Missions is an endeavor beyond our local congregation to fulfill the great commission (Matt. 28:18-20) by making disciples, planting churches, and aiding in the growth and development of newly-planted churches among all peoples, tribes, and tongues. With this perspective in mind, the Missions Committee partners with like-minded mission agencies in the support of both short-term and career missionaries who seek to bring the Gospel to the lost. These missionaries may be serving in evangelistic, translation, or discipleship positions, as well as in positions of missionary support, either within or outside of the United States.
Jim & Barbara Grunseth (Cru)
Jim and Barbara serve with Cru. Their passion is to help marriages, families, and individuals find lasting hope and a future in the Lord Jesus Christ. They provide free biblical mentoring that is both evangelistic and discipleship oriented. Churches and people from 43 nations have downloaded their free evangelistic materials from their website: www.marriageanchors.com. Jim and Barbara pray for God to raise up Gospel Light Marriages who will shine the mercy and truth of Christ to the nations. They are befriending numerous “10-40 Window” pastors, evangelists, and seminary students via social media. All ministry materials are free to them. Jim and Barbara also conduct marriage training in local churches. They live in Elkhorn, WI and have 7 children and 11 grandchildren.
Chris & Melanie Saberin (Ethnos360)
Chris and Melanie reside in Waukesha with their children, Hannah, Philip, Daniel, and Lydia. They serve at Ethnos360 Bible Institute in Waukesha. At this school students devote two years to in-depth study of God’s Word, preparing them to be “effective tools that God will use to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth.”
Chris serves as manager of the Information Technology Department, which works to meet the computer needs of the institute and of the individual students. He is also part of the Leadership Team. Melanie, in addition to home-schooling their children, is Administrative Assistant to the Leadership Team. Chris and Melanie also have the wonderful opportunity to help train and disciple students presently attending Ethnos360 Bible Institute.
Child Evangelism Fellowship – Good News Club
Child Evangelism Fellowship is an international, Bible-centered, faith ministry dedicated to the task of winning boys and girls to Christ. One of the main outreaches of this ministry is Good News Clubs. These Bible clubs are held in public elementary and middle schools. Lake Country School is the site for our Good News Club, which is held weekly during the school year. We support CEF by staffing our Good News Club and purchasing the needed curriculum and supplies. Our present staff includes Rosie Salick, Sharon Ginn, Bill Wagner, Duffy Pagel, Sherri Parchem, and Terry Urban.