Missions

Called out as the presence of Jesus in our world

Fellowship North is fully invested in mission work, supporting organizations in our immediate community and all across the globe. We serve with local missions, take mission trips, and financially support missionaries around the world. This is the place where you can see and hear what’s going on in those missions, and connect with local serving or a mission trip.

In our community

castle-bluffFor years, people have been driving the backroads of Newton County, Arkansas, to lose themselves in the beauty and adventure of Castle Bluff. It’s a place to get away and rappel, zip-line, hike, visit Boxley Cave, float on the Buffalo River, roast marshmallows, or just hang out at the point with your friends. Students and adults, trip after trip, say that at this place, they heard God. We help keep the camp running so that more people can visit this special place.

 

Immerse Arkansas helps young adults transition successfully out of foster care. They partner with foster youth and provide them the professional and emotional support needed for a successful future. Adult coaches help by practicing good habits and connecting with others. Their goal isn’t to fix anyone, but to walk alongside through a difficult time praying that God will fix us all.

immersearkansas.org

 

jamie-bosanko-young-lifeSo many people at Fellowship North have a background connected to YoungLife, so we were thrilled to see it return to our city under the leadership of Jamie Bosanko. YoungLife exists to share the gospel with kids. Leaders build relationships, host crazy fun clubs, and travel across the country to great camps. Our support goes directly to helping with high school student ministry in North Little Rock.

YoungLife

Piecemakers is a group of people doing what they love and helping others in the process. Right here at FN, they make quilts and give them to people who need them: individuals and area ministries. The quilters get to spend time in community, and people receive wonderful quilts. If you’d like to know more (or join in!) click below to email Bev Murawski or find their next gathering under our events page.

Email Bev about Piecemakers.

We love being across the street from Pike View! The ECC works to create and maintain a developmentally appropriate program environment for learning while equipping and empowering families to participate in and enhance their children’s education. Here at FN, we like to help out by co-hosting events for Pike View staff and families, and find creative ways to work together for our neighborhood – like in the Community Garden project.

STEP is a partnership of local churches, including Fellowship North, that extends the hands and feet of Jesus to the inner city and to schools around the Little Rock metro area. STEP provides each of us with the opportunity to make a difference in the life of an at-risk child.

The ministry is carried out through three primary programs:

Mentoring Program – The heart of the ministry; one-on-one with an at-risk child.

  • After school mentoring with one child
  • Structured program: bible study, life skills training and recreation.
  • Relationships that last for years
  • Time commitment: 1½ hours each week during the school year

Encouragers Program – Outreach into local elementary schools by helping students for an hour a week.

  • Helping a child at school with their work
  • Personal attention: meet individually with 2 students
  • Relationship can last for several years
  • Time commitment: 1 hour a week (30 min/child) during the school year

Summer Program – The first step into STEP; short-term mentoring in a group setting at the STEP facility.

  • 3 days of positive, biblically-based mentoring during summer break
  • Structured program: bible study, arts & crafts, recreation, special guests.
  • Participate with other mentors/mentees; plus a fun field trip on night 3.
  • Time commitment: 3 early evening hours for 3 consecutive days

Contact:

For more information about STEP’s programs, history, ministry opportunities, calendar of activities/events, and how you can volunteer or donate, please visit stepministries.org, or click here for contact information.

Around the world

Andersons (15 of 17)Amos and Meredith Anderson currently live and serve in Albania, working with World Venture. They are involved with church planting, discipleship, and leadership training in an area that once banned all religious expression.


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André Rasamivelona serves in Madagascar with Navigators. In a part of the world where the Gospel is barely known, André meets with small groups of people to discuss life issues and tell them about Jesus. Sometimes he feeds them, sometimes he takes them shopping, but most of all, he loves them. We love to hear about people and churches growing and changing as a result!

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Fellowship North has been involved for many years with Kenya Relief, because the family that founded it used to be a part of our church family here. It’s a wonderful story. Bahati is one of the children growing up in Migori at Kenya Relief and attending the academy there; our elementary students at FN use their offerings to support him. Many of us have gotten to meet and spend time with him during a trip with Kenya Relief – what a joy!

Bekah LambBekah Lamb grew up here at FN and has been a part of our church family for a long time. After hearing about the work that Dylan and Molly Fila were doing with women and children in South Asia, she decided to join them. She works primarily with the children there, teaching and mentoring them. She also puts her organizational and administrative skills to good use helping run the center as a whole.

witonski-fam-nic-schoolThe Witonski family is building a school in Palacaguina, Nicaragua with the hope of bringing change to a generation of Nicaraguan children. They are starting the first bi-lingual Christian School in the city of Palacaguina (three hours north of the capital, Managua). This area of Nicaragua is home to some of the poorest people in Central America. This school has the ability to break the cycle of poverty by providing an education that will open doors of opportunity for children to make a better life for themselves, their family and their community.

Follow their journey on their personal blog.

Dylan Molly Fila spring 2016-squareDylan and Molly Fila serve women and children in South Asia. They’ve created a center to train, employ and disciple young Indian women, which will help them escape a life of poverty. They hold weekly Bible studies and teach basic life skills to the women they work with.

 

ian&carlaIan and Carla Boyd serve with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). They train others in discipleship and evangelism and hope to mobilize the church to action. This is accomplished through bible study, sports ministries, music, performing arts, discipleship schools and mission trips. Currently, they are preparing to move to Taipei, Taiwan along with their daughter Eva to help with discipleship and evangelism ministries already in place there.

Jeremy-Amanda-RossJeremy and Amanda Ross currently live in Peru where they are partnering with a Peruvian lead church plant. Their focus is ministering to children who are at risk in an impoverished are on the outskirts of Arequipa. They share the love of Jesus with children through an after school program and a Saturday discipleship kids club.

South America Mission

teddersMark Tedder and his wife, Carrie, train worship leaders all over the world with Worshiplanet. They are professional musicians that FN has supported ever since one of our members got to know them while both were at a church in Prague many years ago.

worshiplanet.com

 

Scott and Jessica have a heart for people to know Christ in Central Asia. They open centers for kids with disabilities, hoping to bring help and life. These centers give free therapy and education to children with cerebral palsy.

manis famWalt and Annie Manis are media missionaries with Moving Works. They use video and other media to share the story of Jesus. Walt and Annie live in Austin, TX and they work to accomplish 3 goals: to praise God, promote mission, and proclaim the Gospel. We are excited to support them as they affect others through their work and community relationships.

 

wgoWGO was established to share the love of Christ in Honduras. They mobilize believers from all over North America to make a difference in the lives of the people of Tegucigalpa and the kids of Rancho Ebenezer, the orphanage through construction and medical teams.

FN supports World Gospel Outreach because we believe in what they are doing and some our members have served with WGO mission teams.

The money that we donate goes to meet many needs in Honduras. It is used to provide free medical, dental, and optical care for the poor of Tegucigalpa. It supports the orphanage at Rancho Ebenezer and the Bridge House where graduates from the orphanage learn life skills and are assimilated into the local community. The funds also help to install concrete floors in the homes of selected needy families.