Ministry Highlights

Small World Connections

SWC is a good friend of FURM. They have a heart for seeing people and ministries thrive in what they've been called to do for the Kingdom and they exist to support others' ministries in ways they have been gifted. They are a great resource partner for existing ministries, work hard to support their local community, and also lead several short term missions opportunities each year. We encourage you to check out our friends, Small World Connections.

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Finisterre Vision

Finisterre Vision works in the Finisterre Mountains of Papua New Guinea to reach the people groups in the area, with a focus on learning and speaking the heart languages of the people in these mountains. They hope to reach all 70 of the language groups in the Finisterre Mountains, with groups of missionaries teaching literacy classes and helping plant churches. They are looking to equip and place long-term missionary teams, but they also send people on short-term trips. If reaching the unreached through language and literacy is a passion of yours, you should check them out today!

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Aneko Press

Aneko Press is a publishing company for Christian authors, striving to display Christ’s truth in everything they create. They believe that Christian books should look just as good as the messages inside them, and want to make those books more readily available to ministries that need them. They would love to hear from you about donations, having books printed for distribution, or publishing a book of your own! For more details, check out their website.

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Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is an amazing organization that sends hospital ships to provide free surgeries and other medical care to some of the poorest nations in the world, traveling between port cities and taking in patients, training local medical professionals, and changing lives. They have been operating for forty years with the highest standards, and whether you’re a medical professional looking to get directly involved, or someone willing to offer prayer and funding, they would love your support!

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China Outreach Ministries

Do you have a heart for serving students from overseas, and do you like to make people feel welcome in your community? If so, you may want to consider China Outreach Ministries as an avenue in which to utilize your strengths; they are a ministry that works on U.S. college campuses to reach Chinese students and help them become passionate about Jesus. This ministry works primarily through hospitality, intentional conversations, and relationship investment.

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Construction Workers Christian Fellowship

When people think about people groups that need to be reached for the Kingdom, they don’t usually think of the construction industry. However, Construction Workers Christian Fellowship is an organization that was founded specifically to reach construction workers and contractors, who they describe as “one of the least-reached people groups in North America.” They began as a group of construction workers gathering to pray before shifts, and have since grown into a widespread organization with multiple diverse outreaches. They are looking for volunteers with experience in the construction industry to join their team, but they will also accept volunteers who have not had as much construction experience!

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LOAF Ministries

When young women in Haiti have unplanned pregnancies, it is highly likely that they will seek abortions, due to the lack of options and support available to them. LOAF Ministries works uniquely in Haiti to meet this need, providing resources for pregnant women - including prenatal care, parenting classes, vocational training, and food distribution. They work to show love and understanding and hope to these women, and to give them support in the difficult situation they’re trying to navigate, as well as assisting with schooling and job training. Please take the time to learn more about this beautiful ministry today!

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Bridges

When people start a new ministry, they often feel uncertain, disorganized, and stretched thin. Bridges is an organization that is ready to come alongside pastors and ministry leaders to give them the coaching and support they need to become effective missionaries in their communities. Bridges hosts small groups, conferences, and one-on-one coaching sessions for leaders, equipping them to pass on what they’ve learned to their peers. They would love to help you kickstart your ministry!

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Extreme Missionary Adventures

Do you love adventure? Are you passionate about serving Jesus? If the answer to both those questions is “yes,” you should check out Extreme Missionary Adventures! They lead short term missions trips in multiple countries, choosing projects that intentionally partner with communities to leave a sustainable impact. Groups that go on these trips volunteer with medical clinics, schools, churches, and church plants under the guidance of experienced team leaders. Start your adventure now by taking a look at the trips they have coming up!

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Africa Inland Mission International

If you’re passionate about doing ministry in Africa, or if you have skills you want to use for missions but don’t know where to start, Africa Inland Mission might be the right fit for you! They are an interdenominational global organization that serves unreached people groups in Africa through agriculture, education, medicine, youth ministry, and half-a-dozen other avenues. They offer both short-term and long-term ministry opportunities, with training prior to both, for people from all backgrounds. Africa Inland Mission is ideal for anyone looking to dig deep in mission work with the specific gifts God has given them.

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Eagle's Wings

Eagle’s Wings is a ministry that works to end the cycle of domestic abuse and violence by offering support and rehabilitation to both abuse survivors and abusers. They believe that it is vitally important to not just save abuse victims, but empower them and their families to move into new freedom and healing. Eagle’s Wings is looking for donations to help them provide resources to families in crisis, as well as volunteers to give clerical, informational, and fundraising support.

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Cookson Hills

Do you have a heart for at-risk kids? Are you passionate about seeing them grow in a safe and loving environment? Cookson Hills is a unique, community-oriented schooling and living situation for kids who have been expelled from school, experienced some form of trauma, or found themselves homeless. This ministry offers its residents opportunities for vocational training, fine arts classes, and equestrian activities on their 1,000-acre campus, with stores, housing, and stables on location as well. Their goal is to provide support, healing, and resources for young people, equipping them for their best possible future. There are many great ways you can get involved – take a moment to check them out!

