The following are the Missions supported by Deerfield Presbyterian Church. Please visit their websites to learn more about their ministry. Find out about upcoming events and discover their needs so that you can pray for them.
Bridgeton Christian School: Bridgeton, NJ (www.bridgetonchristian.org)
Bridgeton Christian School serves children from pre-school through eighth grade, and is dedicated to excellence in education, recognizing the authority of Scripture in all areas of life while preparing students to serve Jesus Christ and their fellow man.
Chosen People Ministries: (www.chosenpeople.com)
Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same. The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1894 by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a zeal to share the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah with God’s chosen people. Today, Chosen People Ministries serves in sixteen countries across the globe. Their outreach programs include evangelism and discipleship, Messianic Centers and congregations, equipping the local church for Jewish evangelism, print and web publications, and benevolence work.
Christ Bible Institute (www.cbijapan.org)
For more than ten years we have been supporting the growth of the Word of God in Japan through Christ Bible Institute. CBI began with Christ Bible Seminary in 2005. The seminary trains pastors, church planters, and Christian workers to take the gospel to the people of Japan. In 2018 CBI launched the Joy of Japan Center for Church Planting and Church Development. CBI is also active in ministries of evangelism and publishing. We were invited to a prayer session in Philadelphia to watch the raising of a cross on the roof of the CBI building in Nagoya.
Cornerstone Women’s Resource Center: Salem & Cumberland Counties, NJ (www.cornerstonewrc.org)
Cornerstone Women’s Resource Centers is a nonprofit agency committed to providing individualized, accurate and relevant support and information about pregnancy, sexual health and healthy relationships. They offer free pregnancy testing and first trimester ultrasound scans.
CrossWorld Brazil (www.crossworld.org)
Since 1990 Donna and Eric Shrift have been part of God’s work in northern Brazil among the Amerindian people. In addition to indigenous church leadership training, their ministry includes radio transmission with a weekly broadcast for Machushi language programs including Bible lessons, evangelistic challenges, and native language music.
Engage 2025 – (https://www.epcwo.org/engage2025/)
An initiative of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, each EPC presbytery launching a disciple-making movement among an unengaged Muslim people group by 2025.
The EPC’s vision for Engage 2025 is comprised of three aspects:
- Thoroughly evangelical: proclaiming the good news of life in Jesus;
- Specifically Presbyterian: through the power of churches linked by faith and geography (a presbytery!); and
- Desperately urgent: among people who have no intentional, witnessing Jesus-followers active among them.
EPC World Outreach – (https://www.epcwo.org/)
World Outreach (WO) is the mission sending agency of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Their principal calling is to glorify God by starting disciple-making movements among least-reached people groups, especially among Muslims. Our supported missionary carries out evangelism, discipleship and church planting in a Muslim-majority city in Europe.
H*VMI exists to share the compassion of Christ by walking alongside individuals facing life’s challenges and equipping others to do the same. H*VMI provides support, programs, resources and training so the people we serve may be included as growing and serving members of the Body of Christ.
People International (Platts) (www.gopeople.org)
People International strive to unveil God’s glory to central Asian Muslims by establishing and enabling His church. They are committed to working together in one spirit and relating to one another in an ethos of grace, humility and love.
Persian World Outreach is an indigenous mission that is reaching out to meet the physical and spiritual needs of Persian-speaking people (Afghans, Iranians & Tajik) worldwide through Leadership Training, Mobilizing & Equipping Workers, Persian Church Planting, Persian Christian Resource Development & Distribution, Humanitarian Relief, Networking & Partnering Current Activities: Northern NJ & NYC: Monthly Bible Study with Iranian and Tajik Christians; Baltimore, MD: Outreach activities with Persian Speakers near Towson University; Vienna, VA: Leadership training & discipleship at the Afghan, Iranian and Tajik Fellowship in VA each Sunday; Weekly Farsi Bible studies held online (Skype): participants are from Northern NJ, VA, CA, and Brazil; Persian Resource Distribution: last year PWO distributed Persian Bibles, New Testaments, Scripture portions, books, Booklets, CDs and DVDs to Persian speaking Seekers, Christians, Churches and Ministries in 15 States and 10 countries.
Outreach Foundation, Kenya (www.theoutreachfoundation.org)
Stu and Annie Ross serve as The Outreach Foundation’s East Africa Mission Consultants. Based in Kikuyu, Kenya, they are responsible for partnering through the Mission Projects Committee of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (a denomination that is growing by 15% each year) in a ministry of building schools, churches, and girls rescue centers as well as managing water projects. They also arrange for volunteer church groups to come to Kenya and participate in the work of projects that they have helped fund. This gives U.S. churches an opportunity to not only help financially but also to work side-by-side with Kenyan partners.
Urban Promise (https://www.urbanpromiseusa.org/)
What – The mission at UrbanPromise is to equip Camden’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. Why – Because at the core of Urban Promise they are about relationships and the message that every child and teen is wonderfully created in the image of God. Who – They serve nearly 700 children and youth in the City of Camden each week; kindergarten through college. How– Urban Promise provides 6 afterschool and 8 summer camps providing engaging programming including homework help. Bible class, science class, and more. Children are safe and engaged in a loving Christian program
- 2 schools—CamdenForward K-8th grade school and the high school, UrbanPromise Academy, where they have a 95% graduation rate and 93% of their students move on to college.
- A teen job leadership program called the StreetLeaders are teens hired from the city to be mentors and counselors in the afterschool and summer camps. UrbanPromise is the largest employer of teens in the city.
- Experiential Learning programs called UrbanTrekkers and BoatWorks brings hands on learning and journey experiences to the students