We support several different organizations and personal missionaries who work hard to evangelize and spread the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ to the people in our community, both right here in University Place and across the US. Below you will find information and updates on the missions and missionaries we are supporting.
Tacoma YFC exists to bring hope and transformation to teenagers in Tacoma and the surrounding areas.
"At Campus Life we are passionate about teenagers meeting Jesus!" Campus Life staff and volunteers go into the worlds of young people, meeting them on their school campuses. Weekly clubs usually held on the school campus, and regular activities, events, and trips, all create space for caring adults to build relationships with youth that share the love of Jesus in word and deed.
Visit tacomayfc.org for more information.
Arms of Refuge is a ministry started by Rev. David Hartmann and his wife, Sue, Assemblies of God US Missions. This ministry's focus is to embrace refugees with love in the Dallas area.
Thousands of refugees settle in the United States each year, with many coming from the 10-40 window. The refugees in Dallas are mainly from Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Somalia, and various African nations.
Dave and Sue's focus is seeing refugees come to Christ by friendship evangelism, humanitarian aid, refugee advocacy, teaching ESL, prayer, and fasting. They are also actively involved in empowering and mentoring refugee believers, refugee ethnic churches, and networking with churches and ministries reaching refugees. A high goal in working with refugees is seeing them transform from “refugee” to “resident.”
Since 2003, they have been the leading organization in University Place supporting families and advocating for their growing needs. Families Unlimited Network has three main branches that bring support to our community:
The Families Unlimited Network Food Bank provides food for individuals and families of Pierce County. The goal is to provide a 3-day supply of food for each visitor.
Through Family Services, we offer a variety of services to help address immediate needs and to provide long term assistance and guidance to families facing poverty issues.
The Spot is an after school tutoring program for 3rd through 7th graders in the University Place School District. Spot was designed in response to a felt-need in University Place for quality after school care for students.
We send monthly support to the Teen Challenge Graham Women's Center. The Graham Women’s Center is a place of healing, hope and restoration for women who are 18 and older. Working with a maximum of fifteen students, their qualified staff members give biblical training through devotions, chapels and classes.
The center offers a 12-14 month live-in program. During this time a student will complete the Teen Challenge Curriculum and work through personal counseling goals. At the end of her residential stay she will receive a Completion Certificate and begin a six-month re-entry phase to reintroduce her into the community while still under the mentorship of Teen Challenge.
Chi Alpha Ministries are a movement of college-age men and women earnestly following Jesus.
Visit in-b-tween.org for more information.
Chi Alpha's mission is to reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through spirit-filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship discipleship, and mission to transform the university, the marketplace and the world.
As Neighborhood Church we send support specifically to Gene & Lynn Breitenbach in Boston, MA. After graduating from Western Washington University and spending a year as interns with Chi Alpha, Gene and Lynn and became Chi Alpha’s first national campus evangelists. They traveled throughout the United States and Canada sharing on college campuses.
In the fall of 2006, they began work on Boston University in Massachusetts where they currently serve. Their emphasis remains reaching the lost on campus. They continue to create resources that are used on a number of campuses throughout the U. S. and are working to create new material that will allow Chi Alpha to partner with churches throughout the Northeast to reach even more campuses.