why missions?

At the end of Jesus' time on Earth, he commissioned his disciples to "go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded." (Matthew 28:19-20) Because of the this, we believe the church's primary call is to go out, and missions is the way we do this.  We support and participate in a number of mission groups, both local and global. Take a look at some of our partnerships below. 

getting involved with Missions

At Valley Christian Fellowship, we are committed to supporting local and global missions through financial and prayer support, as well as sending passionate individuals/teams to help and support on the ground. To see a contact list of our global missions' partners, click on the map below. To learn more about our global partners scroll down for more detailed information on who they are, where they're serving, and what work they are pursuing. 

Local Missions

Local missions is about taking the church, everything we are and embody with a life in Christ, and bring it to our Valley. There is a huge hurting world that exists right in our backyard, and while some are called to full-time global missions, we are ALL called to be the hands and feet of Christ right here, right now. 


COMMUNITY DINNER

3RD WEDNESDAY, EVERY OTHER MONTH


One way we do this is by partnering with the Buellton Center Senior on the 3rd Wednesday, every other month to provide a quality meal for those who may not otherwise get one; and to fellowship with the community by sharing and caring for them.   For more information or to get involved, contact Louise Kolbert at Louise@vcfconnect.org or 805-350-8970.

global missions


  • children of grace - jinja, africa

    Children of Grace demonstrates the love of Jesus by offering hope to Ugandan children through education, healthcare and empowerment programs.  This ministry has brought opportunity to over 2,000 students from the poorest areas since 2001 and currently supports 800 children.

  • steve & leslie boal - north clare community church, lahinch, ireland

    They have planted a church in the rural surfing community of LaHinch which has no other evangelical witness within a 30-minute drive. Through their Cliffs of Hope website and visual and audio Bible Studies, they also minister to the illiterate and neglected gypsy population, the remote islanders who have no access to the gospel, and the tourist community that travels from all around the world to visit the neighboring Cliffs of Moher. Please pray that God would raise up people to come alongside them, and for resources to meet the diverse needs of the people they minister to.

  • john & mary jauchen - help for christian nationals, latin america and philippines

    John and Mary began their missionary life in Colombia nearly 44 years ago. John teaches workshops to equip and train national workers all throughout Latin America.  Pastors, evangelist and small group leaders receive a precious valuable study Bible with in depth training on how to use it for personal growth and message preparation.  The Lord continues to open new areas of the country ripe with opportunities to service.  John is the head of Help for Christian Nationals based in Texas which trains national pastors and Christian workers to teach the Word using the Thompson Chain Reference Bible as a primary resource.

  • kathy keller - Reach Global, paris, france

    Is a missions outreach of the Evangelical Free Church in America (EFCA). It exists to glorify God by bringing the gospel to unreached people groups. The Paris team is a team that goes out and searches for the people in the pockets of society with no viable gospel presence and works with others (other missions, churches, or believers) to bring the gospel to them. Contact kathy.keller@efca.org for more information on vision, goals, and values.

  • joe & lori pent - latin america assistance, la montaÑa christian camps, costa rica

    Latin America Assistance. La Montaña Christian Camps is LAMA’s evangelistic, high-impact adventure camp nestled in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, Central America. Its strategy and vision is to work with teenagers 12-19 years old, to win and disciple them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We mix in a variety of recreational activities: ropes courses, climbing walls, ponds, playing fields, and an in-line skating rink, etc. to meet the physical and relational needs of today’s teen. This high-energy ministry enables us to effectively use the morning and evening chapel times while employing all the technological tools at our disposal in order to communicate God’s love and plan for the campers’ lives. Additionally, we work through local Costa Rican churches so that every decision made at camp has an opportunity for follow-up and discipleship!

  • miguel & jennie morel - dominican republic

    With their 2 children Diego and Tasha they are missionaries to the Dominican Republic. They are striving to work alongside the local church to disciple adults & youth. Through Miguel’s business, Morel Electric, he seeks to bring along youth to apprentice & disciple in hands on work opportunities as well. 


    How to Get a Hold of us!


    Miguel:  miguelamorel@gmail.com  or  1.849.854.9144    

    Jennie:  jenniferleemorel@gmail.com  or 1.849.854.9177


    Follow us at:

    motosinthedust.wordpress.com

    Facebook: Jennie Morel

    Instagram: MorelFam4


    To support our work in the DR, please mail in your support to:

     

    CTEN                                               

    P.O. Box 291307   

    Kerrville,TX 78029-1307

  • cristi & mirela petricioiu - ROMANIA

    Cristi & Mirela have been called to devote their lives to spreading the Good News of Christ to their fellow Romanians in this economically depressed, post-Communist nation. They are involved in co-pastoring a church, training national leaders, life coaching, camping ministry for youth, and they are turning their home into a hospitality center.

  • SPORTS OUTREACH - uganda, africa

    Sports Outreach trains committed, Christian national leaders to use sports ministries to spread the Gospel and minister to the poorest of the poor in practical, sustainable and burden lifting programs in Uganda, Africa. They provide vocational training, micro-financed business opportunities, educational assistance, feeding programs, and daycare programs for children. Evangelism, discipleship and church planting are at the heart of their ministry. 

  • ben & nicole sprague - bihar, india support

    Ben supports church planting movements among unengaged Muslim communities in Bihar, India. They are raising up local church planter trainers through vision casting, Bible training and accountability, as well as equipping them for sustainable ministry through business. Ben was the Youth Pastor at VCF prior to going to India, and now is a Pastor at a Church in Redding, CA. He continues to support this ministry daily by skype and other communication resources and goes into the field about every 3 months to meet face-to-face with his leaders.

  • andy & amy-joy scalas - ywam

    queenstown, new zealand

    Our vision is to be a bridge connecting individuals, our community, and the nations to a loving God by training, equipping and sending young people to fulfil the Great Commission. Our primary focuses are training people to develop their relationship with God, discover their destiny and introduce them to missions (Discipleship Training Schools), a leadership development program, and bible training. We also have an evangelistic focus of outreach to the community and the millions of visitors that come to this beautiful place to enjoy the backpacking and snowboarding culture.

  • jeremy & lindsey bolton - ywam

    queenstown, new zealand

    Our vision is to be a bridge connecting individuals, our community, and the nations to a loving God by training, equipping and sending young people to fulfil the Great Commission. Our primary focuses are training people to develop their relationship with God, discover their destiny and introduce them to missions (Discipleship Training Schools), a leadership development program, and bible training. We also have an evangelistic focus of outreach to the community and the millions of visitors that come to this beautiful place to enjoy the backpacking and snowboarding culture.

  • chris marshall - KIDS AROUND THE WORLD

    (working with 60 countries)

    Half of the world’s population of children is in poverty—victims of war, natural disasters, injustice, and economic stress. Many of them die from malnutrition, or are physically and emotionally stunted. Over 66% of the world’s population can’t read; learning instead through spoken word. They feel hopelessly trapped within their socioeconomic boundaries, without vision for the future.


    Over 80% of Christians make decisions for Christ before the age of 14. Our mission is to impact the lives of kids with God’s transforming hope. We engage children across the globe through the simple strategy of Play. Feed. Train., restoring opportunity to war-ravaged and poverty-stricken communities. Households discover the freedom of enough food, joyful thriving children, and the life-altering power of the gospel.