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National Missions

Missionary - Jim Cook

ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS
Jim & Phyllis Cook

www.academicconnectionsgem.org

Jim serves as Executive Director of Academic Connections, an organization that helps create and resource an international network of Christian faculty and scholars, principally at secular institutions of higher learning.

BEYOND
John Splinter

www.beyond.org

Beyond plants churches among unreached people groups. With a mission force of only 120 units, Beyond missionaries lead indigenous people to Christ and teach them how to plant churches that in turn become church planing churches.

Missions - Campbell

CADENCE INTERNATIONAL
Jeff & Candy Campbell

www.cadence.org 

Cadence assigns its staff to U. S. military locations around the world. Candy and Jeff are members of the pastoral care team, traveling to those locations as a resource for soul care, tending to the emotional, relational and spiritual needs of staff. Cadence helps missionaries develop strategies to head off relational conflicts and teaches communication strategies that help teams deal with the normal challenges of team growth.

Missionary - Covenant Seminary

COVENANT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Kent Needler

www.covenantseminary.edu

Covenant Seminary trains pastors and leaders for Christ’s Church and Kingdom. For over 60 years they have been training pastors, missionaries, church planters and counselors. Students come from all over the world and are sent out to all 50 states and over 40 countries to proclaim the gospel to a world in need.

Missionary - Grubers

EMMAUS CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL OF MISSOURI/SET FREE MINISTRIES
Randy & Donna Gruber

www.esccsetfree.com

Set Free and Emmaus provide correspondence courses, Bible studies, and counseling to over 2,000 prisoners in Missouri and Illinois. Central has taken teams to minister alongside Randy in his work in area prisons for many years and several Central members are helping to grade the courses.

In 2016, Emmaus mailed out 35,000 Bible study booklets to prisoners in many states especially Missouri and Illinois. Approximately 25,000 of these Bible studies were completed and returned for grading and to request a new study. Randy Gruber has trained approximately 50 inmates at Potosi Correctional Center and Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston to oversee these mailings. Randy Mayfield and his “All Star Band” have performed many times at the prison in Potosi with enormous reception. 

FAITH Rx'D
Becky Conzelman
 
www.faithrxd.org 

Faith Rx’D works to strengthen the fitness community for Christ-centered living and impact. Local chapters inspire their community through authentic relationships, competition, and enriching content such as training camps and events in cities around the world. As mature disciples of Christ, leaders serve their communities and engage and equip others.

GIDEON'S INTERNATIONAL 
(CREVE COEUR CAMP)
www.gideons.org

Gideons have a long history of successfully placing God’s word around the world. They operate in 190 countries, and distribute Bibles in 90 different languages. Many Central members are among the Gideons in the U.S.

Missionary - Lay Renewal

LAY RENEWAL MINISTRIES
Marty Guise

www.layrenewal.com

Believing that the church is God’s instrument for reaching a lost and dying world, Lay Renewal Ministries (LRM) serves churches as they renew, motivate and equip men and women for ministry. LRM offers a variety of events, including leadership training, congregational celebrations, consultative master planning tools, and equipping resources.

 

STUDENT MOBILIZATION AT KANSAS
STATE UNIVERSITY
Alex and Anna Hrebec

www.ksustumo.org

An interdenominational ministry, Student Mobilization (STUMO) helps students to experience God in a genuine way and to grow in that relationship during college and beyond. The ministry helps builds leaders that will have a positive impact on their families, communities, country, and the world.

 

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