Sharing the Gospel of Jesus
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But in the everyday busyness of life, it can be hard to know how to support missions – or even where to start.
At Calvary Nexus, we’re seeking to help people love God and their neighbors throughout the entire world – and we do that by supporting strategic ministries and missionaries who are intentionally raising up leaders, planting churches, and loving their neighbors both locally and internationally.
Get connected with our missionaries and find out how you can support the work that God is doing both in our community and around the world.
How to get involved with missions at Calvary Nexus:
Our Missions Partners
Demitri & Karen Nikiforos (New Life in Christ South Africa)
Pastor Demitri oversees this national organization that identifies, trains, and supports church planters.
Doug & Wendi Posey (Global Training Network)
Through intensive, on-site conferences, GTN serves pastors by providing teaching and training in essential doctrine, vital Christian character, and practical ministry skills.
GTN has a full set of curriculum covering all major doctrines of Scripture. For every training event, we tailor the curriculum to fit the primary needs of the church leaders.
Doug has a passion for communicating God’s Word. Clear, uncompromising Bible teaching, with humor and relevance, has characterized his ministry. Having served many years as an Associate Pastor, he became a church planter in 2004 with the birth of Living Oaks Church in Newbury Park, CA. Over its 16 years, LOC has become known for making mature disciples by giving people biblical clarity and practical knowledge in living out Christ’s purpose.
GTN offers an incredible opportunity for Doug to pass along what the Lord has entrusted to him. He and Wendi look forward to investing their future ministry years for the greatest results, in areas experiencing the greatest need, for God’s Kingdom.
Patrick & Evelyn Ijaka (New Covenant Missions)
In 2019 we began supporting Patrick, a Ugandan pastor, to begin a ministry among the unreached Mening people. Since then, Patrick, his wife Evelyn, and their four children have seen hundreds of Mening hear the Gospel for the first time, more than 50 believers baptized, and a growing church planted.
Mark & Sherry (Calvary Chapel Manila)
Mark and Sherry are former staff members here at Calvary Nexus. Along with their children, they’re assisting with a variety of ministries at Calvary Chapel, Manila.
Lito & Cecille de Guzman (Calvary Chapel Manila)
Pastor Lito oversees this ministry in the heart of Manila, which is involved with local outreach, youth evangelism, and church planting.
Talking Bibles International
A former Calvary Nexus staff member is working with this ministry to produce and distribute audio recordings of translated Scriptures in hundreds of languages, making them accessible for millions of people around the world who cannot read.
Ryan & Joy Reiter (Mission to the World)
Ryan, a former Calvary Nexus staff member, and his wife, Joy, are serving the Lord through a variety of ministries, both at a local church and in their community, in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia outside the city of Perth.
Mike & Sarah Vincent (Calvary Chapel Rosarito)
In 2002 Pastor Mike, with his wife Sarah, founded Calvary Chapel in Rosarito. In addition to serving as lead pastor of this growing church, Mike also oversees ongoing church planter training classes, and has raised up dozens of church planters who’ve planted numerous new churches across Baja over the past decade.
Casa Estrella (Esther Valenzuela)
Casa Estrella is a Christ-centered girl’s home in Rosarito, founded and operated by Esther and her late husband Joe. This powerful ministry rescues girls from abuse and addiction and guides them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jose Luis & Cindy Pesina (Gracia del Calvario)
Pastor Jose Luis and Cindy are church planters in Tijuana. In addition to shepherding the local church they began, they also conduct numerous outreach and community service activities, including regularly providing meals for hundreds of impoverished children.
Juan & Jonathan Domingo (Horizonte Ministries)
Pastor Juan Domingo and his son, Jonathan, lead Calvary Chapel Ensenada in Baja, Mexico. Additionally, through Horizonte Ministries, they sponsor a Bible college and a home for special needs children.
Ventura County Pregnancy Center (Janice Jesse)
The VCPC, directed by Calvary Nexus attendee Janice Jesse, is a Christ-centered ministry that provides support to women and men in an unplanned pregnancy or post-abortive situations, including free pregnancy tests, confidential counseling, free ultrasounds, and more.
Child Evangelism Fellowship (Jane Boyer)
Jane, a part of our Cavalry Nexus family, coordinates the “Good News Club,” an outreach ministry to students at our local grade schools. Faithful volunteers have opportunity each week to demonstrate God’s love to children and tell them about Jesus.
United States & Around the World
Sheri Mergenthal (Refuge 139 & JAARS)
Sheri is a former Calvary Nexus staff member and currently is serving as a Trip Leader with Refuge 139, a ministry of JAARS. By organizing volunteers on short-term mission trips, Refuge 139 cares for Wycliffe MKs (Missionary Kids) through a VBS-type program while their parents are in conference. As soon as he retires, Sheri’s husband Wade will be joining her in supporting Bible translation around the world.
Bill Holdridge (Poimen Ministries)
Poimen (“Shepherd”) is a unique ministry operating in the U.S. and the United Kingdom which focuses on strengthening pastors in order to strengthen churches.
Gideons International (Warren Nelson)
Warren serves as a missionary with Gideons International, a ministry dedicated to making Bibles available to everyone in the world to reach people with the good news about Jesus Christ.
Gabriel’s House (Kingdom Center)
This Christ-centered ministry in Oxnard provides food, housing and other critical resources for homeless mothers and their children to help them find permanent solutions.
Kevin Tolsma (Young Life)
April and I have done high school ministry in various forms over the past 25 years. I served a few years as a leader for the high school group for our church up until nine years ago, and then got involved with Young Life in Camarillo as it was just getting established in our community. Nationally Young Life has been around since the 1940s and has a presence on roughly two-thirds of high school campuses nationwide. Young Life is also now established in 107 different countries. Young Life’s mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus with the gospel with a focus of reaching unchurched teenagers. I started out as a volunteer leader with Young Life eight years ago, and then three years ago assumed the full-time position of Area Director for Camarillo. In addition to Camarillo High, we also have a ministry, “Club” at Rancho Campana High, and we are really excited to be launching our first Club for junior highers next month at Monte Vista Middle School!
Matthew Carter (Mission Aviation Fellowship)
For over 75 years, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has used aviation to share the love of Jesus Christ with isolated people who have not yet heard the Gospel.
Matthew Carter seeks to use what God has gifted him with for His purposes and glory through Mission Aviation Fellowship. As a pilot, he will deliver food, medicine, mail, and building supplies. He’ll also perform medical evacuation flights to villagers and to those following God’s call to bring the gospel to those who have yet to hear it. He looks forward to keeping local churches and missionaries directly supported and sustained as they shine God’s light to the people around them.
Michelle I Bertelsen (Wycliffe Bible Translators)
My role with Wycliffe will be as Launch Coordinator. I will be working from home as part of a team of support for new missionaries going to the foreign field through their first term. I will be in touch with them, encouraging them and praying with them and for them and helping them navigate the process.
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