Led by: Bernie Kim
At New Covenant Fellowship Church, missions is deeply ingrained into our identity. We have a rich and active missions ministry which includes 3 main parts: 1) Long-term missions, 2) Short-term missions, and 3) Missions awareness and support.
We support many long-term missionaries that are sent out from our midst to nations such as the Philippines, Thailand, and domestic locations as well. Our short-term missions program is thriving with winter and summer trips for a wide range of ages and experience levels. Recent trips have been to Thailand, the Philippines, Mexico, Japan and Ecuador. We select our locations with the intention of developing long term relationships to support local missionaries and the indigenous communities they serve.
Finally, we strive to cultivate a missional culture at NCFC by keeping our congregation prayerfully engaged in the Great Commission globally. Whether it be supporting our long-term missionaries with care packages and prayer letters, hosting guest speakers to share their experiences and testimonies, or getting involved in the Missions Committee at NCFC, there are many avenues available for our members to be involved in seeing the Gospel of Jesus Christ shared with the nations.
Faith in Action exists to be a blessing in the name of the Lord Jesus to our neighbors who live among us here in our community. Currently, we have an ongoing relationship with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH). Every other month, we prepare and serve a meal for the emergency men’s shelter. We also have a few volunteers who regularly serve in the Vocational Lab to help the residents with computer skills, resume writing, and job searches. Through these interactions, we pray that God would sprinkle our conversations with the compassion, love, grace and truth of Jesus.
James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) MINISTRY
Led by: Yeon Choi
As much as overseas missions is about fulfilling the Great Commission, we believe that the same cross cultural ministry is possible locally as God has been bringing the nations to our doorsteps. With many in our congregation being second generation immigrants, we understand the value of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes when arriving to the United States. We not only teach English to our students, but also share the Gospel and the love of God through our weekly classes. Our Fall semester runs from September to December and Spring semester runs from February to May. Come join us as we serve our local community.
Deuteronomy 10:18-19 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.