Local evangelism is bringing the Gospel to the unsaved in our own context, where the Church is already established, so that the Gospel continues to permeate and disciples are made within each sub-culture. Each believer in Christ is called to make disciples, and has unique opportunities to do so in his own sphere of influence. At the same time, there are some segments of society that are outside the normal sphere of most believers. In order to further the work of making disciples within each facet of our own culture, we also support local ministries through prayer and financial giving.
Juvenile Justice Ministry
Youth for Christ’s Juvenile Justice Ministry seeks to engage young people as they are met in a variety of youth-serving institutions. In Lincoln, as many as 800 students pass through the Lancaster Youth Services Center each year. Juvenile Justice's hope is to meet these students in a time of significant need and develop a long-term relationship with them when they go back into their communities.
Eldon Dietrich from our church serves as chaplain to the Lancaster County Youth Services Center, visiting the Detention Center Monday through Friday. Learn more, here.
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
Good News Jail and Prison Ministry reaches out to inmates incarcerated in the Lancaster County Correctional Facility. Understanding that real change must occur in the inner person, they take the gospel to inmates so that, though incarcerated, they can find true freedom through Christ. Learn more, here.
Every Man a Warrior
The goal of Every Man a Warrior is to point men to a growing, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ by helping them develop the skills of spending time with God, understanding His Word, and applying His truth into the areas of life that match up with the biblical guidelines of a spiritual leader. John Degner serves with EMAW as the head of operations and Ambassador development within the U.S. Learn more, here.
Throughout the Gospels, we see Christ's compassion for those who were suffering as He healed the sick, raised the dead, and fed the multitudes. As His followers, we too are called to show compassion to those around us. Local compassion is serving the physical, emotional, and mental needs of those outside the walls of the local Church, while pointing them to Jesus Christ who alone can rescue them from eternal suffering.
Royal Family Kids Camp
Royal Family Kids Camp ministers to abused and neglected children in the Nebraska foster care system. Nebraska is home to a number of children in the foster care system, many of whom have suffered unimaginably at the hands of those who should have loved and protected them. At RFKC, these children experience the love of Jesus through the care of camp volunteers and specially planned camp activities. For some of the children, the week of camp is full of firsts—swimming, fishing, experiencing the love of an adult, and even having a birthday party. Learn more, here.
While we don’t support these Lincoln ministries from our budget on a monthly basis, we like to include giving and promotion opportunities and encourage our church body to volunteer with them.
People's City Mission
Being a witness for Christ among the poor and homeless, serving their needs, and advocating their cause to the community at large. Learn more, here.
A non-political, non-profit ministry that cares for women with pregnancy-related concerns. Learn more, here.
To see how we support global missions, click here.