We are committed to raising up servants from Faith Fellowship who will follow Jesus' call to 'Go' to the ends of the earth - passionate to expand God's global church in our generation, through both vocational and short-term missions.
Faith Fellowship values strong relationships with each of our ministry partners (BELOW), and have therefore implemented a network of 'Barnabas Teams' to encourage, support, and care for our partners. These small groups of 4-8 committed people come together to care for their global partner in a variety of ways. Priority is on prayer, communication, practical help when on home assignment, and possible visits to the field by team members. If interested in serving in our global missions ministry, click HERE.
As a targeted ministry field, we partner with several ministries in Zambia (south-central Africa):
Mwinilunga Church Planting
Actively engaged in planting churches in the rural villages of Mwinilunga in NW Zambia among the Lunda people. Over the past 20 years, Pastor Windson Kamawu and his team have planted 2 dozen churches with Faith Fellowship's partnership, traveling via bicycle on twice-annual mission trips in the border areas of Zambia/Angola/Congo to share the good news of Jesus. (Pictured: Opening delivery of Lunda Bibles sent by Faith Fellowship)
Barnabas Team Leader: Adam Fischer
Nyangombe Christian Center
Located in rural Mwinilunga in NW Zambia. Gordon and Sybil McKillop partner with local elders in vocational skills training, HIV/AIDS education, agriculture, literacy, leadership development, and Bible teaching. Also provides for life necessities through the HIV Widows and Orphans program. Logan and Kelly Erickson, members of Faith Fellowship, are currently raising support to minister full-time at Nyangombe.
Barnabas Team Leader: Mary Urban
The CROSS Project disciples and equips the Zambian church with knowledge and application of Scripture in its response to issues of HIV/AIDS and domestic abuse. Our in-country partners, Pastor John Chitambo and Counselor Eta Imasiku, find their work's focus in the compounds/slum areas which encircle the capital city of Lusaka. We also partner with Derek Dearth, former Zambia Country Director, who now fills the role of Action USA Associate Director.
Barnabas Team Leader: Larry Sheahan
B.I.S. Christian academy
Provides an education for young children in the capital city of Lusaka. Tuition, books, school fees, uniform and shoes are provided for vulnerable children who are sponsored by Faith Fellowship missions as well as individuals in the church family, thus enabling the children to go to school and give them hope and confidence for a better future. Contact Becky (below) to sponsor a child!
Barnabas Team Leader: Becky Sorensen
Other Global Missions
Lifestyle Discipleship (W. AFRICA)
Nathan and Leah Finstad are members of Faith Fellowship serving in West Africa with a heart to bring the gospel to unreached people groups. Currently on home assignment.
Barnabas Team Leader: Kyle and Cassidy Salsbery
DISCIPLESHIP (N. AFRICA)
Preparing to serve in a sensitive area, this ministry couple (former ministry leaders and members of Faith Fellowship) seeks to bring the love of Christ to a people almost entirely unreached with the gospel. Pray that God would open a door for his Word (Col. 4:3), and provide opportunities to declare his glory and tell of his salvation (Ps. 96:2-3)! Pray also for the faith and perseverance of your brothers and sisters in Christ, whose decision to follow Jesus in this region comes at great cost.
Barnabas Team Leader: Larry Sheahan
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (JAPAN)
Jane teaches Bible, English and social studies to 8th grade students at the Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ), an International Christian School in Tokyo. Her ministry, in addition to the academics, is to equip children of missionaries and international students to be effective witnesses for Christ in Japan and in their home countries. Jane also ministers in a Japanese church in Tokyo. Jane grew up in Marshfield and was a member of our church.
Barnabas Team Leader: Shelby Cole
MISSIONARY MOBILIZATION (USA)
Having served in the Philippines for more than 25 years, John and Lori DeCleene bring nearly three decades of experience to their coaching of new missionary appointees with Converge Worldwide during the period of time those preparing for missionary service complete their many requirements to reach the field.
Barnabas Team Leader: Logan Erickson
CHURCH PLANTING (ARGENTINA)
Paul and Ana Hill are church planters in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, with congregations in both the middle-class neighborhood of Calbido and a poor, rural area of Huiñaj Atun. They are involved in evangelizing and discipling new believers and in teaching and developing Argentinian leadership. Their goal is to create a strategic and united vision for church planting to effectively reach this secularized country with the gospel. They are also involved in compassion ministry through water provision and sustainable development.
Barnabas Team Leader: Brenda Erickson
ADVOCACY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH (GLOBAL)
Voice of the Martyrs promotes global awareness and advocacy for the 200 million followers of Jesus Christ currently persecuted for their faith in dozens of countries around the globe. V.O.M. (1) encourages, empowers and equips Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel, and they (2) provide practical relief and spiritual support for those who suffer oppression as well as to the families of martyrs. We commemorate the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church"annually in early November.
Barnabas Team Leader: Elaine Hebert