Network Partners

First McKinney takes an active part in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). Together as a church, we support ministries here at home and around the world to see lives transformed with the gospel message of Jesus. The Transform Your World Network includes partners involved in church planting, Christ-centered compassion and mobilization.


 
25Project: McKinney, Texas

Jesus speaks of the “least of these” in Matthew 25 and says that when we care for this group of people, that we actually care for Jesus Himself. It is from these words in Matthew 25, and the calling of God, that the ministry of 25 Project was born and exists. While the least of these comprises a broad range of people, the 25 Project is specifically focused on bringing hope and healing to orphan and vulnerable children. A quick survey of our world unfortunately shows millions upon millions of children who are orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable. Children belong in families, not the streets and not in institutions. God’s perfect design for them is to be raised in a home by a loving family who will nurture, instruct, and disciple them to live for Him and share Him with a lost world. However, living in a home with a loving family for many children is seemingly only a dream. The 25 Project works to see that the dream of a home and a family becomes a reality while continually pointing each child to a transforming relationship with Jesus.


25Project: Shara Johnson
Shara is a part of 25 Project and serves in Sierra Leone. (I have emailed Shara to get a description of her work and ministry.)


 
Asia For Jesus:
Steve and Noit Hyde
Cambodia
Contact: Steve Hyde
Blog: asiaforjesus.org/jungle-adventures-blog/

From northern Iowa as a young boy, to the Philippines as a missionary kid, to Asia where he has served since 1994 in Cambodia, Steve Hyde’s whole life has been about helping people reach their full potential in Christ. In 1997, the Hydes started Words of Life Ministries in order to develop training materials for church leaders in Cambodia. It has become the largest publisher of Christian literature in the country. They also operate a nationwide training program, the Antioch Institute, which currently has hundreds of church leaders being trained each year. In 2003, in an effort to disciple children who have no access to education, they started the Imparting Smiles Association. Their ministry stretches to every province of Cambodia.


Bridge 2913:
Matt and Ashley Spencer
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Bridge 2913 Serves the DFW area and brings life-changing hope to middle and high school students by connecting and empowering educators, student leaders, and local church and community resources to build sustainable ministry opportunities on public school campuses.


 
Campus Crusade and GAiN:
Charlie and Mary Beth Berry

Charlie and MaryBeth Berry have served 41 years as staff members with Cru, the U.S. ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ®. Currently, Charlie works as part of the Ministry Partner Development team, where he helps train and coach new staff members as they develop a ministry partner team of financial and prayer supporters. MaryBeth serves as a mission trip leader for Global Aid Network (GAiN), the humanitarian ministry of Cru. She leads small groups of volunteers to serve alongside Cru international staff members, providing humanitarian aid as a way of opening doors for evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.


Center for Mission Mobilization:
Brian and Jennifer Easley
College Station, Texas
Contact: brian.easley@mobilization.org
             jennifer.easley@mobilization.org
Blog: thesonshines.blogspot.com
Partner Organization: mobilization.org 
Give: TYW Network

After returning from South Africa in 2014, Brian and Jenn joined the Center for Mission Mobilization (CMM). The CMM has teams in seven countries on five continents that are working to create mission-sending movements to the unreached.  In 2015, the Easleys were asked to launch and lead a team of mission mobilizers at Texas A&M University. This team is committed to fueling mission vision and helping believers find their most strategic role in completing the Great Commission. With over 11,000 internationals in College Station, they disciple students to engage cross-culturally and provide a good training ground for future overseas staff. They also help students going into the workforce learn to live their lives strategically as senders, pray-ers and mobilizers.


Center for Mission Mobilization:
Robert Ewing

Robert serves with the Center for Mission Mobilization as a Field Mobilizer in College Station, TX where there is immense potential to see mission movements started all over the world. As a missions mobilizer, Robert helps people realize their specific role with the Great Commission. Currently, there are 2.9 billion people in the world without access to the Gospel. Robert helps mobilize students, families, and churches to reach the “unreached” at College Station by reaching out to the thousands of international students in the area through small groups, bible studies, and cross-cultural exposures (mosques, temples, religious festivals, etc).


