Global
International Ministries

The first Protestant mission organization in America is now over 200 years old, and serves in over thirty countries around the globe, proclaiming and living out the Gospel. IM's strategic focus areas include not only evangelism, but also human trafficking, peace and refuge, economic development, theological education, and community health issues. internationalministries.org.

Call of Love

Call of Love Ministries reaches out to Muslims throughout the US and the world through music, TV, radio and printed materials in Arabic. They also produce materials and provide training opportunities to help Western believers interact with their Muslim neighbors with understanding and wisdom.  calloflove.org 

Dan and Sarah (Last Names omitted because of service in a sensitive area)

Dan is a mentor to students in higher education and Sarah leads a ministry to foreign workers serving as domestics. This Sunday we continue our new series: “Go…love your neighbor(hood).” As we discovered last week, disciple-making begins with loving our neighbors enough to learn their names. Our ultimate goal, however, is that they too might become active followers of Jesus. Sometimes this journey can happen suddenly. Other times it can take many years. Each one of our neighbors has a backstory. Each one has some perception already about Jesus. We will learn much from Jesus’s interaction with a wealthy tax collector named Zacchaeus. Despite the appearance of a successful career, Zacchaeus has profited at the expense of others. He has heard about Jesus and makes a real effort to see him. Jesus not only sees Zacchaeus but comes to stay in his home. His visit changes Zacchaeus forever. We encourage you to read Luke 19:1-10 and chapter two of The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon before Sunday as we seek to love our neighbor(hood) together this summer.

BJ Cook

BJ Cook studied Philosophy and Religion at Liberty University and received a MA in Communications. He lived in the Dominican Republic for two years serving with CRU. BJ is now helping launch a project to start Christ-centered movements among unreached Muslim refugees and European university students. blair.j.cook@cru.org

Blair and Jane Cook

Blair is Associate Executive Director of the International School Project of CRU while Jane works primarily developing and implementing discipleship programs. ISP operates in third world countries to develop and resource educators to have an impact for Christ with their students, colleagues and students' parents. Blair@blaircook.org

Jeff and Annie Dieselberg

Jeff and Annie serve in Bangkok, Thailand. Annie is the founder and CEO of NightLight, facilitating outreach in the red-light area. Nightlight's mission is to provide hope, intervention, rescue and assistance to women and children involved in sexual exploitation. Jeff serves as Pastor of NightLight's church plant, Song Sawang Church. Jeff grew up at Kenwood Baptist. nightlightinternational.com.

Erin Gehler Layne

Erin has served for many years as part of CRU’s staff, providing personal development and counseling in support of international workers around the globe. Erin has an MA in counseling.

Dan and Rachel Lewis

At Bingham Academy in Ethiopia, the Lewis family supports the work of Bible translation by helping to providing a quality, Christian education to missionary kids. Bingham partners with several missions organizations that work with nationals in church planting, Bible translation and community development.

Aaron & Valerie (Last Name omitted because of service in a sensitive region)

This young couple are involved in theological education in Asia. Aaron grew up at Kenwood and met his wife while they studied at Gordon Conwell Seminary.

Kim and Guido Orellana

Working with One Mission Society, Guido and Kimberly Orellana live in rural Ecuador at Camp Pallatanga, where they have served since 2004. They develop discipleship programs as well as evangelistic and outreach events for the church and community. Kenwood partners with them twice a year to hold a medical clinic for underserved Quichua speaking people in the region. onemissionsociety.org/missionaries/detail/Orellana

Kit Ripley

Kit's primary focus is to serve the residents and staff of the New Life Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The New Life Center works with tribal girls who are at risk for labor or sexual exploitation. Kit became a Kenwood Baptist Church member in 2001 and was commissioned for service here. She does pastoral care, staff training and therapeutic art programs. newlifecenterfoundation.org

Scot and Cherie Stober

Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Scot and Cherie have recently completed a New Testament translation for the Mato people in Papua New Guinea. The Mato now have a written language and a Bible in their native tongue. Cherie grew up at Kenwood Baptist Church. Scot and Cherie now focus on literacy training for the Mato. Wycliffe.org

Training Leaders International (TLI)

TLI provides theological education to church leaders in regions of the world where formal training is not available. Kenwood supports two teachers, Dan Ramsey and Alex Kirk, who lead intensive workshops around the globe which equip indigenous leaders to minister to their own congregations.

 

 

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.