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.
Ivey has worked in church planting for almost twelve years. In 2005 he started as a student pastor at a new church called Oceanside Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He eventually became the associate pastor 2007. In September of 2016 Ivey, Allie, and their four children planted their lives in Boston in order to start a church in Jamaica Plain.
Will and Becca are planting a church in "West West Greenville." They are seeking to be a community of missionary-disciples that spread the message of reconciliation so that their friends, neighbors, communities, and beyond, can experience the goodness, joy, and peace that comes from life with God.
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.
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.