 
East Asia: Adam and Megan Cavalier

Adam and Magan serve in East Asia to bring the Gospel of Jesus to university students, young professionals, and unreached people groups around the country. They also conduct pastor training and leadership training for indigenous pastors.


Hungary Missions: Jerry and Janice Byrd

 


 
J-Life Africa:
David and Liz Even
Contact: evenfamily5@gmail.com
Blog: evenfamily5.blogspot.com
Website: www.jlife.org
Give: TYW Network

The Evens serve with J-Life in Africa. J-Life Africa is a non-denominational movement that exists to train indigenous church leaders to mobilize disciple-making movements across Africa. Their aim is to equip and mobilize the local church in Africa to run Christ-centered disciple-making youth movements that will impact the local and global community. Teaching about Jesus’ life provides a foundation of love and service, discipleship, and compassion. J­-Life is equipping youth not only to live by Jesus’ principles, but also to replicate and multiply into the lives of others through discipleship.


Journey Point Church: Stapleton, Colorado

 


Lifesong:
Kristi Cobb
Kitwe, Zambia
Contact:  kcobb@lifesongfororphans.org
Give: TYW Network

 
Kristie is serving in Kitwe, Zambia with Lifesong for Orphans.  The school consists of 292 vulnerable and orphaned children who receive two high-protein meals a day along with having 100% of all medical needs met. She is using her years of teaching experience to develop the students and staff as she encourages them to follow Christ.
 

Malawi, Africa:
Keith and Christeen Moller

Keith and Christeen serve in a Mdala Village in rural Africa. The village is situated high in the mountains east of Lake Malawi about 64km (40 miles) from the nearest tar road. They are building a school in an area where there is no access to education. Living in very rural areas as the people do, they find themselves literally at the proverbial “End of the Line.”


Mission Reagan:
Josh and Courtney Willis

 

 

 

www.missionregan.org
Give: missionregan.org/partners.html

Mission Regan exists to bridge the chasm between people who have much and people who struggle to survive. They collect supplies, medicines, and equipment to send to those who are in desperate need—locally and globally. Mission Regan focuses on what they can learn from the people to whom they are giving and aim to sustain relationships with the people who have been helped. They believe we can all help each other, regardless of our status. Simply stated, Mission Regan connects people who want to help others with people who need help.
 

 
Pan Asia Outreach:
Brent and Savanna Sorrels

Brent & Savannah formerly served with the International Mission Board in Costa Rica. They transitioned to the Transform Your World network while working among the Vietnamese people in Port Arthur, Texas, for nine years. Now they still supervise one of their disciples, Khanh, in SE Texas while they carry out their own ministry among Buddhist people groups in Collin County. They currently teach Bible classes and meet needs in four different locations where Buddhist-background friends are learning what it means to follow Jesus.


 
Perspectives:
Mike and Leslie Bain

God graciously led the Bains family to the U.S. Center for World Missions. Mike is the Director of Operations for the Training and Education Branch of the Center at a project called PERSPECTIVES of the WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT. The Bain family strategically works so that every tongue, tribe, and people group (ethne) knows of Christ Jesus and every Christ follower lives to serve HIM as a goer, sender, pray-er, mobilizer and/or welcomer to further HIS glory.


 
 
South Africa:
Lawrence and Louise Cronin

The Cronins’ hearts and prayers are never far from the South African young people they have ministered to through the years since God called them to South Africa in 2011.  They teach and minister at the International Leadership Academy, which is a one-week Bible based camp for 42 eighth and ninth grade students to train future leaders in their school and community. They also work with Matriculation Camp which prepares the local students to take their Matric (exit exams) from high school. They will have opportunity to share God’s love as teachers, mentors, and camp parents for 72 students for 8 weeks.


Student Mobilization: Brittany Stevens, University of Texas Campus

 


Uganda:
Andrew and Kerri Meador
Give: advancehim.org/our-missionaries.html