastors and Leaders
Campus Ministries-reaching and mentoring College students with the Gospel
Theological Education-through Global Seminaries and Study Centers
Bible Translation-amongst Tribal and Unreached People Groups
View our Global Missionaries here.
For more information contact us at GlobalMissions@gracecovepca.org
Meg has been with Wycliffe since 1998. Since 2004 she has been working with First Nations people in Canada, assisting them in translating Bible portions in their languages. She worked first with the Western Cree people of Saskatchewan. Since 2008 she has been working with the Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia. Meg and the team she is part of are translating the weekly Scripture readings for church and oral Bible stories in the Mi’kmaw language, as well as producing other Scripture products in various media to help engage the Mi’kmaq people more deeply with the Word of God.
The Bordens served in southern Africa from 1993 to 2010, and now reside in VA. Since 2011, Jeff has been on loan to MINTS as Africa Coordinator and travels regularly to various countries in west, central and southern Africa [but not South Africa] in order to establish, visit, help maintain and teach at MINTS informal seminaries (called study centers) for the training of national pastors and other church leaders. While at home, he writes contextualized Bible and theology courses for MINTS-Africa, liazes with all the MINTS centers throughout Africa, promotes the MINTS model. In addition, he recruits various types of assistance and support for the MINTS study centers. In addition, he serves on the missions committee of their local church, and on the board of Treasure Jesus, Inc.
Children: Daniel (8-23-85; married to Melissa); Matthew (9-3-90); Lydia (1-6-98)
In 2009 John and Elizabeth began their new ministry in Nairobi, Kenya, where John is a professor and Head of the Biblical Studies Department at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). In this role he is training pastors, college lecturers and Bible translators for African ministry. He preaches regularly on campus and at their local church.
Children: Martyn (3-1-88), Grace McKenzie (1-28-90) and Daniel (9-3-92)
They are with Enterprise and work internationally throughout the Muslim world with responsibilities to encourage, mentor and support indigenous leadership to strengthen and grow the church and work toward local kingdom transformation through global partnerships.
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The Galages are investing their “second career” in training pastors and church leaders in South Africa. Tim studied at Covenant Seminary while working full time in banking. In 2011, they joined MTW’s theological education team in Cape Town. Tim teaches New Testament and mentors Pastors and Church leaders. Therese disciples women and provides hospitality to the students.
Children: Stephanie in Richmond, VA. and Becky in Seattle, WA.
Grant and Jennifer served in Mexico for 13 years and started Global Frontier MIssions. In 2009, they established a new cross-cultural ministry in Clarkston, GA. This work focuses on recruiting and training missionaries to serve unreached people groups and plant 10/40 window churches. They host short-term mission groups and in-depth training schools while serving Clarkston’s multi- ethnic people.
Children: Jordan (10-23-03), Clay (4-9-05) and Taylor (12-15-06)
Their main focuses now are training students from the region in linguistics and translation and helping a people group of about 30,000 to have the Bible translated into their own language. Pray for them as they return overseas from a home assignment and continue these tasks.
They have two elementary-aged children – pray for their continued growth and spiritual development.
This family has been sent out from our church to serve with Enterprise in the Middle East, planting churches among the Syrian people. They blend mercy ministry and partnership with the Arab church to see a church planting movement among this unreached people group. They have two children and are members here at GCPC.
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The Pohl family first served with MTW in Ecuador for nine years in university ministry, church planting, leadership training and team leadership. In 2012, they transitioned to a new field of service in Chile where they are partnering with MTW and local Presbyterian churches to train a new generation of pastors, church planters and lay leaders. Craig serves both as the Director and a Professor in the presbytery’s Reformed Theological Academy.Together Craig and Stacy (often assisted by the girls!) seek to strengthen existing church ministries and facilitate the work of new church plants.
Children: Karis (7-7-02), Aimee (11-3-04)
With Enterprise they recruit and mentor teams and recourse national pastors in various cross-cultural European countries to plant and grow indigenous churches.
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Tom and Teresa served as short-term missionaries as singles. Now, as a family, they are involved “full time” in MTW’s Japan Church Planting ministry.This includes starting community choirs in classical and Gospel styles of music. Through this choral ministry they share Christ with members. Tom also mentors musicians and leads worship in the Churches.