Saturday, December 04, 2021
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Community Churchs' Outreach to the World

     Along with our Outreach to the Community, State and Nation (through our gifts to UMCOR), Community Church also supports Missionary efforts in the  Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

 Democratic Republic of Congo

CCAOP Enters a Covenant Relationship with a Missionary
We have entered a covenant relationship with Jacques Akasa Umembudi. Mr. Umembudi is a missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church assigned to the Wings of Caring Aviation Ministry in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. As a pilot-mechanic and program director of the Wings of Caring Aviation Ministry, Mr. Umembudi flies people and supplies to various missions in the Congo. You can find out about Mr. Umembudi at
The Covenant Relationship with a Missionary allows local congregations to partner with missionaries in the field. Part of this support is financial. Our financial support for the year will be $2,500. Our Second Offering for Missions next week, September 30 will go towards supporting Mr. Umembudi. As we move forward in this relationship, information will be shared with the congregation as we receive it. Laura Lassiter, our Lay Member to the Annual Conference is the contact person for this mission. Working through Global Ministries of the United Methodis Church, Community Church helps equip and transform people and places for God's mission in our Nation and around the world.

Four Mission Goals:                                                                                                                         

  1. Make disciples of Jesus Christ;                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jacques Umembudi        
  2. Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities;
  3. Alleviate human suffering;
  4. Seek justice, freedom, and peace.

    New churches are being planted in new places through Global Ministries’ mission initiatives in:
    Cambodia, Cameroon, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan), Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Mongolia, Russia, Senegal, and Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam).

    Global Ministries is working in collaboration with church leaders across the world to plant 400 churches by 2012. These Mission Initiatives are unique in many ways, but mostly because they are places where The United Methodist Church is new to the population. Local churches can be a part of this movement by supporting and learning from these vibrant congregations through a church-to-church partnership with the In Mission Together program.

    The In Mission Together program facilitates church planting abroad by developing partnerships with local congregations in the US. A partnership covenant is created between the two churches, which fosters mutuality and respect for each other. This is important because both will be transformed and energized by this faith-building experience.
    • The average age for a pastor in a Mission Initiative is just 35 years old.
    • Church planting efforts have been initiated in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.
    • All 50 US states are represented in the In Mission Together church-to-church partnership program, which connects US churches with new church plants in Mission Initiatives around the world.
    • More than 1,000 churches have been planted since the Global Ministries Mission Initiatives began in 1991.