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

Lessons for Life’s mission is to inform, equip, and challenge young people with a message of truth, motivation them to embrace higher standards and make positive life choices. Alexis Ware uses Lessons for Life here in central Arkansas as a practical life guide to help teens and families navigate the teen years while also pointing towards Christ as the direct truth. She does this through motivational speaking, school partnerships, mentoring through basketball, Real Talk with Alexis, and Resources for Life.

lessonsforlife.us

Amboy Community Food Pantry helps provide food for over 1000 people every month. The pantry is a collaboration between Arkansas Food Bank and Amboy Baptist, First General Baptist, 47th Street Baptist, Liberty Fellowship, Levy United Methodist, Lighthouse Christian, Levy Baptist, and Fellowship North. Our support helps stock the pantry’s shelves.

Want more info? Contact Tonia Heckman, Special Care Coordinator at FN

Caring Hearts Pregnancy Center is helping women and their families to find Godly solutions in times of personal crisis. The offer services for free: pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, medical and educational referrals, information and counseling (including support for post-abortion trauma), and adoption referrals. Their goal is to save the lives of unborn children while providing support any way they can.

caringheartspregnancycenter.org

In Arkansas, there are far more kids in the foster care system than families to care for them. The C.A.L.L. asks Christ-followers to close that gap, remembering that Jesus asked us to care for orphans. It’s their goal that no child in need of foster care would have to wait for a family once they are separated from their own. Working with DHS, The C.A.L.L. helps people get involved at all levels of foster care and adoption.

thecallinarkansas.org

 

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.

 

Compass helps people learn and apply financial principles through small groups and one on one coaching within churches, ministries, and schools. Their curriculum studies the Bible for wisdom about money and possessions.

James and Patty Walden are part of our church family at FN, and serve with Compass as missionaries in our community.

compass1.org

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

 

The McBryde family is currently living in Pasadena, California, where Inés is pursuing her Masters of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. Before that, Inés served as the Women’s Director on staff here at FN. We are excited to support her and her family – husband Rob and son Nash – while they’re on this great adventure.

fullerrevelation.com

Newton County, Arkansas, is a very special place for many of us here at FN. It’s the home of Castle Bluff, which is why the Newton County Food Bank is so important to us. We support their efforts as we love our neighbors in the northwest part of the state.

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.

Shane Warbington is one of our worship leaders on staff here at FN. In addition to that, he and his wife Wendy run Ignite Worship, a ministry that equips and encourages worship teams in churches all over Arkansas. The Ignite Worship team also leads area worship and prayer nights.

goigniteworship.org

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.

We love to spend time with our neighbors at Summertree, especially as they work toward fostering community within their complex. We support this by hosting or supporting community events.

 

The Youth Institute of College Station was created to provide an environment where youth can grow and develop critical life skills. Roger Doyne, part of our family here at FN, is the founder and director of the Institute. Their mission is to provide guidance, training, and mentoring during the developmental stages of a young person’s life and to equip them with the necessary tools to navigate through life successfully.

youthinstitutecs.org

 

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!

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.

Chris & Kristan serve with Converge, a worldwide church planting and strengthening organization. Currently, their family has been called to Rome to plant churches, where they will reach out to the many refugees and displaced people who find themselves there.

Keep up with them on their personal blog.

 

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

 

The Boultinghouses are in Kenya for the 8th time – they’ll be staying for a year They are going to build a sustainable farm that will provide fresh food for the orphans that live on the Kenya Relief property. It will also provide valuable training for those children, teaching them skills that are necessary for life in rural Kenya once they are grown.

KR already has land available. Michael and Sandy will organize and fence the property, expand current crops and introduce new ones. Their plans include raising chicken and possibly dairy cows and goats. They will still stay involved with the orphanage, clinic, school, and special needs community, but their main focus for this season will be agriculture and livestock.

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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.