MINISTRY SUPPORT TEAMOur foundational ministry support team consists of 24 churches and 25 individuals.
What a great team!
SUPPORTING CHURCHESChurches listed below contribute to our foundational Ministry Account. Churches marked with an asterisk (*) are also TMC partner churches.
UNITED STATES (12 churches)AR, Hot Springs Village, Village Bible Church
CT, Monroe, Beacon Hill EFC
CT, Trumbull, Calvary EFC
CT, Wethersfield, Wethersfield EFC
* CT, Woodbridge, Trinity EFC
MA, Acton, Faith EFC
* ME, Westbrook (greater Portland), First EFC of Maine
NJ, River Vale, River Vale Community Church
OR, Hood River, Shepherd of the Valley Bible Church
VT, Barre, Barre EFC
VT, Windsor, Trinity EFC
WA, Greenbank, Hillside EFC
CANADA (12 churches)BC, Abbotsford, Abbotsford EFC
BC, Delta, North Delta EFC
BC, Goodlow EFC
BC, Richmond, Richmond Chinese EFC
BC, Sorrento, Sorrento EFC
BC, Surrey, Johnston Heights Church
BC, Victoria, Parkdale EFC
BC, White Rock, White Rock Community Church
AB, Calgary, First EFC of Calgary
AB, Edmonton, Knox EFC
AB, Lethbridge, EFC of Lethbridge
SK, Mont Nebo, Mont Nebo EFC
HOME ASSIGNMENTS: VISITS TO OUR SUPPORT TEAM
During home assignments we visit the churches on our support team in order to report about our ministry. We also try to visit individual supporters. Along the way we enjoy our family and find some relaxation and refreshment.
Our ministry budget includes home assignment costs so there is no need for our support team to increase or decrease donations during our home assignments.
Our most recent home assignment was for six months in the first half of 2017, when we focused on our western Canadian supporting churches. Our next short home assignment will likely be in the fall of 2019 in order to visit our US supporting churches.
We are making plans to retire in Maine USA, probably starting in 2022.
We take short home assignments of a few months so we are not away from our ministry for too long at one time: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015, and 2017.
The exception was our Aug 2010 to Dec 2011 home assignment. At that time we had to take an unusually long 16 month home assignment because of lacking financial support. For two months during that home assignment we were unable to draw salary. We are thankful that since then our ministry budget has been met or almost fully met each year!