“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)
Converge is a movement of churches working together to start and strengthen more churches. Our mission is to multiply transformational churches and we do that using these key strategies: Grow spiritually, plant and mobilize churches, develop leaders, Show compassion, reach nations, live generously.
Carmen Chugg: TEAM, Italy
We are trying to establish a church in Faenza, Italy. We are trying to make an impact in communities through outdoor kids programs in the parks, soccer camp in summer, Thanksgiving meals in schools, through a ministry of the Christmas Carolers, and through a week of English summer camp connected with a secular association.
Mike & Sherry Borstad: Cardon Ministries, Argentina
Cardon Ministries makes short term trips to Argentina each year with the goal to strengthen Christian workers and churches, visiting the various locations, doing seminars, teaching classes in the seminary, encouraging and counseling.
Carlos & Carrie Morales: United World Missions, Mexico
Carlos and Carrie are working in a local Mexico City church doing missions mobilization. They teach about missions and facilitate involvement on a long term basis, assist in raising up new missionaries and teaching the local church to support them with prayer and finances.
Jane Fischer: Converge, Japan
Jane’s main ministry is teaching 8th-grade international students at Christian Academy in Japan (Courses include: Bible, English, and Social studies). A great part of this ministry is the mentoring of young Christians and leading non-Christian students to Christ. At least 25% of the students are non-Christian.
Fran & Lori Derocher: MAF, Idaho
Partners support communities by providing emergency relief, educating thousands of children in the conflict zones, give medicine to those who have no access to medical care, and provide community development programs.
Mark & Kris Crooks: TEAM, Germany
Mark and Kris serve as Regional Member Care Coordinators for TEAM missionaries serving in Germany, Austria, Spain and Portugal. Their ministry is coming alongside these workers to help them maintain spiritual and emotional vitality in some of the darkest and most post-Christian settings in the world. They live in Germany with their sons, Ben & Sam who attend Black Forest Academy, a high school for missionary kids. For an inside look of their day to day life, visit their video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Vrh0OQhX0
Kurt & Christine Bekins: SEND International, Croatia
In 2017, Kurt and Christine, along with their kids, moved to Croatia with a desire to see God glorified through church planting and Gospel proclamation among the people of Croatia, working with SEND International. The Lord has called us to help establish and equip healthy multiplying churches in Croatia. Our prayer is that God would raise up Croatians to faithfully preach and teach the Word to the next generation (2 Timothy 2:2). Please join us in praying that many would put their confidence in Christ! Our life focus is to humbly proclaim the truth so that many might call upon the name of the Lord and be saved. Christine has close ties to North Shore; she is the niece of Joelle Mueller & Beth Horvath.
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian businesses and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments.
Lake Lundgren Bible Camp
Lake Lundgren, located near Pembine, WI is a lovely camp setting where their formula is “Campers – Distractions + Focusing on the Lord = Life Change. This is a wonderful place many of our young people have very much enjoyed.
Bay Area Pregnancy Services
Bay Area Pregnancy Services (BAPS) is a community based, not-for-profit organization offering free and confidential assistance to women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Our mission is to help every woman make a positive and life-giving choice.
Trish Gustafson works in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). Her primary ministry of teaching
is divided between teaching kids in Bible Clubs such as Good News Clubs® and 5-Day Clubs® and equipping adults to teach kids effectively through teacher training classes and seminars.