As a community in Christ focused on making missional disciples, we encourage hands-on participation, near and far, to bring the love of Christ to our local area and beyond. Each of our mission partners has an advocate within the church who presents opportunities to serve and support that mission partner.
Mission trips for 2020 are still in the planning stage. More as details become available.
To be supported by the church, every missionary/groupmust have an advocate within the White Clay Creek community
- CRU missionary – Advocate: Charlie and Barbar Jones
- Christ Cares Malawi/Robert Manda – Advocate: Andy Clark
- David and Jody Taualofai – Advocate: Melissa Clark, Sharon Mead
- Urban Promise – Advocate: Dave Aupperle
- Hope Dining Room – Advocate: Edie Moore
- Rafiki Foundation – Advocate: Dave Aupperle
- Young Life of Northern Delaware – Advocate: Scott Vance
- Family Promise – Advocate: Andy Clark, Melissa Clark
- Neighborhood Outreach – Advocate: Susan Goodenough
- Mukono Urban Ministry Uganda/Ernest Matsiko – Advocate: Dave Aupperle
- Nimble Thimbles – Advocate: Bev Lamenzo
- Literacy Volunteers Serving Adults (LVSA) – Advocate: Cindy Shermeyer
- Emmaus Biblical Seminary/Haiti – Advocate: Rick Martin
- Grace Community Church of S. Jersey (ECO Church Plant) – Advocate: John Bard
- Teen Challenge – Advocate: Maureen Clark
- American Indian Christian Mission – Advocate: Cynthia Linton
- Target Ministries – Advocate: Pam Bailey / Jerry Downie
- Pastoral Training Institute of Africa – Advocate: Andy Clark
AMERICAN INDIAN CHRISTIAN MISSION
EMMAUS BIBLICAL SEMINARY
Located in Haiti, Emmaus Biblical Seminary seeks to develop Christ-like leaders for the transformation of Haiti and the world by training pastors, teachers, missionaries and other Christian leaders; discipling and mentoring them in addition to the academic training. They also prove continuing education for pastors and leaders in Haiti
White Clay Creek Church has sent mission teams to Haiti in support of the seminary.
FAMILY PROMISE OF NORTHERN NEW CASTLE COUNTY
A local non-profit organization (affiliated with the national organization) whose mission is to help homeless families with children stay together and move toward lasting independence. With the support of faith-based congregations, Family Promise NNCC provides a safe place to eat and sleep, hospitality and intensive case management for those experiencing homelessness. Most of all, Family Promise gives hope and promise to families facing uncertainty.
The Family Promise ministry at White Clay is a labor of love. We host a maximum of four families, for a week, four times a year. With support from Kingswood United Methodist Church, an average of 125 people serve our guests during each host week. The families come to us each evening for a sit-down dinner, special activities, and comfortable overnight accommodations. Food for breakfast and lunch is also provided. Most important of all, we give these families much love and offer them inner- healing through prayer.
HOPE DINING ROOM
This ministry provides a noontime meal to the hungry, operating out of Kingswood United Methodist Church in Newark, DE. White Clay has provided volunteers once a month for many years.
PASTORAL TRAINING INSTITUTE OF MALAWI
Prepares church planters and deploys them to the villages of Malawi
RAFIKI VILLAGE, GHANA
The Rafiki Training Villages provide living, medical, and educational facilities for orphans and vulnerable children. They also train African church partners in education, help them improve their schools, and support their widows. The Rafiki Training Villages are operated by long-term missionaries who are assisted by national workers and short-term missionaries. Together this team accomplishes the dual purpose of the Rafiki Training Villages—to help orphans and widows and train others to do the same.
White Clay Creek has sent mission teams to support the Rafiki Village in Ghana
The mission of UPI is to prepare emerging leaders to initiate, develop and sustain Christian-based youth organizations, and to seed their new ministries serving vulnerable children and teens in our world’s most under-resourced communities
White Clay has had a growing relationship with UrbanPromise International and supports a ministry in Uganda and one in Malawi. Christ Cares Malawi (www.mercycaremalawi.com) equips children and youth spiritually, academically, and socially with life management skills, that they may achieve their life goals, develop leadership skills and impact their community. Christ cares Malawi operates Mercy High school, after school programs, girls’ empowerment clubs, the UPI sponsorship program, HIV/aids awareness, and job training. Children Alive Ministries (www.childrenaliveministries.org) seeks to empower children in urban Mukono to be community leaders by offering academic support, character development, spiritual development, and recreational and enrichment programs.
The vision of UrbanPromise Wilmington is to be a community in Christ of servant leadership and transformation, seeking a full life for all involved: urban youth, families, volunteers and staff in the neighborhoods of Wilmington DE. UrbanPromise is ministering to children and youth living in the inner-city neighborhoods. Its mission is to teach children and young adults the skills necessary for spiritual growth, academic achievement, life management, and Christian leadership. It was initiated in 1998 and has grown to include seven AfterSchool Programs, seven Summer Camps, a StreetLeader program, an international intern program, and two UrbanPromise schools.
White Clay has had a long-standing relationship with UrbanPromise, supporting the ministry in many ways through volunteering in their programs, work days and mission trips to Wilmington.