Our 5+5 Missionaries
In an attempt to live openhandedly with the blessings of God, we give a minimum of 10% to God; 5% to Colorado Community and the other 5% to ministries outside of our church. We call this 5+5 Giving.
Below are our 5+5 Missionaries. These are people/families we wholeheartedly support with our prayers and donations. If you need help figuring out where to give, please consider these wonderful friends.
Abby Baumbach - Donate Now
Abby Baumbach works with Campus Ambassadors to bring the truth of Jesus Christ to college campus. Working with one of the most important age groups, when people are more open to the gospel, Abby works to create communities where people are transformed by the power of Jesus Christ.
Currently working to reach the students at the University of Denver, Abby is meeting with students, sharing the gospel, helping young people grow in Christ, finding opportunities to learn to stand for social justice, and teaching leadership skills so they can continue to serve the body of Christ wherever God leads them. God is working in powerful ways in the lives of students through her exciting ministry!
Chase & Abby Campbell
Faith Christian Church Campus Ministry
Chase and Abby are campus ministers with Faith Christian Church in Tucson, AZ. They share the Gospel at the Univ. of Arizona and establish weekly Bible studies with receptive students. Faith Christian Church Campus Ministry has presented the Gospel to over 18,000 students and seen more than 120 of them surrender their lives to Jesus in the last year!
Chase surrendered his life to Jesus as a freshman in college at Colorado State University. He has had a desire to reach college students with the Gospel ever since. He went into full-time ministry in December of 2004 at CSU and then moved to Tucson to minister at the University of Arizona in July of 2005.
Abby was raised in a Christian home and was taught the Gospel from a young age. She surrendered her life to Jesus when she was six years old. Since then she has learned how to trust the Lord with everything. He has also put a desire in her heart to reach students at the University of Arizona with Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Laura Compton - Donate Now
International Students, Inc.
Laura serves with International Students Inc. (ISI) as Campus Director to the internationals studying at the University of Denver. There are nearly 1,500 students from 85 nations studying here. Laura enjoys building and deepening relationships with many internationals. With the assistance of many trained volunteers, countless students have been touched through Airport Pick-Up Hosts and Friendship Partners. She enjoys leading Bible studies, hosting special events, counseling, praying and meeting with them. Impacting lives for eternity is the heart of her ministry – spanning from local to global! There are over 930,000 internationals studying in the USA from all around the world. Many countries that are closed to the Gospel have students here! Together, let’s make an eternal difference in their lives!
Josh & Jill Felix - Donate Now
CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)
Josh serves as the Director of Design for the Great Plains Region of Cru. He is assembling and leading a team of staff who are skilled at film making, graphic and digital art, and web and app design. Together, they are working on projects and resources that will help take the Gospel to students in creative and innovative ways. Josh will also work as associate staff with Lifelines.
Lifelines is the outdoor-based ministry of Cru. Jill serves as a Staff Guide and is currently helping launch the Front Range Lifelines Team. She is a very good climber and loves engaging with students through various activities and sports. This ministry is creating new “inroads” to students on campuses throughout the USA, helping young people experience the grace and truth of the Gospel in very tangible ways.
Chaplain, United States Air Force
USAFA Cadet Chaplain Corps, USAF Academy, CO
Chaplain, Captain, Amber L.M. Kiesel is a Chaplain serving at the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Wing Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is responsible for Special Programs in Religious Education and leads the Contemporary Worship Service. She is assigned as the Group One Cadet Chaplain and provides pastoral care, spiritual advice, and unit ministry to 9,000 joint military personnel, civilians, contractors and their families.
John & Linda Mackey - Donate Now
Cambodian Outreach Project
Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia
John and Linda Mackey began their ministry in Cambodia in 2000. They, along with their 13 children, have been involved in church planting, evangelism, discipleship and care to orphans and widows. The Mackeys started and oversee Cosette’s Hope Children’s Home (CHCH), a home for 19 orphaned children. CHCH is a family ministry, with everyone involved in the work, from caring for babies and playing with children to staff training and administrative duties. Please pray for the Mackeys as they live and minister in Cambodia, that they might be the voice, hands and heart of the Lord Jesus Christ to a nation living in darkness.