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JEMS AACF

Do you have a heart for the Japanese? So does JEMS, and they would love the opportunity to network with you, provide training for you to love our Japanese neighbors better, or send you as a career missionary to the Japanese. JEMS is a great organization and a great starting place to find other ministries who work with this beautiful culture.

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Global Frontier Missions

Want to go to the missions field and serve well? Or maybe you've got multiple representatives from unreached people groups living in your neighborhood and could use some help on how to build relationships with them? Global Frontier Missions is a training and sending ministry ready to help you serve well, especially to the least reached, whether internationally or domestically. With several different training options around the US, their 5 month or 10 month programs are worth checking out.

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CTI Music Ministries

Looking for a team of musicians equipped to lead worship and share the gospel with their audience? Or maybe you're looking for an opportunity to learn how to become one of these trained musicians? CTI Music Ministries can help with both, mobilizing musicians to take an active role in discipleship and sharing the gospel, and arranging for their trained team to come and serve the church all over the US. Click to learn more about CTI Music Ministries.

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Caribbean Youth Network

Interested in serving in international missions without the jet lag of traveling across the world? Caribbean Youth Network is a growing ministry in the beautiful Caribbean islands and is ready to partner with short term teams to help reach local youth for the Gospel. Specifically looking for teams to serve in Long Island and Eleuthera, Bahamas, the Caribbean Youth Network has opportunities to serve in campus, youth, and children's ministry for those who want to utilize the gifts of sports, leadership and/or evangelism.

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Memphis Teacher Residency

Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) is a master's-level degree program that allows students with a 4-year Bachelor's degree to earn their Master's in Education while receiving hands-on classroom training. Students in the program learn how to provide quality and purposeful teaching to classrooms in Memphis and its surrounding areas. The vision of MTR is to help restore communities through empowering individuals to impact their cities, ultimately cultivating peace between people of all races and classes. MTR provides its students with theory, practice, and support as they learn to teach well and with purpose in urban areas.

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International Students, Inc.

Do you live in a college town? Have a heart for college students? Or for reaching the world but can't travel it right now? International Students Inc. (aka ISI) recognizes that America has an incredible opportunity to minister to the many international students who come from all across the world to study in our country. Having left their family, friends, and culture, most international students are looking for people who are open to conversation and building relationships with them. This gives us the opportunity to be a light through friendship, which hopefully opening the door to talk to them about the Gospel. Ultimately the hope is to send them with the Light as missionaries and disciple-makers back to their home countries. ISI offers trainings, materials, hotlines and more to help Americans reach international students. They encourage us to take advantage of our opportunities to reach other nations from the United States, ISI a great opportunity for families, retired missionaries, and anyone with a heart for college students and the nations.

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Sixteen:Fifteen

Do you have a desire to strengthen your church's vision and action plan for missions? Wouldn't it be great to have a coach to help you get started and walk you through the process? Sixteen:Fifteen is designed to come alongside your church and do just that! Serving all over the US, Sixteen:Fifteen has a passion for helping churches fulfill their roles in the Great Commission, catering specifically to each church they coach. They are interdenominational and partner with the church from development through execution.

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Unite to Light, Inc

Unite to Light is a unique ministry organization bringing a solution to the following problems: "Lack of suitable home lighting is directly linked to illiteracy, poverty and health problems. The current widespread burning of kerosene for lighting results in substantial carbon release and environmental pollution." The Solution: A safe, cost-effective, long-lasting product addressing each of these problems simultaneously! They have two products available for your own personal use or to provide to those in need. One product even offers a USB charging port so a phone can be charged while still giving light after the sun goes down!

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ReachAcross

Do you have a heart for serving, loving, and sharing the Gospel with Muslims? Are you interested in serving short term, long term, or in an internship to fulfill that passion? Or maybe you'd like to go on a vision trip to learn more about this amazing People Group? ReachAcross would love to hear from you and explore the possibility of serving together. ReachAcross has "considerable experience in the Middle East, parts of East and West Africa, [and] in South Asia..." They "are eager to follow God’s leading to work among unreached Muslims wherever they may be found." And they "welcome new initiatives from new members." (from site) Sound like an organization you'd like to learn more about? We don't blame you!

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Mission Next Inc.

Mission Next Inc. is a launching pad for you to get connected with short-term, long-term, or career missions opportunities. Mission Next has search systems geared towards teachers, retirees, business as missions, and opportunities for young adults. These different search systems help Mission Next connect you with the trip or ministry that is right for your skills and your education. Not sure what you want to do yet? Mission Next also offers forums and retreats to help guide you through the discovery process of where God may be calling you! FURM's founder has attended one of the their forums and found it to be very equipping and their personnel to be extremely caring and relational. She highly recommends it!

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Upcoming Events

The following events are conferences that FURM has most recently attended and that we plan to attend in the near future. We hope to see you there!

ICOM

Known as the National Missionary Convention until 2011, the International Conference On Missions has been serving missionaries and the Great Commission since 1948.