Global and local outreach opportunities are an important part of our mission at EFCCL, which is to transform people to impact their world through Christ.
The ultimate goal of what we do here in Crystal Lake is to make disciples who make disciples. Our desire is to bring glory to God by reaching the world with the Gospel.
Short-Term Missions Trips
This year, we have sent or will be sending teams on several short-term missions trips, ministering to and sharing the gospel message with people in Honduras, Hungary, Canada, and Red Lake (Minnesota).
These places are near to our hearts, and we return regularly to invest in the lives of the people we meet
there and to build and share in a community with them.
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DONATING ONLINE
Please note that when you choose to donate to a mission trip online,
you MUST select the correct account/fund from the dropdown menu
(i.e. "Mssn Red Lake" for Red Lake). If you do not, your donation will
be applied to General Fund. Please also specify WHO you are donating to in the comment section - located below the account dropdown menu.
Red Lake, MN, USA
Overcomers Family Camp
Great mission trip for the entire family.
We are in need of children's workers,
recreation workers, cooks, and
We are also in need of donations:
beach towels, fishing poles, toys,
toiletries, jewelry, makeup, and
NICE clothing for TEEN GIRLS only.
Cost $450 + transportation and meals.
**Hungary Fundraising Dinner**
Join us for a fundraising dinner to learn
about our teams' work with Budapest English Club students. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family. Sign up at the booth on Sunday, June 12.
Outreach English Camp
Join a seasoned team from St. Louis to provide support for children's English camp. The day camp takes place in our ministry building and workers have evenings free to plan, tour and relax. You will stay in a modest hotel with other workers. We need 5 people, ages 14 and above, to provide support for this team.
Contact Robin Kohl
British Columbia, Canada
Red Soul Rising Youth Camp
This short term mission trip is open to all
middle school and high school students.
In addition we are looking for adults with the following skills: cooking, working projects, craft people, and adults who love to hang out with kids.
Contact Ron Kirkeeng
Thanksgiving Family Weekend
Participation open to entire church family. Help celebrate Canada's Thanksgiving Day way up in Ontario. Distribute clothing, visit with families, prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the community.
Cost $450 + transportation and meals.
Honduras - El Ayudante,
Lo De Reina, Comayagua
We are in need of teachers, medical personnel, tradesmen, students and anyone with a willingness to serve. Skills of those attending will determine mission activities. Things we have done in the past include: VBS, construction of latrines, construction of home water filters, concrete floors, medical/dental, evangelism, hair washing. Cost $1500
Click here for more information
Contact Kevin Wegrzyn
Discipleship and Evangelism Training
Learning to be a disciple—a follower of Jesus—is at the heart of everything we do at EFCCL. We want to be a community of disciples who make disciples, so we offer several training opportunities throughout the year to focus on:
- A relationship with God through prayer that is personal and dependent.
- A relationship with God through Scripture that is vital and growing.
- A relationship with one another that is connected and loving.
- A relationship with the church that is expressed through serving and giving.
- A relationship with the world that engages neighbors and nations.
We would love to talk with you more about what discipleship means, what you can do to get involved right now, and to let you know about upcoming training opportunities. Contact Ron Kirkeeng for further information.
Our intent with the SALUTE ministry is to provide support for the military and their families. Sacrifices have been made defending and serving our country. We want to honor and serve them by providing services that encourage them to go forward. Join us on the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in
Room 216. Send an email to Alma Wilhelm, volunteer coordinator of SALUTE, for more information
or keep in touch with the SALUTE community on Facebook.
Global Outreach Focus Areas
We partner with missionaries and send our own missions teams to minister to four main people groups: First Nations people in the U.S. and Canada, and those living in Hungary, Honduras, and East Asia.
First Nations (U.S. and Canada)
There is definitely a need to reach out to those who are forgotten in our country. First Nations people have great needs to know God and receive compassion and love to rise above the pain they have endured.
We have been sending medical and construction teams to World Gospel Mission in Honduras for more than 10 years. There is a great need there, but we have seen God working in mighty ways!
We want to invest in the lives of lost people in Hungary. Many from our church family have visited—including pastors and students and lay people—and one of our own, Dr. Robin Kohl,
now serves with EFCA ReachGlobal in Budapest.
Our church has a long history in Hong Kong and other areas of East Asia, and we support several missionaries there today. We also have sent several medical teams and educators over the years.