CMH Bible Theater Productions
CHM Bible Theater presents innovative and inspiring stage play productions based on the Bible; as well as culturally competent educational programming.
Cross Trail Outfitters - Illinois
CTO highlights three cornerstones: Building Men, Preserving our Heritage, Sharing our Faith. CTO is primarily for boys ages 7-20, offering a wide range of year-round outdoor activities. They want kids to know that life is different than what they see on TV or in video games. There’s a life out in God’s creation, and CTO is all about “Guiding the next generation to Christ through the outdoors.” They provide hunting and fishing, while ensuring a wholesome and fun environment in which the participants can grow in their knowledge and reverence of God.
Leader: Eric St. Pierre
Cultivadores Latino Mission Center
Cultivadores serves the Rantoul area community through social services, counseling, food pantry, youth programs, summer camps, and year-round school-age daycare.
Driven to Reach Excellence & Academic Achievement for Males (DREAAM)
DREAAM (Driven to Reach Excellence & Academic Achievement for Males) is a community impact, nonprofit organization with a critical mission to reduce the achievement and opportunity gaps among boys and young men ages 3 to 24. To achieve this mission, DREAAM is building a seamless pipeline of hope to disrupt the “school to prison” pipeline and to increase life opportunities. During the pandemic, DREAAM expanded mission to prioritize the whole family with radical hope for the future by providing in-person services to increase remote learning outcomes, social emotional health, and parental involvement.
Leader: Tracy Dace
“To pray for as many people around the world as possible”.
The prayer line toll-free number is 1-866-515-9406. They receive toll-free calls from every state in the United States and also all parts of Canada. They also receive cell calls from numerous places in the world and many email prayer requests. Those calling are from many walks of life, including people in churches, the unchurched, homeless shelters, prisons, and from various ethnicities and races. They have cards with the number in truck stops and restaurants, etc., that simply say: Do you need prayer?
The prayer line had on an average of 1,500 calls per month and a social media presence of over 65,000 strong. They are currently looking for additional prayer line volunteers to staff the line. If volunteers can visit their webpage and click on the volunteer link.
Leader: Mary Ann Simkins
Illini Land FCA
Champaign, Piatt, and Douglas County
The vision of FCA is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. With the incredible influence of coaches in our culture, they recognize the most strategic way to reach more athletes for Christ is to first reach the coach. They seek to engage, equip, and empower coaches to know Christ and to make Him known!
Leaders: Robbie and Liz Gwinn
International Friendships Inc
Our mission is to serve the growing number of international students and staff at UIUC, which now has one of the largest international student populations in the nation, with one in four attendees coming here from other nations. Many of them bring their families with them. It is amazing to have this huge global gathering right here in the midst of the corn and soybean fields of East Central Illinois! As we expand IFI’s presence here at UIUC, we hope to see the Body of Christ coming together in increased unity as a team in response to Christ’s commission to go into all the world – one that is being brought right into our very midst.
Leaders: Bill & Donna Erikson
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
For over 80 years, InterVarsity has been ministering to the country’s future leaders. College is a time in a person’s life when they are making lots of choices about what they believe and what kind of person they want to be, it is an incredibly strategic mission field. At UIUC, InterVarsity is developing these college students into future Christian leaders who will change the world around them through their families, churches, and workplaces.
Leaders: Zac & Amy George
Real Life Families
The mission of Real Life Families is to strengthen families and promote healthy parent -child relationships…even during those real-life tough moments. Through our free programs, our life-changing parenting support services, and our parents-helping-parents mentorship opportunities, we teach practical parenting tools that encourage positive parent-child interactions leading to healthier social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development in children. Because we understand the importance of a strong family and a healthy parent-child relationship and we realize that a child first knows God through the love of a parent, our mission is to make supporting ALL parents a community priority!
Leader: Christine Leeb
Restoration Urban Ministries
Our mission is to create and develop within the corporate limits of the community, a Godly ministry to the homeless, near homeless, and displaced, where love, respect and dignity can be maintained in the name of Lord Jesus Christ; to provide temporary and permanent resident dwellings, and to teach Godly principles to help each person gain vision and learn how to reach his/her goals. Our goal is to give all that participate an understanding of God’s love, and an invitation to accept it.
Leader: Ervin T. Williams