Berean Bible Church is missional in intentional ways, providing regular support for two long-term missionary couples and occasional short-term missionary opportunities.
Christ has called His followers to engage in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Every Christian is called to share the gospel and to send out those who will preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations. This means that some will go to other countries, leaving the comforts of “home” in order to take the message to the farthest corners of the earth.
The Onesimus Children Development Association (OCDA) is a non-governmental organization, established in 2006 by Nega Meaza. In 2004, he met with visionaries to share his desire to help the street children of Ethiopia. After two years of praying what the next steps could be, Meaza and five other Ethiopians established the organization.
OCDA seeks to rescue Ethiopian’s children at risk, ensuring they remain in or return to a loving family. They provide holistic programs that meet the children’s physical, emotional, developmental, and spiritual needs.
OCDA works with to two groups of children: Those who are on the verge of “streetism” and those who are full time street children. After starting with only seven children, Onesimus now works with 150+ children and their families. A partnership with The Forsaken Children Ministry allows them to have the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ to be a central component of the program.
Grace Christian Ministry
Since the establishment of this ministry, GCM has been blessed to establish around 54 churches. The churches are located in the states of Kerala, Bihar and Odisha. Thousands of people have heard gospel through this mission. They have set a goal of establishing 100 Churches in Kerala state by 2020. This is a lofty goal which can be accomplished by the Lord’s will. Babu and his team seek your faithful support and prayers.
In addition to church planting, GCM also has a Bible College where students are allowed to attend tuition free. There are six bible training centers where people are able to learn theology and to simply study the bible. They have a growing children’s ministry and women’s ministry, as well as outreach ministries which include tract distribution, hospital visitation and conventions.
Of the world’s 6,500 people groups, 2,500 are still unreached. Ethnos360, founded in 1942 as New Tribes Mission, helps local churches train, coordinate and send missionaries to these peoples.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages. We also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs.
As a church, we also keep informed and updated with organizations of which some in our church support through private gifts or have done mission work with: