At Aldersgate, our passion is to BE the church, not just a place to go to church. Church is not just about what happens inside the walls of the building but what happens outside the walls of the building. That is why we are radically committed to IMPACTING the world.
In a world where challenges and needs often seem overwhelming, we believe God is working through His people to make His justice, compassion, mercy, and peace known. We seek to bear witness to Jesus, in partnership with ministries and organizations worldwide. Here is a list of these ministries and organizations locally, nationally, and globally that we partner with to bring about the gospel of Jesus Christ
Hope Community of Shalom, Inc. hopeshalom.org
Hope Community of Shalom seeks to build community, weave unity, and transform the world one community at a time. In Lubbock, Hope Community of Shalom takes up residence in the Asbury United Methodist Church building and supports many ministries out of that building.
Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech wesleyfoundation.com
The Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech is a United Methodist campus ministry dedicated to raising up generations of dynamic Christians who lead. The Wesley invites real people into real ministry in the real world.
Great Commission Fellowship
Great Commission Fellowship is an outreach of the Texas Tech Wesley Foundation that specifically ministers to international students on the campus. They work to partner Christians with internationals students to engage them in the culture, improve their independence with the English language, help meet their needs, and most importantly share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them.
The Bridge of Lubbock
The Bridge works to restore hope by empowering at-risk teens and their families in East Lubbock. They bring community agencies and ministries together under one roof and promote the sharing of resources to more efficiently meet the needs of those served.
Backyard Missions backyardmission.org
Backyard Mission is a local home repair ministry, serving the low-income and elderly. They address repairs that help get the home “warm and dry”. BYM receives referrals and the homeowner’s age, income, value of the home, number of people living in the home, and the repairs requested are all used to evaluate the application received. The work is done free by volunteers when possible and professionals are paid when necessary. Materials are purchased with donated funds.
Quest Restoration Ministries questrestoration.org
Quest Restoration Ministries is dedicated to walking with people on journeys of restoration. This includes life coaching, inner healing, spiritual mapping, leadership training and support. The goal is to offer ministry without adding financial stress to the person or family in need.
Parent Life of Lubbock yfclubbock.org
Parent Life is a relational ministry of Youth for Christ/USA that reaches out to pregnant and parenting teenagers and their children. Their mission is to support, encourage, and equip them with the life, relationship and parenting skills they need. Parent Life’s goal is to see these young families become emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy as well as to see them become successful, responsible adults and life-long followers of Jesus Christ.
Parkridge Medical Clinic parkridge.org
Parkridge Medical Clinic offers help and hope to those making decisions surrounding an unplanned pregnancy by offering professional services such as pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STD/STI testing and treatment, compassionate counseling, and pregnancy support programs at no cost. By offering these services, Parkridge is illuminating the value of life by allowing their clients to see life as God sees it.
South Plains Fellowship of Christian Athletes fcalubbock.org
Fellowship of Christian Athletes exists to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through coaches and athletes. FCA finds and develops Christian coaches to use their influence to invite all students (not just athletes) to join and attend FCA “huddle” meetings. The Greater South Plains FCA has had and will continue to have significant impact on our area youth.
Exodus Prison Ministry exodusprisonministry.org
Exodus Prison Ministry is dedicated to the evangelization and discipleship of prisoners throughout the United States. They believe that regeneration of the heart by the Lord Jesus Christ is the only answer to changing the behavior of inmates (and every one!). The main avenue of outreach is an in-depth 35-book Bible correspondence course that is sent free of charge to requesting inmates. This ministry also collects new and used Bibles and Christian books that are forwarded to Chaplains for prison libraries. If requested by inmates, Exodus Prison Ministry connects children of inmates to receive Bible studies through Child Evangelism Fellowship and connects adult family members of inmates to receive Bible studies from Truth Chasers.
Paul’s Project paulsprojectlubbock.org
Paul’s Project exists to restore hope and a renewed sense of purpose in the lives of individuals by providing a positive environment that encourages authentic change. Paul’s project operates Grace Campus which is designed to move the homeless to self-sufficiency and Hope House which provides temporary housing to those who have been previously incarcerated.
E3 (Clyde & Nancy Potts) e3partners.org
EQUIP. EVANGELIZE. ESTABLISH. Since 1987, e3 Partners has brought a unique, biblically-based approach to world missions that has produced significant results in cultures around the world. The focus is church multiplication, incorporating all the key elements of Christ’s commission of going, making disciples, teaching and baptizing in order to plant and grow new churches. Clyde and Nancy Potts work in the Plano, Texas office where they administrate and participate in e3’s initiatives.
International Students, Inc. (Andy & Sandy Pearce) isionline.org
International Students, Inc. (ISI) in Southern California seeks to meet the physical, social, and spiritual needs of international students, scholars, and their families in the context of genuine and unconditional hospitality and friendship. ISI is a non-profit Christian friendship organization. Religious beliefs are never forced on a student and friendship and assistance are offered unconditionally. If students are not interested in Christianity, they receive the same care and help as those who are interested.
Sonscape retreats offer a safe place for pastors, missionaries, and those in vocational ministry to go away and find rest and renewal which is critical for healthy life and ministry. Sonscape retreats are not just for those in crisis but for all who desire their ministry to flow out of a deep intimate walk with the Lord.
YWAM – Salem (Bennett & Tiffany Cowen) ywamsalem.org
Youth With a Mission (YWAM) currently operates in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries with a staff of over 18,000. They focus in three central areas: evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. YWAM – Salem operates as a training and sending base. They have sent out teams to over sixty countries resulting in twenty new ministries being pioneered worldwide.
Reliant Mission (Marc Helfrich) reliant.org
Reliant Mission mobilizes missionaries to work in local churches and ministries for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Reliant trains, employs and serves missionaries as they raise a team of supporters for their ministry. Marc works on the campus of North Texas University to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the over 34,000 students there.
Ray and Lydia Zirkel zirkelministrycostarica.com
Ray and Lydia Zirkel are missionaries serving the Methodist Church in San Jose, Costa Rica. Ray is an ordained elder in the Methodist Church and serves as a professor at the Evangelical Methodist Seminary. In addition, Ray is a member of the Board of Directors of the Methodist High School and Elementary School; and, he helps to plant and develop local congregations. Ray and Lydia are currently working with the child welfare agency and the Methodist Church to build a children’s home in San José. They host 20 to 25 short-term Missionary Teams each year who work on a variety of church related projects.
New Life Children’s Home (Kendon & Wendy Wheeler) nlai.net
Orphaned, abandoned and abused children have found a refuge and safe haven at New Life Children’s Home in Guatemala. NLCH is truly a “home” for these needy children, where their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are addressed. Special attention is given to introducing them to Jesus Christ, nurturing and discipling them in a relationship with him, and providing each child with a sound academic Christian education.
YWAM – Mazatlan (Joshua & Ellia McCauley) ywammazatlan.org
Youth With a Mission (YWAM) currently operates in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries with a staff of over 18,000. They focus in three central areas: evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. YWAM – Mazatlan operates as a training and sending base. In addition to sending out missionaries from the base in Mazatlan they work locally as missionaries in Mazatlan providing homes to impoverished families.
Global Surge (Luke & Kelly Lyons) globalsurge.org
Impacting Asia works through evangelistic camp ministries, small groups, and medical clinics to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Philippines. Through 2009, almost 80,000 young people heard the gospel and 29,000 made a profession to receive Christ as their personal Savior. Fourteen new churches have been started since 2001 to help these new believers become committed followers of Jesus Christ.
AIM’s exists to share the Gospel with the Hindu population of Northern India by using a platform of education by building schools and orphanages in rural India where education is usually not an option.
Tiny Hearts of Hope tinyheartsofhope.org
Tiny Hearts of Hope works to bring hope to children in the country of Vietnam that are sometimes forgotten while staring in the face of poverty, disparity, and who are forsaken by a society that lacks the value they bring to humanity. Tiny Hearts operates an orphanage, a food distribution center, a medical mercy mission, a slum ministry, and other outreaches all of which are gospel centered with the ultimate goal of sharing Christ in a communist country.