Why Missions:
We believe missions fulfill the Great Commission commanded by Jesus. The call to make disciples locally and globally. Acts 1:8 calls us “to the ends of the earth”. Practically speaking we know we are not all called to go live in Africa, but some are.
The call to missions is fulfilled through the mantra Pray, Give, and Go.
We are to pray for the nations, we are to support and give generously to building God’s kingdom worldwide, and we are called go to the ends of the earth. Missions help connect us to what is going on in the world and to see the bigger picture of God’s kingdom. Seeing what is happening in another context and in our local community creates the opportunity to gain new perspective and inspiration to serve and love Him more.
 
How We Partner: 
How do we decide to who to support?
With so many wonderful ministries and missionaries, it is impossible to support them all! Some years ago, our staff and elder board identified three guiding principles for missions support.
We want to partner with
gospel-centered people and organizations that focus on the following:
Digital Pledge Card
 
Missions Newsletter
Click below to get the latest updates.
 
 
Email Pastor Chad Fagundes about partnership.
Why We Give To Missions: 
 
Generosity is the fruit of proper Biblical understanding of ownership. I’m convinced by the psalmist words, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”.
God is the source, provider, creator, and owner.
Understanding this truth is the first principle in handling our money well. Our role isn’t to “give back” to God but manage the resources He asked us to invest for His Kingdom’s sake.
We give at Koinonia Church because we know God is expecting a return according to the story of the talents in Matthew 25. We give to invest in the Kingdom-building ministries He set before us.
I believe when you give; ‘you are saying to God, you’re in charge, God, and everything I have is available to You for Your Kingdom.’
This Christmas season, we are partnering with Reach India in their ‘Save the Girl’ campaign!
 
The ‘Save the Girl’ campaign is about every girl in ReachIndia’s program has the opportunity and the supplies to receive a proper education. By funding their education — and garnering the support of their families — ReachIndia empowers them to break the chains of poverty and sex-trafficking for themselves and for future generations. By living out the belief that every life is precious, we also teach them to value their own lives.
Get Involved! 
Pray: Pray for the health and well-being of the girl in India, and that God would bring us together with those who need our help. Pray for our continued funding of their educations.
 
Sponsor a Girl: Your donations fund this program! With $50 a year, you can ensure that a girl in India is equipped with everything she needs to become educated and stay out of the sex-trade industry.
 
Spread the Word: Let others know how they can help — together we can save the girl.
 
For more information about the campaign, go to https://www.reachindiainc.com/save-the-girl/

2023 Missions Trips

 
Missions Trips Interest Meeting 
November 13th at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Learn more about when the missions trips will be, how you can sign up, and what the requirements are! 
 
Betel Ministries: Birmingham, UK.
July 2023 (9-day trip)
Betel UK is an independent Christian charity for men, women and families affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and long-term unemployment.
 
National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance: Houston & San Antonio, Texas
Aug 2023 (6-day trip)
This will be an anti-Human Trafficking Trip!
We will visit and help with some of the largest anti-Human Trafficking organizations in the United States.
 
Actons in Mozambique, Africa.
Oct 2023 (10-day trip)
We will visit long-time missionary friends, Jeff and Courtney Acton, and assist with the ministries they oversee at the local seminary.
 
King’s Pantry 
Are you looking to pick up a box of food? If so, stop by the pantry to pick up a ticket!
Every family needs a ticket.
This is the only way we can track how many families are served and gives us a basic guideline we need to fill. We want to serve all that have needs, but if you can come by for a ticket we can ensure you a Thanksgiving meal box!
Hours
Open Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am – 12pm
559-582-1528
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact pantry@kchanford.com or
Pastor Chad at chad@kchanford.com. 
Volunteer hours are 8:30 am to 1 pm to help with set up and clean up

Monthly Missions Support

Click on any of the links below to learn more about each organization, sign up for their newsletter updates or get involved.
Global Partners:
 
 
Acton Family, Mozambique: Email jeffreyacton@gmail.com to subscribe to their email updates.
 
Refugee Crisis, e3 and YWAM:
Newsletter updates:
 
Tamayo Family, Taiwan: Email tamayosinasia@gmail.com to subscribe to their email updates.
 
School of Transformation: Email roberto@semilla.org to subscribe to their email updates.