Justice and Mercy:
Emmaus Ministries reaches out to men in survival prostitution on the streets of Chicago by helping them get off the streets and cultivate a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.
MBF supports the medical ministries of worldwide Presbyterian partners with particular emphasis in DR Congo, Kenya, Malawi, and Haiti.
Good News Partners
GNP seeks to provide affordable housing for homeless families, while focusing on housing, education, and economic development. Their mission is “To end homelessness and hopelessness with everyone God brings to us, and to foster justice and build bridges of reconciliation.”
James Crockett—C 24/7
James works with Good News Partners. He leads a Bible study which includes local gang members and he is a part of GNP’s Work Force Development initiative.
Interfaith Action Evanston
IAE is bringing together communities of faith to serve people who are hungry and homeless.
JJ and Courtney Ivaska (World Relief)- Burundi
JJ works as country director for World Relief in Burundi. He works with church-based volunteers and others on issues of maternal child health, HIV, AIDS, and justice—all in Christ’s name.
Pres Church of DR Congo
http://buildcongoschools.org and http://www.congopartners.org
Presbyterian Church of DR Congo partners with the denominations—the Presbyterian Church of Congo and the Presbyterian Church of Kinshasa- to work around education, women and children in DR Congo.
Help preserve and repair homes for the elderly, disabled, and low-income families.
Shalom Ministries works with marginalized people in Chicago and on Rosebud and Pinewood Reservations in South Dakota.
Wee Kirk Conferences
Wee Kirk seeks to provide Christ-centered opportunities for inspiration, encouragement, and community among leaders of small membership churches so they can do the sane in their congregations and communities.
University and Youth:
InterVaristy Christian Fellowship
InterVaristy’s vision is to establish and advance witnessing communities of student and faculty on college campuses where people are transformed by Christ, campuses are renewed and world-changers are developed and launched as agents for God’s Kingdom.
- Dan and Kathy Shiau—are both Area Directors and lead the vision for staff teams and provide training and support to staff.
- Jay Sivits—Her role is to advance the spiritual development of the staff and organization so that they continually deepen their relationship to God.
- James and Katie Chambers—Katie is the Chicagoland Chapter Planting Coach, helping start new ministries on unreached campuses around Chicago. She is also the campus minister at Lake Forest College, growing students as ministry leaders and praying to change the spiritual atmosphere on campus. As InterVarsity’s Chicago Divisional Evangelism Coordinator, James trains students to help their unchurched friends come to Jesus, mentors young evangelists, helps campuses develop evangelistic strategies and hosts conferences to help staff and students share their faith more effectively.
- Greg Chimitris—focuses on student leaders—preaching, mentoring, and leading a Bible study.
- Yuki Ohigashi and Steve Lee—work with IV Grad and Faculty Ministry to establish and advance witnessing communities of graduate student and faculty on campuses.
IFES— International Fellowship of Evangelical Students— ifesworld.org/en
IFES is a partnership of Christian student organizations in over 157 countries, pioneering and nurturing nationally led student witness in every country of the world.
- IFES MENA (Middle East/ North Africa)—focuses on pioneering work in countries without a Christian student presence and developing indigenous leaders who “have the mind of Christ”.
- Gideon Para-Mallam (English/ Portuguese-speaking Africa)— www.ifesworld.org/epsa
IFES-EPSA emphasizes evangelism, discipleship, leadership, holistic mission, and integrating faith and academic pursuits with the goal of developing faith and academic pursuits with the goal of developing faith-filled leaders in the public square.
Education and Training:
Akrofi Christhaller Institute (TOF)
A scholarly institution established by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to serve the wider Christian community in Ghana and Africa.
Evangelical Theological Seminary, Cairo (ETSC)
ETSC aims to equip and train pastors and leaders of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Egypt, the Arab world, and Arab communities abroad.
Kampala Evangelical School of Theology (KEST)
Christian leadership development for the Church in Uganda and the surrounding region.
Works in China to develop biblical and theological foundations of leadership
International organization founded by John Stott with the vision to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ.
Jeff and Christi Boyd—PCUSA
Jeff- Facilitates support for the relationships, programs and activities of PCUSA partners.
Christi- Assists global partners as they work to remedy marginalization of women and children and engages with Presbyterian communities in the US to assist.
Mitri Raheb, Christmas Lutheran Church, Bright Stars Bethlehem
FPCE has been in partnership with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church and president of Diyar Consortium, for over 20 years. Located in Bethlehem in the Palestinian territories, the church and Diyar seek life and abundance for every person in Bethlehem through their multiple ministries using the arts and education.
Unreached People Groups:
Keith and Louise
As Reach Global church planting coaches, their mission is to equip, train and mobilize national believers to plant churches in the unreached areas of their countries through cottage industries.
Ministers to residents and staff at the Cook Country Temporary Juvenile Detention Center and serves as Chaplain.
Serves with SIM, works with international women and children who are either refugees or imigrants.
Rev. Dr. Isaac and Janet Laudarji
Rev. Dr. Isaac is Pastor in ECWA—Evangelical church Winning All, which targets immigrants who don’t belong to a church family. He is in the process of moving to Nigeria to supervise a school there.
Dan works with PFF to help PCUSA develop strategic frontier mission projects all over the world, particularly with Muslims in the US and abroad.
Eagles Communications seeks to proclaim the gospel through relevant media and events, and equip preachers, evangelists , and Bible teachers through conferences, clinics, and mentoring programs.
Robert and Laurie Nordstrom
As part of the leadership team for OMF’s US operations, Robert leads the Mobilization Department whose vision is to see movements of God’s people, prayer and resources released to bring hope to East Asia.
Christudas founded UMI (United Mission India) with the vision to reach those in India who are the most resistant to the gospel in the upper castes. They also rent homes and lease buildings to use as tutoring centers to establish a presence in local communities.
Larry and Lisa Roettger—work with Wycliffe
Larry works as an author and consultant to help produce written aids that are used around the world to help train people to do Bible translation.
Their mission is to build the church through Bible-based programming, more than 80% of which is produced in the Middle East by Middle Easterners.
Pastor Jonah “Younan” and Layla Shiba
Pastor Jonah “Younan” founded FLDF—Family Life Development Foundation, which ministers to Middle Eastern people (Assyrian and Arab) in the Chicago area through fellowship, Bible study, satellite TV, radio, and refugee and immigrant assistance. He now has an office at First Pres.
South Asian New Church Development
Rev. Akhtar founded the South Asian Presbyterian Church to provide a place for Christians to worship in their own language and culture, and to spread the gospel to those of the same ethnicity.
10th of Ramadan
Presbyterian Church of the 10th of Ramadan City in Egypt—they serve Christian families who have recently moved to the new city of 10th Ramadan. The church offers holistic ministry.
Jim and Karen Turner— Wycliffe Translators
They coordinate translation projects and consultant services in the Middle East and North Africa.
Doug and Sheila Wilson
Doug trains new missionaries to adapt and work effectively in the new culture. He visits college campuses and helps recruit young people for missions.
FPCE Outreach Ministries:
- New Life Shelter and Outreach
- Souper Saturday
- Warming Center
- Prison Ministries
- Congo Focus Team
- Great Commission Fund