God is at work all around the world and there is nothing like seeing that first hand. Our short-term mission experiences are based in long-term relationships.
The Serve Globally Impact Ministries consist of several missions that have their roots in Arvada Covenant and are led by members of the church. These ministries represent the “Impact the World” part of our church vision. Each provides an opportunity for you to become involved in a mission as well as get to know the missionaries and those they are serving and reaching out to.
GuateStar helps the indigenous population of Guatemala break the cycle of poverty through educational and community outreach projects. The primary methods involve building schools, the effective use of technology, teaching Biblical values and providing community healthcare.
Visit the GuateStar website to learn more about this ministry.
Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida – El Porvenir del Estudiante – Cuidar Corazon
The Casa Hogar ministry entails the support and relationship building with three connected organizations in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico. Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida is a orphanage to abandoned and abused children, El Porvenir del Estudiante is an opportunity for the older children to earn a scholarship and continue with an education at one of the trade schools, university, or bible school in Chihuahua, and Cuidar Corazon is a new ministry to provide care for the disabled children of Chihuahua.
A team from Arvada Covenant visits Chihuahua to spend a few days with the children. This is a wonderful opportunity to bless these children, and to give of yourself, while being blessed in return.
We have other opportunities throughout the year to be involved and impact the lives of these children. Pastor Gardea, the director, visits Denver several times throughout the year.
Providing Shelter. Restoring Dignity. Building Hope
International Hope Builders partners with local government, churches, orphanages and agencies to identify children and families in desperate need of shelter to restore dignity, hope, and most basic human needs to the poorest of the poor in nations like Honduras, Mexico, and Haiti.
Regular short term mission trips are available to Honduras to participate in the work of International Hope Builders.
Visit the International Hope Builders website to learn more.
Ignite Myanmar’s goal is to support evangelistic missionaries in Myanmar, while rescuing those in need, including orphans. Ignite Myanmar began by supporting a single missionary as he sought to rescue orphans and run a weekly worship service out of his rented home.
Visit the Ignite Myanmar website to learn more.
Based in Arvada, Colorado, USA, Seeds of South Sudan was founded in 2011 and received nonprofit 501(c)(3) status in October of 2013. A faith-based organization founded by Lost Boy, Arok Garang, we are dedicated to educating, empowering, and equipping children who have survived South Sudan’s genocide. Our operation depends on a network of committed volunteers, supported by individual donors and civic, educational, and faith-based groups.
Our vision is to raise up the future leaders of South Sudan by providing them with quality education and leadership development. We are committed to educating 100 or more child survivors so that they may return to South Sudan and build a sustainable future for their communities.
Visit the Seeds of South Sudan website to learn more.
Arvada Covenant Church has supported several ministries in Alaska for many years, the chief of which is Alaska Christian College, founded by a prior youth pastor from Arvada Covenant, Dr. Keith Hamilton.
Regular short term mission trips are provided to Alaska Christian College.
In addition to our Impact Ministries, we support a number of missionaries around the world.
Mission: GuateStar helps the indigenous population of Guatemala break the cycle of poverty through educational and community outreach projects. We build schools, give our students access to technology, teach Biblical values and provide community healthcare.
GuateStar is a non-profit founded by Ken and Lori Anderson in 2015 in response to an invitation by the Guatemalans for help. This continues a long tradition of helping the indigenous population of Guatemala that began in the 1950’s by Ken’s parents, Loren and Helen Anderson. As generations and their needs change, the methods have changed, but the goal remains the same. The Andersons’ deep history with the people and culture provides a direct understanding of their needs and an efficient way to help through applying best practices. GuateStar seeks to provide solutions and resources that help, but don’t create dependency.
Projects include the construction of a medical clinic; Club Extra, an after-school program to promote the love of learning by giving students additional learning time and exposure to new classes; and MAYA Link, an educational platform that delivers education directly to the home without the internet.
Organization: Abba Padre International
Mission: They organize and host various groups to work on building projects, help in public schools, go on evangelistic outreaches, as well as assist local pastors, leaders and missionaries. They have created an Emergency Transition Home and work with the Honduran government to provide a safe house for abandoned children until they can become adopted.
Email Address: tw2theNations@gmail.com
Organization: Covenanter with Covenant World Mission, RCE (Resourcing Christian Education International)
Mission: Caryn, the daughter of Phyllis and Don Camp and a member of Arvada Covenant Church, works as an ELL teacher (for English Language Learners) at Morrison Christian Academy in Taichung, Taiwan.
http://www.mca.org.tw. Approximately 70% of the children at the school are Taiwanese, and approximately 30% are the children of missionaries. http://www.rce-international.org/support-a-missionary/
Email Address: email@example.com
Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church.
