Our great joy is to be in relationship and support our Mission Partner locally, nationally, and globally to further the kingdom of God.
SAFE HOUSE FOR SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Casa of Hope’s vision is to have a safe place for women to recover, be healed, and be restored from sexual abuse so that they can re-enter into society and be the person they were meant to be.
The Casa of Hope is a Christian-based non-profit organization in our own city. www.casaofhope.org
MISSION SUPPORT for CHILDREN in NORTHERN CHINA
This amazing ministry was birthed out of Orcutt Pres when Cindy Reynolds went with her husband Dean to Linjiang City, Jilin province in northern China just yards from the border of North Korea. The Outreach Sponsorship Program provides food, clothing, education and hope for this severely depressed area. Sponsorship enables the children to remain in school and provides hope that with hard work, they too can graduate from high school and attend university. TMI Hope House cares for over 30 children full time.You can visit the their gift shop in Old Orcutt, purchase their goods, and sign up to sponsor a child! Learn more at tmihope.org.
SHORT-TERM MISSIONS with LONG-TERM PARTNERS
IMPACT stands for International Mission and Cross-Cultural training. It was started by the Santa Barbara Presbytery in 1993. Since then, over 400 people from 30 different churches including OPC have participated in cross cultural, short-term mission trips. Teams live and work along side new friends, experience the perspective of other cultures and share their stories of what it means to follow Christ. Those trained for 2 to 4 weeks build churches, homes, schools and community centers, teach the Bible and participate in neighborhood outreach. It is a chance to contribute loving service and share Jesus Christ as a team.
LOCAL OUTREACH to Sr Highers, Jr Highers, and Teen Moms
Young Life is an international Christian non-profit organization that has established ministries in our city and valley. YL's goal is to reach students who don't go to church, especially the ones who would never go. Their desire is for new ministries to not be “flashes in the pan,” but rather ones that have growth, depth and longevity.
Please pray for this ministriy and challenge yourself to see how YOU can use your time, talents and treasure to help this amazing ministry to kids in the Santa Maria Valley.
COLLEGE OUTREACH & CHURCH PLANTING
Front Porch is a ministry that seeks to build authentic relationships with college students on the campuses of Cal Poly and Cuesta in San Luis Obispo, CA. Joel Drenckpohl and his team of leaders love Jesus, and enjoy learning together what it means to follow him so that they can share with others what that looks like. They love people without an agenda, believing that every person has something significant to contribute to the community. They believe that God is actively at work in the community around us and they look for creative ways of joining in that work. frontporchslo.org
ChurchNext: ReNew Team
Holly Jauregui and her husband David have been serving with CRM (Church Resource Ministry) since 2009, developing and shaping the spiritual formation of young leaders to unleash their unique impact for the Kingdom of God.
They are passionate about the church that is and the church that could be. The world is in desperate need of the hope Jesus brings and the church God intended is His delivery system of that hope. Seeing breakthrough happen begins in the spiritual life and health of leaders, so David and Holly focus much of their energy on those leaders sustainability through cultivation of their intimacy with God. The health of a leaders' soul impacts everything.
David serves on the ReNew team whose vision is to strengthen the souls of Christian leaders so they may thrive in every season of life and ministry. They both a Master's in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and are trained spiritual directors.
Holly and David live in Riverside, CA.
BRINGING CLEAN WATER TO A THIRSTY WORLD
Lifewater is a first-class international organization that helps communities acquire and sustain the power of clean and safe water along with long-term training in sanitation and hygiene. This missional approach is designed to meet urgent needs with long-term partnership, and they see the incidence of water-borne disease reduced by at least 65%. Please pray for Lifewater and their mission, and pray about how YOU can become involved in this important ministry. www.lifewater.org
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Founded by William Booth in London, he began his ministry to the poor and homeless in 1852. Booth was reading a printer’s proof of the 1878 annual report when he noticed the statement “The Christian Mission is a volunteer army.” Crossing out the words “volunteer army,” he penned in “Salvation Army.” From those words came the basis of the foundation deed of The Salvation Army. Find out how you can help at salvationarmyusa.org.
BRINGING THE GOSPEL TO THE WORLD IN EVERY LANGUAGE
We're excited to partner with Mark and Bonnie Lamberto who live in Cameroon.
Mark has served in administration in Cameroon for nearly 20 years. Bonnie has filled a variety of support roles in Cameroon since arriving in 1997. Please prayerfully consider investing in the Bible translation movement through the support of this ministry. Thank you!
CareNet offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasound, parenting classes. and a baby store!
We love to partner with organizations of compassion who are making an impact through love and support.
CHURCH PLANT in GOLETA, CA
Goodland Church exists to help people find a place of belonging in relationship with Jesus and in community with God’s people. By establishing missional communities throughout Santa Barbara and nurturing discipleship group, Goodland is aimed at seeing followers grow, seekers experience God, cynics welcomed, and the city transformed. Goodland is a church plant of our Mission Presbytery in ECO.