Missions we support in Carroll, Iowa, across the United States and around the WORLD!
How Resources Are Used
Since 1957, CEM has a proven track record of starting new independent Christian churches. Our board of directors is completely voluntary so that all monetary gifts given to CEM go toward the church planting process. The executive director, Mike Knight, spends much of his time traveling throughout the state seeking church planting opportunities by making new relationships and building existing ones. He is also available to churches for encouragement and leadership training. He also encourages and follows up with our new church planters and invests in recruiting potential planters. Our church planters’ salaries are paid by CEM for at least two years. This period gives the internal structure of the new church time to prepare to take over this responsibility.
Our Story: Following a major cyclone that hit the already devastatingly poor country of Bangladesh, Milton Bates, a Navy Veteran and General Motors technician, and his wife, Janet, were deeply moved by the utter destruction they saw on the news reports. Burdened to help somehow, Milton and Janet prayed for God to reveal a way to unite the brotherhood of independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in a significant relief effort. After writing and sending over 500 letters from their own kitchen table to various Christian leaders, 9 men wrote back that they would support Milton if he volunteered to lead the effort. Faithfully, Milton and Janet continued to pray for direction, and for the missionaries they were connected with around the world. Then, at the 1973 North American Christian Convention, Milton and these 9 leaders met together for the first time, and International Disaster Emergency Service was officially created.
Milton and Janet are survived by their daughters Nancy, Janet-Elaine, and Louise, and their son Jim. This brief history is in loving memory of Milton, Janet, and their son, Paul.
Nebraska Christian College
What We Believe:
We must recruit the most influential and entrepreneurial students, then envision them for servant leadership -- it's the hope of the world.
We ensure students are doing servant leadership, not just studying it. This begins during First Serve & continues through Residency.
By their senior year our grads aren't thinking "What am I going to do with my life?" It's become obvious.
Healthy & growing organizations are starved for the right kind of leaders.
Our students are ready and willing to roll up their sleeves and step into the fray of leadership.
If we have a grad who says they want to serve but cannot find a place, then we seek to resolve that.
The pipeline of exceptional leadership is drying up. This is on us. What we do and how we do it affects outcomes & drives mission.
We must ensure the next generation of leaders are ready to go: educated well, spiritually formed, skills ready to deploy for the Kingdom.
We are not the only ones addressing this issue, but we will do all we can where we are embedded in the Kingdom.
We pray daily for prospectives, students, and alumni to answer their particular call, their "something more." (John 4:35.)
Campus Christian Fellowship
CAMPUS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP IS A NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN GROUP THAT BELIEVES IN THE BIBLE AS THE BASIS FOR ALL THAT WE DO. CCF IS ABOUT REACHING STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY ARE IN THEIR SPIRITUAL WALK AND SHOWING THEM HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH CHRIST. OUR MISSION IS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE, EQUIPPING THEM TO FOLLOW JESUS AND IMPACT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM. WE ARE ON THE CAMPUS’ OF IOWA, IOWA STATE AND UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA.
Central Iowa Bible Camp was founded in 1946 by the Churches of Christ/Christian Churches of central Iowa in 1946. In 1955 seven acres of land north of Earlham Iowa was donated and the camp came to it’s present location in 1956. Over the years the camp has purchased more land to get up to our current 24 acres. In 1999 CIBC hired the first full-time Director and began to expand beyond several weeks of camp in the summer only. Currently we offer 14 programs during the summer as well as several camp sponsored retreats in the fall. The facilities are available to outside groups to rent in the spring and fall. There are currently no winterized buildings available for use. In recent years CIBC has begun to modernize many of our facilities, installing windows, insulation, and new bathrooms in many of our buildings. One of our goals is to be able to provide a location for year round retreats in the future.
Our primary focus is and has always been to bring people closer to God.
Training Christians for Ministry
TCM comes alongside Christians who are leading in their own countries and have a passion for reaching their people for Christ. Through our institute we can develop a Christian leader for a fraction of the cost it would take to send a U.S. missionary to that same country. Since these individuals already know the cultures and languages, they are able to have successful ministries and are equipped for a lifetime of service.
Literature and Teaching Ministries
Literature And Teaching Ministries (LATM) is an outgrowth of the ministry of College Press Publishing Company of Joplin, Missouri. Don DeWelt, beloved teacher and evangelist, founded College Press in 1959 to supply a need for true-to-the-Scriptures Bible study textbooks.
