One of the things Jesus commissioned his disciples to do was to go and make disciples of all the nations. We firmly believe that still applies to us today, and because of that, we are working in various countries to further His Kingdom, develop communities, and spread the good news. We are most heavily involved in Mexico (both Baja and Veracruz), but have worked in over 20 countries as a church and are currently sensing the Lord leading us into some new places. We typically work to support and encourage churches or missionaries in these locations, since they are the ones committed long-term.
Access Life International is dedicated to providing hope and care to people in Southeast Asia. We assist persons with disabilities through physical therapy and mobility devices. We also partner with villages and communities throughout Southeast Asia to overcome barriers to clean water.
Julie is involved with CRU‘s “Bridges” program on the UC Irvine campus. Her heart is to disciple and connect students from other countries to the life-saving message of the gospel, so that they can bring that good news back to their countries of origin and share it with others. Around 80% of international students will never enter an American home, and even fewer will ever enter a Christian church. Bridges is committed to changing that by involving families who know the Lord and empowering them to reach out.
Janell uses her passion for the arts and technology as a JESUS film photographer, print-web graphic designer and audio/visual tech. She also serves on the leadership team of “Women for JESUS,” whose mission is to connect women with unique opportunities to pray with passion and give with purpose. They have established a global network of prayer to support the ministry and staff internationally, and this often involves leading these women on international trips so that they can better know how to pray. Jeff’s role is to consult with ministry staff and to be a support to Janell.
Chris leads teams of people all over the world in building playgrounds, feeding people, and training those who work with kids to use oral storytelling methods. He is the VP of Partnerships with Kids Around the World and has a heart for engaging the local church in the global mission of God.
Dan leads trips building playgrounds for kids in poverty-stricken areas all over the world. Playgrounds are a unique gift that transforms entire communities, allowing kids to be kids, and to experience a worry-free environment crucial to healthy development. They also open doors in countries that are typically closed to US involvement; this allows Kids Around The World to help children that otherwise go completely unserved. So far we have been to over 80 countries and installed more than 350 playgrounds.
KINGDOM BUILDERS MINISTRY | TIJUANA, MEXICO
Pastor Daniel Nunez’s God-given vision is to plant 50 churches in his lifetime. He’s already up to 39! He pastors one campus and trains other local pastors to plant more churches in the Tijuana area. Each month, we head down to help with construction needs, reach out to children with games and crafts, and share a meal. It’s a neat opportunity to get to know our Mexican brothers and sisters and make the local church shine.
CHICUALOQUE CHURCH | PASTOR RUTILO
We have been heavily invested as a church in a remote village in Veracruz, Mexico for the last few years. We are working through a church there to bring the gospel to people and see other churches planted in the area. We are also working to bring joy to kids, medical treatment to those who need it, and support for the church and pastor in various ways.
Gary and Kelly are full-time missionaries in Thailand with OMF. They use relational evangelism techniques to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the Thai people, and are seeing great fruit as several people have accepted Jesus in the time they’ve been there!
Gogo Grandmothers is a project which links grandparents and others from developed countries to grandparents caring for orphans in Malawi, thereby addressing one of the outcomes of the HIV/AIDS pandemic within a faith-based context. The Shoreline has an adopted village called Thowolo. Together, we are changing lives in vulnerable communities as God’s love and truth are shared in word and deed.
MISSIONARY COUPLE OVERSEEING MINISTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES*
*Due to the nature of their location and ministry, their identity needs to be kept confidential.
This couple’s staff on the ground is involved in medical and community outreaches, church planting, schooling and feeding programs, sustainable organic farming, and training programs. They minister primarily to a Muslim tribal group using story telling methods for oral learners, one-on-one discipleship, and a house church.
Tim’s passion is to see the Lord glorified throughout the world. He has been serving the local church since 1990 with a heart to mobilize the body to engage in God’s mission both across the street and across the world. His goal is to help followers of Jesus seamlessly integrate God’s global purposes in and through the fabric of their lives. He currently serves with an international mission reaching across to the Islamic community and seeking to build bridges between followers of Jesus and followers of Islam. Tim and Heather live in Orange County with their six children.
God has given Grafted Ministries a heart to take the gospel “to the Jew first” (Romans 1:16), just as the Apostle Paul did. This has greatly influenced our model for ministry, and we are convinced that reaching the Jewish people must become a higher priority both in the Church and among mission-based organizations. Paul also states that Jewish acceptance of the gospel accelerates the advancement of God’s Kingdom to all other nations of the world (Romans 11:12). The Church as a whole has largely lost touch with its Jewish heritage and its God-given responsibility to provoke the Jewish people to envy with the gospel, and this must change to achieve maximum effectiveness in sharing the gospel.
Johnathan grew up right here at The Shoreline, and is currently serving in Biarritz, France with YWAM working to reach the surfing community through a ministry focused on bringing a Kingdom-centered culture while showing God’s love in practical ways, and also serving as a cafe and hub for the surrounding community. He has a passion for reaching the surfing community and changing the individualistic culture to be Kingdom-centered by inviting people into discipleship to know Jesus as their personal Savior.