We believe Jesus meant what he said in Acts 1:8 when he called his followers to make disciples both at home and abroad. To that end, we take part of the offerings given to our church and invest them in people who are living on mission and starting and leading ministries for Jesus in other places. These men and their families are more than recipients of our financial gifts; they are part of our faith family. We would encourage you, as God leads, to write them a message of encouragement or to pray for them today. Know that if God leads Origins to go on a mission trip, we will first consider these men and ministries in looking for a place to serve.
John and Jenny, along with their son Micah, serve in the West End of Providence. The vision for West End Community Church is to see a diverse church reach this diverse neighborhood with the good news of Jesus. John is part church planter, part social worker, part neighborhood advocate but completely committed to living on mission. He and this new church’s leadership want to physically serve and spiritually minister to those living in the immediate community.
Fred and Erin, along with their children Zoe and Max, live and serve in Greenville as church planters, starting The Meeting Place in 2014. Their goal, as a church, is to inspire change in the world by modeling what a diverse but unified people can do together in the power of Jesus for the glory of Jesus.
Eric and Anissa, along with their sons Eli, Malachi, and Noble, live and serve in Stockholm. They moved to Sweden to work with church planters and to start a collective in 2012 that they would call Stockholm’s Groove. Stockholm’s Groove is led by a group of singer/songwriters who have a passion for helping other songwriters in the city create, share, and inspire. They host a monthly “scene” at a venue in the city to showcase musicians and their original music. They also shoot music videos and conduct a worldview/inspiration video for local musicians. They seek to answer the question, "What does Stockholm sound like?” and love to engage in conversation and relationship that leads to explaining the hope they have found in Christ.
Jan and Tanya, along with their daughters Elizabeth, Sophia, and Ekaterina, live and serve in Brookline, a neighborhood in Boston. Think Fenway Park and you’re in the basic area. Started in 2011, Mosaic has a simple mission: “Love. Jesus. Simple.” Love is the motive; Jesus is the message; simplicity is the method. They want to see the Gospel change their neighborhood and the rest of the city of Boston.
If you’d like an address to write a handwritten note to one of these men, their wives, or their children; would like to know their birthdays or anniversaries; would like to know about going on a mission trip; or want to talk about further ways to bless these strategic partners, please let us know by filling out a request on our Contact Us page.