As we have sought to love our neighbor by pursuing partnerships with ministries and organizations who share a common vision for holistic and grace-filled transformation in our neighborhood and city, we are doing the same in our country and world. Indeed, we believe we are a church invited by the grace of Christ to humbly participate in God’s reconciling work in the world by forming committed and enduring partnerships with local leaders, churches, and organizations. Out of this vision, we currently support four missionaries whose work is within the borders of the United States, and have established a formal relationship with two organizations, one in the Netherlands and one in Haiti, and are prayerfully considering a third in India.
Serving in the United States
Rob Globke, a member at LSPC, currently serves as the Director of Chaplain Ministries of the midwest region for Hockey Ministries International (HMI). In this capacity, Rob coordinates and leads chapel services for hockey teams from the NHL to junior leagues. Rob is also responsible for planning and running youth outreach hockey camps throughout the summer. For more information and ways you can support Rob and his ministry at Hockey Ministries International, follow his twitter or email Rob.
Serving Around the World
Tyndale Theological Seminary
Mark and Alicia Garavaglia, members at LSPC, live in Amsterdam where Mark is currently serving as the president of Tyndale Theological Seminary. Tyndale’s mission is to stand as a witness for Christ in multi-cultural Europe, equipping leaders to reach Europe and the world with the gospel. Students from over 20 countries from around the world come to Tyndale to prepare for future ministry in their home countries. For more information, contact Mark and Alicia.
El Shaddai Ministries in Haiti
Even prior to the earthquake that leveled much of Haiti, LSPC, alongside other churches from the Chicago Metro Presbytery, has been partnering with El Shaddai Ministries International (ESMI) in caring for the needs of the Haitian people through the churches, orphanages, schools, microbusinesses and medical clinics they build and operate. Through this partnership, the Chicago Metro Presbytery sends teams twice a year (July and February) to encourage and provide assistance to El Shaddai’s ongoing ministry in Haiti.
We are also participating in the Haiti Orphan Project through which individuals and small groups from the church provide monthly support to the children living in various orphanages run by El Shaddai. For more information about joining a team to go to Haiti or sponsoring a child through the Haiti Orphan Project, please contact Jessica Kerslake.