Partners

Click on each link below for more information about our Mission partners.

Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC):

Through our affiliation with the Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC) we connect with Canadian Global Response, North American Missions Board, and International Missions Board.

Canadian Global Response (CGR):

The Canadian Global Response ministers in disaster relief, community development, and alleviation of poverty. It is largely volunteer based to maximize the use of resources for the benefit of the poor and needy of our global community. CGR abides by the humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response, with the belief that people have the right to life with dignity.

North American Mission Board (NAMB):  

The stated mission of NAMB is to “work with churches and associations in mobilizing Southern Baptists and those churches associated with them as a missional force to impact North America with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting.” NAMB embraces the vision that Christ spoke in Acts 1:8 that …you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. NAMB strives to fulfill the Lord’s expectation that a global missions strategy begins with a strong home base that will expand to the global arena.

International Mission Board (IMB): 

The IMB (International Missions Board) is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. It has in excess of 4000 missionaries serving around the world. The mission of the IMB is evangelizing, discipling and planting reproducing churches among all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission. Our current partnership with the IMB is in India helping to train pastors and lay leaders to plant churches among the unreached and unengaged. We work with them primarily in Delhi and in the Punjab cities of Chandighar and Amritsar. In connection with this partnership with IMB we are also developing a Punjabi outreach in the GTA which will assist us in learning their culture and how to have an appropriate ministry to them. This will be of immense value when the day comes we can no longer get into India ourselves.

The Gospel Coalition:

The Gospel Coalition exists to see the contemporary church invigorated by its historical centre, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the only hope of the world. With joy and zeal, they purpose to promote and proclaim this gospel and equip Christians to integrate it into ministry, work, relationships and all of life. We are currently working through The Gospel Coalition to help supply printed resources to the Pastors and Lay Leaders in the North of India that we partner with through the IMB.

The Persecuted Church: 

Voice of the Martyr ministers for the Glorifying of God through serving His persecuted church, as they seek to fulfill the words of Hebrews 13:3."Remember the prisoners as if chained with them – those who are mistreated – since you yourselves are in the body also."

Living Hope Native Ministries:

The Vision of Living Hope Native Ministries is that in every First Nations context the local church would reach its full potential—worshipping in full devotion, attracting the seekers, mobilizing believers, restoring families, changing communities, affecting the world. This is accomplished by encouraging and developing local churches that matter in our world. Our partnership with LHNM at the Pikangikum First Nation, here in Ontario through their missionary Colleen Estes is to assist in youth leadership development.

Teen Challenge:

Teen Challenge is a 12-month, faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is part of a network of over 15 Teen Challenge Centres across Canada and more than 1,000 worldwide. The program has a strong faith-based approach and offers spiritual, academic and vocational training that helps equip individuals to return to society as responsible citizens. Our partnership with Teen Challenge seeks to assist them financially and offer its program to those we work with here in Orillia with addictions.

Guardians of Hope:

Guardians of Hope is part of CBM’s health programs which combines compassionate care and measures to preserve life. Their clinic for expectant mothers and infants in rural India reduces mortality rates. The Guardians of Hope project in India continues to address the personal and social tragedy of AIDS through efforts aimed at prevention and support for those who are infected. Our partnership with Guardians of Hope through CBM is financial.

Orillia Pregnancy Resource Centre:

The OPRC is a ministry that provides hope, compassionate support and practical help to women facing an unexpected pregnancy or who are struggling with post abortion stress. They offer educational information on abstinence, pre-natal development, adoption and abortions from a Christian perspective to their clients. Their desire is to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ to those facing a crisis. Our partnership with OPRC is primarily financial, however several of our ladies do volunteer in various capacities.

Living for Jesus:

Living for Jesus Ministries exists to reflect love, hope, acceptance, compassion, service and justice. They also supply placements for the John Howard Society and youth Justice at their Drop- in Centre. In 2013 Living for Jesus Ministries served 13,000 meals to those in need.  On an average day 40 to 60 people receive assistance and support through LFJ. Our partnership with LFJ is financial, the supply of ministry volunteers and supplying food or other services to their clients.

Youth & Missions:

As many of you know we have been sending a large youth STM team to Manitoba for the past several years, however the logistics and risks in this along with some issues at the Camp have led us to re-examine this project. Out of this process we have made some substantial changes. The summer youth outreach will be focused on our VBS program and effective March 2016 we will have a March break program utilizing the same VBS materials in other locations in Southern Ontario. New to Youth Missions comes from our experience in Brazil where the team was multigenerational partially made up of youth and one of their parents. We saw wonderful results in this approach and want to encourage more of this in future.