But God's world is bigger than one country. Don DeWelt traveled to many mission fields during his lifetime, and felt a burden to help the missionaries and national church leaders in those places to have books in their languages, too. From time to time, missionaries would request permission of College Press to translate and print a book. This would always be granted with no charge or royalty fee. But for every missionary who had taken it upon himself to translate and print books, there were ten more who wanted to, but because of financial and time constraints, simply could not.
As time passed, Don's son Chris, who had served eight years as a missionary in Chile, came to share the burden to see quality materials printed in other languages. Together they envisioned a non-profit ministry that would help fund and print quality Christian books, like College Press, but in the various languages spoken in the countries where we have missionaries and national churches. In August, 1992, just a year after Don passed away, Literature And Teaching Ministries was established for this purpose. Since then, LATM has helped publish nearly 1000 projects in 70 different languages for a total of over two million books.
Ozark Christian College
At Ozark Christian College, we ground our students in the knowledge and practice of Scripture, equipping them to go into the world to love and serve people. We see 90% of our graduates enter volunteer or vocational ministry, and we have an entire department dedicated to helping students with job and ministry placement as they graduate.
Each year, over 90% of our graduates say they're glad they attended OCC. We're confident you'll agree!
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The Mission of Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch to provide Christian homes for abused, neglected, and other at-risk children and to meet the spiritual, emotional, educational, social, and physical needs of each child.
Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch opened in 1977 as a result of the vision and efforts of Mr. Don McCain and Mr. Stan Way. The two men met during a period in which Mr. Way was a minister in the Clarence, MO area.
One day the two men discussed the possibility starting a set of Christian children’s homes in northeast Missouri. The men believed adequate financial support could be obtained from area churches to eventually build as many as three homes near Clarence. Several other individuals in the area, who eventually became Shiloh board of trustee members, “caught” McCain’s and Way’s vision to carry out the project.
Land for the Clarence, MO site was provided by the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown. By 1983, there were three homes on the original nine acres ministering to children in need. Today there are four full-time homes and a relief home at Shiloh’s Clarence, MO site.
Kahoka, Missouri is approximately 75 miles northeast of Shiloh’s Clarence, MO site. There are two full-time homes and a relief home at Shiloh’s Kahoka, MO site. An onsite Christian school was added for the Kahoka site children in 1997.
A board of trustees provides oversight for the Ranch. Former trustee, Mark Adkison assumed duties as executive director in August of 2005. Thirty-one year Shiloh worker, Jay Craig, is director of stewardship, and Tim Craig is stewardship officer.
In summary, the ministry of Shiloh now includes a total of six homes for children, two relief homes, plus an onsite school at the Kahoka, MO site.
Shiloh’s ministry is here because caring supporters give to make it a reality.
Central Christian College of the Bible
Heritage of Biblical AuthorityWe continue the legacy of New Testament Christianity within the Restoration Movement and CCCB.
Discipleship in CommunityWe forge personal transformation through spiritual mentorship in a mutually supportive environment.
Prayerful MinistryWe ask God’s blessing upon every opportunity for leadership and service in the church and in the world.
Inspired AchievementWe challenge students to accomplish life-changing outcomes by reaching their potential and leading others.
Kingdom CollaborationWe work with other organizations to benefit enrollment, local church success, and kingdom growth.
Personalized AttentionWe treat each constituent in ways appropriate to their needs, abilities, and plans.
Affordable OpportunitiesWe offer access to excellent and relevant academic programs and personal development experiences.
Keep families in mind, KFIM, Real 102.1 is a ministry of Carroll IMPACT Educational Association, a religious nonprofit 501(c)(3). KFIM is a ministry that draws people closer to God by providing encouragement, edifying believers and building community through Christian music and programming filled with solid biblical insight. Our mission is to impact lives with positive Christian music and to experience more of the life God intends for you by giving you and your families a different listening choice.
Our promise to you is that you'll never hear inappropriate songs or anything that could embarrass you or your family.
Beyond being a safe place, we want Real 102.1 to be a welcoming place, a station where you can feel connected regardless of where you've been, no matter what's happened in your life, whether you go to church or not. We're glad you're listening and the welcome mat is always out!
We hope that Real 102.1 will be a blessing to you and your family. And, we hope you'll tell a friend!