Barnabas Ministries is passionately committed to reaching high-risk youth and families with the message of freedom, hope, and healing in Jesus Christ. They want to create an environment where hurting youth and families can discover their value in Christ, grow in that knowledge and pass that knowledge on to others. One of the ministries is faith-based juvenile justice services—providing pen pals, correspondence Bible study courses, gospel services and Bible study meetings for youth in juvenile justice facilities.
For more information please visit: www.barnabasmin.org
Bible Doctrines To Live By
BDTLB began in 1983 by Evangelist Lee Homoki and his wife, Dar-lene. Over the years the ministry took on different roles to reach souls for Christ and establish them in the Bible but continued to publish Christian materials. Some of the avenues have been Crossroads Crusades, Vacation Bible School, Family Camp, Cowboy Camp, and Bible Conferences to name a few. Joel McGarvey took over as Executive Director of BDTLB in 2008. The ministries involve a lot of time on the road and away from family, but it has been worth it, “What a blessing it is to see the face light up of one who has just heard the Gospel for the first time and said yes to Christ.”
For more information please visit: www.bibledoctrines.org
Byron Community Ministries
The mission of BCM is to connect those in need in the greater Byron Center area to Jesus Christ through the ministries of His church.
For more information please visit: www.byronministries.org
Grace Youth Camp was established in Mears, MI in 1946 as a ministry of the Grace Gospel Fellowship. In October 2004, Grace Youth Camp and Retreat Center changed its name to Grace Adventures to reflect the expanded ministries, particularly its Christian Leadership Training program. In May 2016, Grace Adventures extends its ministry with the Dunes Harbor Family Camp. Dunes Harbor features 168 sites, including 3 group camping sites. Dunes Harbor will allow Grace Adventures to interact with and impact more families than was previously possible through the other programs.
For more information please visit: www.graceadventures.org
Grace Christian University
Pastor Charles Baker was the founder of the Milwaukee Bible Institute in 1939. By 1961, the college relocated to Grand Rapids, MI and changed its name to Grace Bible College. In 2018 the college again changed its name to Grace Christian University. Ken Kemper, as the President, continues to lead, give vision and direction for the college. He engages partners to work together to finance the vision and ministry. Grace has a need to recruit and retain students who desire to be equipped to serve the Lord. Classes in Bible, Theology and Christian Service prepare the next generation to impact their world for Jesus Christ. Grace has developed an adult and online education program to reach further in equipping servants of God to minister effectively.
For more information please visit: www.gracechristian.edu
New Creation Ministries
Was founded by Chaplain Gene Goulooze in 1995. NCM had the opportunity to share the Word with young men 14-20 years of age who were being oriented and processed for incarceration in one of the 45 Michigan prison facilities. This ministry now is carried on at Egeler prison in Jackson where 22,000 men each year are processed. NCM has been approved to begin this ministry at the Women’s Prison at Huron Valley in Ypsilanti, MI. Since 1995 over 30,000 inmates have been visited one-on-one. NCM began a Bridge Builders ministry in 1999 which is a 12-step Biblically-based Christ-centered 26-week group counseling ministry. Since Bridge Builders began there have been 700 plus inmates who have completed the 26-week journey called, “The Way Home.” NCM has 3,000 inmates who are doing Bible correspondence courses being graded by volunteer Bible Partners.
For more information please visit: www.newcreationspm.org
Prison Mission Association
In 1955 Joe Mason had a visitation ministry in a small circuit of county jails in Texas. As inmates responded to the Gospel the need increased for a free Bible correspondence program to help new Christians become grounded in the scriptures. The result was the establishment of Prison Mission Association, formed with the goal of reaching prisoners for Christ and helping them study God’s Word.
For more information please visit: www.prisonmission.org
Youth For Christ
The first paid employee was Billy Graham in 1943. The vision of YFC, as a part of the Body of Christ, is to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and to become a part of a local church. YFC started out having youth rallies in the large cities and Grand Rapids was one of them. Changes have come over the years that have expanded YFC to include: Campus Life, Real Life, Juvenile Justice Ministries, 3 Story, City Life, Teen Parents, and World Outreach. There are opportunities for volunteers, internship, prayer teams, church connection teams, table hosts, and financial partners.
For more information please visit: www.wmyfc.org
Other Organizations We Support
Other organizations we have the privilege of supporting with our prayers and finances who were not able to attend our Home Missions Conference this year: