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Ministry Opportunities

Service to others is a part of our Christian walk, as we endeavor to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Ministry is the act of using your time, talent, and other resources to glorify God's name through service to the many children of His kingdom. It is likely that there are many ministry opportunities within your church and affiliated mission agencies. In addition, there are many other opportunities available should you desire to be a living testimony in other environments. Listed below are just a few of the many nation-wide faith-based organizations that provide ministry opportunities.

Operation Blessing

Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization with a mission to demonstrate God's love by alleviating human suffering in the United States and around the world. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, water wells and community development, OBI has helped more than 202 million people in more than 105 countries and all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $1.4 billion. www.ob.org this link will open in a new window

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Compassion International

In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. www.compassion.com this link will open in a new window

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. www.habitat.org this link will open in a new window

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Mercy Ministries

Mercy Ministries exists to provide opportunities for young women to experience God's unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power. Mercy Ministries is committed to being an effective and well-respected global organization dedicated to transforming lives of generations searching for truth and wholeness. www.mercyministries.org this link will open in a new window

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Promise Keepers

Promise Keepers' mission is to ignite and unite men to become passionate followers of Jesus Christ through the effective communication of seven promises to God, their fellow men, family, church and the world. Promise Keepers' vision is simply put in three words: "Men Transformed Worldwide." Based in Denver, Colorado, Promise Keepers has directly reached more than five and a half million men since its founding in 1990. Multitudes more have been reached through books, music CDs, multi-media resources, the Internet, satellite and radio broadcasts. www.promisekeepers.org this link will open in a new window

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. www.salvationarmyusa.org this link will open in a new window

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World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. See below for how World Vision has carried out this mission in every decade since its founding in 1950. www.worldvision.org this link will open in a new window

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YMCA

The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in England in 1844. America's 2,663 YMCAs serve more than 20.2 million people each year, uniting men, women and children of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. At the heart of community life across America, mission-driven YMCAs are a place to belong and to live the values that guide and unite our members: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. From cities to suburbs to small towns, YMCAs serve America's children, families and communities by "building healthy spirit, mind and body for all." Across the country, 67.7 million households and 33.7 million children 14 and under live within three miles of a YMCA. Fifty-eight percent of Ys (1,496) serve communities where the median family income is below the national average. www.ymca.net this link will open in a new window

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Young Life

Young Life's mission is introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. Young Life seeks to carry the message of Jesus Christ into that tumultuous tide and points teenagers toward life as they were created to live it. Since 1941, the dynamic that has characterized Young Life is its commitment to relationships - Young Life leaders meeting kids on their turf in the interest of friendship. As leaders get to know teenagers, they are able to share the love of Jesus Christ through platforms like Young Life club, Campaigners and trips to camp. Whether kids are seeking answers or just acceptance, Young Life is there for them, armed with a desire for fun and the ultimate message of hope. www.younglife.org this link will open in a new window

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Youth with a Mission

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) encompasses thousands of people and hundreds of ministries in almost every country of the world. In every case, our passion is to know God and to make Him known. We are a mixture of people from all over the world, from 149 countries in fact. In many of our locations, people from a wide variety of nations serve side by side. We come from numerous different Christian denominations and speak hundreds of languages. Nearly half of our staff comes from "non-western" countries, such as Brazil, Korea, Indonesia, India and Nepal. In addition to our full-time staff, many YWAM locations host short-term outreach teams made up of individuals, youth groups, families and churches who get to participate first-hand in "making God known" through both words and actions. We send out over 25,000 short-term missionaries each year. www.ywam.org this link will open in a new window

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