Our Global Missions Team partners with the following Missions Partners:
American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations compreside of 1.3 million members across the United States and Puerto Rico.*
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cleveland (IHN) is a private, non-profit organization providing hospitality, meals, and support to homeless families through a network of religious congregations and community organizations. IHN mobilizes Greater Cleveland’s religious and civic community to respond to the needs of our community’s most vulnerable: homeless families.
The mission of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cleveland is to provide hospitality to homeless families. IHN offers compassionate care to homeless families, alleviates the trauma of homelessness and assists families in securing a stable home. IHN provides a caring, dignified environment of overnight hospitality in church and synagogue facilities, and provides an array of supportive services to help families become self-sufficient.**
Affinity is proud to partner with IHN by opening our Mission Home to families in need. Throughout the year, we bring families in for one week providing them with housing and other basic life needs. Members from the Affinity church family volunteer their time throughout the week to spend time with the families.
The Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention helps churches extend their Christian witness to the ends of the earth. They execute this mission in the following three ways:
The Lott Carey movement was founded in 1897 by African-American Baptists who were committed to a substantial foreign mission thrust—especially on the African continent. They believed that nothing should distract the church from executing its primary objective of advancing God’s mission throughout the world. Since the founding, Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention has single-mindedly invested in Christian missions around the world.
They bear the name of the Reverend Lott Carey, who was one of the first American and Baptist missionaries to West Africa. Born enslaved in 1780 in Charles City County, Virginia, Lott Carey purchased his freedom in 1813. He led a pioneering missionary team to Liberia in 1821 that engaged in evangelism, education, and health care. Reverend Carey became a well-respected and gifted governmental leader as well as missionary until his death in 1828/9. He was also the organizing pastor for the first Baptist church in Liberia—the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia.***
Through partnerships with American Baptist Churches, USA and the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Missions Convention, Affinity’s missions’ ministry has touched lives in Guyana, South America, South Africa and Liberia West Africa. Our determination is to glorify God and transform lives globally.