THE MISSION TEAM coordinates the “outward” face of City Line Church, encouraging and supporting both the congregation as well as its partner organizations in the work of loving Philadelphia and the world.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED: If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Maria Choy.
Encouraging and supporting: short-term trips
City Line occasionally organizes short-term trips with various cross-cultural agencies. If you are interested in joining a trip, please contact Maria Choy.
In addition, attendees of City Line Church can apply for support for short-term trips that they are initiating. To learn more about the application process, please contact Maria Choy.
Loving Philadelphia: local partner organizations
In addition to the Upper Darby Ministry, City Line currently supports two other local ministries in the Greater Philadelphia area.
- • Hunting Park Christian Academy (HPCA) – HPCA, located in Northeast Philadelphia, provides quality, affordable, Christian education that celebrates a diverse community and leads children to know and serve the Lord. Approximately 200 children, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, attend HPCA. For more information about HPCA, contact Ken Eng.
- • Esperanza Health Center (EHC)- Compelled by the love of God, in cooperation with the Church and others, EHC is a multi-cultural ministry providing holistic health care to the Latino and underserved communities of Philadelphia. EHC operates three community health centers in North Philadelphia. For more information about EHC, contact Maria Choy.
Loving the world: global partner organizations
City Line partners with individuals and organizations serving in different parts of the world. At present, we have several global mission partners serving in Asia, India, Africa and Central America.
- • Bob and Grace Shim. The Shims have been ministering in Thailand with their children since 2009. They have worked to provide holistic ministry to Thais as well as to other marginalized people groups and refugees that call Thailand home. Grace is a co-director and counselor at a counseling center founded to provide mental health care to missionaries. Bob has been involved in medical work, sustainable development, and leadership development as he has partnered with nationals to assist various people groups with their spiritual as well as medical needs. In the fall of 2015, the Shims are changing some of their responsibilities as they become the Regional Coordinators of Asia for their mission agency. The new position will provide them with the opportunity to guide the direction and vision of ministries all over Asia.
- • RP. This initiative was started in 1999 in response to the thousands of homeless street children in India. Currently, this preventative program offers four strands of assistance: educational assistance (RP provides financial support directly to the schools to ensure that children can continue attending school), nutritional assistance (on an as-needed basis), medical check-ups (RP has partnered with a local Christian doctor who will make regular home visits), and access to a church community (RP networks with local pastors who help families get connected to a local church).
- • Daniel and Priscila Cummings. The Cummings are both doctors and are returning in 2015 to minister alongside their Angolan brothers and sisters at Kalukembe mission hospital. The physical needs are huge, with drought, food shortage, malaria, drug-resistant TB and maternal and neonatal mortality (among other things) all too common. And so are the spiritual needs. There is great need to understand the sufficiency of Christ’s death and resurrection for our salvation, and to believe in a personal God who walks with us through our suffering, actively invested in redeeming our communities, our bodies and, most of all, our hearts.
- • Urban Mosaic. Urban Mosaic is a holistic ministry serving in Chimalhuacan, Mexico. It umbrellas three different entities: Comunidades de Shalom (communities of faith and action), Transformación Urbana Internacional (research, community development, and advocacy) and Inkrea (economic and business development) in hopes to seek individual, community and social change.
For more information about our global partners and how you can get to know their work, please contact Maria Choy.