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® (CEF®) is an international mission organization founded in 1937 by J.I. Overholtzer. From the beginning, the mission was clear: to evangelize boys and girls, disciple them in the Word of God, and establish them in a local Bible-believing church for Christian growth.
The Northern Virginia chapter is located in Springfield. We are committed to reaching children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through trained and dedicated workers. In 2001, the Supreme Court ruled that CEF® could teach theBible in public elementary schools through Good News Clubs during the school year.
In June, we train teens to become summer missionaries so that they can reach out to children through 5-Day clubs in July. Prince William County Fair is another opportunity for CEF-trained volunteers to share the Gospel with families who come to the fair in August.
We not only train Good News Club teachers but also Children’s ministry workers and parents within local churches. Please visit the website for more information: 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 many approved volunteers. The objective is to 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) The vision of FCA is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. Locally, and especially on public school campuses, this is accomplished through a variety of means including volunteer mentors called "character coaches," Bible study and fellowship groups called huddles, camps, and more. Our local website is greaterffxsouthfca.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
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.christiananswersnewage.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
International Christian Concern is most widely known for its projects to relieve the suffering of the persecuted. However, another crucial component of our ministry involves sharing the gospel in the darkest corners of the Earth. While we can distribute Bibles in some countries, other regions with tighter restrictions require more creativity. For example, North Korea, we broadcast gospel radio messages daily, sharing truth with those living in darkness. In parts of Africa, we print Bibles with our own printing press because it's too dangerous to transport them across the border. We also support underground pastors around the world who are spreading the Good News outside of the government's watchful eye.
NicaWorks Founded in 2008, NicaWorks' mission has always been to partner with Nicaraguan pastors and community leaders to help create community-led change and bring the hope of Jesus Christ. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. NicaWorks brings mentorship, training, and small business opportunities to people living in crushing poverty. Most importantly, they are sharing the gospel and making disciples. NicaWorks' ministries are primarily located in two regions--Managua, on the west coast, and Bluefields, on the east coast. The entire in-country ministry is led by Nicaraguan nationals. NicaWorks administration is led by an all-volunteer team based in Oak Hill, VA. Click here to view an overview the NicaWorks ministry. It has been exciting to see lives changed by food security, medical care, and good employment. Each of these has enabled opportunities for NicaWorks staff to share God’s love, lead people to Jesus, baptize, and make disciples.