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Missionary - Art and Jesus in Jail ART AND JESUS IN JAIL 
Rosemary Oliver

 A team of artistic, creative women from Central go to the St. Louis County Jail in Clayton on Mondays and Thursdays. Using art as a vehicle, they share Jesus, scripture, Bible stories, and prayers with the women in jail. Central provides Celebrate Recovery resources to many of the female inmates at County Jail with a study of the Bible.

Missionary - Bethany Christian Services

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES
Donna Nicholson

www.bethany.org/st-louis

Bethany offers free and confidential pregnancy counseling and other social services to birth parents, children, and families. In addition, Bethany works to provide social work training and international adoption.  

Missionary - Churches for Life

CHURCHES FOR LIFE
Carol Fouse

www.getintolife.org

Churches for Life works primarily with local churches and Life Teams to nourish them as gospel-driven champions of life. They accomplish this using strategies to build infrastructure and relationships through the gifts of God's people and the expertise of life-affirming agencies. Central has a Life Team made up of our members who have a heart for life issues. 

CRISIS AID INTERNATIONAL
Pat & Sue Bradley

www.crisisaid.org

Whether it be famine, disease, natural disaster, or sex trafficking, Crisis Aid series children and families in crisis situations, with a focus on the US and Ethiopia.

Missionary - Crossroads Christian Counseling

CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN COUNSELING CENTER
Christi Brandenstein 

www.stl-ccc.org

CrossRoads Counseling Centers is a non-profit corporation committed to therapeutic excellence. A team of distinguished professionals known for their giftedness and maturity combine innovative clinical counseling with a redemptive worldview to restore people to emotional health, relational unity and a hopeful future.

Missionary - First Step Back Home

FIRST STEP BACK HOME, INC.
Paul & Lana Kruse

First Step primarily serves single, transient, or homeless men who are experiencing critical, chronic, temporary, working homelessness in St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren Counties of Missouri.

FRIENDS OF ADAMS
Bill and Diann Wichman

www.friendsofadams.org

 Friends of Adams provides support for Adams School, an extraordinary public school in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. The goal is to inspire a community willing to learn, interact, encourage, and support. Through communicating, volunteering, providing needed supplies, and contributing financially for special projects, they work to accomplish this goal.

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CENTRAL HARVEST
Sara Kramer

Deb Sommer

The mission of Harvest is to share the love of Christ with the international "harvest" God has brought to St. Louis by connecting with and serving new refugees and maintaining these relationships, primarily by gardening, Bible clubs and other outreach and relational events.

Missionary - Hope Unlimited

HOPE UNLIMITED
Rick Stream

www.hopeunlimitedkirkwood.org

Dedicated to building relationships that change lives through one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, Bible study, discipleship, summer camps, sports, and field trips, Hope Unlimited is a non-profit youth outreach working with at- risk youth in the metropolitan St. Louis area and introducing them to Jesus.

JAIL MINISTRIES FOR MEN
Ted Winters

In jails and prisons, Jail Ministries For Men provides anger management classes, fathering classes, prayer classes, and when requested, one-on-one basic Christian counseling. Many have come to know the Lord and have been baptized.

JONI AND FRIENDS - Missouri International Disability Center
Judy Redlich

The St. Louis office of Joni and Friends is working together with local churches and organizations forming outreach programs throughout the community and ministering hope and the message of Christ to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability.

Missionary - Jubilee Christian Development

JUBILEE CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Andy Krumsieg

Jubilee Development Corporation works to strengthen the local community surrounding Jubilee Community Church by encouraging revitalization in the lives and environment of its residents. The organization focuses on housing improvement, economic empowerment, construction skills training and Christian discipleship, in addition to helping neighbors become credit-worthy for home ownership and facilitating neighborhood redevelopment. 

URBAN K-LIFE
Jason Julian

www.urbanstlouis.klife.com

Urban K-Life brings lasting hope to urban teens one relationship at a time through outreach, fellowship, mentoring, and discipleship.

Missionary - Mission Gate

MISSION GATE
Rick and Trish Mathes

www.charityadvantage.com/missiongateministry/HOME.asp

Mission Gate shares the Gospel with inmates, their families and ex-offenders in Missouri and Southern Illinois. This prison ministry offers a clear understanding of Scripture in order to bring changes to individuals' lives and to the local community.

MISSION ST. LOUIS
Andy Hansen

www.missionstl.org

Mission St. Louis empowers people to transform their lives, families and neighborhoods, so that families can live in neighborhoods that are full of opportunity, know and serve their neighbors, and be invited into gospel-centered communities. Mission St. Louis offers programs providing skills, training, and opportunity; equipping people to work their way into a life of financial stability and purpose.

ONE HEART FAMILY MINISTRIES
Emily Nienhuis

www.ohfm.org

One Heart Family Ministries believes that serving children in need is part of showing God’s love. They recruit, assist in training, and support Christian families who foster and adopt children in the Missouri state foster care system.

Missionary - Promise Christian Academy

PROMISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Meredith Heintz

www.promisestl.org

Promise Christian Academy is a team of caring professionals who love children and are dedicated to developing the gifts God has given children with disabilities. Specific special services are implemented to create a positive learning experience, enabling the children to grow and mature into all that God wants them to be.

Missionary - Engage St. Louis

RUFUGIO 
Jared Weatherholtz

Refugio (“Refuge”) is a community of Hispanic people in St. Louis who follow Jesus and seek to embody the gospel through learning, life together, and service. We meet weekly to study the Bible, worship, pray, sing, eat, and fellowship.

Missionary - Sunshine Ministries

SUNSHINE MINISTRIES
Jim and Carol Clarkson

www.sunshineministries.org

Sunshine Ministries provides high quality social services to the poor and needy of St. Louis, sheltering men, women, and children from poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and violence.

Missionary - Thrive

THRIVE! ST. LOUIS
Bridget Van Means

www.thrivealivestl.org

Thrive defends the unborn by supporting women and those close to them during crisis pregnancies, encouraging men and women to adopt a Godly view of sexuality, challenging men to fulfill their responsibilities in positive ways, and leading those served to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Missionary - Urbam Young life St. Louis

URBAN YOUNG LIFE ST LOUIS
John Holmes

www.stlurban.younglife.org

St. Louis Urban Young Life introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith. This is done through mentoring, weekly "club" meetings, summer camps, and other activities rooted in positive relationships with adult leaders.

YWAM-KC
Rachel Ziebarth

Feeling called to missions while in graduate school, Rachel has a passion to fight Bible poverty in Asia. Using her wide missions experience, she is working on a 5 year plan to develop Biblical studies programs for countries in the 10/40 window.

 

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