Barnabas Teams are sent out for 10 weeks each summer as ambassadors of encouragement. The four-person North and South Barnabas teams receive special training in leading VBS, teaching at Bible camps, sharing testimonies, and building relationships. Team members are passionate about their Savior and serving the Body of Christ. Their visit is like a shot of enthusiasm and blessing to each congregations they visit.
Your online gift can be designated for a specific Barnabas team member, or you can gift it towards general team expenses. Click on the donate button and add your team member name where is says "Additional Information." Thank you! We can't send out summer teams without your support!
Parish Building is one of the most exciting aspects of Home Missions outreach.
They are tent-making missionaries and solid Christians that have shown a heart for Jesus. Parish Builders assist in areas like teaching, visitation, canvassing, working with youth, special outreach events... wherever there is a need! They support the pastor and his family, and encourage the congregation members to become more vitally involved and assume leadership. You can designate your gift to a specific Parish Builder using our easy online donation option.
Working in a mission congregation has its unique joys and challenges. Usually resources are limited for the congregation to support a Parish Builder’s financial needs. Your gift of any amount (one time or monthly) will go directly to a Parish worker for things like food, transportation, and a minimal stipend. Right now we have teams serving in Mesa, AZ, Madison, SD, and Camarillo, CA. We are confident that an investment in Parish Builder ministry is an investment in Christ’s Kingdom. Would you consider the Parish Builder support team?
Builders Fellowship is a grant program for Home Mission congregations sensing God’s lead to build a more permanent meeting facility. As concerned Christians share the same vision, AFLC Home Missions helps channel resources (funds, experience, volunteers) into these Home Mission congregations for maximum results.
Builders Fellowship funds bless Home Mission congregations across the country. Past recipients include Durant, OK, Tomball, TX, Mesa, AZ, Glen Rose, TX, and Madison, SD. A local AFLC fellowship was already established in each location, and Builders Fellowship was honored to come alongside, bridging the gap towards a more permanent facility for worship and outreach.
One example of Builders Fellowship at work is Calvary Free Lutheran in Mesa, AZ. Calvary Free Lutheran is a vibrant model of how a local congregation, God's miraculous provision, and Builders Fellowship volunteers partnered together to build a church.
No one today could guess that Calvary's building was once a former sewer plant. One project at a time, the facility was transformed into a beautiful worship facility and community lighthouse. With a mission of "Knowing Christ and Making Him Known," Calvary now hosts Sunday services, a weekly food pantry, ESL classes, children's club, and Bible studies.
For a $17 a month you can join Builders Fellowship as a financial partner. Over five years, your regular contribution adds up to $1,020, which “completes” a membership. These valuable funds are given as grants to worthy projects in Home Mission congregations. We offer automatic withdrawal from your debit or credit card for monthly giving. Simply click on the buttons above next to the picture to set this up.