The purpose of missions at Blackhawk is to promote, encourage and support outreach aimed at bringing others into a personal relationship with Christ. It is the responsibility of every Christian to be involved in the process of missions. It is the responsibility of the local church to:
- Pray for Christian workers to be raised up. (Matt. 9:36-38)
- Train Christians to do the work of the ministry. (Eph. 4:11-13)
- Recognize the leading of the Holy Spirit in the directing of people into the ministry. (Acts 13:1-4)
- Encourage, financially support, & pray for missionaries and their work. (III John 5-8)
- Encourage a missional life-style among all believers. (Matt. 28:19-20) Missional living is defined as not living for self but for the present and eternal glory of God.
Blackhawk supports 33 full-time missionary families and/or individuals and 8 ministry organizations.
Blackhawk Ministries has a rich history of support for global missions as we fulfill our calling to preach the Gospel to all nations. We support missionaries serving in sixteen countries on five continents. Some of our missionaries have been on the field in excess of twenty five years and some of are having their first exposure to missions.
Missionaries we support plant churches, fly with Mission Aviation Fellowship in remote areas, work in orphanages and clinics worldwide, teach English on foreign college campuses, translate the Bible into native languages, and serve in sports and music ministries. We also support missionaries who have now returned to the States and are teaching and training the next wave to be sent out.
For a list of supported missionaries, download the Missionaries Supported document:
Short Term Missions Trips
Besides our career missionaries, we have a valued history of support for short term mission projects. These usually involve teams from the church coming along side our full time missionaries and helping with construction, nursing, teaching, administration, and providing emotional and physical support. Download Short Term Missions Policy.
Blackhawk Ministries will be taking a short term trip to Slovakia to partner with our full time missionary Josh Howard on July 6-17, 2017. Josh serves with Josiah Venture. Josiah Venture is a mission organization that works with youth ages 13-19 in Central and Eastern European countries.
Students in Slovakia do not have the benefit of music programs in their schools. JV uses a music program called Fusion to reach out to these young people. During the summer, teams from churches in the U.S. And U.K. arrive to lead camps where students attend workshops in guitar, keyboards, and voice. Other workshops often include art, English, or writing. Students also attend choir rehearsals and at the end of camp, a choir concert is performed. All of this is done while team members build relationships with students, encourage them, and share the love of Jesus Christ.
Blackhawk Ministries will be taking a short term team to Nairobi, Kenya during the weeks of September 15-29, 2016. We will be serving alongside our full time missionary Andria Moushon through Missions of Hope International (MOHI) in the Kibera slum which is the largest urban slum in Africa. Through MOHI, impoverished children obtain a quality education, balanced meals, and medical care. Children and families also hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
MOHI takes the skills that each team member brings and places them in an area of ministry in which each individual can serve most effectively. Some possible areas of ministry include medical ministry, teaching VBS, family visitation, and business assistance. Each of these opportunities serves the students and team in Nairobi as well as using each team member’s unique gifts and skills to serve.
Prayer is the cornerstone of ministry success. If God is not included, our efforts are futile. Whether we are helping to feed the hungry in Fort Wayne or translating Scripture into a previously unwritten language, the success of our efforts is largely dependent on prayer.
Questions? Need more information?
For more information about Global Ministries at Blackhawk, contact the missions team.