From "For" to "With"
Our outreach ministries are designed around a framework called ACTS. Through the ACTS process, we help the underserved in our community and around the world find hope in ways that promote dignity, build strong relationships and bring to life the God-given gifts of all people.Learn More
Impacting our world
Relationships are an important part of everything we do, including global outreach. We've spent years developing specific partnerships around the world so our short-term mission trips have a greater and longer-lasting impact on the international communities we serve. Though our trips are specialized, you don't have to have a medical, business or construction background to participate. If you have a heart for God's people, we have a way you can make a difference.
For over a decade, we’ve partnered with Bongolo Hospital to provide physical and spiritual healing to thousands of people, and to train African doctors to become surgeons. We send medical specialists, usually 1-2 surgeons, multiple times a year to help assist with training, and we work with the hospital to equip its facilities and provide medical equipment.
Next trip: TBDContact Us
Each year, we partnership with our friends at Pleasantville Church in Pennsylvania, we send a construction team to work with Galilea Church in San Lucas, Guatemala. This 17-year partnership has helped build nine churches, a pastor’s home and two Christian schools that serve 300 children.
Individual/family trips can be arranged for those unable to participate in the annual construction trip. Contact us for details.
Guatemala Construction & Women’s Ministry Team: February 20-28
We partner with C&MA International Workers to help lead business seminars throughout West Africa. Over the last 13 years, we’ve sent 50 business teams to seven cities in six countries. The teams teach modules on successful business principles, including finance, marketing, human recourses and strategic leadership. The goal is to share proven business concepts paired with spiritual principles that help participants flourish and transform their local communities.
Strategic Leadership: June 14-18, 2021
Finances: Fall 2021*
Human Resources: Spring 2022*
Marketing Management: Winter 2022*
*Tentatively scheduled tripsContact Us
In 2009, Fairhaven began a strategic partnership with C&MA International Workers in Southeast Asia by providing English resources to attract potential seekers for the purpose of discipleship.
Even with current COVID-19 travel restrictions, you can help someone in Southeast Asia practice English right from your home by participating in the “English Corner” via Zoom. Each week you'll be given questions and vocabulary phrases so you have something to talk about, and don’t worry, you only need to be fluent in English. When you sign up, you will participate in four online sessions, each lasting about an hour.Contact Us
Christian Appalachian Project
The Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is faith-based organization serving people in Appalachia. Each fall, we send a short-term mission team to assist with home renovations such as building handicap ramps, painting, and cleaning.
Next trip: October 10-14, 2021Contact Us
El Puembo Church
We began a partnership with the Cumbaya Church in Quito, Ecuador in 2003. Now, we send teams of people to work with El Puembo Church, a Cumbaya church plant, to provide basic health care for underserved children, teens and adults, with nearly 2,000 patients each trip. This is a great opportunity for doctors, dentists and nurses, but there are a number of ways you can serve without a medical background.
Our students participate on Team Quito, alternating between our students going to Ecuador and their students coming here. Together, the students outreach through vacation Bible school programs, sports camps and light construction at a local church.
Medical Team, Centerville Campus: January 2022
Medical Team, Springboro Campus: February 2022
Reaching our communities
The story of the Good Samaritan reminds us to be a neighbor whenever we are needed and to realize that neighbors can come from surprising places. Our desire is to help people in our local community find hope as we work together to meet practical needs.
Not sure where to start?
Centerville, Northmont, Springboro
If you have a heart to serve people in our community, but aren't sure what would be the best fit for you, let us help. We have connections with organizations throughout the Dayton area and can help you discover where your time and talents can be used to make a difference.Contact Us
Safe Families for Children
Safe Families for Children seeks to come alongside parents facing potential crises and help them get back on their feet by providing short-term care for their children. Our goals are to keep children safe during a family crisis, to support and stabilize families in crisis by surrounding them with caring, compassionate community, and to reunite families and reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system.Contact Us
Backpack Food for Friends
We work with Community Table, a partnership of local churches, Northmont City Schools and other community businesses, to help relieve food insecurities for area families in the Northmont Elementary Schools by sending home food over the weekends in backpacks. You can help by packing backpacks, delivering them to schools or sorting food.Contact Us
Centerville, Northmont, Springboro, Beavercreek
CarePortal connects us with children and families in crisis so we can respond to their needs in real time. These needs may include beds, food, diapers, assistance with a utility bill. Learn more about helping vulnerable families in Dayton. CarePortal also allows us to meet the needs of families within our congregation, such as meals or help with household chores after surgery. Sign up to receive CarePortal emails.
Springboro Community Assistance Center
The Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC) is a nonprofit organization assisting families in the Springboro area in need of food and other services. They are currently serving over 100 children who receive free/reduced lunches with food on the weekends. Most of the families who are helped are working hard to overcome the challenges of layoffs, single parenthood or insufficient wages to support the family. The goal of the SCAC is self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.Contact Us
Thrive Together is a holistic approach towards addressing poverty by providing a support network that educates, empowers and equips adults and children to find hope in a brighter future. Participants learn new skills, get helpful info and support, and receive encouragement through community. Join us for our Visitor’s night the first Tuesday of each month or contact us for more information.Contact Us
F.I.S.H. Food Pantry
We work with the FISH Food Pantry to relieve the stress of food insecurities for our neighbors in the Clayton, Englewood, Union and Trotwood areas. FISH depends on the generosity of donors in the community from food drives of school children and groups, organizations, churches and more. Area farms, farmers and grocery stores also deliver dairy, meat and vegetable produce. You can help by donating food, or helping sort and shelve items.Contact Us
Franklin Downtown Help Center
The Franklin Downtown Help Center is a faith-based organization that helps provide food, meals, clothing, housing items and other needs for the underserved in local communities. We serve with the Help Center on the last Saturday of each month.Contact Us
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