His Last Command, Our First Concern: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Windsor is proud to sponsor the following missionaries in reaching the world for Jesus Christ:
CHARLES SIMEON TRUST – (David Helm, Chairman of the Board)
The Charles Simeon Trust was founded in January 2001 by David Helm, John Dennis and Kent Hughes (then of College Church). It was named for Charles Simeon, an evangelical and trainer of preachers in Cambridge, England who ministered for 54 challenging years. The new organization took over managing the Workshops and the Chicago Plan. In 2005, the Trust hired Robert S. Kenney as the Director of Ministries. His job was to begin expanding the work and building the organization. By 2007, the Workshops had grown to 9 locations and the Chicago Plan had grown to 25 students.
Since the founding of the Charles Simeon Trust, the Workshops have continued to grow. In 2011 the Trust began dedicated Workshops for women in ministry. These proved immensely popular and began to regionalize in the United States and Canada the very next year. In 2013 at the direction of the Board of Directors, the Trust began to add Workshops for pastors outside of the US and Canada. Building on new works in India and Cuba, the Workshops expanded to 19 countries over the next four years and continue to grow in the present. (simeontrust.org)
CHESTER COUNTY CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP – (Directed by Jack Landis)
Child Evangelism Fellowship is a faith ministry dedicated to serving the children of Chester County and their families. Our purpose is to reach boys and girls with the good news of Jesus and to encourage the believing child in a walk of faith.
CEF of Chester County works toward this purpose in the following ways:
- Holds several weeks of day camps – Camp Good News and Kiddie Camp
- Provides trained young people to teach summer 5-Day Clubs in community areas, day cares and homes
- Conducts short-term missions opportunities through the Summer Missionary Program, Day Camp Leaders, and volunteer staff
- Sponsors and oversees the After School Good News Club ministry
- Equips all of our volunteers to work together to accomplish the purpose God has given us.
CHESTER COUNTY CONNECT CARE – (Directed by Myriam Ruager)
CCCC provides free medical services for women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy. If you need a supportive place to make a decision and learn about your pregnancy options – start with us. We also provide information on emergency contraceptives, medical abortions, abortion procedures, abortion pill reversal, and at home abortion pill. Our free medical clinic services include lab-quality pregnancy tests, options, consultations, ultrasounds, pre-abortion evaluations, abortion recovery, medical and government assistance referrals. (ccconnectcare.org)
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR, COUNTY, STATE AND USA – (Directed by Dr. Dave Coryell)
Christian Endeavor exists to inspire, equip and encourage churches to Biblically develop youth as Christ-centered leaders.
- Inspire – CE inspires people in churches around the world to do ministry with youth. Unleashing the Holy Spirit’s power through teenagers’ lives allows young people grow as they serve. This process also effectively impacts people God places around these young people. CE opens people’s eyes to a discipleship process that invests in building teens into Christ’s likeness. It does this through real impact stories via blog posts, newsletters, email, speaking at public venues, and in any other form the Lord allows. We do this so people all over the world will recognize how “Unleashing Christian Youth” can change the world for Christ.
- Equip – CE coaches adults to come alongside young people in order to help them lead their ministry. This is done through creating relevant trainings in various formats and writing development resources. These resources all lead adults to the place where they can be prepared to guide young people toward meaningful service living.
- Encourage – People become tired doing the most important tasks. Yes, building disciples follows God’s Biblical directive. However, this work becomes incredibly tiring and can cause depression and lost enthusiasm. God provided each person with courage. We need to “en”-courage people so that they don’t become “dis”-couraged. CE carries out the encouragement step by having team members available to listen or answer questions via various communication forms. CE also encourages by sharing victories that are occurring and reaching out with periodic contact to lift up youth workers who are carrying out CE.
CITY GATE RESCUE MISSION – (Directed by Jim Davis)
Opening in August of 1980, The City Gate Mission would be the answer for men released from Chester County Prison as an alternative to the streets, and for sinners in the Coatesville area to have a tangible daily evidence of God’s love.
COUNTY CORRECTIONS GOSPEL MISSION – (Directed by Jack Crans)
County Corrections Gospel Mission is a Christian mission partnering with Bible believing churches. We serve people groups involved in or affected by the Criminal Justice System. These include at-risk communities and agencies most impacted by family breakdown, crime and the increasing loss of moral consensus and order in society. We initiate and implement quality, biblically based programs which address the lives and specific needs of these people groups by incorporating evangelism, discipleship and mentoring activities with the purpose of maturing Christian servant-leaders. We strive to duplicate our effective local model nationally and internationally. (countycorrectionsgospelmission.org)
ENCUENTRO LATINO CHURCH – (Pastored by Carlos Peralta)
Encuentro Latino Church, located in Coatesville, is committed to preaching the Gospel of the good news according to God’s Word and evangelizing and making disciples in the Coatesville area and its surroundings. They also minister at Chester County Prison during the week with preaching, Bible studies and one-on-one counseling.
GOOD WORKS – (Directed by Bob Beggs)
We are a Christian nonprofit organization whose mission is: Transforming lives by repairing homes for low-income families and sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ. Our services are currently offered to homeowners in central & northern Chester County, PA. Repairs are provided at no cost to the homeowners and volunteers do most of the work.
