At Citymark Church, we take seriously the non-negotiable call to "go into all the world" and influence it with the love of Jesus Christ. Through persistent prayer, generous giving and trips across the sea, we are constantly seeking to discover what God is doing around the globe, and to get in on the action!
World Reach is devoted to the following international arenas:
- Africa - We have partnered with ministries such as Ten Thousand Homes, Operation Blessing, World Vision and Compassion International to address the AIDS pandemic and the extreme poverty so prevalent throughout Africa, and to share Jesus' gospel.
We have teamed together with Ten Thousand Homes to bring hope (and home) to orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. We take teams to serve this ministry through feeding programs in the communities, outreach to AIDS orphans, and involvement in local churches. We also support one of our own members, Kacy Chaffin, who is currently living and serving on the Ten Thousand Homes base. We have drilled nearly forty deep-water wells throughout Africa (& India). We have also funded medical projects (including necessary surgeries), and supported six new churches in Ghana. Additionally, we have helped impoverished children who have been infected or affected by AIDS, and supported Christian orphanages, schools and churches, all while sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
- Ukraine - We have supported Saturation Church Planting in starting dynamic, healthy new churches and to train Christian leaders throughout L'viv and the broader Ukraine.
- Ongoing International Missions & New Church Starts- We give a minimum of 10% of our annual income to international and local missions and church planting. We will also continue to take teams from our church to the nations for the sake of bringing justice, compassion, and the love found through Jesus Christ and his gospel.