Reaching around the world with the message of Hope and Compassion of Jesus Christ
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God Reigns!" Isaiah 52:7
CamCC Missions is reaching around the world with the message of Hope and Compassion of Jesus Christ. From Genesis to Revelation, it is clear that God desires all people of all nations to know and worship Him. We support and send to a variety of ministries both locally and globally. We place an emphasis on those ministries that are not only humanitarian but also express both evangelism and discipleship. Our goal is to not only have an impact here in Camarillo but also to the world.
CamCC supports a number of ministries and missionaries throughout the world. We encourage you to read the brief descriptions below and then check out their websites to learn more about these great organizations.
Heart of Hope
Heart of Hope Ministries International is focused on the critical needs of the thousands of children in government placement centers (orphanages) and rural communities through the distribution of food, medicine, and clothing. In addition, HHMI facilitates dental, therapy, optometry as well as construction teams. HHMI also focuses on a spiritual ministry program led by Romanian nationals to address the spiritual needs of children in placement centers and rural communities. Every Summer, Camarillo Community Church sends a team to Camp of the Good Shepherd, a retreat center and Summer camp for the children from the placement centers and villages. HHMI also operates Home of Hope, a transition home for young women and supports Weekly Bible Clubs.
Al and Leticia Perez | Ventura, CA
We aim to honor marriage and be a deep well of resources for marriages in Ventura County by providing support, resources, accountability, activities and learning opportunities for couples to achieve excellence, intimacy, and FUN in their marriages.
Katrina and Roman Santiago | Mexico
Katrina and Roman Santiago serve in Tijuana Mexico with Northwest Outreaches. Katrina was a former member of CamCC in the 1980’s when she went with us on a youth group mission trip and fell in love with missions in Mexico! She graduated high school, went to language school, and then began her life as a missionary to Mexico. Roman is the senior pastor of a neighborhood church near where they live. Northwest Outreaches serves the needs of the Mexican people by creating opportunities for teams to come down and build houses, put on VBS outreaches, serve in orphanages, and many other ways.
Shelley and Allister Croudace | Zimbabwe
Alistair and Shelley run a Christian camp and retreat center in Zimbabwe that aims to reach people from different backgrounds, different socio-economic classes and different mental or physical abilities. There are programs for students of all ages, Pastors, families and young adults. They believe that when people feel valued they are open to growth, so they strive to create an environment where each guest experiences that they are uniquely loved and valued by God. They are making a positive impact for the kingdom of God in Zimbabwe.
Global Discipleship Initiative (GDI)
GDI's vision is compelled from Jesus’ Great Commission, to go into all the world and make disciples. They do this by training, coaching, and inspiring pastors and Christian leaders to establish indigenous, multiplying, disciple making movements, both nationally and internationally. Their "God sized" goal is to have multiplying transformed disciples through MICRO GROUPS in every country in the world by 2026. Currently, they are on 5 continents, in 23 countries as God continues to provide significant contacts and opportunities, even during this COVID pandemic, to reach the Christian world with the Lords call to discipleship.
West and Nat | Middle East
Wes and Nat have been serving among the unreached Muslims for the last 4 years in the small Balkan country, Macedonia. They are now making the final preparations to relocate to the Middle East. Their vision is to establish a prayer house for intercession and worship in a strategic city. They will also join an existing online evangelism network to make disciples and build Christ's church.
Todd and Melody | South East Asia
Todd & Melody serve in SE Asia. They have been partnered with CamCC for the past 27 years. Todd trains local pastors and church planters in 14 linked seminaries. They utilize a cell method and spend much of their time mentoring and supporting local catalysts who reach unbelievers in Unreached People Groups, and train them to multiply small groups, linked in clusters. Melody also coaches and counsels.
Global Training Network
Patricia Niednagel | India
The vision of Global Training Network is to provide quality biblical and theological training to thousands of indigenous church planters, pastors and Christian leaders throughout the Majority World, so that these pastors and leaders can then effectively equip and lead their congregations to evangelize and disciple their communities for Christ. GTN is currently serving in seventy countries. Patricia serves in India where she specializes in training women in leadership and Bible skills so that they can lead and teach other women in their churches.
