Sheaves for Christ 2019
Giving to World Missions
Sheaves for Christ is the fundraising ministry of the Youth Ministries of the United Pentecostal Church International. Since its inception in 1953, over $134 million has been raised to fund missions and ministries around the world.
- A missionary having the vehicle he needs to carry the gospel to the furthest regions of his country.
- A North American missionary having a building so that he can share truth in his community.
- A child finding healing and a future at Tupelo Children’s Mansion or Lighthouse Ranch for Boys.
- A student pursuing her calling and Christian Education with a SFC Scholarship.
- A family overcoming chemical dependency and finding restoration through Spirit of Freedom Ministries.
When you invest in Sheaves for Christ you intentionally share the gospel around the world.
Without reliable transportation, many of our missionaries would not be able to spread the Gospel into areas that have rough terrain or are far from their homes. Over $24 million dollars has been given to the Global Missions Division to purchase vehicles for missionaries. No missionary should have to forfeit evangelizing their field of burden because of insufficient transportation. For more information about the Global Missions Division, visit http://www.globalmissions.com/.
North American Missions
One of the biggest challenges for a North American missionary is purchasing or renovating property in order to have adequate facilities for church services. SFC provides grants of up to $25,000 to assist North American missionaries in purchasing property or remodeling an existing building. This is just another way that SFC helps to expand revival across North America. Visit www.northamericanmissions.faith for more information.
Tupelo Children’s Mansion
The dissolution of the traditional family has resulted in the shattering of many young lives. With many young people subject to the problems that a broken home produces, the Mansion provides a place of solace for those who have been abandoned and abused. UPCI Youth Ministries is thrilled to partner with TCM by providing funds that support this vital ministry. For more information about Tupelo Children’s Mansion, please visit www.mansionkids.org.
Lighthouse Ranch for Boys
The purpose of Lighthouse Ranch is to heal the broken lives of young men. This healing is accomplished through therapeutic guidance methods and by the Word of God. Through the spirit of love and caring, Lighthouse Ranch has helped steer troubled boys toward living responsible and mature lives. Visit www.lighthouseranch.com for more information.
New Beginnings is a non-profit Adoption and Family service that provides an abortion alternative for birth mothers and offers adoption opportunities for those who seek parenthood. UPCI Youth Ministries is thrilled to have New Beginnings as one of our SFC allocation partners. We honor their ministry to birth mothers and adoptive parents. For more information about New Beginnings, please visit https://newbeginningsadoptions.org/ for more information.
Spirit of Freedom Ministries
This ministry is a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to reaching the chemically dependent and their families with the answer to their alcohol or drug-related problems, offering materials and toll-free phone lines to assist men, women, and children across North America who desire help. Log on to http://www.sofm.org for more information about the ways this ministry helps rescue families from the damaging effects of chemical dependency.
Office of Education & Endorsement
Many students feel a calling into ministry and a desire to prepare for ministry by attending Bible/Christian college. Many of these same students face challenges in raising finances for their tuition. Fortunately, SFC has given over $1 million to provide scholarships to qualified young people seeking to be trained for service in the kingdom of God. UPCI Youth Ministries is grateful for the opportunity to partner with these worthy recipients. Visit https://www.edu.upci.org/ for information about the ministry of the Office of Education & Endorsement.
UPCI Youth Ministries is proud to sponsor two levels of quizzing—the Intermediate Division is open to 12 to 14-year-olds, and the Experienced Division involves 15 to 18-year-olds. In addition to this, Youth Ministries produces several quizzing resources that assist teams in preparing for competitions on the district and national level. To learn more about Bible Quizzing visit their page here.
Apostolic Youth Corps
AYC will facilitate the pairing of North American, ministry-minded, Pentecostal youth with global destinations that need and desire evangelism assistance. AYC candidates will assist Global Missionaries, North American Missionaries, and work in cooperation with Global Campus Ministry, Campus Ministry International, Compassion Services International, and Metro Evangelism. Visit www.apostolicyouthcorps.com for current destinations and additional information.
Campus Ministry International
CMI was formed to enable and encourage local churches to effectively reach out to the college and university populations in their vicinities with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is done by a variety of means—including motivating districts and churches to establish and maintain campus evangelism; providing materials and training to aid in the formation of these campus ministries; acting as a clearinghouse for the gathering and distribution of new information, ideas, and materials; and establishing communication and cooperation between campus ministries in our fellowship. Get connected now at the CMI website http://www.campusnow.org
Hyphen Young Adult Ministry
Hyphen is the young adult ministry of the UPCI Youth Ministries. The target demographic for this ministry are young adults, ages 18-30, who are graduated from high school and single. Hyphen exists to connect young adults to service…with purpose…through resources…for a mission! To learn more about Hyphen or to start a Hyphen ministry visit Hyphen Online.
Pentecostal teens can read about culturally relevant issues from a biblical perspective in this webzine produced exclusively by the UPCI Youth Ministries. INSIDEOUT features theme-based articles, book and music reviews, interviews, devotions, student ministry profiles, and much more! Visit our website, http://www.insideoutmag.org
The Commune-ity Website
The Commune-ity Meeting is geared toward empowering youth pastors and youth workers with biblically sound, relevant resources to impact their local ministries. Visit http://www.thecommune-ity.com to find hundreds of free youth ministry resources.
Youth Ministry Training Event (YMTE) Formerly: The Commune-ity Meeting
Youth Ministry Training Event is geared toward empowering youth pastors and youth workers with biblically sound, relevant teaching. This newly remodeled training event inspires, informs, and equips 21st Century Apostolic youth workers with instruction and resources to impact their local ministries. Click here for information and to register!
North American Youth Congress
NAYC is the premier youth conference of the United Pentecostal Church International. As many as 34,000 young people attend this meeting and are exposed to inspirational preaching, teaching, singing, and great fellowship! NAYC takes place biannually in a city in North America and is anticipated with much excitement by young people and youth workers of the UPCI. Visit www.northamericanyouthcongress.com for more details.
Project 7 (P7) is a free resource for students to start Bible Clubs at their High School and Middle School campuses. P7 Clubs are student led and driven and are an opportunity for students to participate in a spiritually inspired, relationship driven, community serving project in their school. If you are interested in starting or joining a P7 club make the pledge to be a P7 Missionary! Find out more on our website!
Forty percent of the earned SFC offering is retained in the local district to assist the funding of various projects for young people. This offering helps subsidize campground projects, Youth Conventions, Youth Camps, PK Retreats, and Young Married Seminars.
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