The purpose of our Global Ministries is to help people at Christ Community Church (CCC) develop a heart for God's world and to participate in cross-cultural ministries. Following the example of Jesus who reached a few in order to reach the many, we concentrate our cross-cultural efforts in a small number of regions. Our current involvement is in South Africa, Ukraine, and Mission to the World India. We focus on church planting ministries and on ministries that support the formation and growth of churches. Because our congregation is especially gifted in the areas of education, medicine, business and technology, we also favor short-term missions and long-term missions that allow us to leverage these gifts.
Our goals for short-term teams are to support our existing long-term, cross-cultural ministries, to build up the missionary heart of CCC and to test the gifts of our members who may be considering cross-cultural ministries. We have supported members serving in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Honduras, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine and Central Asia.
We currently support four long-term missions:
Through the Passaro family, we partnered with multiple ministries as they served in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa during 2008 and 2009. The principle ministries with which they served and which we continue to support are Church on the Ridge and Entrust.
We continue to partner with The Covenant of Grace Church (CGC) in the Odessa suburb of Kotovskogo. We have sent multiple teams of people from Chapel Hill to assist CGC in reaching out to the people of Odessa. Our outreach activities include hosting and leading business seminars, teaching English language classes and conducting a Sports & Arts Camp for the youth of the city.
In 2012, CCC sent our first short-term team to Bogota, Colombia. We now support Andrew and Laura Kate Lupton as they minister to the people of Bogota and help in the church planting efforts of the Mission to the World Team there.
We also support ministries in South Asia through Mission to the World.
Please contact Brenda Ellison with questions or for more information on any of these ministries.