World Outreach is a huge part of who we are at CCTO. We participate in ministries around the globe that are actively planting churches, rescuing orphans, educating children, providing medicine for those who are suffering, empowering women in oppressive cultures, and ministering to the lost and brokenhearted.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
We take this verse seriously and seek to spread the gospel message of Jesus to the ends of the earth. We do this by giving the first 20% of our offering to World and Local Outreach and by actively participating in these missions through frequent trips and regular communication with those on the field. CCTO is also a place where our continual desire is to raise up the next generation of missionaries.
Below you will find a list of global ministries that we believe in and support. We have invested our time and resources in these ministries because they are committed to showing the love of Jesus to the world through word and actions. Both youth and adults take regular trips with these ministries to serve, encourage, learn, and grow. Please contact the church office or check our calendar for upcoming missions opportunities.
Seeing peoples, communities, and nations transformed by Christ through the global movements of Kingdom disciples.
IberoAmerican Ministries (IAM) began as a non-profit missions organization in 1992. Their goal was simple: help North American and Chilean missionaries work together to reach the Spanish-speaking peoples of IberoAmerica. They started with a church plant in Chile in 1977 and grew to 7 churches in Southern Chile, then locations in Ecuador, Peru, North Africa, and formerly-unreached people groups. Today, IAM is a global organization with a global mission: planting churches and ministering to humanitarian needs around the world to further Christ’s global plan of transformation and Kingdom discipleship.
CCTO has been in close partnership with IAM and her missionaries for many years – some of our congregation have even become missionaries with IAM. We also regularly send short-term mission teams to Chile, continuing our partnership in ministry with our Chilean brothers and sisters.
Planting churches. Blessing community.
Asia Pacific International (API) Indonesia is committed to planting missional churches in Indonesia, Asia, and the Pacific through holistic biblical ministry. Community outreach services include medical clinics serving over 11 thousand patients, prison outreach, and SmartPoint, a preschool and community learning program with 62 centers throughout Indonesia. API also provides biblical and ministry training through online correspondence courses and MTS, the only accredited missionary school in the country. God has used these efforts to diffuse many years of tension between Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist followers and bring formerly-unreached people groups in the Pacific to Christ.
We care for kids all across Kenya with help from our friends.
New Life Home Trust ministers to abandoned, orphaned, and other vulnerable babies and young children, especially those affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. Our partners have built a network of homes, medical centers, and day centers to provide a compassionate response to the material and spiritual needs of these children. Over the course of 11 years, they have created and maintained 5 homes, one of which CCTO sponsored through our Acts 1:8 Project. Now, short-term teams have the opportunity to minister at this home in Nyeri and others on our “Rock the Babies” trips.
Serve God through serving the needy children of Mexico.
Tijuana Christian Mission started as a church plant in 1965. Expecting to plant a church, leaders instead found a city full of needy children. They were locked in houses, roaming the streets, scavenging the dump, doing whatever it took to survive. Now, there are two camps, Ciudad de Refugio and Hacienda Victoria helping 75 needy children and growing to meet the needs of Tijuana; and a new program, Women with Purpose, helping abused women.
Serving the Townships and Communities of East London, South Africa.
Rick and Luz Zapata, along with their two children, responded to God’s call to bring the good news and hope of Jesus to the people in East London, South Africa. A large part of their mission involves healing the scars that still remain as a result of the nation’s history of apartheid. By building bridges between churches in the communities of color and in the European neighborhoods, the Zapatas are helping to bring Gospel healing to people still in great need of hope and restoration. Partnering with churches in the local townships has given them opportunities few Americans have had the privilege of experiencing.
Help and hope for a hurting world.
The International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES) seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of suffering people in the name of Jesus Christ. Physical needs are met by providing basic essentials and repair in the midst of disaster; short- and long-term hunger relief; much-needed medical supplies, medication, and equipment; and sustainable development programs to improve quality of life. These programs allow missionaries to open doors and discuss spiritual needs, sharing the hope of Jesus Christ around the world. In all their service, missionaries seek to embody compassion, generosity, and integrity, while partnering with others in God’s global church.