Missions and Christ Community Covenant Church

At the heart of missions is The Great Commission as stated in the book of Matthew.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28: 18-20

From this passage in scripture we take seriously the mandate to see the Gospel demonstrated in various spheres outside of our four walls.

We believe the Gospel to be the Good News that permeates all areas of life, not just what happens when we go to Heaven.

We participate with various expressions of ministry, locally, nationally, and internationally through our financial and prayerful support and encouragement. 4Cs currently supports 18 different ministries and missionaries.

Meet our Ministry Partners

Our Mission Team wants to help you learn more about ways God sends people into the world—and send you!  

As a Covenant church, we are committed to the whole mission of God.  We believe in the importance of sharing the love of Jesus both in word and actions.  We are compelled by Christ’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.  Also the great commandments to love God and love our neighbors means caring for the physical needs of people.

Enjoy getting to know our ministry partners!  May this help you consider… to whom is God sending you?

For additional questions regarding our Missions Partners or how you can get involved please contact the church office.

Local Ministry Partners

Confluence Ministries

Loving Neighbors and Connecting Ministries in Denver:  Confluence Ministries

What we do:  Run with purpose and partner in the quest to empower families and schools in the West Colfax Neighborhood affected by single parent challenges, poverty, violence, and illiteracy.  Confluence Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit outreach organization uniquely positioned to mobilize and empower people and organizations across Denver to pursue the well-being of the city.  As a catalyst for collaboration we engage, connect and provide holistic service opportunities.  Located in an at-risk area in West Colfax, Confluence Ministries offers programs such as English as a Second Language, GED Classes (in Spanish), tutoring for children, and MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).  – Jude & Cindy Del Hierro


Navigators Colorado Springs - Leon Keller

Our Mission: “To know Christ, to make Him known and to help others do the same” 

What we do: I (Leon) have served with The Navigators for over twenty years. After graduating from CU-Boulder, I spent a year in Russia leading Bible studies and building up the believers there. I’ve served on campus staff in Boulder, then after we were married, at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. I am currently the Director of Study Abroad Program – working with American college students who are traveling overseas as part of their studies. My goal is to shepherd and encourage these students so they can thrive in their walks with Christ while living overseas. I also help with a variety of projects related to serving our overseas ministries.

Midwest Conference


International Ministry Partners

Agape International Mission School, Cambodia

Rescuing and Protecting Vulnerable Girls: Agape International Mission School, Cambodia

What I do:

“My name is Sophie Wysocki and I live and work in Phnom Penh Cambodia serving with Agape International Missions (AIM)—a Christian anti-trafficking organization fighting for freedom and justice in Christ’s name. I serve at AIM’s prevention project AIM School, in the small community of Svay Pak, which was formerly referred to as the epicenter for child sex trafficking. Our school serves as an outreach to children and youth who are at high risk for being trafficked or who come from poor households with no means of education.Our hope is that through our school, we create a safe place for students where they can meet Jesus and experience His love and power. And through empowering our students with education, we hope to instill self-worth and value to our students as well as positively change the way the community views the youth in order to break the cycle of child sex slavery. We also work hard to pour into our local Cambodian teachers, empowering them in leadership and professional skills, as they bring the love of Christ to their own community and change their community through Christ’s power. I have had many roles at the school, the latest being English Department Principal. I have now handed over all of my leadership positions to Cambodian leaders who I’ve trained and now serve as a leadership mentor and consultant for the school leadership team.” 

How 4Cs Partners:  We financially support the AIM school.  We keep in touch with Sophie, who grew up in our church family. We have held “pop shops” to sell AIM products to further empower women and girls in Cambodia.

Reliant Ministry - Anthony & Nikki Testa, Italy


Building Italian Believers: Anthony & Nikki Testa, Italy

What we do:  Anthony, Nikki, and their four kids, affectionately known as the Testa tribe, is a crazy-for-Jesus, worshiping, mountain climbing, disciple making family serving Italians, Europeans and the nations.  They believe that God wants to call everyone “Into the Wilderness” to encounter Father’s love and become activated into the Kingdom!  They have helped found two churches in Italy, founded a house church network in Piemonte, Italy, and founded and entrusted the Into the Wilderness (ITW) program to Italian nationals.  ITW is designed to bring people into experiential encounters with the Creator, equip disciples, and form multiplying discipleship families in the wilderness through camping, rock climbing, mountaineering, rafting, trekking, and other mountain adventures.

