Global Missions

strategic priorities.

Fulfilling the Commission of God to the World

Going into all the world has never been so conceivable in light of the connected realities of a global community. We train our missionaries in fresh ways to fulfill the commission of God to the world that launches from an inter-connected system. We train our local leaders in a methodology of spiritual support, financial investment, and relational connectivity. We train our leaders to recruit new missionaries by understanding how to discern the Spirit-call on a life and by deploying them city by city, country by country, and people by people in harmony with our commitment to a social, educational, and mercy driven call.

Breakout Facilitators

Jenny Switkes

Jenny Switkes is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church of Southern California, serving bi-vocationally as an associate pastor at The Lamb’s Fellowship Lake Elsinore and as a mathematics professor at Cal Poly Pomona. She has been to Africa seven times, including ministry in prisons and a semester-long sabbatical teaching mathematics at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

Gary Enniss

Gary Enniss is the South Region Superintendent for the FMCSC. Recently retired from Lamb’s Fellowship Lake Elsinore. Gary has served on the Board of Empowering Lives International and been involved in works in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Val Roark

Val Roark is a lay leader at Lamb’s Fellowship Lake Elsinore, and has served on the Ministerial Education and Guidance Committee. She consults as a Coach to School Administrators, and enjoys serving with Lamb’s, Empowering Lives International, and Black Sheep. She has participated in mission work both at home and abroad for many years and is passionate about Global Missions.

News & Updates

FMCSC Global Missions Catalytic Task Force

Dear FMCSC global missions leaders,

I have the privilege of working to catalyze our FMCSC Global Missions Engagement and serving as FMCSC missions representative to the FMCUSA.  I am writing to invite you to be a part of this catalytic work!

First, I would like to invite you to consider being part of a FMCSC Global Missions Catalytic Task Force to work on the following:

  • Development of a “this is what global missions is about” statement from the FMCSC global missions strategic priority perspective to inspire local churches to participate.
  • Development of a FMCSC global missions round table half-day event to be held later this year, probably in early November, for the purpose of strategic thinking and connection in global missions.

The work for the Task Force will begin in the second half of August (when I return from a July 26-August 12 mission trip to Kenya!).  I anticipate that most of the Task Force work will be done over email and by conference call.  If you would like to be a part of this Task Force, please send me an email at pastorjswitkes@gmail.com

Second, if you are not able to be a part of the Task Force but will be interested in attending the round table event in November, please send me an email to let me know this as well.  If you were at the Global Missions breakout session at AC16, you know that we all could have strategically discussed and worked on global missions engagement for several more hours.  In November, we can do this together!

Looking forward to working with you all to see global missions engagement advance in the FMCSC!  Very excited to see what God will do as we follow His invitation!

Jenny Switkes
Associate Pastor, Lamb’s Fellowship Lake Elsinore

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Welcome to Global Missions

The FMCSC committed to our local congregations engaging with the Church globally. Lead by Jenny Switkes (Associate Pastor, LFLE) this strategic priority will focus on training our missionaries in fresh ways to fulfill the commission of God to the world that launches from an inter-connected system. We will do this by training our local leaders in a methodology of spiritual support, financial investment, and relational connectivity to recruit new missionaries by understanding how to discern the Spirit-call on a life and by deploying them city by city, country by country, and people by people in harmony with our commitment to social, educational, and mercy drive calls. Will you engage with our churches in India, Central America, and Africa?

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Attendees

Name
Season Bowers
Gary Enniss
Don Rogers
Jenny Switkes
Celinda Garibaldi
Kris Bowers
Maribel Hernandez
Janet Walton
Estela Elias
Liz Tate
Paul Russo
Naka Piohia
Lisa Race
Lisa Ashley
Margaret Twahirwa
Kristy Hinds
Troy Smith