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Our Passions & Partners

The mission outreach of Christ Church is guided by five great passions found in the heart and habits of Jesus himself. Here’s where you can learn more about these and the partners who help us enflesh them.


We Identify & Resource
CHANGE-MAKERS
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Change Makers Identify and Resource Change Makers

Jesus chose apostles who could not only influence individuals but multiply ministry and change the character of entire regions. In like fashion, we seek to identify unusual change-makers and provide them with theological education, leadership training, financing, volunteer support, prayer and other resources that help increase their impact.

Domestic Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Emmaus Ministries
  • Salam Christian Fellowship
  • South Asian Friendship Center

Global Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • John Haggai, Atlanta
  • Atul and Suman Aghamkar, India
  • Carlos Calderon, USA
  • Mama Maggie Gobran, Egypt
  • Salim and Kay Munayer, Israel
  • Sam Stephens, India
  • David Wang, China
  • Jim Liske, Prison Fellowship
  • International Justice Mission (IJM)


We Nurture & Protect
CHILDREN
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Children Protect and Nurture Children

Jesus said that children are to be valued, protected, and nurtured. As a result, many of our partners are people who work to protect kids from abuse, ensure that they are adequately fed, clothed, and cared for, provide them with spiritual and academic education, increase their health and hope, and draw children closer to the God who loves them.

Domestic Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries
  • CareNet Pregnancy Services
  • Christ’s Vineyard
  • Elim Christian Services
  • Fox Valley Christian Action
  • Inner City Impact
  • Metro Chicago Youth for Christ
  • Salam Christian Fellowship
  • Young Life of Eastern DuPage
  • Young Life of Metro Southwest
  • Cary Christian Ministries

Global Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Philip and Jill Aspegren, Costa Rica
  • Greg and Faith Hurst, Bolivia
  • Kellie O’Brien, East Africa
  • Vic and Leslie Trautwein, Dominican Republic
  • Tamara and Mihai Lundell, Romania
  • Atul and Suman Aghamkar, India
  • Mama Maggie Gobran, Egypt
  • Eugen and Mihaela Groza, Romania
  • Jean-Baptiste Mugarura, Rwanda
  • Dominica Preschools, Calibishie and Coulibistrie


We Multiply Disciple-Making
CHURCHES
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Church Planting Multiply Disciples and Churches

One of the primary ways God changes the world for the better is through the radiant influence of an ever-multiplying number of disciples and churches. We, therefore, invest in individuals and ministries serious about evangelistic witness, disciple-making, and church-planting. In this way, we advance the saving work of Christ faster than any other measure.

Domestic Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Christ’s Vineyard

Global Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Lance and Julie Clemens, Bulgaria
  • Mike and Samantha Clements, Asia Minor
  • Kevin and Rahela Conway, Hungary
  • Steve and Margie Doty, Thailand
  • Greg and Faith Hurst, Bolivia
  • Ed and Jan Kotynski, USA
  • Mary Lederleitner, USA
  • Don and Pam Leonard, Thailand
  • Ben and Mandy Pehrson, Papua New Guinea
  • Jim and Sandy Rendel, USA
  • Jim and Debbie Samland, Hungary
  • Ryan and Kelly Skinner, Panama
  • Mark and Ruth Stoscher, Albania
  • Brad and Brenda Word, USA
  • Jorge and Gail Atiencia, Colombia, South America
  • Enrique and Lidia Cepeda, USA
  • Cesar and Nancy Cortez, Ecuador
  • Eugen and Mihaela Groza, Romania
  • Paul and Leah Manyara, East Africa
  • Emmanuel and Blessing Ogunyemi, Nigeria
  • Barbosa and Sinara Oliviera, South Africa
  • Jose and France-Lise Oliviera, Senegal
  • John an dCatherine Phiri, Sierra Leone
  • Jose Pablo Sanchez, Span
  • Sam Stephens, India
  • Moses and Vilmala Swamidas, India
  • Forrest Zander, Wycliffe
  • John DeVries, Mission India
  • Bible League
  • Gideons International


We Develop Healthy
COMMUNITIES
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Community Development Develop Healthy Communities

The Bible reveals God’s passion for the welfare of whole neighborhoods, communities, and cities. For this reason, we invest in Christian ministries that advance thoughtful, well-coordinated community development strategies, attending to needs such as clothing, shelter and housing; nutrition and healthcare; vocational assistance and micro-finance.

Domestic Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry (Christ Church of Oak Brook Partner)
  • Elim Christian Services
  • Fox Valley Christian Action
  • LOVE Christian Clearinghouse
  • Repeat Boutique Center
  • South Asian Friendship Center
  • Cary Christian Ministries
  • Administer Justice
  • Lawndale Community Church
  • World Relief DuPage

Global Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Steve and Mary Hawthorne, Bolivia
  • Richard and Ursula Wagner, South Africa
  • Mark Zimmerman, China
  • Cesar and Nancy Cortez, Ecuador
  • Dotun and Ami Modupe, Kenya
  • Salim and Kay Munayer, Israel
  • Pavel and Radka Svetlik, Czech Republic


We Provide Relief in
CRISES
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Crisis Relief Provide Relief in Crises

The Gospel is about the “GOD Samaritan” – the One who came to help people lying beaten, down in a ditch, and without the resources to help themselves. Having experienced this grace from God, we are also moved to offer relief to people who have been ravaged by crises and need practical help to restore their life and get back on their feet again.

Domestic Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Bethany Christian Services
  • CareNet Pregnancy Services
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry (Christ Church of Oak Brook Partner)
  • Emmaus Ministries
  • LOVE Christian Clearinghouse
  • Cary Christian Ministries
  • Administer Justice

Global Mission Partners with this emphasis:

  • Richard and Ursula Wagner, South Africa
  • Emmanuel and Blessing Ogunyemi, Nigeria


He said to them, go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:15