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Global and National Servants
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Thinking about becoming a Global or National Servant? If you meet these basic requirements, email Maddie for more information.
- Will be serving for at least 11 months
- Are involved in and regularly attend Blackhawk
Please note: We do not help fund internships or schooling.
Global and National Partnerships
- Food for the Hungry
Food for the Hungry is a Christian organization seeking to end all forms of human poverty by going into the hard places and closely walking with the world’s most vulnerable people. They have been working in Bolivia since 1978. Chronic malnutrition is a primary concern in Bolivia, especially for children. One of the ways Food for the Hungry addresses this is through the construction of neighborhood nutritional centers. At these nutrition centers, Food for the Hungry staff will work with expectant mothers and families with young children by providing cooking classes, basic health and nutrition attention, and nutritional counseling. Blackhawk has been invited by Food for the Hungry to come alongside the community of Lajastambo in Bolivia. We are aligned with Food for the Hungry to engage relationally with people in the community of Lajastambo through short-term teams and child sponsorship. When church members take part in child sponsorship, they are enabling Food for the Hungry staff to make regular home visits with parents and advise them on meeting their children’s physical, spiritual and emotional needs.
- Amor, Fe y Esperanza (AFE)
Blackhawk partners with Amor, Fe y Esperanza (AFE), an organization dedicated to reaching children and families living in a municipal garbage dump in Tegucigalpa. AFE’s holistic approach uses educational, spiritual and community development tools to bring kids out of the dump and into greater opportunities.Blackhawk has been invited by AFE to come alongside their medical efforts, spiritual and educational student outreach and their sustainable living and housing programs.
- Alpha Y Omega
Alpha y Omega is a growing church of approximately 60 members in Orica, Honduras. The church helps Orica and uses their love, compassion, prayers and ingenuity to positively influence the community. The church has seen incredible growth of those coming to Christ and those growing deeper in faith. While they are about the gospel and making disciples, they know that both word and deed are necessary in loving and reaching a community. For over 12 years, Blackhawk has partnered with Alpha y Omega Church and the city of Orica. We have been in relationship, prayer and engaged with them through many initiatives including: construction of a community playground, medical and dental clinics, training of church leadership, marriage training and clean water supply, relationships with the school principal and holistic efforts to assist schools.
- Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope is a registered faith and community based non-governmental organization in Kenya sharing the love of Christ in a practical way. The mission of BOH is to bring hope to women living with and affected by HIV/AIDS within poor communities by empowering and equipping them to meet their spiritual, physical, emotional and economic needs. Beacon of Hope empowers women in holistic ways including professional training, home healthcare classes and social work efforts.Blackhawk has partnered with Beacon for 12 years. We seek to join with Beacon in what they are doing in the slums of Nairobi, and to encourage the women participating in their programs. Past teams to Beacon of Hope have focused on medical clinics and education. The Kenya trip has revolved largely around following Beacon’s lead, providing mostly medical skills and fostering relationships with Beacon as they build long-term local partnerships and initiatives in Rongai.
- Care of Creation
Care of Creation (COC) Kenya’s mission is “to pursue a God-centered response to the environmental crisis in Africa which brings glory to the Creator, advances the cause of Christ, and leads to a transformation of people and the land that sustains them.” Care of Creation is dedicated to awaken the church to take responsibility and care of God’s creation.Blackhawk has supported the work of Care of Creation in Kenya and has sent a past team visiting Beacon to learn from Care of Creation. COC works with churches to respond to the serious environmental challenges facing Kenya and challenges churches, institutions and communities to have a vision of creation stewardship integrated at all levels of ministry. The focus of this organization is on executing this vision by planting God’s trees, harvesting God’s water and farming God’s way.
- Open Roads
Open Roads is a Romania based organization in Craiova that serves young people who’ve been orphaned, released from state institutions and left to brave the world alone. This organization grew out of the Evangelical Free Church of Craiova’s outreach to orphans. Open Roads is implementing strategic ideas for sustainability such as a resale bridal/clothing shop. These projects would generate an income while providing a training ground for those orphaned to teach job and life skills.Blackhawk has partnered with Open Roads for over seven years. Every year through an annual Sports and English Camp in the northern Alps of Romania, Open Roads and Blackhawk’s High School team serve many young people who will hear the gospel message for the first time and understand their worth and love in God. The goal is to build relationships with all the students in hopes that the students will find the love of Christ.
- Eaglecrest Alaska Missions
Eaglecrest Alaska Missions’ vision is to serve the people of Sutton, Alaska through the power of the Holy Spirit. They do this by addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs.The main objective for the Blackhawk Alaska Team is to help Eaglecrest build relationships with local middle and high school students. We partner with Eaglecrest in running a day camp for local students. Likely activities include running daily skill clubs and games, participating in life skills sessions with local students, individual devotional times, nightly group worship gatherings and opportunities to experience the Alaskan outdoors.
- 2nd Mile Ministries
2nd Mile Ministries’ goal is to see the gospel renew lives and communities so people are transformed in every way. 2nd Mile Ministries pursues comprehensive community transformation by planting their lives in the Brentwood neighborhood and focusing their energy directly towards that community. As 2nd Mile Ministries live there they join with already existing leaders and organizations and the assets they possess in order to develop future generations of leaders who will be leaders of transformation in this community and communities all around the nation.The main objective for Blackhawk College Ministry teams has been to partner with 2MM through community service, promoting their summer camps, learning about biblical justice and serving in the neighborhood where needed.
- Next Step
Next Step Ministries is a nonprofit organization committed to helping students grow closer to Christ through life-changing missions trips which allow students to be immersed into a new culture and community while working on challenging construction projects. Meeting and developing relationships with people from the community help students see God from a new perspective. Blackhawk Church’s Impact Ministries and High School Ministries Joplin team partners with Next Step Ministries to serve families in Joplin, Missouri who were affected by the catastrophic tornado in 2011. Teams come alongside a local church, Journey Church, to help meet the physical repair needs that still exist, and meet relational needs of local families, including health resources, job preparation and spiritual development.
GO Teams (Short-Term Trips)
Bolivia Impact GO Team (November)
Joplin Impact/High School GO Team
Bolivia Impact GO Team (April)
Alaska Impact/Middle School GO Team
Romania Impact/High School GO Team