We form Ministry Associations within each community and region where we work. Each Ministry Association consists of individual Biblically healthy congregations which are willing to pray and to work with us. Denominationalism does not count. While different traditions are respected, sectarianism is not allowed to interfere with the working partnership. While congregations are free to join or leave a Ministry Association, most are enduring relationships. The bond of common services of prayers, community services helping those in need, and calls to support common causes (such as Biblical marriage, family values, sobriety,help to the addicted, or moral practices) helps to keep the congregations together and to inspire further works of unity.
We freely share all of our Ministry Resources with all of our Ministry Association Partners. Their only cost is the cost of reproducing the materials in the quantities they need.
We also conduct courses and seminars for our partners, usually at no cost or only for extraordinary expenses such as travel costs that exceed our own budget.
We partner with a number of organizations which have useful discipleship resources. The basis of the partnership is usually a written document or licensing agreement. In a number of cases, we translated our partners’ resources into languages used by our Missions (Russian, Ukrainian, and/or Telugu) at no cost in exchange for a license to use it royalty-free throughout out Ministries. In other cases, we received a license to modify a partner resource to extend its utility beyond its original ministry purpose to address new audiences.
Some of our partnerships include the following:
Emmaus Road International Serving As Senders; Prepare for Battle (http://www.eri.org/) (since 1994, 2012 renewal)
Life Perspectives Abortion Changes You (https://www.lifeperspectives.com/) (since 2016)
The Most Excellent Way Christian Fellowship MEW Program Manual http://www.tmewcf.org/) (since1997)
Restoring Relationships Restoring Relationships Manual (https://www.restoringrelationships.org/) (since 2011)
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association 30 Discipleship Lessons (1st Discipleship Lessons) (https://billygraham.org/) (since 2003)
Bible League (https://www.bibleleague.org/) (since2000)
ChildEvangelism Fellowship (SD & International) (http://sandiegocef.org/index.html & https://www.cefonline.com/) (since2003)
Navigators (https://www.navigators.org/) (since 2007)
New Tribes (now Ethnos360) (https://ethnos360.org/) (since 2001)
East African Revival Network (2007,now dissolved)
White Fields Missions https://www.whitefields.org/ (since 2001)
San Diego Church Planting Association http://www.sdchurchplanting.org/ (since 2007)
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (https://www.agrm.org/)
Indian Rescue Mission (http://www.indianrescuemission.org/) (since 2009)
Samaritan’s Purse (https://www.samaritanspurse.org/) (since2005)
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (https://www.namb.net/southern-baptist-disaster-relief/) (since 2005)
(plus the members of our Ministry Associations)
San Diego Downtown Fellowship of Churches and Ministries (https://www.sdfellowship.com/)
San Diego Rescue Mission (https://www.sdrescue.org/)
Global Day of Prayer http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church http://idop.org/web/
International Week of Prayer and Fasting https://iwopf.org/
International Women’s Day of Prayer https://women.adventist.org/international-women-s-day-of-prayer
Joshua Project https://joshuaproject.net/
National Day of Prayer https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/
Voice of the Martyrs https://www.persecution.com/
World Day of Prayer https://worlddayofprayer.net/index.html
Our international partners are individual pastors, churches, and even entire denominations who have decided to associate with us. The partnership enrolls them in our communication and prayer networks. Of course, anyone can download and utilize our various resources, but they also benefit from our joint experiences and advice in their applying the resources most effectively.
We use both email and social media to encourage each other. (See our Facebook Page) Special prayer support is provided for difficult circumstances and instances of persecution.
Special prayer support includes how to prepare congregations to participate in elections and how to pray for national or local elections.
We provide proven strategies for church planting and community outreach using our resources.
We share successful ideas for supporting church and community activities with limited resources.
We provide links to other pastors who are dealing with similar situations so they can help each other.
We give special support to young pastors who lack local support or denominational support. In many cases, our help to one can end up helping an entire group of churches in a region.
Mutual prayer support is an essential part of the partnership, and having the communication links to “the other side of the mountain” proves to be the most important part of that support.
We communicate internationally to enable local pastors to communicate more effectively locally – within their congregations and across their communities.