GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS
AFRICAN HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE - GUESTHOUSING & VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
AHI prepares vulnerable, unemployed young adults in Uganda to lead significant and productive lives that bless others. They do this through a 2-year journey of mentoring, character development, and vocational training.
Mission Partner Champion: Beth Reid
BRIDGING THE GAP FOUNDATION
Bridging the Gap4Water was founded in 2006 by Sky and Grant Adams to raise awareness and funds for safe water projects in Africa. Most of our work is done in Uganda and Zambia at the time. BTG partners with Lifewater, TivaWater, and World Vision. We have provided over 55,000 Africans safe water, sanitation, and training in hygiene. We thank each donor who has made a difference to our thirsty world. BTG4WATER is a charitable Project Fund under North Valley Community Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible. BTG4WATER.ORG
EvaSUE is a missional fellowship of university students and alumni dedicated to faithfully following and boldly witnessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior throughout Ethiopia. 60% of the population of Ethiopia is under the age of 25. As a ministry to the brightest young leaders in Ethiopia, EvaSUE is poised to greatly impact the future leaders of both the nation and the entire Horn of Africa region. In the past few years, EvaSUE has grown to include over 50,000 university students in 176 fellowships throughout Ethiopia. It is now one of the largest campus ministries in the world. Ethiopia is the only majority-Christian nation in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Ethiopian Christians have a long history of relating effectively with their Muslim neighbors. EvaSUE alumni are being sent by their churches and indigenous mission groups to minister in MENA nations in increasing numbers with growing fruitfulness.
Learn more at (https://www.evasue.net/)
HORN OF AFRICA
A third of those living in the world today (over 7,000 people groups) have not heard the gospel in a way that they can understand. Because of this, Jesus is not being worshipped by every tongue, language, tribe, and nation. Many of these people groups live in the Horn of Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East. Since the beginning of Horn of Africa in 2002, workers have been using the disciple-making movement (DMM) strategy to see disciples who make disciples, churches that plant churches, and movements that birth movements. "Horn of Africa" has helped to pioneer the beginning of movements that enable people in distant places to hear about the love of Christ. (hornofafrica.org)
illuminAid is fighting world poverty with video. Our planet’s most forgotten communities don’t have regular access to essential information related to subjects such as disease prevention, health and hygiene, or gender-based violence prevention. illuminAid trains and equips local educators and community workers to first create instructional videos and then share their life-saving information with the world’s most remote villages, using solar and battery-powered technology. (www.illuminaid.org)
NEW LIFE HOMES - eSwatini
New Life Homes began in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis and provide loving homes for 40 orphans, a preschool-7th-grade school and a 195-acre vegetable/animal farm for their food security and income generation.
U.S. FOUNDATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF HAITI
This Haitian run organization was founded over 40 years ago to serve the needy children of Haiti. BPC has supported its work for 20 years. Today it runs two homes, including one for severely disabled children, 2 elementary schools, one college, and a hospital.
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. World Relief Sacramento helps newly arrived refugees and immigrants in the Sacramento area by providing essential resources, employment services, housing assistance, and help with cultural adjustment. We collaborate with churches and community organizations to holistically provide key assistance such as housing, food, clothing, childcare, transportation, and more to our newest neighbors. These partnerships serve as a means for churches to fulfill the Great Commission while empowering refugees and immigrants to not only thrive but also achieve self-sufficiency in their new communities.
Refugees and immigrants encounter various challenges when integrating into their new communities, with employment and housing standing out as two of the most crucial. These challenges often overlap, as stable housing is essential for job opportunities, and employment is vital for housing security. Additionally, language, culture, and qualifications contribute to these difficulties, highlighting the importance of community support and comprehensive assistance. California's housing crisis exacerbates these challenges due to a shortage of affordable housing, rising housing costs, and homelessness. These factors, echoing the biblical directive to "love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:31), emphasize the importance of assisting refugees and immigrants as they rebuild their lives in our communities. Refugees and immigrants need immediate short-term housing assistance to ensure safe and stable housing as they strive to secure employment and achieve self-sufficiency. (worldrelief.org)
LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS
AMBASSASDORS OF RECONCILIATION MINISTRIES (ARM)
A.R.M. is a coalition of individuals, churches, and organizations who are committed to communicating and demonstrating the transforming grace and truth of Jesus Christ to all those who have experienced the crisis of incarceration and their families. (armbutteco.org)
CHICO FOOD PROJECT
The Chico Food Project is a fun and simple way to share food with the hungry in our community. A team member comes to your doorstep 6 times per year to pick up your blue bag filled with non-perishables and leave you an empty bag for the next pickup.
CITRUS ELEMENTARY - ADOPT A SCHOOL MINISTRY
We partner with the teachers and students of Citrus School. The ministry is centered on giving hope to children by showing them God's unconditional love and guiding them into becoming whole persons socially, intellectually and spiritually. Matthew 19:14 - Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Donations of your time, your talents, your prayers, and gifts are always appreciated. Read with a child, do science experiments with several children, play on the playground with children. The Bobcat Den is stocked by our church and the children spend Power Paws (vouchers) they earn for being responsible, respectful and safe. School supplies, bikes, holiday items, books, knickknacks, gently used clothing, jewelry, etc. are always welcome. Contact: Pam Wear or Cindy Sockey - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - BUTTE COUNTY
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. With a little help, Habitat owners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
This is a campus ministry whose goal is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. Kimberley Wun works alongside staff in Chico, Reno, Merced, and the Sacramento area.
The Jesus Center is redefining help by focusing on our strengths in sober sheltering and transitional housing, by working strategically with our colleagues rather than duplicating their efforts, and by streamlining a path from hopelessness to full restoration. Our new location on Fair Street has offered 17,378 nights of shelter to 232 unique individuals in 2022. The Renewal Center opened in September 2023, with a focus on supporting families experiencing homelessness with private micro-units to provide safe shelter and minimize trauma, and also offer 24 beds specifically for seniors experiencing homelessness. We are proud to implement our Pathways curriculum that offers up to 10 classes per week around Respite, Wellness, Purpose, and Independence. We are recovery-focused, offer vocational training opportunities, and provide individual case management for all in the shelter. The Sabbath House has developed a strong programming model that allows for opportunities to engage our participants. With a relational approach and a trauma-informed service model, we work towards supporting those experiencing homelessness as they focus on a pathway toward restoration. (jesuscenter.org)
This local church has a heart for Jesus and a dream to build a church that serves the community in practical and tangible ways.
The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs to the needy here in Chico and around the world. BPC has partnered with the local Salvation Army for over twelve years to prepare and serve Sunday dinners to those in need.
SENIOR HOME MAINTENANCE
This ministry cares for people who need assistance due to aging, widowhood, disability, or illness. Their mission is to demonstrate God’s love by being in relationship with others and by doing the work to repair and revive their homes and yards. Contact Victor Paz - email@example.com
THE FORGOTTEN INITIATIVE
Right in your community, there are agency workers who are directly interacting with foster parents, vulnerable adults, and children in foster care. Navigating each unique case brings challenges, including long emotionally draining hours, never-ending paperwork, and limited resources. Agencies need encouragement and additional support as they step into the lives of others
YOUNG LIFE - YOUNG LIVES
Young Life is an outreach ministry of building relationships with adolescents who are unfamiliar with who Jesus is and the Christian life. "Young Lives" is a ministry that provides relational support to teen moms.
BPC high school students travel outside of our own city for some perspective on how to be witnesses for Jesus regardless of location. Your gift helps a teen participate in this life-changing experience.