Our church takes seriously the mandate that Jesus gave His church in Acts 1:8, “You shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
I am so grateful that the church was obedient to this mandate over the centuries- otherwise we wouldn’t be here today! Likewise, we are committed to be faithful witnesses in our “Jerusalem” – the city of Fresno, as well as throughout the world.
We partner with many local, national, and international missionaries to spread the gospel to everyone on earth. We have included a listing of all of our mission partners, a description of their mission, and their mission organization’s website.
D.R.Congo, Africa – Fredy Tshibanda
Meet human needs and share the gospel through the Grace of God Clinic/hospital and an orphanage.
West African Vocational Schools – Chris and Holly Collins
Guinea Bissau www.wavschools.org
Mission: WAVS is a Christian non-profit ministry that works hand-in-hand with local leaders in Guinea-Bissau, to offer job training and economic development programs while sharing the Good News of the gospel in one of the world’s smallest and poorest countries.
Waleta Indonesia – Ronny Welong
Mission: Train indigenous leaders throughout Indonesia to pastor and plant churches to reach Indonesia for Christ.
Ethnos 360 – Coleton and Shawna Williams
Papua New Guinea www.ethnos360.org
Mission: Reach the Kuman tribe for Christ by evangelism, discipleship and planting churches.
Youth for Christ, International – Leonard Fernando
Sri Lanka www.yfci.org
Mission: Reach the young people for Christ through various ministries and disciple them
Youth for Christ, Lebanon – Maher El Hajj
Mission: Reach every young people in Lebanon for the gospel.
Novo – Ryan & Amy Corrigan
Mission: Sending creative missionaries to multiple movements of the gospel and mobilize the church for that mission around the world.
FPU Center for Community Transformation – Randy White
Mission: To pursue God’s abundant community in the Central Valley. We simultaneously research concentrated areas of poverty solutions, convene leaders around those solutions and do specialized training to equip God’s people with the skill sets they need to achieve those solutions.
Link Care Foundation – Jennifer Smith
Mission: To provide a place for restoration and healing for missionaries and pastors that are experiencing emotional difficulties and trauma. We also provide counseling from a Christian perspective for the community and church.
New Creation Ministries – Russell Willingham
Mission: Provide biblical counseling for the sexually broken and addicted, facilitating their healing and restoration to wholeness in Christ, as well as, for broken marriages.
Mission: Sharing Christ’s love to build communities of hope with new Americans.
Church Missions Ministries
Prison Fellowship Ministries – Angel Tree
Northwest Church www.prisonfellowship.org
Mission: Volunteers reach out to children with a gift on behalf of their incarcerated parent at Christmas.
Pregnancy Care Center – Change for Babies
Northwest Church www.pregnancycarecenter.com
Mission: Living out Christ’s commandment to love the unborn and their pregnant mothers. Also, providing resources for the healing to those who have experienced reproductive loss.
Levels of Involvement:
This first level is the entry point into learning what Northwest missions is all about.
- Meet with a representative from the missions council.
- Attend a missions council monthly meeting.
This level is for anyone that feels a special burden to partner with God in His desire to reach the nations through intercessory prayer engagement.
- Volunteer to join the missions prayer team.
This level is for those who desire a hands-on missions experience.
- Volunteer with one of our local mission partners.
- Volunteer with one of Northwest’s missions ministries.
For those that sense a calling to go into the “mission field” and get out of their comfort zone to minister cross-culturally.
- Volunteer to go on a short-term missions trip.
This level is for those who are sensing a life calling to become a vocational missionary.
- Explore the possible calling to become a missionary to unreached peoples.