Location: Roi Et, Thailand
Mission: They are presently leading in the establishment of a ministry center in Roi Et, Thailand, which will house a church, as well as a center for music and English instruction, in addition to a bookstore, coffee shop and a place to do sports ministry.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Seeds of South Sudan
Mission: Arok is one of the former Lost Boys of Sudan. After being forced to leave his village in South Sudan at the age of 7, he went to two refugee camps before coming to the United States. Now his ministry is to take South Sudanese orphans from the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, and send them to a boarding school in Nakuru, Kenya so that they can get an education and go back to re-build their village of Paliau in South Sudan.
Organization: Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida Orphanage
Mission: Pastor Gardea and his wife have established and run the Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida orphanage which is located in Chihuahua, Mexico. Arvada Covenant Church actively supports the orphanage and arranges short-term mission trips for families and adults. Casa Hogar is one of our Impact Ministries.
Organization: Alaska Christian College
Mission: Dr. Keith Hamilton is the President and Founder of the college which is located in Soldotna. Debbie is a counselor at the college. Keith and Debbie were formerly members of Arvada Covenant where Keith served as the Director of Student Ministries.
Website: ALASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE | Life-Changing Education (alaskacc.edu)
Organization: Alaska Christian College
Mission: Lindsay grew up going to ACC as a youth. They are both on staff at Alaska Christian College. Lindsay is the Director of Learning Resources and Registrar. Steve is on the faculty and the Chair of General Education.
Email Address: email@example.com
Organization: CYAK (Covenant Youth of Alaska)
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Mission: The main focus of this ministry is to the rural students across the state of Alaska. Their ministry is outreach, disciple those ready to grow, and train and help those ready to lead in ministry in various ways.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: ECFA Reach Global
Mission: Glennis’ ministry is focused on educating those in church leadership. She fills many administrative roles. She is working in a country where they are presently free to share the gospel, although Christians only make up less than 10% of the population.
Email Address: email@example.com
Organization: Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK)
Mission: Outreach and discipleship with rural and Alaska Native peoples. Adam and Shirleen have been involved with the statewide youth ministry department, Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK), for over 10 years in various ministries. Adam now serves as the Director of Operations for CYAK. Both Adam and Shirleen are graduates of Alaska Christian College. Websites:
Ministry of Adam and Shirleen: http://www.polarnewsflash.com
Christian Youth of Alaska: http://www.cyak.org
Covenant Bible Camp: http://www.covenantbiblecamp.com
Amundson Education Center: http://www.aecak.org
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church Project Japan
Mission: They are currently serving for at least two years as short-term missionaries with hopes to become long-term missionaries. They are focusing their ministry on reaching out to multi-ethnic and multi-lingual groups, including Brazilian Japanese, Latinos besides the local Japanese people. They are reaching out with friendship evangelism, hoping to expand their multi-lingual groups to include Muslims and refugees in the future.
Email Address: Fabioemail@example.com
Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church
Mission: They work alongside the Evangelical Covenant Church of Congo (CEUM). This includes monthly trips into Central African Republic to reach out to the Fulani people group. Participate in hospital work, including training nurses, accounting and working in the pharmacy. And also involved in agricultural development work.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: International Hope Builders
Mission: International Hope Builders partners with local government, churches and agencies to identify children and families in desperate need of shelter to restore dignity, hope, and most basic human needs to the poorest of the poor in nations like Honduras, Mexico, and Haiti.
Organization: Ignite Myanmar
Mission: Ignite Myanmar began with the simple goal of supporting evangelistic missionaries in Myanmar. We strive to provide for the basic needs of each missionary we support: housing, food, clothing and basic supplies to conduct ministry. The missionaries we support focus their attention on neighborhood evangelism, youth evangelism, missionary training and providing for the needs (both spiritual and material) of orphans. We currently support 59 missionaries and 46 orphans, and have made it possible for 800+ weekly attenders to hear about Christ on an annual budget of $160,000. We have also trained 70 potential missionaries and are hoping to raise enough support to enable all of them to work as full-time missionaries. Our goal is to show the love of Christ to those in Myanmar by sharing the Gospel, rescuing and bringing hope to orphans, and giving new identity to the youth. We seek to serve those who have not yet put their faith in Jesus Christ primarily through missionary evangelism and providing the financial ability for our missionaries to meet the needs of those they are reaching out to with the Gospel.