The Hillcrest Mission and Outreach Team leads our church’s efforts to share the love and message of Christ through local and global missions partners.
The Hillcrest family takes seriously Jesus’ words in Acts 1:7,”…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” This is our strategy for missions and outreach: to be Christ’s witnesses to people near and far away, including those who are like us and those with whom with have little in common.
Converge supporting conference ministries in the US and at least 19 foreign countries in Central America, South America, southern Europe, former Eastern Bloc nations, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Asian Pacific Rim.
Compassion International partnering with Ministerio Evangelico Ven a Servir (Come to Serve Evangelical Minsitry) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras supporting a child survival program. This program addresses the root causes of infant mortality by providing young mothers with education, medical care and Christian discipleship. Dozens of Hillcrest families also sponsor at-risk children at this location. Children receive education and Christian discipleship while addressing food security and health needs for their families. Contact the church office for information about sponsoring a child.
Global Outreach Mission–Republic of Congo, Africa supporting Dr. Joseph and Becky Harvey’s leadership of bringing hope and healing through Pioneer Christian Hospital. Dr. Harvey founded PCH as the Congo’s first Christian Hospital.
Converge—Thailand Deborah Guzman teaching college- and career-age Thai Buddists at the Santisuk English School. Using Christian materials Deb introduces her students to the gospel of Jesus Christ and its challenge to accept Him as their Lord and Savior.
Jesus Film Project video ministry of Shawn and Cindy Bandy developing follow-up materials for use with the Jesus Film, an evangelistic tool that worldwide leads more than 7.8 million people each year to make commitments to follow Jesus.
SIM-USA Ethiopia supporting Nathan and Amy Kidder in a ministry of teaching and training missionaries and pastors to spread the gospel and strengthen believers and churches in Africa and the Middle East. Nate is a member of the faculty at Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Wycliffe Bible Translators supporting the ministry of Greg and Sherri Lorei in development of video discipleship materials.
Navigators supporting B.D. and L.D. as they mentor Christians in Europe seeking to reach Mus!ims in Europe and around the world. They draw on their years of experience to provide encouragement, training and guidance to believers involved in outreach.