From our inception, Oakwood Church has been convinced that Jesus included us in His exhilarating call to His followers: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
We are committed to a lifestyle of spiritual influence in our own backyards, in the Lake Country, in the greater Milwaukee area, nationally and internationally. Our goal is to be known as people who are living out Jesus’ mission with authenticity and by His Spirit’s leading in our own lives…and to partner with others who are doing the same around the world. We are energized by actively participating in what God’s doing to build His Kingdom heart by heart…bringing light to darkness…making a generation of disciplemakers.
With that in mind, we are honored and blessed to support several missionaries around the world. Please take some time to learn more about the Oakwood supported missionaries. And, visit the mission board by the upper lobby welcome desk to learn specific ways you can be praying for them.
|Keith & Judy Anderson, ReachGlobal - Keith is the executive director of ProMETA, which provides graduate level online courses along with other tools to equip pastors and leaders in the Spanish- speaking world.|
|Gilbert and Rachel Balia ReachGlobal - is the Globalfingerprints Congo Coordinator and Elikya Coordinator, serving orphans in Congo.|
|Joey and Emily Cogliano, Joey and are the Deans of single men and single women at New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, WI. Their specific role is discipling and training students at New Tribes Bible institute as they prepare to take the gospel to the world.|
|Thomas and Jen Freeman, Ethnos360 Bible Institute - and Jennifer are thrilled to disciple students at New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, WI through teaching Bible and doctrine classes and by fostering a family-friendly atmosphere.|
|Don and Kim Gillaspie, InterAct Ministries - Don and Kim joined InterAct in 2005 and moved to Canada in 2007 to serve among the Chilcotin First Nations people at Redstone Reserve in British Columbia.|
|Hans & Kristen Gochenaur, Youth for Christ - serves as the Youth For Christ Campus Life Director in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. This high school ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools.|
|Phil and Elin Henderson, Ethos360 - and and their family serve with Ethos360 Mission as church planters among the Mwinika people of Mozambique, Africa.|
|Susie Locklin, Ethos360 Mission - Susie serves with Ethos360 Mission to Burkina Faso in West Africa. She is beginning her work among one of the least-reached groups – the Vigué people of Burkina Faso. Her team’s goal is to learn their language and culture, teach them how to read and write their own language, translate the Bible, and plant a church among them.|
|Tabitha Price, Wycliffe Associates - Although she lives in the US, works with a team of translators working in a creative access country as their editor and content checker. Learn more about Tabitha's ministry at her personal website.|
|Jim and Kelley Sautner, Campus Crusade for Christ -
and Kelly serving in Austin, TX with CRU. Jim is the Development Director for
Destino, the national outreach to Hispanic students on college campuses.
|Christine and Drew Van Tiem, Christian Associates International - Drew and Christine are working in Edinburgh, Scotland where they are hoping to develop new expressions of church and Christian community, while working with existing churches and community projects.|