Central Christian Church supports several different missions with the funds, time, and other gifts God has blessed us with. See the ministries we support, what they do, and learn more about them below! If you would like to learn more about Central Christian Church and our mission, click here.
Christian Campus House (EIU) Christian Campus House is a non-denominational Christian campus ministry serving college students and young people from Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College. While our ministry's roots are in the Restoration Movement, we serve students from many faith backgrounds. All are welcome to join us as we unpack what it means to follow Jesus. We strive to lead students to engage in 3 primary directions: with Christ and what His Gospel means for our lives, with Christian community as iron sharpening iron, and with Campus as ambassadors for His Kingdom. Click here to learn more about Christian Campus House or here to see their Facebook page.
CURE International The children CURE serves have conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns, and hydrocephalus. Without treatment, they will have little hope for a future. Many will die from their condition. That’s why CURE exists. We’re a non-profit organization that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 13 countries worldwide where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity. Since our founding in 1996, CURE hospitals have performed more than 213,800 procedures, and surgeons trained by CURE have performed more than 15,000 procedures to treat hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
Most importantly, we have seen God move in the lives of our patients, their families, and their communities and have had the opportunity to witness more than 190,200 expressions of faith in Jesus Christ. Click here to learn more about CURE International.
Holy Hands Puppet & Drama Ministry Holy Hands consists of a team of 29+ volunteers from over 8 different churches who proclaim Jesus Christ, praise God's name, and represent Christ in their performances and community events. Click here to learn more about Holy Hands or here to see their Facebook page.
International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES) IDES is an organization that serves in evangelism, disaster response, hunger relief, community development, and medical care around the world since 1970. They desire to show compassion, generosity, evangelism, glorify God, integrity, independence on God, and partnerships. Click here to learn more about IDES.
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is a a higher education facility dedicated to teaching students to live out their faith consistently and considerately as leaders in Church and in the world. Their desire is to offer a wide variety of learning and living opportunities through their degree offerings, classes, small groups, chapel times, and service learning programs. LCU dedicates itself to creating an authentic community, to holistic development of future church and community leaders, to creating servant leaders, to being good stewards of what God has blessed them with, and honoring their Restoration Movement heritage. Most importantly, however, LCU emphasizes their commitment to the Great Commission and desire all their students to receive a christian education creates more whole and holy people. Informed minds and transformed hearts go on to make an impact in whatever soil they’re planted. Click here to learn more about LCU.
Little Galilee Christian Camp Little Galilee exists to conduct camps, conferences, and rallies so that persons not yet Christian may be won to Christ and His Church as it is set forth i the New Testament, and that Christian people of all ages may be built up in the Christian faith and life. Little Galilee offers camps and activities as well as facility rentals for all ages with a wide variety of activities they desire to use what they have been given to reach all who come with the gospel message. Click here to learn more about Little Galilee or here to see their Facebook page.
Oblong Children's Christian Home Oblong Children’s Christian Home offers homes in Oblong and Fairfield, Illinois, and is a ministry of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ that ministers to abused and troubled children who are 5 to 17 years old, providing them; God’s unconditional love, a stable, structured environment, and a family-style group home. Children come to Oblong for a variety of reasons; running with the wrong crowd, not attending school, having a difficult home situation, or the child has mild to moderate legal problems. Their goal is to reunite the children with their families and return them home after making significant changes in their lives by replacing destructive habits with healthy ones. Click here to learn more about Oblong Children's Christian Home.