WE GO INTO THE WORLD!
We believe in reaching beyond ourselves, beyond our borders and our culture, beyond the familiar.
Calvary Temple is taking the good news to many parts of the world in many ways. One way is by supporting long-term missionaries who are involved in sharing the gospel in many countries around the world. We refer to these programs as our "Shared Funding Partners". But Calvary Temple also supports missions projects that grow from the vision of people in the church. This could be a short-term missions trip, or could be evangelistic outreach by evangelists who are associated with Calvary Temple. We refer to these programs as "Family Business"... and we want you to meet some of our Partners!
SHARED FUNDING PARTNERS
GARY & MARINA
Gary and Marina train Africans to reach Africans. Gary teaches graduate and undergraduate courses inleadership and theology at Pan Africa Christian University (PAC). He is also involved in off-site leadership development across Kenya and East Africa. Marina disciples young women at PAC, in the local community and at their church.
Many of the challenges that Africa faces are directly related to poor leadership. At the same time, there is much potential and capacity on the continent. As the mission field quickly becomes the mission force, training and equipping of leaders is key. Gary and Marina’s vision is to mobilize a new generation of godly, servant-leaders who will be instrumental in the transformation of society.
Over the past quarter century missionaries like Bill and Linda Mercer, Stephen & Heather Chaloner, Izirlei and Lenilda Guimaraes, Manuel & Agripina Bessa, and others from Canada have been working with the churches in Mozambique, focusing on theological training, pastors seminars, and extension program that provides training at many locations in this large country.
These ministries are now under the direction of national leaders.
Calvary Temple remains in partnership with these national leaders through ongoing support for the Bible School.
MILLENNIUM RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
John Archer is the Canadian Director of Millennium Relief and Development Services (MRDS). John grew up in Calvary Temple, and now lives in Fort Langley BC with his wife Laurel and his two children Caleb and Emma. He is an Associate Global Worker with the PAOC.
Millennium Relief and Development Services has served the poor in various parts of the world for over a decade and is looking forward to continued service to the poor, suffering and disenfranchised through a network of teams dedicated to the people they serve. Millennium takes a simple, effective approach to meaningful relief and development. Theirs is an agile approach that strives to avoid cumbersome bureaucracy, centralized control and costly administration.
MISSION CANADA U of M
Tammy’s passion for seeing young adults serve God and others led her to develop Segue, a student group at the University of Manitoba.
“Segue”, meaning smooth transition from one thing to the next, focuses on seeing students transition well, building faith community and addressing injustices like human trafficking, poverty, and food security. In 2013 Segue expanded to include Red Frogs initiatives on campus where teams creatively serve thousands of students.
Tammy’s heart is to disciple students and walk out the love of God. You might find her in the campus community garden, investing in the life of students over coffee, handing out food and beverages at a Red Frogs event, teaching a study or planning an initiative with students to combat injustice. Tammy is also a student at the University of Manitoba which helps in maintaining an understanding of the unique rhythms and challenges of student life. Her love for God and others is contagious and inspires others to search, learn and grow.
JOHN & RUTH
The Kerrs serve at the Trans-Africa Theological College in Kitwe, Zambia where John is the Principal and Ruth has a hand in everything from music to missions. They work with approximately 80 mature and motivated students; most of them have already planted a church. John is also working with a team to organize lay leadership across Zambia. Ruth is involved in AIDS Awareness training and takes this urgent message into teacher training institutions and churches.
PRAY - that graduates would continue to evangelize the nation, disciple new believers and reach out to the greater southern Africa region.
PETER & PATRICIA
Peter and Pat have been part of PAOC since 1982. After learning French at L’Université Laval in 1982-83 in the FLITE program, they spent almost ten years church-planting in Quebec. After 22 years in Thailand they were excited about the next destination.
They are currently located in France where they have joined the Eurasia team of global workers, with a desire to learn, love and serve in the city of Paris.
PRAY - For the people they meet, that that they live with eyes wide open to catch each moment and for continued financial support as they face greater budget challenges that go along with urban ministry in a city of 9,000,000 people!
JEREMY & CHRISTINE
Jeremy & Christine Feser are 'Discipling Cultures Through Media' with Pamoja Ministries. They live in Arusha, Tanzania.
They are focused on building on the strengths of Africa, using media to make disciples and equip disciplers, and engaging the millions who are living in a world where cellphones, radios, and televisions are the voices being heard. Pamoja is "discipling cultures through media", and since 2007, Jeremy and Christine have been leading the growth of Pamoja into new media.
Jeremy serves on the leadership team as the Director of Operations, and Christine oversees the finances of the ministry. Together with a multinational growing team they are using animation, movies, music, video, comics, and books to create lasting change in East Africa, bringing new generations into contact with the gospel.
Jeremy and Christine have four children, Jacob, Natasha, Paul, and Benjamin.
CHRISTO & SARAH
In 2006, Christo and Sarah obeyed the call of God, moved to Chennai, India and planted Living God Church with just a handful of people. Today, they pastor 2 growing churches at more than 350 members and are working towards additional Church plants.
The Ministry reaches a broad spectrum of people within the community: from children and youth, educated young adults, poor widows, Hindus, Muslims and many more!
Every year more than a thousand Children and Youth are touched through annual camps and VBS that make a huge impact in the community.
