At Orlando North Church our mission is to love God and love people. As we look at our world, both in our own community and across the globe, we take a holistic approach: restoring faith, hope, honor, courage, and community to people everywhere through the power of the Gospel.
MINISTRIES WE PARTNER WITH:
Jessie and Kristen Anderson have been full-time staff members of YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Orlando for the last 12 years. God has called them to train, disciple, and teach the next generation of leaders in ministry and missions. Their primary focus is training people to know God and make Him known through leading Discipleship Training Schools (DTS), photography training schools, teaching on the Bible, and doing pastoral care visits with the outreach teams.
Burton Carey of Woodstock, GA, bought Lassie in 2008, a rescue Shetland Sheepdog. After two-year’s training and certification, they began outreaches to assisted living facilities in their community. ONCC has ordained and supports Burton as he ministers to the elderly and lonely. During the past 6 years, they have impacted hundreds of lives as Burton preaches, disciples and ministers the Word in 10 services at 7 nursing homes. The elderly and disabled hear truth, experience love, and are coming to know Jesus because of Burton and Lassie’s faithfulness. Please pray for Lassie and Burton.
Colin & Judith Carson founded Horizons International during their two decades as pastors in Manchester, England. Love for people grew to include evangelism and missions, discipleship and leadership training. Their overseas teaching expanded from Eastern Europe including the former U.S.S.R, to Argentina, Uganda, Zambia and more recently, Haiti. They pioneered Baltic School of Ministry in Latvia, built and continue to resource a junior school in Zambia. Judith speaks at women’s events, founded Colour My World for creative evangelism and launched ENRICHING WOMEN Facebook Community Page. Their great passion is to engage the next generation through leadership training, facilitating opportunity and offering support and encouragement.
Nigel and Kathy Harding have been called to establish a non-denominational, transformational church in Kampala, Uganda. They focus on building community, centered around on the Word of God, with mission in the marketplace as the intentional occupation of every member. We are currently expanding our Life Groups, which are the focus for discipleship; and presenting an engaging leadership training program, for the growth of our congregation, both spiritually and numerically. Our prayer is for more personal involvement; reaching outward, and growing heavenward; and that by this we may might declare the wisdom of God to the powers of this dark world, as God designed (Ephesians 3:10).
Norberto and Nancy Kurrle live in Paraguay and are involved in leadership training in their local church as well as through the national church association. Norberto is currently teaching a Bible course in Posadas, Argentina, and they have been asked to coordinate a group of 15 pastoral families. They have 3 children - Mark, Nicole, Anahi and Dominick.
Cory & Stacy Martin's main focus is education and discipleship in our community in Masatepe, Nicaragua. With an almost completed school building, we now teach English and vocational classes. These classes attract many from the community that otherwise wouldn't be around the church. The other major part of our ministry is supporting the missions of our local church. A large group from the church goes out into rural parts of Nicaragua to teach, preach, and develop leaders. We teach what we know and provide a vehicle and supplies for these trips.
Mauro and Julia Martinez serve in Jelgava, Latvia. After moving from Argentina in 2010, Mauro met Julia in Latvia and they were married in 2013. After having served as the Academic Dean of Baltic School of Ministry for the past 6 years, they are leaving the school to start a church planting project in Ventspils, Latvia. They are also working on the translation and distribution of educational materials for Sunday school teachers - “Little Hands for Missions”. The goal of this ministry is to train kids about missions, so that the importance of missionary work will be in the spiritual DNA of the next generation of church leaders.
Cathy Potter lives in Durban, South Africa where she works with Zulu women in the Embo Valley, training them in life skills such as baking and sewing. Cathy has a local team of ladies teaching reading in the Abombo School and she teaches at the iKhethelo Children’s Village. She has been able to get many of the Zulu ladies into programs for first aid and child care and more recently several were enrolled in a chef-training school. Cathy also travels to Swaziland to work in churches with a local pastor, focusing on sewing projects and raising funds for wells and brick-making machines.