Jesus calls all believers to "make disciples of all nations." Because of this, we are intentional in embodying the love of Christ to the world around us both through organized programs and informal, relational settings. A central theme of our outreach efforts is the value of ongoing, intentional relationships between Christ-followers and those around them.
Living as "Backyard Missionaries"
Everyone has "spheres of influence" in their neighborhood, workplace, family, and friendship circles. God calls us to be Christ's ambassadors in our spheres of influence by embodying His love in practical ways and by making the most of every opportunity to point people to Jesus. We like to say that "the Gospel flows best over the bridge of relationships," so we seek to build caring, trusting relationships across which the Gospel can flow so more people will experience the true life that Jesus offers.
Friedens dedicates 12% of its income to sending and supporting trained and equipped workers across barriers or boundaries for spiritual purposes, with the goal of making disciples of Jesus and bringing God’s work of redemption to the world. We partner with eleven missionaries both in the U.S. and other regions of the world, providing encouragement, prayer, and financial support.
Forever Families is Friedens' adoption & orphan care ministry. God is working through Forever Families to bless many families with adoption grants, along with many more adoptive families with training and support. In addition, Forever Families helps support orphan-care ministries in Ethiopia, China, Haiti, and Honduras. Since 2010, Forever Families has distributed over $115,000 for adoption grants and orphan care, along with providing support, training, and relational networking to many adoptive families throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Learn more.
Operation Christmas Child
Each year, Friedens collects items for Operation Christmas Child, which is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse that distributes Christmas gifts and Christ-centered literature to children in need throughout the world.