Mark & Jennifer Oshman - Donate Now
As a new believer 20 years ago, Mark Oshman was discipled under the ministry of Colorado Community Church. Now as missionaries for the past ten years, Mark and Jennifer and their four daughters desire to exalt Christ in the Czech Republic through the planting of local churches. The Oshmans serve with Pioneers International whose mission is to “mobilize teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church-planting movements in partnership with local churches.” The Czech Republic is indeed unreached with an Evangelical Christian population of less than 1/2 of 1%. Please visit www.oshmanodyssey.com to learn more about their mission and how you can pray and partner with the Oshman family.
Don Osman - Donate Now
LEAD Global is an interdenominational, multi-cultural Christian ministry that works in partnership with the church and like-minded partners in the development of leaders whose lives demonstrate a passion for God, dedication to mentoring, fervor for sharing the gospel, and commitment to social transformation. Their ministry arenas are in Sierra Leone and Ghana. Their goals are:
- To bring community transformation: in orphanages, through church planting, medical missions, community development projects and more.
- To develop character formation through: programs for student leaders, law enforcement officers, military officers and community leaders.
- To develop leadership by: providing leadership consultation for business, political and community leaders; through the Leadership Training Institute; student sponsorship program; the Adopt a Pastor and Adopt a Leader Projects; through coaching and mentoring initiatives.
Chip Simmons - Donate Now
After the Game Ministries
After the Game Ministries is a non-profit organization that was born out of a heart for professional and collegiate athletes. Through After the Game Ministries, we want to give former athletes the tools and support needed to manage the game of life beyond the playing field through regular Bible studies, mentorship and discipleship.
In Chip’s words: “The need for this ministry is born out of my experience as a team Chaplain for the last 12 years at both the college and pro levels. I have seen a lot of athletes leave the game, voluntarily or involuntarily, without a direction for their life, and have watched those athletes struggle for years without effective help. Our desire is to help give athletes purpose and direction for their lives after they are out of the game and give them a safe place where they can be honest and accountable to formulate and achieve their goals and find their true identity in Christ.”
Joaquin & Oneida Vargas - Donate Now
Joaquin Vargas currently serves as the Vice President of Ministries for Missions Door, a ministry that oversees 188 missionaries in 17 countries. Joaquin also serves on the Executive Leadership Team.
Missions Door is committed to the task of assisting local churches and Christ followers in their efforts to evangelize, disciple, train leaders and plant churches among the unreached of our world. Missions Door is connecting people with opportunities to make a difference in our world for Christ and His Kingdom.
Their ministry ethos (“ETHOS”) is comprised of five main emphases:
• Evangelizing: Church planting, home Bible studies, festivals
• Training: Theological education, conferences, seminars
• Helping: Church health, mentoring, social outreach, special projects
• Organizing: Associational issues and constitution consultations
• Sending: Short-term mission projects, encouraging Latino churches towards missions
Sharron Wilen - Donate Now
The Son and Reins Ranch (Youth for Christ)
Franktown, CO (Youth for Christ)
The Son and Reins Ranch is a ministry that works with rescued horses and people who are hurting for any reason (i.e. loneliness, broken family, depression, divorce, abuse, bullying, low self-esteem, fear, anger, insecurity, loved one with a chronic condition, etc.). Through weekly sessions, you are trained in how to develop trust and respect with the horse, how to communicate clearly and assert yourself appropriately, while establishing yourself as the horse’s leader. In the process, relationship is built, self-awareness is increased and God is shared in relevant ways. In everything we do with the horses, there are practical life applications and spiritual analogies to be shared. We also offer equine-assisted-learning activities (experiential learning) for the entire family.