WHAT IS A GO TEAM?
At Christ Community Church, we believe in working directly in partnership with Indigenous and Local Ministries for overall long term impact, unity in the larger body of Christ and the richness of cross-cultural relationships whenever possible.
We mobilize the people of Christ Community Church mainly through the sending of short-term mission teams, or GO TEAMS, that are well trained, led and launched in support of our partner ministries.
Our strategy is lead by volunteers with staff support and are the environments where we continually labor with urgency depending on God's power. We are continually assessing our effectiveness and seek to work with excellence.
St. Charles - Outreach
Eric is passionate about reaching the nations for Jesus. In 1994, Eric and his wife Carol traveled to Nigeria on their first short-term mission trip. This experience led to full-time international ministry in 1996.
Eric graduated from Valparaiso University and currently lives in Sycamore, IL. Hunting and fishing are favorite hobbies.
A Portland, Oregon native and reluctantly recovering hipster, Jered received a masters degree from Western Seminary and planted a church in the City of Roses for the last ten years. Being middle-aged it may seem as though several years are unaccounted for in his narrative, but they were mostly spent being a youth pastor, associate pastor, enjoying being married to his favorite person and raising three beautiful girls. He doesn't get what the big deal is about Portillos, but has acquired a taste for deep dish pizza, loves the church and loves motivating people to live transformed lives in Jesus.