Our Partners in Ministry

“You will be my witnesses–at home, abroad, even to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

Our Outreach Commission helps Willow Avenue Mennonite Church partner with the following ministry organizations through budgeted and designated giving, as well as through active volunteer participation. Many additional ministries are supported by individuals in the congregation.

international partners

International Community of Mennonite Brethren “ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries which enhance the witness and discipleship of member conferences – Connect; Strengthen; Expand”

Mama Makeka House of Hope “The goals of MMHH are to promote and support initiatives related to health, education, and community empowerment for under-served communities, primarily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo”

MB Mission “Holistic church planting that transforms communities among the least reached.”

Mennonite Central Committee “MCC, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.”

Mennonite World Conference “MWC is called to be a communion (Koinonia) of Anabaptist-related churches linked to one another in a worldwide community of faith for fellowship, worship, service, and witness.”

Local partners

Central California Mennonite Residential Services “The mission of CCMRS is “providing unique, Christ-centered services to persons with developmental disabilities which empower them to meet their goals while participating in a supportive community.”

Circles of Support and Accountability “COSA is a prisoner reentry program that works with high risk sex offenders. The primary aim of COSA is “no more victims.”

Evangelicals for Social Action “The mission of ESA is to mobilize Christian churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ.”

Fresno Institute for Urban Leadership “InterVarsity’s FIFUL exists to equip college students to become urban leaders by engaging the Gospel in an inner-city context.”

Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries “Sharing Christ’s love to build communities of hope with new Americans”

Fresno Metro Ministries “Fresno Metro Ministry is a faith-based organization that works to create a more respectful, compassionate and inclusive community that promotes social and economic justice.”

Habitat for Humanity “A nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.”

Kairos Prison Ministry “The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.”

Victim Offender Reconciliation Program “We specifically exist to encourage and assist the church in her mission of providing an invitation to, and an opportunity for, peacemaking (healing, restoration, forgiveness and reconciliation) in the conflict between victims and offenders of juvenile crime.”