Cathy Campobello Colombia

Meeting Spiritual & Physical Needs in Colombia: Cathy Campobello, ECC Global Personnel

What I do: I am walking with the Women’s’ Ministries National Board of the Federation of Evangelical Covenant Churches of Colombia (FIPEC) and the local regional board in their various outreach ministries. I participate in preaching, teaching, worship through music, and strengthening the churches and support the new works as needed. The social work ministries often invite me to participate in various events and I continue to try and find resources for them and the churches to work towards sustainability. The Lord gives me several opportunities to share the love of Jesus with those who have not experienced the transforming power of Christ’s love. Every month I am part of a meeting time of learning and prayer with the local pastors. I dedicate time to communication, administering the finances of the Serve Globally team here, accompanying work teams for translating when needed, and meeting with people to encourage them. My ministry is in Strengthening Churches, Women’s Ministries, Evangelism and Outreach, and Community Development.

Gary & Mary Lou Sander Colombia

Mentoring Kingdom Builders in Colombia: Gary & Mary Lou Sander, ECC Global Personnel

What we do:  We are working in the area of leadership training, facilitating the strengthening and development of mentoring relationships with the present pastoral and ministry leadership of the local Covenant churches, with the Social Justice and Community Outreach Ministries, and with the new leadership found among the young adults.  We share life experiences and Biblical insight and truths with one another.  Such strengthening and development of these mentoring relationships will facilitate unity and have a positive impact among the current and future Covenant leadership in Colombia, as the participants are encouraged and equipped to mentor others.  Together, with the Colombia Covenant leadership, we are addressing the past and present realities of social injustice and racial prejudice.  As we are moved by the Holy Spirit to be a prophetic voice we share, teach, preach, mentor, encourage and advocate for the reconciliation of God’s creation as we live out our identity in Christ. 

Lighthouse Network

What we do: Tom & Teresa are originally from Denver, Colorado. They have served the Lord in the Middle East for over 30 years. For the past 25 years they have focused primarily on networking with believers in the Middle East who are involved in worship and intercession ministry. They have helped in encouraging the development of “houses of prayer” (after the spirit of the Tabernacle of David) across the region of the Middle East. Lighthouse Network facilitates a relational network called the ‘Net,’ which connects those involved in houses of prayer and others living along the “Highway of Worship” described in Isaiah 19 (Egypt, Assyria and Israel). A primary focus for us now is living and serving the Lord with this vision from the City of Jerusalem—which is the “ultimate destination” of the Isaiah 19 “Highway of Worship!

World Vision

National Ministry Partners

100 Fold Ministries

Amundsen Educational Center

Marc & Angela Lantz – Amundsen Educational Center

What we do:  Marc joined the staff of AEC in Fall 2022 after serving with our ministry partners at Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK) since 2018. He has over 15 years of vocational ministry experience, most of those pastoring youth and young adults in rural Northern communities. He enjoys organizing people and projects to accomplish a mission while fostering a deeper sense of purpose.  Before moving to Alaska, he served for nine years as a youth pastor in a small village church in Alberta, Canada. During this time, he got married to Angela and they had three children: Emma, Brooks, and Ellie. Most of them are true hockey fans. Marc and Angela sense a strong calling to invest in the discipleship and spiritual growth of others as they grow deeper in their faith. They actively serve in their local church and seek to serve other churches in rural Alaska. They appreciate the holistic learning lab that AEC provides through its vocational and life skills training in Christian community. You can find them spending their summers outside at their home in Palmer, on campus at AEC, or exploring the state through subsistence activities like fishing, berry picking, and hunting. 


The Oasis, Fort Collins

Connecting Neighbors to Jesus:  The Oasis, Fort Collins, Brian Frable

What we do:  To connect people to Jesus, drawing them one step closer to God, one prayer, one caring act, one conversation at a time.  The ministry operates in three spheres: previously (and newly) established relationships, neighborhood, and public spaces.  AVAILABILITY and TIME are key.  Whatever it takes to meet with people to fit their needs and schedules.  The Oasis is geared to be relentlessly available to the unchurched/dechurched, the uninformed moralist, and those not currently being discipled, making the most of every opportunity to draw people into relationship with Jesus.  This is the kind of love that speaks volumes to those forgotten, neglected, snubbed, overlooked, and unappreciated.  The Oasis exists to give people the time they need to talk, process, and be cared for.  Because we are laser focused on connecting people to Jesus, a majority of time is devoted to conversations and activities that focus on God’s loving presence.  The message: “You matter.  God loves you.  Because of Jesus, I’m here for you.  Take all the time you need.”  There is a strong resolve to be connected to, and help, the poor who are financially vulnerable (homeless, near-homeless, and those living month to month), and those living in assisted living facilities for the poor.  I would categorize our ministry as discipleship with an outreach emphasis.

