Jesus’ last words on earth were, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). At The Moody Church, preaching the Good News to the lost is a primary priority. There is an incredible need for spreading the gospel to lost people groups all over the world. Many have never heard the Good News that Jesus saves sinners and reconciles us to God. How can you get involved in reaching the lost and making Jesus’ last words your first priority?
Leadership: David Zuperku
Redemption Project 2018: Manierre Elementary School
Every year at Easter, the Moody Church partners with an organization to serve those in need. We call this the Redemption Project. Since 2008, we’ve raised nearly $400,000 for Redemption Projects that serve people both at home in Chicago and abroad. We do this not only as an expression of gratitude to our Heavenly Father who has redeemed us through His son, Jesus, but also as an expression of His love to those we have the opportunity to serve. Find out more details by clicking on the button below about this year’s project and how you can serve!
Redemption Project 2017: The Goat Project
In 2014, The Moody Church partnered with Call of Hope to send thousands of Bibles and other goods to Muslim refugees fleeing the war in Syria and Lebanon. We were overjoyed to hear that the Lord used these Bibles to bring people to Himself, and a great many others were exposed for the first time to the hope of the gospel. For 2017’s Redemption Project, we partnered with Call of Hope through the Goat Project.
The Call of Hope “Goat Project” provides female goats to needy Christian families in Ghana and Nigeria. When the goat produces offspring, they can be sold at market and the proceeds can be used for school fees and other necessary items for the children to receive their education.
Since its inception, over 10,000 goats have been provided to vulnerable children and their families in West Africa. Once neighboring Muslims witnessed the success of the program, they began asking for goats as well. Call of Hope then began including Muslim children in the program, which offered the unique opportunity to share the love and gospel of Jesus Christ. The love of God is a foreign concept to most Muslims, so Christians showing them love in this material way is powerful witness for Jesus.
Missionary care is a vital component to our missionaries’ ability to stay on the field. Not only do our missionaries need financial support, but they covet your prayers, friendship, and tangible acts of kindness. Partnering with a missionary through our Befriend a Missionary (BAM) program here at Moody Church allows you to be God’s hands and feet to our workers in a much-needed way!
Sending letters, remembering birthdays, making care packages, and providing housing and transportation when they come home on furlough are just a few ways to show love to our missionaries. We have over 50 active missionary families on the field today. If you’re interested in joining the BAM program, please contact us below to get started.
The goal of our Missionary Preparation Program (MPP) is to help people confirm God’s call upon their lives. For some, this will mean full-time Christian ministry in the United States or abroad while for others it means becoming a more globally-minded Christian. The MPP includes both monthly group meetings and individual study and ministry in a self-paced workbook.
For more information about our Missionary Preparation Program, please contact us.
Please join us for a time of focused prayer for our missionaries. We meet every month at church, usually the third Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm. When possible, we have a visiting Moody Church missionary share about their life and ministry, and then we break up into prayer groups. Light refreshments are provided, and no RSVP is required.
The Moody Church highly values our 75+ missionaries and their families! One of the key ways to support our workers on the field is to intercede for them through prayer. Every spring, we publish a special Missionary Prayer Guide containing a brief overview of each missionary and prayer requests for their ministries. Pick up one today at the Global Outreach Kiosk (Sunday mornings) or by stopping by the church office (Monday-Friday) to begin interceding for our family on the front lines!
Suggested donation: $5/each
STAMP was designed for the purpose of fostering greater awareness and understanding of foreign and domestic missions within the congregation of The Moody Church. This is accomplished by providing the opportunity to participate in short-term, cross-cultural ministry.
Why do we do this? We believe that those who participate in a cross-cultural experience develop a greater Christian maturity and become not only more committed to global missions, but also become more effective church members.
STAMP trips typically originate within our various TMC communities, with several trips heading out each year. From Egypt to Baja Mexico, from serving in orphanages to partnering with our Moody Church missionaries on the field, STAMP teams go all over the world and serve in many ways.
Through STAMP, our goal is that our church family will:
- Become more informed and motivated to be global Christians
- Gain an on-hand understanding of what missionaries actually do
- Become more actively involved in missions
- Perform useful missions work on the field
- Encourage Moody Church missionaries and foster closer relationships between the members and missionaries of The Moody Church
Leaders: If you are thinking about forming a STAMP team, download the documents below to get started. Note especially the STAMP Policy, which will guide you in the process.