City Light Church
James and Mini Samuel | Lucknow, India
James pastors a Christian church in Lucknow, the capitol of Uttar Pradesh, the largest populated state in India. Their ministry mission is to reach non-Christians with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to disciple them in the faith, and to establish local churches for them. Each year Mini chooses 20 young ladies from the lowest socioeconomic group Disciple them and prepare them take their place in society. Lucknow is one of the most unreached places in the state. City Light Church is growing day by day as God continues to bless their ministry efforts in a very difficult environment.
Faith in Christ
Joe and Gwynne Brown | South Central LA
Faith in Christ is a ministry in the heart of the city with a heart for the city. Their mission is to plant and develop healthy congregations that manifest the glory of God in worship and proclaim the kingdom of God on Earth, to conduct Christian educational and conferencing ministries to impact the citizens of Inner City Los Angeles with the teachings and values of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and finally to proclaim the word of God and its mission within the unbelieving, faithless, and oppressed segments of LA as well as the global community.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Olu and Deanna Adefope | Ventura County
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in the local church for Christian living. Olu is the CEF director for Ventura County. He works alongside volunteers, churches, and committee members to help cultivate a thriving ministry of Good News Clubs in elementary and middle schools and summer Five Day Clubs. Olu and Deanna have been involved in various aspects of ministry for many years from speaking, mentoring, praise team, training, and teaching Bible lessons to children.
Tom Durrant | Seattle, Washington
Tom Durrant serves a chaplain for the Washington state patrol through the Charteris Foundation. Charteris Foundation’s purpose is to support emergency services and law enforcement chaplaincy to police departments, fire departments, Federal agencies and related organizations. The Foundation provides support for local chaplains, facilitates chaplaincy projects, and promotes training and education in the departments they serve, agencies internationally, and to members of the general public.
Christ Church LA
Ken Lippold | Los Angeles, CA
She is Safe
Katy Anderson | Roswell, GA
She Is Safe envisions every at-risk girl free and equipped to become the person God created her to be. We accomplish this through programs of prevention, rescue and restoration in high-risk communities across the world, equipping women and girls to build lives of freedom and faith for a strong future.
She Is Safe prevents, rescues and restores women and girls from abuse and slavery in high risk communities across the world, equipping them to build lives of freedom and faith for a strong future.
Andrew | Middle East
Since 2011, Andrew has been inviting Muslims living in unreached areas to follow Jesus. He serves on a team of several families whose vision is to see a healthy and reproducing disciple making movement reaching at least 3% of the population and four generations deep spread across their city. They lay the foundation with prayer, cast a wide net through social media, engage serious seekers with in-person studies, and strategically form groups that become churches. He is also part of equipping laborers to share in the local Arabic dialect.
Converge is a movement of churches working to help people meet, know and follow Jesus. CamCC has been a member of Converge (formerly the Baptist General Conference) since our inception. Converge is committed to starting missionally minded churches until every people group and community has heard the gospel. They start churches that start churches to see lives changed with Christ’s love and truth. Converge has a proven track record in planting churches that thrive. As of 2020 they have planted more than 750 successful churches globally. Each year CamCC dedicates a portion of our budget to help aid in this church planting effort.
Every year our high school ministry offers a missions opportunity for our youth. Typically during spring break they will go on a mission trip with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) and minister to homeless people and those that are hurting and lost in places like Las Vegas or San Francisco. Other times they travel to Tijuana Mexico to build a home for a family in need, share the gospel with children, and to serve our fulltime missionaries Katrina and Roman Santiago.
Click below for more information on how to get involved with Youth missions at CamCC or to support their latest endeavor.
All people matter to God; therefore, they must matter to us. We are devoted to the good news of forgiveness through Jesus Christ, the only message of life for the world. We will take this message to those who need it regardless of where that may be. Our desire is that God makes us a church that is moved by the needs of people and motivated to respond with compassion. Each year, CamCC provides opportunities for our people to go on short-term missions trips throughout the world. We schedule annual trips with International School Project, Heart of Hope in Romania, and Northwest Outreaches in Mexico.
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