Missionaries/organizations supported by VBC
Dr. Jerry & Miriam Laursen – CAM International since 1972.
The Mission was founded in 1890 by C.I. Scofield & others. Miriam was a Registered Nurse when they met at Multnomah School of the Bible. Jerry has a B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA, a M.Div. & Th.M. in N.T. from Western Seminary & a Th.D. in N.T. Literature & Exegesis from Dallas Seminary. Jerry taught at the CAM Spanish Seminary in Guatemala for 20 years. He also led evangelism teams & was the school’s official photographer as well. Over the years, Miriam’s ministries included girls’ club programs, & she was on the Missionary Kids school board & was reservation host for the Mission’s guest houses, while raising 4 daughters. They returned to the states in 1994 to planting an Hispanic church in the Chicago area & taught in a Spanish Bible School as an extension program of Moody Bible Institute. In 2006 the Mission gave them permission to move here to Spokane to be closer to family & to write. Jerry is currently expanding 31 years of his Spanish teaching notes to CAM’s website ObreroFiel.com, as a free source of biblical materials for Hispanic leaders around the world.
Chaplain Rob Hill – Serving Spokane County Chaplaincy Services
SCCS a nonprofit organization providing support to law enforcement personnel and agencies throughout Spokane County and surrounding areas. Our Chaplain and Volunteer Chaplains never go off duty and provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Serving those who protect our freedoms”
Dr. Jason Koppen, President and Acting Academic Dean at Indian Bible College
Jason has served at Indian Bible College since 2008 and was appointed as President in 2009.
Indian Bible College “exists to educate and disciple indigenous Native Christians for lifetimes of biblical ministry and spiritual leadership to their people and the world”. IBC is committed to students. Our goal is a “high standard with a unique application of grace.”
Founded in 1958, the school is located in north-central Arizona, close to the largest Native American reservation in the United States. Over the course of our history, we have seen over 120 graduates of the school, many of whom are still faithfully serving the Lord.
IBC is denominationally unaffiliated, noncharismatic, and fully committed to the absolute authority of God’s Word for life and practice. The Bible is our primary focus. We desire to see not just minds filled with information, but lives changed by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.
IBC functions financially as a mission, with staff and faculty raising their own support. Students pay only 15% of the actual total operating costs.
Stuart Rowell – ECMI -European Christian Missions International.
Stuart travels throughout Eastern Europe working with local churches and other mission organizations in a support capacity and by participating directly in evangelistic outreach.
George Hippe – Eagle Summit Ministry
Eagle Summit Ministry is challenging and encouraging small and rural churches and their pastors with fresh ideas, prayer partnering, family get-aways, preaching, teaching and training.
Visit them at www.eaglesummitministry.org
Curt & Bonnie – Serving the Lord in Southeast Asia.
Leading teams of North Americans to teach…
English in English Camps.
Orphanage staff training and counseling.
Ed and Carmen G - Serving in central Asia and are engaged in making disciples for Christ by…
Equipping Church planters as they reach unreached and unengaged people groups
Mentor and encourage new disciples
Assist victims of human trafficking by providing hope and safety
Network North American churches with rural church planters in partnership in the Great Commission
Kevin & DeAn & Family – Serving the Lord in Southeast Asia.
Cirkev bratská (the Brethren Church) Žilina, Slovakia
Something about relations of Cirkev bratská with other churches…
We are part of the universal Church, which is why we create relations with churches at the local, national and international level. Almost in every country in Europe and in well-developed countries around the world, there are churches similar to ours.
The beginning of our local church dates back to the years of totalitarianism (1960-1970), when Christian students from all over Czechoslovakia studying at the Transport and Telecommunication College in Žilina started to pray together and study the Bible illegally. The Lord listened to their prayers and He has honored the spiritual work of many of them in difficult periods of Christian persecution.
Cirkev bratská (the Brethren Church) was officially registered in Žilina in 1981, but the establishment of the local church came 10 years later, in January 1991
How to become involved with missions
Valley bible church is currently considering several areas of expansion in our missionary outreach:
- Additional missionary efforts — particularly relating to missionaries from Valley Bible Church or missionaries who are related to people attending Valley Bible Church.
- We have a strong desire to “partner” with the missionaries we support both in terms of financial support and in terms of short-term missionary projects whereby we send young people and couples from our body to work alongside the missionary on their field of service.
- Finally, we are encouraging our “Life Groups” (small home Bible Study groups) to “adopt” a missionary. This will promote a closer relationship with our missionaries and strengthen their relationship with us as a body of believers.