The Bible tells believers to go into all the world and share the gospel of Christ with all people (Matthew 28:19-20). We take that command seriously. Not only is the congregation of Knollwood actively involved in sharing the love of Christ with others, we support a variety of ministry organizations that share the same goal.
If you would like to learn more about our Missions Ministry, please contact Glenn Keller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We invite you to spend some time learning about these different organizations and their ministries.
“From Metro Washington to the Ends of the Earth”
Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) with seven locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The Mission operates an emergency shelter, a Spiritual Transformation Program for troubled men, a food pantry, a retreat and recreation center, programs for isolated seniors, families, and children, medical and educational services, and transitional and low-cost housing. www.missiondc.org
Child Evangelism Fellowship (NOVA) CEF is located in Springfield, VA and evangelizes and disciples boys and girls with the Gospel. CEF partners with local schools and churches to engage children in fun ways. Good News Clubs are held both during and after school. Each month youth enroll in the Truth Chasers club and learn through an exciting Bible correspondence course. The Fair Ministry combines with summer missionary training to teach students to become Christian Youth in action. There is a Korean Division with material taught in Korean. Each component inspires parents and children to live Godly lives. www.cefnova.org
Sanctity of Life Ministries (SLM Fairfax/Alexandria) Sanctity of Life Ministries exists to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and affirm life in the womb. We fulfill our mission by offering compassionate support, education and medical services to those who face challenging sexual health decisions. Our mission is carried out at two medical clinics in Alexandria and Fairfax, where we offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, parenting classes, post abortion counseling and limited material needs assistance. Our goal is to point our clients to Life in Christ…Life in the Womb.
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry (Fairfax) serves male and female inmates through a variety of ministry tools to include worship services, Bible classes, Bible lessons, one on one mentoring, and literature distribution. As part of the Programs department in the jail, under the supervision of the Chaplain, these opportunities for spiritual advance are accomplished through the faithful service of a multitude of approved volunteers. The objective is give hope and help to inmates and staff by showing the love of God, sharing the gospel of Christ, and spurring them to spiritual growth by the power of the Holy Spirit. www.goodnewsjail.org
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA-Fairfax) FCA presents to athletes, coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of submitting to and serving Jesus in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Accomplished through a variety of activities and relationships; one core activity is the “Huddle” or meetings on high school and university campuses in the Fairfax/NVA area. www.novafca.org
Campus Crusade for Christ International (USA) (Cru)
Two families worship at or have strong ties with Knollwood Community Church and serve as missionaries with Campus Crusade for Christ International. www.Cru.org
- Jim and Diane Dempsey Jim serves as Associate Executive Director of Development for the Campus Ministry. In addition to working with Jim, Diane serves as a national financial administrator. The Dempsey's joined Cru in 1984 and are committed to seeing high school and college students and faculty won to Christ.
- Joe & Melissa Summers Joe and Melissa serve in Cru's Philadelphia Office, working to WIN students and faculty to Christ, BUILD them in their faith, and SEND them out as Christ-centered laborers. Their specific role falls under Development, an area of Cru that strives to bring donors further into the ministry and raise funds to resource the local level of Cru. Together, they also lead a team of Cru staff who work to plan and coach local fundraisers and large-scale outreaches. Joe and Melissa met in college on a mission trip with Cru and have been working for Cru since 2015.
Connection Points Randy Newman is an author who has published several books on evangelism. He offers help through teaching venues as an "evangelism coach" and creates a rich library of books, blogs, and articles to assist others. www.connectionpoints.us
Reliant Ministries. Michelle Foster serves with Sojourn College in Louisville, KY. She works with college students at the University of Louisville, seeking to reach them with the Gospel, build them up as His church and send them out into the world. She serves the college ministry by discipling young women and leaders, reaching out to international students and providing administrative support. www.reliant.org.
Christian Answers for a New Age (CANA). Marcia Montenegro works with Fellowship International Ministry (www.fim.org) as an author, educator, and radio personality. Through these mediums she helps those who are exploring different paths that claim to lead to truth or to holistic spirituality (“New Age”). www.ChristianAnswersfortheNewAge.org
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Abner and Gloria Vallejo and their family serve as missionaries in Los Mochis, Mexico through their mother church Shalom Baptist. They coordinate the establishment of Home Churches, Career Assistance Classes, Church Planting, Youth Ministries, Sports Ministries, and Medical Assistance as a tangible way to share the Gospel. During professional baseball season (October-January, Mexican Pacific League) Pastor Vallejo has volunteered for the last 14 seasons to bring the word of God to the players. Pastor Vallejo is also a volunteer in the one and only Christian Radio Station (CONECTA 95.3 FM) in his hometown where he shares the Gospel on his Wednesday program (10 am PST). Pastor Valllejo helps people by counseling through his ministry at the radio station (www.unionradiolosmochis.com).
Middle East Knollwood partners with a family that works in the Middle East reaching and serving refugees now living in a sensitive location. They believe the key to reaching our vulnerable brothers and sisters is done through the local church. Their ministry is with a network of churches that practice effective evangelism, bring the lost into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, and are raising up local missionaries who are willing to go to neighboring countries as refugee families return to their homelands. They have a strong emphasis on church planting, preparing pastors and leaders for mission service, and building resilient church communities in places that have not, heretofore, had a church in their midst.
Global International Justice Mission is the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization working in 17 communities across the developing world to combat slavery, trafficking, and other forms of violence against the poor by rescuing and restoring victims, holding perpetrators accountable, and transforming broken public justice systems. www.ijm.org