Organizations We've Supported
King's Ransom Foundation
Ways We Help: Alongside of several other organizations, we collectively provided enough resources to build 15 homes in 2015 for the extreme poor living in Nicaragua.
Feed the Children
Ways We Help: Packed 6 Pallets full of supplies to be sent to the people in need in the area.
We have gathered winter hats, gloves, socks and other supplies for the Devon Oasis refugee ministry based in Chicago.
NCI Adult and Teen Challenge
We are a corporate sponsor of NCI Adult and Teen Challenge, We have lead Family Carnivals, provided meals, and gave Christmas cookie baskets to the program residents.
Schools We've Partnered With
Osolo Elementary School
Ways We've Helped: Muffin's With Mom, All Pro Dad's, Back to School Carnival,
Riverview Elementary School
Ways We've Helped: Cares Mentoring; Real Men Read; Teacher Appreciations, Carnival,
Woodland Elementary School
Ways We've Helped: Cares Mentor; Teacher Appreciation; Parent Resource; Carnival; Sports, Backpacks
Cornerstone Christian Montessori School
Facility Maintenance; Chapel Services; Teacher Appreciation
Churches Who Partnered With US
At the beginning of 2013, seven churches partnered together to form what they called a LEAD Team. This was simply a group of churches who believed God's kingdom was bigger than any one church. All of them individually wanted to expand God's kingdom, but weren't in a place where they could start a new church by themselves. So they committed to helping a church get started by coming alongside of a church planter and their wife.
These seven churches have committed to helping by financially giving, praying, and sending people from their individual churches. The hope was that this new church would be self-sustaining, and able to reach a group of people who weren't being reached with God's love and kingdom yet. These seven churches were the ones who helped Encounter Church get started:
Bethany Missionary Church
Pastor Mike Peters
Brenneman Missionary Church
Pastor Bill Richardson
College Park Missionary Church
Pastor Jim Bayer
Crystal Valley Missionary Church
Pastor Chris Garner
Pastor Jeremy LeVan
St. Mark Missionary Church
Pastor John Gregory
Wakarusa Missionary Church
Pastor John Gregory