Missions

Disciples of Jesus will live as being sent on mission, seeing people transformed by the Gospel, as Jesus was sent by the Father.  Initially, Jesus directed His followers to begin simply by taking the Gospel to their immediate neighbors in Jerusalem, then to the surrounding county of Judea, then Samaria (the next county over) and ultimately to the ends of the earth.

To be "on mission" simply means to enthusiastically follow Jesus as He was "on mission" (John 20:21). Over the years we've sent many people from CSLO into a wide variety of cultures to make disciples and plant churches. The geographic scope includes domestic campus ministry (United States) to various church planting endeavors around the globe.

Because living on mission was central to the purpose of Jesus' life so too it's a major focus of ours. As a vital extension of our Church family, we hope you'll get to know a little bit about these servants, to be praying for them.

Seminar 1 Theology for Mission, TBD

Seminar 2 Cross Cultural Ministry Training, TBD

 

Curitiba, Brazil (Church plant opportunity)

Calvary Chapel Curitiba has an opportunity for a married couple or one or two individuals to assist the pastor, Tom Stowe. Tom is looking for individuals who are considering long-term ministry. The roles of the team we send would be to assist in practical areas of serving in the life of the church. This is an opportunity to confirm some of your gifts and calling in a church plant setting. This opportunity is for a minimum of two months up to one year. The team would consist of up to three persons.  

MISSIONARIRES, STOWES

Brazil
Tom & Luciana Stowe
Tom Stowe went to Brazil in 2005 to assist at Calvary Chapel Bible College. Tom married a Brazilian, Luciana in 2006. They have two children. They served in Joao Pessoa in northeastern Brazil for two years and now pastor a church in Curatiba in southern Brazil.

MISSIONARIES - Stanzels Hungary
Balazs & Leah Stanzel have been pastoring a church in Pecs, Hungary since 2007. Leah was sent out from CalvarySLO to Hungary in 2005 and there married Balazs, a Hungarian. They have three daughters.

Dominican Republic - Students International
Cristian and Katie and Grullon
Cristian and Katie Grullon have served with Students International in the Dominican Republic since 2008. They have one daughter. Katie works with an OB/GYN and Physicians Assistant on staff who run rural community health clinics and will be teaching maternal health classes.  Cristian works with the Physical Therapy Ministry to provide physical therapy to those in the community who normally would not be able to receive those services due to socio economics. Their goals are to build relationships with the patients and their families as an avenue for sharing the gospel.

Ukraine
Conor and Koren McNamee  have been ministering in Ukraine since 2000. They have three children and have been a part of two church plants. They are currently pastoring Christian Bible Church in the city of Chernigov. Their church leads ministries to children in hospitals, orphanages, and throughout the city sharing the love of Christ. They also focus on English language outreach and ministry to the disabled.

 

MISSIONARIES - J Hurst Mexico
Justin Hurst is serving in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was sent out from Calvary SLO in 2008. Their team, Enfoque Ciudad has constructed the first phase of a live-in facility for orphan teenagers as a vehicle to prepare these young men for life and to make disciples for Christ.  Their ministry seeks to impact the youth of Mexico by the gospel. 
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MISSIONARIES - Darren Hurst - MISSIONARIES,DARREN HURST Mexico
Darren Hurst is serving in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was sent out from Calvary SLO in 2008. Their team, Enfoque Ciudad has constructed the first phase of a live-in facility for orphan teenagers as a vehicle to prepare these young men for life and to make disciples for Christ. Their ministry seeks to impact the youth of Mexico by the gospel.
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MISSIONARIES, MANDY & ELI Chi Alpha Ministries - Texas
Eli & Mandy Stewart are serving in campus ministry at Sam Houston College in Huntsville Texas. Together they are involved in a growing and enthusiastic group of college students. They have served there since 2006. Eli and Mandy have two children.
MISSIONARIES, PRIOLAS

Campus Crusade - San Diego, CA
Joe & Alison Priola
Joe and Alison served with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) on the Cal Poly University and Cuesta College campuses beginning in 2001. In 2008 they were transferred to UC San Diego and UCSD to serve as directors for the Cru ministry on those campuses.  They have led numerous teams to minister on campuses in East Asia. Joe and Alison have three children.

 

 

MISSIONARIES, WARREN Campus Crusade - Arizona
Chris & Vanessa Warren have served with Campus Crusade for Christ since 2005. They are currently working with the campus group at the University of Arizona, Tucson. They have initiated a summer campus partnership in the Dominican Republic and will take teams there.

 

SF City Impact - San Francisco, Ca
Johnny Luoma is serving in the inner city of San Francisco, CA at SF City Impact. He was sent out from Calvary SLO in 2013 to be part of a team who would launch City Impact's first residential discipleship program for men in recovery from addiction. The vision of this home is to see these men set free to live the life they are called to in Christ and to be leaders in their community. SF City Impact exists to intervene. 

MISSIONARIES - Paynes Campus Crusade - Chico, CA
Joshua & Adrienne Payne have served with Campus Crusade for Christ at Cal Poly SLO and now at Chico State University.
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