How 4Cs Partners: We share our space for Oasis to worship and office. We support this church plant financially and with encouragement and prayer.


Covenant Youth of Alaska

Sharing Jesus with Alaskan Teens:  Covenant Youth of Alaska—James & Rachel Ventress

What we do: We live and serve with Covenant Youth of Alaska in Nome. I have served with CYAK in Alaska since 2009 and have lived in Nome since 2011 when we moved from the Anchorage suburbs. I am the Associate Pastor for Youth Ministries at Nome Covenant Church and the director of Checkpoint Youth Center. Rachel is the coordinator of the homeschool distance education program for our school district. We have five children – Silas, Mercedes, Theo, Juniper and Elsie. We are committed to long-term growth in all aspects of life for youth in Nome in hopes of seeing our youth and families come to Christ’s table. In late 2013, Samaritan’s Purse provided the youth center building to use for the evangelization and discipleship of the youth of the community. Recently I started a free bike repair shop as a fun way to engage students and parents. We love reading and being in the Alaska outdoors.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” ~ Isaiah 61:1

Cru, University of Virginia

Andrew & Jena Brown – CRU, campus crusade, university of Virginia

What we do:  Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Cru is a campus ministry that is about two things: Jesus and Community.  We think that Jesus is the greatest person to ever live and that our relationship with him is the most fulfilling thing on earth.  We believe this so much that we want everyone at UVA to have the opportunity to know him too.  In fact Jesus is really the whole reason we exist and he is the focus of our mission:  Cru is a community where the gospel captures hearts, transforms lives and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus.  We want to experience Christ, embrace the gospel, be on mission and extend God’s love.  The second thing we are about is community.  Nobody likes to be alone and so we make it a priority to have an incredible community.  While the Large Group meetings may not give you a chance to meet everyone well, there are many interconnected groups of close-knit friends. We want our community to grow, which is where our love for Jesus and our natural desire for community come together.

NAOMI House, Arizona

Sharing Christ’s Loving Mercy with Kids: NAOMI House, Arizona

Our Mission:  Native American Outreach Ministries Inc. is a non-profit mission home dedicated to providing a safe and loving home for Native American Children.

What we do:  We are told that it takes a village to raise a child.  However, when a child has been abused and wounded, it takes more than just one village—it takes many.  NAOMI is one small village, working with many others to help hurt children recover from child abuse.  The reason NAOMI exists, is to share the healing love of Jesus Christ, with hurting children that desperately need His healing touch.  NAOMI was established as a non-profit home for abused and neglected Native American children and we moved into our present home in January of 1995.  We strive to maintain an atmosphere that not only looks like home but also feels like home.  We are a family.  For the sake of the children, we avoid all appearances of institution and endeavor to be as culturally appropriate as possible.  Meeting the  diverse and complicated needs of sexually abused children as soon as they have been hurt enables them to heal and come to terms with their abuse.  We aspire to help end child molestation one child at a time, by removing wounded children from the vicious cycle that led to their abuse.  N.A.O.M.I. is a non-denominational Christian Ministry.  We minister primarily to Native American Children and their families. Our main thrust of ministry is the Children’s Home we operate in Joseph City, Arizona.

How 4Cs Partners:  We send annual short-term groups to encourage and support the kids and staff at NAOMI House. 


4Cs will once again be partnering with Team World Vision, raising funds and awareness to support World Vision’s work in bringing clean water – and hope in Jesus – to communities across the world.

4Cs will ‘officially’ kick off the team soon with Stuart Marlatt and Jennifer Nelson as co-captains of the 4Cs TMV team for the 2024 season. The Colfax Half/Full Marathon will be run Sunday, May 19, 2024.

You can register and join our 4Cs Arvada team by going to www.teamworldvision.org/denver (please keep in mind that the cost of registration for Colfax marathon/half marathon increases as we get closer to race day). More details to come in regard to the 6K option on May 18, 2024, too.