Globally we are committed to seeing churches planted around the world. We currently support four missionary families who are involved in church planting.
Trey and Kiki Adams
Serving as MTW Thailand director, Trey will lead the team's ministry in Bangkok and beyond as MTW Thailand seeks to welcome new missionaries to the field, assist Thai nationals in local church planting, and train Thai pastors and church leaders. Along with this role, Trey currently serves the local church as a pastor at Grace City Church in Bangkok, and will partner with Rev. Natee Tanchanpongs to plant a new church on the southern side of the city (launching mid-2022!). Kiki continues to work with The Well, a member care/counseling ministry based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She, with two other trained counselors, have opened a Bangkok branch to serve missionary families in crisis across the Asia region, to train professional Thai Christian counselors and to train local churches and ministries in counseling/member-care skills.
Jon and Tanya Coody
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Hunter & Laura Quinn
Hunter and Laura Quinn are called to minister to university students in Cape Town as part of the Mission To the World church planting team in South Africa. While Hunter was earning his Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and Laura was teaching special education at a Christian school, God began calling them to overseas missions. They spent several years going on mission trips to discern where God might be calling them before He gave them a specific heart for Christ’s church in South Africa. They long to see university students come to love Jesus and His church, a desire planted in them through their time with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Oklahoma State. Having participated as both students in RUF and staff with RUF-International, they understand how people deeply need to hear about Jesus and to join a gospel-centered church. This is especially true of Cape Town’s universities, where students from all across the African continent come to study only to experience the pull of secularism, tribal religions, and false teaching. The Quinns are excited to be called to Cape Town and would love for you to pray alongside them in this work.
Marc & Liz Scheibe
In a few words, we “do” facilitative church planting (FCP).
Our philosophy of ministry is fundamentally facilitative and catalytic. Rather than planting churches ourselves, we envision, empower, equip and encourage Irish pastors in their own context whether in church planting or revitalization. This philosophy of ministry and approach is implemented across the island in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland through facilitative church planting and our apprenticeship teams and summer internship.
The work of coaching and mentoring Irish men and women leaders in a facilitative way is an earned place of influence through building trust in a relationship that welcomes the input of the Serge team. It is a model that affirms and values relationships with these leaders through the ‘catalytic encouragement’ of their ministry.
We’re dependent upon the Holy Spirit to reveal these relational opportunities. We pray to discern which relationships to invest in and for the risk-taking faith required to intentionally pursue leaders. Historically, these relationships have been initiated both by Irish leaders reaching out to Serge Ireland and by Serge Ireland staff taking initiative with Irish leaders. Rather than directly leading a congregation or ministry with a title of ‘director’ or ‘pastor’, the team must prayerfully create their own opportunities to contribute to those in direct leadership. This requires humility, faith and discernment.
This facilitative model invites a very wide sphere of impact, the ability for teammates to serve multiple pastors and the attribution of fruitful ministry to the church leader–with Serge remaining behind the scenes. The goal is to empower, resource and enable the Irish leader to succeed in the ministry God has given them with the real hope of church multiplication.
This frees our workers to be substantively immersed in the host culture and thus creates a more decentralized team presence. Community engagement, relationships and day-to-day activities are often engaged separately from other teammates. Each of our primary relationships are based in our local churches, our communities and other personal networks.
Being in English-speaking countries combined with the team’s many existing relationships provides a context in which teammates are able at a very significant degree to enter into the host cultures. A posture of humility, learning, risk-taking faith and loving one’s neighbor opens doors of rich and rewarding friendship and community among the people of Ireland.
Our all-island scope spans the international border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK), includes urban and rural churches, and transcends denominational affiliations. The work is people-focused, prayer-dependent, gospel-centered and rooted in the value of coming alongside missional, Irish pastors and leaders as facilitative catalytic encouragers.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and in Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
If you're interested in learning more about Trinity's global missions initiatives, contact Katy Keilbarth, Trinity Global Missions Chairwoman, firstname.lastname@example.org.