The Church at Clarendon Mission Partnership Briefs
The Mission Team serves The Church at Clarendon by connecting with identified International and Community Ministries and Denominational partnerships. The Church at Clarendon actively partners with the following mission activities and missionaries by providing prayer, financial, and occasional volunteer support.
Commission to Every Nation, Union MicroFinanza (UMF)
Heather Farrell (Honduras)
Heather is a former member of the worship team at the Church at Clarendon. Heather now serves with Aldea Development, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable development in the coffee-growing region of La Union, Lempira, through community development projects, microloans, direct trade coffee, and agricultural trainings for farmers. Heather also teaches children’s violin classes and adult English lessons and serves in the worship, youth, and women’s ministries at the Vida Abundante church in LaUnion. To learn more visit: CTEN Heather Farrell.
Commission to Every Nation, Child Haven Nina Neubauer (South Africa)
Nina is a member of the Church at Clarendon who now serves at Child Haven in Johannesburg, South Africa. Child Haven is a children’s home serving orphaned, abused, and neglected children. It is one of four Havens that are a part of Masiphane, a non-profit founded as the social outreach arm of His People Church. To learn more visit: CTEN Nina Neubauer.
Wycliffe Bible Translators (Thailand)
Lon and Louise Diehl
The Diehls, former members of the Church at Clarendon, opened a training school for Chinese missionary candidates through the home church networks. To learn more visit: Wycliffe.
REACH (Capital Area REACH Program)
REACH is a local charitable organization committed to helping young people in the Northern Virginia, MD, and DC metropolitan area become successful in school, work, and the community. The Church at Clarendon conducts an annual school supplies drive for REACH and hosts the annual REACH Christmas party for underprivileged children from DC, Alexandria, and Arlington, many of whom attend our church worship services and Sunday school classes. Several volunteers from the Church at Clarendon mentor children through REACH’s Garfield Terrace program, football Dads program, and Camp AJ. The Camp AJ soccer camps honor the late Alhaji “AJ” Hassan of the Church at Clarendon. To learn more visit: REACH.
Three Strands Community Church DC
Three Strands is a church in the Foggy Bottom community of D.C. that is committed to be a home where all people are invited in and raised to new life by the transforming love of Christ. Volunteers from the Church at Clarendon provide dinner after the evening service on the second Sunday of each month to church attendees, many of whom are college students and those experiencing homelessness. To learn more visit: 3 Strands and to volunteer [email protected]
The Arlington Food Assistance Center*
AFAC is a community non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to nearly 2,200 Arlington families every week. Approximately two-thirds of its clients are the eelderly, disabled, and children. Members of the Church at Clarendon helped found AFAC through the Arlington Interfaith Council, and the church building served as AFAC’s early storage and distribution center. To learn more visit: AFAC.
Holiday Food Certificates
During the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, the church distributes grocery certificates to families in need.
Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN)*
A-SPAN provides life-sustaining services for Arlington’s street homeless. To learn more visit: ASPAN.
Arlington Thrive is the only organization in Arlington that provides same-day, emergency financial assistance to residents who experience sudden financial crisis. To learn more visit: THRIVE.
Arlington Free Clinic*
The Clinic provides free, high quality medical care to low-income, uninsured adults through the generosity of private donations and volunteers. To learn more visit: Arlington Free Clinic.
Baptist General Association of Virginia
BGAV is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in Virginia, as well as churches from seven other states. To learn more visit, BGAV.
Baptist World Alliance (BWA) & BWAid
The BWA is a fellowship of 228 conventions and unions in 121 countries and territories comprising 42 million members in 177,000 churches. The BWA is committed to promote worship, fellowship and unity; nurture passion for mission; respond to human need through relief and sustainable community development; defend human rights and justice, and promote relevant theological reflection. The BWA responds immediately after disasters through its relief and development arm, BWAid. To learn more visit, BWA.
NorthStar Church Network
NorthStar is a local association of the BGAV, comprised of 170 autonomous congregations committed to practicing Baptist distinctives and living out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. To learn more visit: NorthStar