Our Ministry Partners at Home and Around the Globe
You share in the impact that all of our missions partners have, both in our community and around the globe. CIL is able to financially support these efforts because of your generous donations. If you would like to give a special gift to one of our partners, click the DONATE button and follow the instructions to give a gift online.
CIL Christmas Blessing
CIL’s Christmas Blessing offers the space for our church to show Christ’s love during this hopeful season to people in our own neighborhood.
For the 2021 Christmas Blessing, we invite you to partner with us as we minister to single mothers and their children at Grace Place Ministry.Grace Place is a local non-profit organization, empowering single mothers in need and their children toward developing healthy, safe, and independent lives in the local community. Their desire is for single mothers and children to live in the freedom of Jesus Christ equipped with the resources needed to embrace a future of opportunity, fulfillment, and purpose.
Through your contributions, we can bless Grace Place in two ways! First, with a night of fellowship and fun, as we provide a warm community meal and tickets to Gaylord Opryland Resort for Mission: Save Christmas! And second, with donations of household consumables to help meet practical, physical needs for the families that Grace Place Ministry serves.
Daniel Becker is the Area Director and Brittany Becker is the Area Administrator for Young Life in Sumner County. Young Life clubs have an active presence in Sumner County Schools. These groups provide an opportunity for students to share Christ on their campuses and participate in camps and other activities year-round. Daniel and Brittany attend CIL, and we are proud to be on their support team.
Mel and Jillian moved to Bangladesh in 2011 with their two small children. They helped start and operate a home for children who were born of women who worked in the local brothels. They also conducted children’s camps and taught in Bible schools. Mel, Jillian and their family now serve in a larger context in ministry to the Muslim world through the Global Initiative Reaching Muslim Peoples.
Mel and Jillian Rogers Family
Jimmy and Kyla Rivera
Mission Discovery organizes teams of student and adult volunteers to build homes for families in need, love on orphans, feed the hungry, clothe and educate school children, provide medical care, and empower churches to bring hope to their communities. The Mission Discovery Staff arranges food, lodging, and logistics for volunteer teams. Each night the team offers a worship service.
Jimmy Rivera is President of Mission Discovery. He and Kyla Rivera are loyal members of CIL.
Abortion has a deep ripple effect. It affects women, men, and families. SaveOne provides abortion recovery services for our community.
“SaveOne told me I didn’t have to deal with this memory alone anymore. The hardest thing I had to do was let the ladies of SaveOne love me. They showed me how to accept and give forgiveness. This, you may think is the end of the story; but I promise you it is really by the Grace of God, only beginning. With the help of SaveOne I now am One Saved.” (from a Saved One client)
Jeff and Lisa Gregory have served in ministry together since 1986 and founded Reaching 360 in 2012. They have a heart to reach the UnReached people of the world with the love and message of Jesus. In order to demonstrate the tangible love of Jesus, Reaching 360 seeks to empower local believers to reach their communities by first providing for their basic needs like clean water, food, and education. Reach 360 has a direct from the source coffee sale program that helps support their work. Jeff utilizes his background in mechanical engineering to construct Life Centres, dig water wells, install filtration systems, and provide practical resources for communities in need. By meeting the physical needs of these UnReached communities, Reaching 360 has the opportunity to demonstrate Jesus’ love in a practical way. Jeff also understands the value of spiritual growth. For this reason, Reaching 360 blends a humanitarian focus with the need for the Gospel. Without Christ, our pursuits for social justice will be in vain.
Jackie serves with Live Dead Arab World, an initiative that aims to plant churches among unreached people groups through teams. Jackie calls CIL home and attends our services online as she has dinner every Sunday.
She leads a church planting team of bi-vocational workers on the Arabian Peninsula. Together they pray for and work to see indigenous churches planted throughout her host country. Since Covid 19 has also affected Jackie’s ability to meet new people in a conventional way, she has begun conducting “prayer drives” through the neighborhoods where she was previously meeting people to help start a church.When she can go out, she picks a different area and prays for the people living there as she drives.
She is also a freelance writer and editor with clients in Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the U.S. Jackie has just finished writing a new one-year devotional book entitled Missionary God, Missionary Bible. She invites her friends and supporters to order her book by clicking HERE. Proceeds support her missionary work.
One of the most special days each year at CIL is our Thanksgiving Blessing that takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Our neighbors have come to know that CIL will provide all the fixins for a complete family Thanksgiving meal when they are in need of a little extra help. It’s an amazing day when 150+ cars line up in the CIL driveway to be greeted by CIL volunteers with hot coffee, donuts, boxes of food and a smiling face. We also offer to pray for each family as they move through the line.
The 2021 Thanksgiving Blessing is Saturday, November 20!
Interested in getting involved? Read below to find out how!
*DONATE! Each Thanksgiving meal costs $25, and we need a sponsor for each meal. Will you sponsor one? Can you support multiple meals? You can do so now by clicking here:
*VOLUNTEER! We will need volunteers on both Friday, November 19 (6:00pm-8:00pm, with prep and set-up), and Saturday, November 20 (8:00am-12:00pm, with distribution, prayer, etc.). We would love to have your help! Sign up HERE!