The entire Bible is about mission—God's mission to redeem a sinful humanity—from opening chords struck in the early chapters of Genesis throughout the entire canon, finding its perfect fulfillment and expression in the incarnation, earthly ministry, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. God has always been the God of the nations. That story continues to the last words of Scripture and continues into the present. The Kingdom is still expanding, Jesus is still being proclaimed as Lord and Savior throughout the world fulfilling that original mission mandate, bringing eternal life in Christ to those who were perishing.
God's people are still called to be connected to His Church locally, but ever pushing outward. While we delight to know of those places where the Christians are maturing in the gospel and are thankful that we can be strengthened in the faith in that fellowship of believers, we also long and pray to see that same growth in places that have gone spiritually dormant.
Our ongoing commitments include:
- Matt and Jen Irvine serve with World Harvest Mission in London, England. They are the leaders of a team planting a church (New Life Suwarta Sungat) among South Asians in Wembley and Harrow.
- Tom Courtney, with his wife Jan, serve with our denominational missions agency, Mission to the World (MTW) in Madrid, Spain. Tom is the MTW regional coordinator of Western Europe. He has been a regular visitor at CTK since his children all attended CTK at various times in the past years.
- Dana and Sibongile Mahan are CTK supported missionaries serving with African Enterprise in Tshwane, South Africa. On behalf of AE, Dana works as the director of missions and outreach at Willows Church in Tshwane East, and Sibongile works as a kindergarten teacher at Matheong Christian School in Tshwane West. Through their respective assignments, the Mahans have joined South African believers, armed with the love and truth of Jesus Christ, in the fight against high rates of crime, extreme economic poverty and the growing AIDS pandemic.
- Ted and Carolyn Turnau are living in Prague and teaching through the International Institute for Christian Studies. Extra-curricular activities for them include movie nights and Bible studies with students.
- Vitaliy and Marissa Voytenko are serving with MTW in L’viv, Ukraine to communicate the gospel through teaching and practicing counseling, involvement in a visual arts ministry, and joining a church planting team.
- Travis and Amy Johnson, along with Lillian and Patton, moved this February to Bundibugyo, Uganda with World Harvest Mission, to provide gospel witness through a medical ministry.
- Light of the Valley (or Missao Luz de Valle) is a local organization committed to evangelistic social service projects in Brazil. Principle among those efforts is the support of SOBAM, an after-school program in Almenara, Minas Gerais, and the Almenara Baseball Camp, a sports/leadership/education program. Members of CTK sit on the board of Light of the Valley.
- CTK has committed to praying for Mark and Lori Berry and children Emmett, Anna, Taylor, Abigail and Hadassah as he serves as team leader with MTW in Lima, Peru. Their ministries include preaching, leadership training, church planting, and mercy ministries, including a pregnant girls' shelter.
- CTK also prays for Andrew, Ashley and Madeline Brill as they serve with Lightbearers. Andrew is director of a residential college discipleship program that mobilizes money, prayer and people through rental income and discipleship. They are currently living Fayetteville AK.