Our goal is to see the inhabitants of these homes rise above their level of poverty and experience a rich measure of hope, joy and dignity through being cared for and knowing that their circumstances matter to their community and to God. We believe that everyone benefits when people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds join together in a common purpose. (goodworksinc.org)
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
HARVEST USA – (Mark Sanders, President)
Our Mission: Harvest USA brings the truth and mercy of Jesus Christ by helping individuals and families affected by sexual struggles and by providing resources that address biblical sexuality to individuals and churches.
Our Purpose: To partner with and equip the Church in bringing the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to transform the lives of those affected by sexual sin.
Our Story: Harvest USA began in 1983 as an outreach ministry in Center City, Philadelphia to care for those affected by the AIDS crisis. Founded as a ministry to those particularly struggling with same-sex attraction, Harvest USA has since expanded its outreach to include those who struggle with sexual issues of all types.
Today, the larger mission of Harvest USA is two-fold. First, Harvest USA seeks to be a resource to the local church, equipping individual congregations and the Church at large to better care for and disciple those affected by sexual brokenness. We provide excellent resources through our blogs, videos, seminars, presentations, and books to support and strengthen the Church. Second, Harvest USA is committed to providing one-on-one discipleship and support groups for men, women, and parents in its’ Philadelphia office. (harvestusa.org)
PHILADELPHIA PARK RACE TRACK MINISTRY – (Chaplain Rick Bunker)
“What does a Chaplain do at a Race Track?
A Chaplain ministers, but in a closed setting. The setting is the difference. The ministry – sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed – is the same.
Each week the Chaplain conducts bi-lingual worship services. The biggest service of the week is on Wednesday Evening. It is called Chapel n’ Chow because we always share a meal as well as worship. In the closed setting of the track most of the workers do not have access to the church and community outside of the track so the Chaplain and the Chaplaincy are the one access to worship, discipleship, and fellowship.
The Chaplain facilitates a food pantry, health services, transportation, educational opportunities, counseling, Bible studies, daily devotions, devotional material, clothing, bedding, and much more. The Chaplaincy provides everything a vital Christian community provides with the help of dozens of volunteers……..
“Christ’s love compels us… We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors as though God were making His appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:14 and 20
For nearly forty years, God has kept His hand on the work at Philadelphia Park, displaying His love through those who care. The future of the work is bright, because God continues to shine His love upon it. (rtca-pa.org)
TRANSFORMED WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES – (Directed by Paula Harris)
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 NKJV
Transformed Worldwide Ministries is a teaching ministry and outreach to women. Our desire is, “Empowering Women through His Eternal Word.” We expound, exhort, and empower through the Word of God so others may know Christ and be transformed into His likeness. Our ministry goes beyond just sharing biblical principles; we give practical direction in how to apply those principles in one’s daily walk. TWM has an impact for the Kingdom of God by addressing true needs of women. In reaching women, we realize we also reach the ones they love.
We realize that transformation is the work of the Holy Spirit and not of ourselves. We are instruments in Jesus’ hands. In 2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV it states, “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.”
TWM is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. It is staffed with a Board of Directors, Ministry Coordinators, Prayer Partners, and many volunteers who work together to keep things flowing smoothly and to keep standards high and in accordance with God’s vision for the ministry. Our staff has a passion for seeing individuals know Jesus Christ and be set free from the bondages placed on them by the enemy. We are here for you. Please use this website and share it with others. We always welcome your comments and suggestions concerning how we may better serve you. Donations of any amount are appreciated to continue the work of this ministry. (twmforjesus.org)
ENCUENTRO MINISTRIES – (Directed by Rev. Carlos (Darius) Peralta and Rev. Miriam Peralta)
Encuentro Ministries founded by Revs. Miriam and Carlos Peralta, strives to meet the needs for encouragement of Hispanic pastors. Their ministry reaches far beyond Florida as Carlos is a sought after speaker, preacher, evangelist, teacher and counselor all over Latin America. Recently he has traveled to Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Encuentro Ministries is a Christian-based non-profit corporation organized in July 2005 to provide pastoral care, skills development/ training, and resources for those (pastors, clergy spouses, para-church ministry leaders, Christian business leaders, lay leaders, and other local church leaders) in ministry with Hispanics.
Care for ministry leaders is designed to offer support and rest. Skills development/training in areas of current ministry topics will challenge ministry leaders to become more effective in their current context. Resources produced by staff, as well as networking leaders to existing resources, will complement an effective leader’s ministry. (floridacbf.org/encuentro-ministries)
KODIAK BAPTIST MISSION – (Directed by Johnny Walker)
Located in Kodiak, Alaska, KBM believes that the beauty surrounding us is a gift from God, and the best way to use it is to share it with our community and beyond. We offer multiple programs for both children and adults to connect with nature, as well as experience activities from horseback riding to discussions of the Bible. We foster growth in the young people we serve, and we are proud to commit our time and energy to them.
