Missions

Here at THCC we are grateful to be able to team up with so many great missionaries both locally and around the world.  God has truly blessed THCC through the years in the area of missions.  We pray that we continue to be faithful in giving to missions and making disciples.

Monthly Mission Highlight

 

THCC Missions Prayer Guide:
 THCC seeks to fulfill God’s mission for the world through our evangelistic hearts.  The money we give to missions supports the missionaries and ministries highlighted in this prayer guide.
 
Dave & Ruth Hinson
Work with the Christian Japanese Mission to facilitate and support the Kinan Church and church planting.  They also teach English and work with the youth of the area.
 
Bob & Mary Marsh
Serve in Joplin, Missouri by providing Spanish translation and printing services of Christian books through ARM (American Rehabilitation Ministries) Hispanic prison ministry outreach.
        
Bond Christian Service Camp
A church camp in Mulberry Grove, Illinois. Bond focuses on spiritual growth and education.  It is a place for all ages to come and enjoy God’s creation through camps and retreats.
 
Wayne and Greta Meece
Work with Team Expansion in Louisville, Kentucky.  Serving as Director of Operations and Volunteer Coordinator, they recruit and train new missionaries, interviewing and advising them.
 
Gil & Debbie Calderon

Work with the Mexican Missionary Organization and with the churches in the Queretaro and Merida areas.  This mission helps support preachers, build churches, distribute supplies and many other needs to the people in the area.
 
International Conference on Missions
ICOM provides different support services to missionaries around the world.  ICOM helps keep the local church informed about the frontlines of the mission field.
 
Roujee & Juliet Morris
Roujee works with the Liberia Christian Mission in the Ivory Coast and helps teach the Theological Education by Extension (TEE)  program.
 
Inner City Mission
Located in Springfield, Illinois, this ministry reaches the homeless through Bible studies,  shelter,  food, clothing and other needs of the people there.  
 
Lincoln Christian University
An institution of higher education in Lincoln, Illinois.  LCU seeks to  nurture and equip Christians with a biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and in the world.
 
Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission
This mission seeks to endorse qualified leaders so that they may serve in various types of military Chaplaincy  programs.
 
Restoration House Ministry
This ministry plants churches in the New England area. Sixteen new churches have been planted since 1996.
 
Tony & Kelsey Collins
Both originally from central Il, and previous missionaries in New Zealand. They are currently church planters in San Diego, California working with Momentum Christian Church. Their  current project is called Church 180.
 
In God’s Hands
Located in Tower Hill, a not for profit resale shop that began with a vision from the late Nancy Jones to help the Tower Hill Community in various ways.
 
JFive Ministries—Nathan & Sue Eversole
A Ministry that began with a vision to open a home in Shelbyville, IL for young survivors of sex trafficking.  They will equip & empower survivors through holistic restoration.  
 
Jeff & Mary Silkwood
Jeff and Mary Silkwood are second generation missionaries serving in Thailand through North Burma Christian Mission. The Silkwood's have always known that their purpose in life was to share the love of Christ to the nations.
 
Chad Rehnberg
Chad Rehnberg, from inner city west  end of Louisville, KY—serves as the  facilitator of Team Expansion’s D-Course. Focused on training new workers to launch disciple-making movements—both for his neighborhood and for the nations.

 


Rosella Hostetler and Helen Morrison organized the first missionary group in 1953. Helen served as president and Ilene Whitlatch as vice president.  In 1975, the Faith Promise Rally was begun with Dallas Nickel and Evangelist Gilbert Forrest. Mark Cutler was named Mission Chairman and the church began to focus on mission giving more intentionally. Many of our missions have become long-term partnerships:

Prison Evangelism — Steve Higgs                                                                                   1975—2017         

Christian Japanese Mission — Dave & Ruth Hinson                                                    1975—present

Lincoln Christian University                                                                                             1975—present

Bond Christian Service Camp                                                                                          1975—present

African Christian Mission — Ron Butler                                                                         1976—1984

Peru Missions/A.R.M — Hispanic Ministry Outreach (Bob and Mary Marsh)          1977—present

Blair & Lynn Wagner — Liberia, Africa                                                                           1980—1981

Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission                                                                          1981—present

Mission Services Association                                                                                           1981—present

Liberia Christian Mission/Team Expansion — Wayne & Greta Meece                     1981—present

Pioneer Bible Translators — Tim & Christie Meece                                                     1982—1996

Roujee & Juliet Morris                                                                                                       1984—present

Inner City Mission of Springfield                                                                                     1987—present

Operation New England — Ray Poulit                                                                           1990—1996

Mexican Missionary Organization                                                                                  1997—present

Restoration House Ministry                                                                                             1997—present

Curt Nordhielm — Restoration House Ministry                                                           1999-2010

Fair Havens Christian Home                                                                                            2002—present

David Sarkar —  India                                                                                                       2007—2018

Tony & Kelsey Collins — Church Plants in California (formerly New Zealand)       2010—present

Les & Sarah Evans — Japan                                                                                             2012—2015

Jason Rust & Erica Stone — The Raining Season                                                         2012—2018

In God’s Hands — Community Outreach                                                                      new in 2017

J5 Ministries — Human Trafficking                                                                                 new in 2018

Jeff & Mary Silkwood — Thailand                                                                                    new in 2018

Chad Rehnberg — Team Expansion                                                                               new in 2018