For the past several years, the Church at Fairfield has worked with the East Africa School of Biblical Studies (EASOBS) minister training school, located in Busia, Uganda. Through the grace of Christ, the goal of EASOBS is to educate and develop young ministers to become evangelist in the challenging field of Uganda, Eastern Congo, Northern Tanzania and Western Kenya.
local mission ( Child Haven, Cullman Alabama)
The Childhaven ministry is made up of the following programs:
* Residential Care: Located on Campus, serving primarily teens.
* Foster Care: Through foster homes, located across the Northern half of AL, serving younger children.
* Transitional Living Program (Vocational / Technical Training) : Also located on Campus, serving children who have graduated from High School, but elect not to attend college.
* Independent Living: The next phase is moving from our campus into their own apartments. We help make that transition and then monitor / work with them for at least six months – (actually for life!)
* College Program: Childhaven will provide a college education to any Childhaven Child at a Christian College or University.
* The Genesis Project: Serving maternity teen clients and teen Mothers and their babies. Program is designed to teach / mentor parenting skills, and to guide these young Mothers towards making the best decisions for their babies. A maternity client can come, give, birth and remain at Childhaven.
* Family Care / Continuum of Care: This program serves the entire family, not just the child. Childhaven coordinates a broad continuum of services serving at risk families. Most of these families have not lost their children into foster care, but are at high risk of losing their children. The Continuum of Care program works in Cullman and in Madison counties.
The Ghana Mission work is primarily focused on remote village evangelism. In this process, Churches are helped to be established and ministers are empowered locally to fulfill the needs of the individual congregations.
In addition, yearly trips are planned in which small teams travel to the focus areas to get a firsthand experience of doing evangelism in remote parts of West Africa. The ministry is conducted by using Vacation Bible Schools (VBS), organized nightly street preaching and mobile medical clinics in conjunction with local congregations serving under local leadership. The overall focus is to establish Churches and foster them until they are able to be self sustainable into the future.
The teams consist of a variety of background specialties ranging from ministry, medical, geographical, school teaching and deaf ministry.
If you are interested in the work, please contact Ricky McWhorter @ 256-566-9220.