PAUL & LYNN
Paul Kohls is the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development at Pan Africa Christian University in Nairobi Kenya. His mission is to develop transformative godly Christian leaders through training, research and innovation for service to God in the Church and Community. Lynn Kohls is an Associate Minister at Christ Is The Answer Ministries Parklands: a church which was planted to reach out to the Indian Community in Nairobi. She also teaches in the Transformational Church Leadership Program for PACU and is currently the MemberCare Coordinator for Africa.
Children’s Camps International is an evangelical,non-denominational organization that has been promoting the dynamic work of children’s camping ministry around the world since 2003. They work together with the indigenous church to reach the children of the developing world.
Programs focus on complete transformation through intentional evangelism, discipleship and leadership training programs. They train young people from churches that are local to each area, and equip them to reach the children and families in their communities through engaging camp experiences and year-round follow up. The children will then often introduce their families and friends to the people in the church.
Greg Wood is an award winning magician, comedian, and speaker who attends Calvary Temple Winnipeg. He has performed his own brand on comedy and illusions across Canada and in ten countries on five continents. Greg works with Children’s Camps International to bring the message of Jesus to children around the world.
BILL & SHIRLEY
Bill and Shirley are global workers based out of Canada. They believe in equipping the local Canadian church to partner with leaders and church planters at home and around the world. (Currently working in Cuba, Ukraine, Indonesia, Africa and China). The Pipke’s are working in partnership with Don and M.J. Mann in developing two Africa wide ministries:
BCA (Bridging China and Africa) brings the Canadian, Zambian, and Chinese church together to reach the millions of Chinese workers living in Africa. BCA will meet their social and spiritual needs through a cultural center. The dream is to replicate the BCA ministry strategy across Africa.
CLI (Commissioning a Lifestyle of Integrity) is a vision to raise a movement of integrity across Africa that will counter the epidemic of corruption. An integrity driven generation of leaders in business, church, education, professions, and government will transform the culture.
DAVID & EILEEN
After almost 30 years of ministry in Canada David and Eileen have felt the call to teach at Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels Belgium.
"If you could rebuild the church from scratch... what kind of leader would you be looking for?"
That is what is happening in Europe. Today Christianity is at its lowest ebb since the Reformation.
In Belgium Evangelicals make up 1% of the population, but that's where the excitement is! Equipping leaders for the rebirth of the church in Europe and North Africa.
David is involved with the education and training of leaders for full-time ministry at the Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium. CTS has trained over 2,000 students and is the leading international seminary for the Assemblies of God, USA in Europe. It receives students from many countries and offers education in English. Most graduates become pastors, missionaries and theological educators.
Aimee works at a missionary run Agricultural Training Centre called Fazenda Tchincombe (Tchincombe Ranch). The focus of the work is to combat famine and disease through training about crop management, animal husbandry and basic personal healthcare and to use the farm as a point of contact to convey the gospel to the area's largely un-reached people group.
The ranch has been in existence for almost 20 years, has a population of more than 250 people and has grown to include a church led by local elders, a school up to grade 4, a health outpost to provide primary health care and programs that offer internships in carpentry and animal husbandry.
Since the mid 1990's Calvary Temple has been partnering with Pastor Reuben Nazurchuk to bring the message of salvation to the people in Russia. In October 1988 Reuben was called by God to minister in this city in central Russia that had no evangelical Christian witness. He traveled to Manitoba to receive his theological training and while he was in Canada he developed a relationship with Calvary Temple.
Reuben and his wife Lyuba now lead a large church in this strategic city as well as numerous daughter churches in the surrounding region.
Calvary Temple encourages them in three areas of ministry: evangelistic outreach, ministry to orphans and rehabilitation.
Visit www. russia-church.com
MISSION CANADA RRC
Lance is responding to the call of God on his life and is engaging post-secondary students at Red River College in Winnipeg. His desire to follow the Lord's leading to impact a secular culture is what both excited and challenges him in his day to day work. "Campus ministry runs deep in my heart and I love being among students."
Red River College is home to an influx of international students who come ready to not only study, but to absorb our unique Canadian culture. With Lance being a presence on campus, new international students have the opportunity to engage him as a Christian campus worker - possibly the first Christian many of them will meet. Lance works hard to ensure that their first encounter with a Christ-follower is a good one. He loves putting a Bible in their hands, knowing that it can bring life-change. Hearing Lance's personal story of his encounter with Christ and how God dramatically drew him back and changed his heart and purpose for living is one that God is using to reach students. He knows first-hand what it means to be restored, redeemed and ready in order to fulfill God's purpose.
CROSS CULTURAL MINISTRY
Calvary Temple is involved with Arab World Ministries right here in Canada, as well as care and ministry for new immigrants here in Winnipeg. We care for needy men and women through organizations like Union Gospel Mission and Canadian Lifelight Ministries. Since sending our first missionary in 1908 (Martha Hisey to Liberia) to this day, Calvary Temple has believed the Gospel is for everybody in every part of the world.
There are exciting ways to be involved in Missions at Calvary Temple. You can give financial support, pray for our partners, or serve in volunteer mission’s ministry!
Family Business projects are missions projects that grow from the vision of people in the church. This could be a short-term missions trip, or could be evangelistic outreach by evangelists who are associated with Calvary Temple. We refer to these programs as "Family Business". What differentiates them from Fields of Burden projects is the time frame. These missions projects involve a specific trip to a missions field, and finish once that trip is completed.
Each proposal is presented to the Board of Calvary Temple. The Board reviews each proposal to ensure that the project is in accordance with the church's missions vision, is well planned, and is likely to be supported by members of the church. Once the project is approved the proponents can bring it before the congregation requesting prayer and financial support.