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 locally and globally. 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 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. 



One way we do this is by partnering with the Buellton Center Senior on the 4th Thursday, every month to provide a quality meal for those who may not otherwise get one.   For more information or to get involved, contact Louise Kolbert at Louise@vcfconnect.org or 805-350-8970.

global missions

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

    In 2008, Steve and his family took a step of faith and moved to County Clare to establish a Bible-based ministry in the rural west coast of Ireland.

    North Clare Community Church was established in the village of Ennistymon, and is growing and receiving favor from God and among the people. The ministry has also now developed an online presence sharing the hope of Jesus, called ‘Cliffsofhope.com’.

    Please pray that God would continue to raise up people to come alongside Steve and the team, and for resources to meet the diverse and growing needs of the ministry.

  • 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

    Reach Global 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 3 children Diego, Tasha and Theia, 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

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    Facebook: Jennie Morel

    Instagram: motosinthedust

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



    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. 

  • 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

    Kona, Hawai'i

    Jeremy, Lindsey, Hunter, Titus and Brave are currently serving as missionaries in Youth With a Mission Kona Hawai'i.  

    Jeremy volunteers with YWAM's Bible distribution ministry called, End Bible Poverty Now and he is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Papua New Guinea.  His goal is to see the Bible-less people groups have access to Gods word in their own language as well as starting initiatives to help with health care, education, and community development in PNG.

    Lindsey volunteers part-time at the care net pregnancy center.  She meets with pregnant teens and helps encourage and educate them throughout their pregnancy.

    Hunter and Titus are enrolled in the missions Christian schools on campus and are doing great. Brave spends most of his time with momma.

    If you would like to hear more about us or join our support team, feel free to email Jeremy at, jeremy@endbiblepovertynow.com. 

  • The Marshall Family- NOVO

    Chris Marshall and his family serve with Novo and live in San Clemente, CA.  Novo is a band of creative missionaries sent to multiply movements of the gospel and mobilize the church for that mission around the world.  Chris' main focus is supporting the movement that God is currently doing in 15 countries in the Middle East where over 270,000 people are discovering who Jesus is in 18,000+ Discovery Bible Studies.  To learn more visit www.novo.org or email Chris.Marshall@novo.org. 

  • Pam Malloy- Living Room International

    In 2009, Living Room was created from the cries which were heeded from countless patients lying in anguish under the shade of trees; from mothers who helplessly watched their children writhe in needless pain; from health professionals who lacked training and access to essential tools. Through the small but essential act of listening and loving, Living Room saw a tremendous need to work with the community to bring hospice and palliative care services to the small Kenyan village of Chebaiywa. Over the past 11 years, Living Room has been a life-giving and transformative refuge for thousands of people in Kenya, believing that every person is created in the image of God.  Living Room exists to offer holistic care to men, women, and children who are suffering from life-threatening illness, which includes pain and symptom management, nutrition, physical therapy, psychological and spiritual support.  Living Room is accredited by the Evangelical Council 4 Financial Accountability (ECFA).  For more information, go to https://www.livingroominternational.org/   

  • Hannah Griffin- NOVO

    In 2015, God gave me a dream that placed a passion in me for refugees who are fleeing their homes, trying to find places of safety.  Three years later, God made that dream a reality, and I moved to Germany to focus on discipleship and helping refugees there integrate into the Western world.

    In my first two years in Berlin, through hospitality and attending language school, I believe that God will open doors for me to meet at least five ladies to mentor who are leaders, curious about Jesus, and open to becoming transformed by Him.  I believe in this way that God can use me to help launch a Disciple-Making Movement!