Our Mission – Drawing upon our history and our consistent faith in Jesus Christ, Kodiak Baptist Mission seeks to be an example for our community and the world in the way that we love our neighbors through a holistic approach to education, as well as the dedication of time and resources to strengthen families. (kodiakbaptistmission.org)
JOHN & DEBBIE COATS – CAMBODIA
The Coats have ministered in Cambodia for many years and have a strong love for those they serve. They live in the rural village of Mesang and travel to Phnom Penh as need be. Their focus on the Children’s Program they started, in an effort to promote Christian values and principles, continues; as well as discipleship and health/community development. They now find themselves increasingly visiting other provinces and other Christian workers to help them overcome health problems so they can serve the Lord more fully. These are usually health issues that they have had for some time and haven’t been able to get help from other health practitioners.
Debbie grew up at Windsor as her father, Reverend Dean Hegarty, served here as Pastor for many years. Now both she and John consider Windsor to be their home church.
John and Debbie can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUE HEGARTY – COSTA RICA
Sue’s ministry in Costa Rica is two-pronged. She works with the Baptist Federation to strengthen the ministries of churches and their pastors by teaching classes, Bible studies and workshops. Sue is a liaison with American Baptist mission teams that visit Costa Rica to develop fraternal relationships and assist with ministry projects. She also works with Nicaraguan immigrant women, many of whom are dealing with situations of domestic violence, at the same time they are starting over again in a new country. Sue provides assistance with issues such as legalizing their status, housing, skill-training and education as well as providing emotional and spiritual support for these women and their children.
Sue grew up at Windsor as her father, Reverend Dean Hegarty, served here as Pastor for many years.
MITENDI WOMEN’S CENTER – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The Mitendi Women’s Center opened in 1999 with the vision and dedication of the Congolese Baptist women. The Center reaches the most vulnerable at-risk women, offering them hope of a better life through education, job training, counseling and a relationship with God. Six full-time staff, two house mothers and four teachers, along with the national women’s staff and over 5,000 active members of the Congolese Baptist Women’s Association, are all dedicated to the success and sustainability of the work of the Mitendi Women’s Center. It is a two-year residential training program for young women at risk for prostitution and unwed mothers. This program provides classes in basic education (literacy and math}, life skills, small business, knitting, sewing, nutrition, restaurant work and esthetics. In a Christian context, the residents receive comprehensive care-support for body, mind and spirit-that offers hope and help through regular Bible study and worship as well as counseling. (internationalministries.org)
NZUNGA MABUDIGA & KIHOMI NGWEMI – HAITI
KIHOMI and NZUNGA serve as a vital link between International Ministries and the Haitian Baptist Convention. They preach in churches and serve through a variety of ministries. Nzunga teaches theology at the Christian University of Northern Haiti, trains assistant professors, and administers a scholarship program for elementary- through university-age students. He manages the goat and pig projects for children, the clean water project for communities, and the Cap-Haitien Eye Clinic. Kihomi works in counseling, women’s health, community health evangelism, and economic development. She also mentors girls and provides scholarships to needy students. Kihomi coordinates and advises
the women’s association of the convention, representing women of all the Baptist denominations of Haiti at international conferences.
BERNHARD AND PATTY SCHRAUT – TRANS WORLD RADIO (TWR)
Living just outside Vienna, Austria, Bern and Patty help so that Christian programs in more than 50 languages can be listened to from transmitter sites which TWR-Europe coordinates, via the Internet, on smart phone, MP3 players, etc. The target areas cover almost all of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the former CIS, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. With his many years of experience, Bern is part of a small team of subject matter experts who are in the process of configuring and testing a new global program distribution and playout system which will replace the current four regional ones in use (one of which Bern developed). Much wisdom and patience is needed to optimize the usage of the new system in a way that a very high level of automation can be achieved.
BRIAN AND BRENDA DUFFIELD – SERVING IN IRELAND WITH BCM
BCM International began as a Bible teaching ministry in the UK in 1947. We are fully convinced that it is the Word of God which changes lives. BCM UK’s purpose is to present the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord to individuals of all ages and to see them established in the Christian life and service within a Bible believing local church. Our main emphasis in the UK is to help churches in reach children with the good news of Jesus and serving churches, particularly in their own ministry to children throughout the UK and worldwide. Bible Clubs, camp and training those who work with children are our main focus.
In the UK and Ireland, BCM focuses on two core areas: Children & Youth Ministries and Teacher Training. (bcmintl.org)
ERIC AND KRISTI N. – PIONEER MISSIONS – NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST FROM SPAIN
Whether in sprawling cities or rural villages our teams make their homes in unreached contexts and learn new languages. They use innovative and creative means to build relationships and make disciples. They introduce people to the Bible and share the gospel in culturally understandable ways.
Eric is currently the leader of the Palm team which is made up of nine core members representing seven nationalities geographically dispersed, all working towards the same vision, to see mature, multiplying, churches across Northern Africa and the Middle East from Spain.
Krisiti’s homeschooling their two boys and is also involved with local women – outreach and discipleship. She is also now pursuing a degree in clinical mental health counseling to be equipped to minister to local women and missionaries. The hope is that she will be able to help as many women as possible and point them to Christ in the process. (pioneers.org)