He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons
that the Father has fixed by his own authority.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the end of the earth."
At EFCMM, we understand missions to be the cross-cultural ministry of evangelism and church planting. Because God is seeking worshipers to honor his name from all people groups around the world, we see the work of missions as the means by which he uses his human servants to complete his mission. That includes every believer -- those who send and support as well as those who go and serve.
We believe in supporting our missionaries not merely through finances, but through prayer, as it is God's power that produces a spiritual harvest. While the mission is to preach salvation through Christ to all people, we are committed to serving the lost through attendant ministries of compassion and social action that fulfill the great commandment to love our neighbor and give integrity to our witness of the love of God in Christ.
Learn about our Missions Festival of Praise.
Learn about Short-Term Missions.
Missions Ministry Team
The purpose of the MMT is to glorify God by mobilizing the church through prayer, inspiration, education, and support of missionary endeavors in order to fulfill the Great Commission. The team includes the following members:
Lee Rogers, Team Leader and Elder
Our "Own" Missionaries
Dr. Tim and Ann Wester have served in the mission field for many years. Most recently they began serving in Gamboula, Central Aftrican Republic (CAR) among the Fulani Muslims. Ann was the first long-term missionary from EFCMM.
Dennis and Carrie Gaul live in South Bend, Indiana and work with Life Action Ministries in Buchanan, Michigan. Dennis serves as the Life Action Properties and Facilties manager. Click here to go to the Life Action web site.Tim and Andrea Hilty are the son and daughter-in-law of church chairman Chester Hilty and his wife, Mary. Tim and Andrea were married in 2002 and left in early 2006 to serve the HIV/AIDS community in Lusaka, Zambia as part of the ACTION Zambia team. They have a daughter Ireen (adopted from Zambia), and three sons, Ian,Triston and Adlai. They maintain a website here.
Megan Bloemker is a part of Arise Africa. Following a short-term mission trip to Honduras in 2001, she sensed that God was reawakening her heart towards missions and might be calling her to full time missions work. In early 2006 she began serving the Lord by ministering to the children of Lusaka with Action Zambia and then moved to Arise Africa in August 2011 to develop an adoption ministry. Click here to go to Megan's blog.
Tracy and Karen Singleton left Mt. Morris in January of 2008, after Tracy had served as EFCMM's senior pastor for the previous 13+ years, to begin ministry in Zambia with Action. Tracy's work will focus on the Pastoral Leadership Development program, which offers biblical training to pastors who cannot afford traditional schooling options. Tracy and Karen share stories, ministry updates, and prayer requests at their blog here.
Click here to go to the Action Zambia web site!
Missionaries We Support
DAVE and PATSY ALFORS are ReachGlobal (EFCA) missionaries to the Fulani people in Central African Republic. Due to political unrest in that country, it was decided that the Alfors should move for two years to Meskine, Cameroon. Please pray for the Alfor's in this time of transition.
PAUL and KATHY BAUM are ReachGlobal (EFCA) missionaries pastoring in the German Free Church and ministering to ethnic Turks in Germany. Their children are Matthew, who is at Black Forest Academy, Rachel, and Joshua.
MEGAN BLOEMKER is working with Arise Africa in Lusaka, Zambia. She works primarily with Action's child advocacy ministry. Her parents attend and serve at EFCMM.
JOE and DONNA FULTZ are ReachGlobal (EFCA) missionaries to the Czech Republic where they are focusing on church planting through evangelism and discipleship in Bible studies. They are the parents of three boys.
DENNIS and CARRIE GAUL live in South Bend, Indiana, and work with Life Action Ministries in Michigan. Dennis is the Property & Facilities Manager, and Carrie works with "Revive Our Hearts," the women's ministry of Life Action.
TODD and KRISTI HILTIBRAN are ReachGlobal (EFCA) missionaries in Hungary. Visit Todd's blog here.
TIM and ANDREA HILTY are serving in Lusaka, Zambia, with ACTION International. They are developing and leading Action's HIV/AIDS ministry, called the CROSS Project. They have adopted a Zambian daughter named Ireen and three sons, Ian,Tristan and Adlai. Tim grew up in EFCMM, and his parents and older brother attend and serve here.
TED and JULIE KAUTZMAN are ReachGlobal (EFCA) missionaries who have served in Costa Rica, though now living in Michigan. His big project is LATN (Latin America Training Network), which will set up courses to train more nationals.
JAY LERETTE serves with Transport for Christ, sharing the Gospel with over-the-road truckers and other travelers in his semi-trailer chapel "Masters Inn", parked at the Petro station in Rochelle, Illinois. Jay and his wife Karen live in Compton.
JIM and KAY PANAGGIO are ReachGlobal (EFCA) missionaries in Lima, Peru, where Jim serves as the leader of all ReachGlobal Peruvian ministries. They have five children (Joshua, Maria, Stephen, Andrew, and Mark).
BOB and JOYCE WERNTZ are missionaries with the ReachGlobal (EFCA) in Honduras. Bob is the area leader.
DR. TIM and ANN WESTER have been ReachGlobal (EFCA) missionaries in Central African Republic (CAR) and have recently moved to the western border of the country, near Cameroon.