This past Walk to the Manger Sunday, a little boy, early elementary age, brought a dollar to the manger. It was his dollar, one that he had earned, that he wanted to give so that presents could be bought for school kids who otherwise might not have anything under the Christmas tree. It was a small gift that certainly won’t purchase a complete present. But it was a huge heart that filled the room with God’s presence. And a few of those dollars put together will put a toy under the tree.
Small gifts add up and they are crucial to the ministry of Aldersgate Church.
It’s not about the amount of the gift, it’s about the size of the heart. As we approach the end of this year, would you be willing to give from your heart?
Thank you for your generosity!
Lead Pastor, Ryan Smallwood
At Aldersgate, our passion is to be the church, not just a place to go to church. Church is not just about what happens inside the walls of the building but what happens outside the walls of the building. That is why we are radically committed to impacting the world.
In a world where challenges and needs often seem overwhelming, we believe God is working through His people to make His justice, compassion, mercy, and peace known. We seek to bear witness to Jesus, in partnership with ministries and organizations worldwide. Here is a list of these ministries and organizations locally, nationally, and globally that we partner with to bring about the gospel of Jesus Christ
Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech
The Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech is a United Methodist campus ministry dedicated to raising up generations of dynamic Christians who lead. The Wesley invites real people into real ministry in the real world.
Great Commission Fellowship
Great Commission Fellowship is an outreach of the Texas Tech Wesley Foundation that specifically ministers to international students on the campus. They work to partner Christians with internationals students to engage them in the culture, improve their independence with the English language, help meet their needs, and most importantly share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them.
Quest Restoration Ministries
Quest Restoration Ministries is dedicated to walking with people on journeys of restoration. This includes life coaching, inner healing, spiritual mapping, leadership training and support. The goal is to offer ministry without adding financial stress to the person or family in need.
Parent Life of Lubbock
Parent Life is a relational ministry of Youth for Christ/USA that reaches out to pregnant and parenting teenagers and their children. Their mission is to support, encourage, and equip them with the life, relationship and parenting skills they need. Parent Life’s goal is to see these young families become emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy as well as to see them become successful, responsible adults and life-long followers of Jesus Christ.
Parkridge Medical Clinic
Parkridge Medical Clinic offers help and hope to those making decisions surrounding an unplanned pregnancy by offering professional services such as pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STD/STI testing and treatment, compassionate counseling, and pregnancy support programs at no cost. By offering these services, Parkridge is illuminating the value of life by allowing their clients to see life as God sees it.
South Plains Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship of Christian Athletes exists to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through coaches and athletes. FCA finds and develops Christian coaches to use their influence to invite all students (not just athletes) to join and attend FCA “huddle” meetings. The Greater South Plains FCA has had and will continue to have significant impact on our area youth.
Paul’s Project/Grace Campus
Paul’s Project exists to restore hope and a renewed sense of purpose in the lives of individuals by providing a positive environment that encourages authentic change. Paul’s project operates Grace Campus which is designed to move the homeless to self-sufficiency and Hope House which provides temporary housing to those who have been previously incarcerated.
Freedom in Jesus Ministries, Inc.
Freedom in Jesus Ministries “plants” prison ministry services in the TDCJ facilities across the state of Texas. Aldersgate’s funding allows Freedom in Jesus Ministries to host three-day weekend crusades/revivals in Texas prisons.
Steve Winger (Juggler for Jesus)
Steve Winger travels nationwide delivering his “Juggler for Jesus” act as a creative way to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Steve strives to provide the best in Christian comedy and entertainment that is saturated from beginning to end with the simple message of the Gospel.
Backyard Mission works in the Lubbock area to get people warm and dry by doing free home repairs, using volunteer labor and buying materials with donated money.
E3 (Clyde & Nancy Potts)
Since 1987, e3 Partners has brought a unique, biblically-based approach to world missions that has produced significant results in cultures around the world. The focus is church multiplication, incorporating all the key elements of Christ’s commission of going, making disciples, teaching and baptizing in order to plant and grow new churches. Clyde and Nancy Potts work in the Plano, Texas office where they administrate and participate in e3’s initiatives.
International Students, Inc. (Andy & Sandy Pearce)
International Students, Inc. (ISI) in Southern California seeks to meet the physical, social, and spiritual needs of international students, scholars, and their families in the context of genuine and unconditional hospitality and friendship. ISI is a non-profit Christian friendship organization. Religious beliefs are never forced on a student and friendship and assistance are offered unconditionally. If students are not interested in Christianity, they receive the same care and help as those who are interested.
YWAM – Salem (Bennett & Tiffany Cowen)
Youth With a Mission (YWAM) currently operates in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries with a staff of over 18,000. They focus in three central areas: evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. YWAM – Salem operates as a training and sending base. They have sent out teams to over sixty countries resulting in twenty new ministries being pioneered worldwide.
YWAM – Birmingham (Nathan Henderson)
YWAM – Birmingham works in connection with Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama to train and equip seminary students for the mission field.
Reliant Mission (Marc Helfrich)
Reliant Mission mobilizes missionaries to work in local churches and ministries for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Reliant trains, employs and serves missionaries as they raise a team of supporters for their ministry. Marc works on the campus of North Texas University to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the over 34,000 students there.
Southeast Asia Mission Team
Aldersgate’s newest mission team as part of our 5x35 mission that will be planting an Aldersgate campus in Southeast Asia.
Ryan and Kat Marcum
The Marcum’s are serving in Antequera in southern Spain. As a post-Christian country, the people of Spain need an encounter with the living God and His word, as well as an experience of the richness of community in the body of Christ. Ryan and Kat are involved in a very relational ministry of evangelism and discipleship in unchurched villages with the aim of seeing families turn to Jesus to become witnesses to Jesus in their communities.
Ray and Lydia Zirkel
Ray and Lydia Zirkel are missionaries serving the Methodist Church in San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition to operating a children’s home in San Jose, Ray serves as a professor at the Evangelical Methodist Seminary and helps plant and develop local congregations.
New Life Children’s Home (Kendon & Wendy Wheeler)
Orphaned, abandoned and abused children have found a refuge and safe haven at New Life Children's Home in Guatemala. NLCH is truly a “home” for these needy children, where their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are addressed. Special attention is given to introducing them to Jesus Christ, nurturing and discipling them in a relationship with him, and providing each child with a sound academic Christian education.
YWAM – Mazatlan (Joshua & Ellia McCauley)
Youth With a Mission (YWAM) currently operates in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries with a staff of over 18,000. They focus in three central areas: evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. YWAM – Mazatlan operates as a training and sending base. In addition to sending out missionaries from the base in Mazatlan they work locally as missionaries in Mazatlan providing homes to impoverished families.
AIM’s exists to share the Gospel with the Hindu population of Northern India by using a platform of education by building schools and orphanages in rural India where education is usually not an option.