DEC exists to glorify God by making of mature disciples of jesus through worship, community, and
PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY.
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Multiplication begins with proclamation.
“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” John 13:14-15
Service presents opportunities for proclamation.
I N T E R N A T I O N A L O U T R E A C H
dec isn’t an island; we’re just one small part of God’s plan for His church all over the world. The global outreach team is tasked with reminding us that we aren’t alone in the Kingdom and facilitating our relationships with churches and partners worldwide.
We strive to send and care for dec global partners, educate those remaining at home regarding their responsibilities, and challenge the church to be concerned about the work of God around the world.
N A T I O N A L O U T R E A C H
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and, together with the local church, share the Good New of Jesus Christ. dec collects of shoe boxes filled with gifts for these needy children every November.
L O C A L O U T R E A C H
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
Many adults believe that kids haven’t changed much over the years, but nothing could be further from the truth! Teenagers are journeying through high school with more freedom, fewer boundaries, and more challenges.
Life Bridge, Inc., was started in 2004 as a teen mentoring organization. Together with full-time staff and numerous volunteers, our goal is to facilitate one-to-one mentoring relationships between students and healthy adults resulting in positive life changes.
Our vision is to give students hope, keep them off drugs/alcohol, help curb risky behaviors, and to encourage healthy choices. Trained adults invest 90 minutes each week for a year into students’ lives through a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Mentoring enables a student to develop responsible decision making skills, deeper relationships within their family, improved grades/attendance in school, and potentially a rewarding journey into the future as a responsible young adult in their community.
Women seeking to fully embrace the “preschoolers” (newborn through kindergarten) season of our life.
Just inside the downstairs information booth is a basket where you can donate food for Operation Blessing , a local service organization located in Portsmouth that provides food, shelter, clothing, and household goods for the folks in our area who are in need of help.
Operation Blessing was founded through a random act of kindness that bloomed into an operation of love throughout the Seacoast. Founded over 30 years ago, the center reaches out to thousands of people each year. Read more about Rachel Sparkowich, who along with her husband started this outreach by visiting the Operation Blessing website.
Options is a non-profit pregnancy help center and clinic in Dover, NH and serving all of southern New Hampshire. OFW provides a supportive, calm environment for women facing unplanned, unwanted pregnancies. It is an independent group, supported solely by private donations, churches, and small businesses in the communities we serve. Because it is not funded by political or government organizations, it has no hidden agenda. http://www.optionsforwomen.org/
For more information about getting involved in the Outreach Team or opportunities in your area: firstname.lastname@example.org