"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."  Acts 1:8

Here at The Branch Church we value Missions and feel called to support and train missionaries near and far. 25% of our yearly budget goes straight to missions. If you have any questions or would like more info on our Mission's Strategy or wanting to go into the mission field, you can contact any of our Mission Committee Members.

Our Mission's Committee Members are:

Casey Travis - Chairman
Shelly Troyer - Treasurer
Mary Hochstetler
Holly Troyer
Kenny Coblentz
Isobel Dunkley
Jim Schrock
Suzy Willis

Thank you to everyone who filled a backpack! We were able to send just under 200 backpacks!
Anyone interested in sponsoring a child from Honduras you can go directly to the link below and find a child in need of being sponsored in the Tablon community. CLICK HERE, for the link. Make sure that you find a student in the Tablon community as this is the region we as a church have adopted to invest in for long term impact


If you are looking to go out on the Mission Field whether it be short term or long term and are in need of raising funds, there is a form at each of our locations. Find Jill Troyer or one of the members of the mission board.

Fundraising Ideas

Car Washes, Household Repairs, Babysitting, GoFundMe.com

Acts of services such as: lawn care, cleaning homes, weeding.

House sitting, dog sitting

Food sales such as Chicken BBQ, Pizza, Subs, Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies

Our Missionary Support List

Larry & Lily Baird who are church planting in Mexico w/ ASSISTING CHRISTIAN INDIVIDUALS INT.

Garaway Released Time Education that teaches Bible Classes in our local school.

Dennis & Celesta Richardson who are doing evangelism and pastoral training in Alaska w/ INTERACT MINISTRIES.

Mike & Isobel Dunkley who do aviation maintenance work in Coshocton, OH w/ MMS Aviation.

Dale & Deborah Coates who also do aviation maintenance work in Coshocton, OH w/ MMS Aviation.

Lincoln Lake Camp in Michigan who bring the Gospel to kids all winter & summer long.

Tom & Eunice McCoy who train nationals in Colombia w/ ETNOS 360.

Off The Wall Discipleship who train and disciple young adults in New Philadelphia, OH & Upper Perkiomen, PA to be disciples of Christ.

Pavel Tokarchuk who is a church planter in Russia w/ MISSION EURASIA.

Cesar & Nancy Cortez who train pastors, and build water wells in Ecuador w/ COMMISSION TO EVERY NATION.

Allen & Marilyn Andrews who are moving back to Bolivia to train missionaries there through SIM USA.

John & Carol Berthelette who translate the Bible in Africa through WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS.

Emily Hochstetler who teaches and ministers to women in the Congo through EFCA.

Brooke Davis who is discipling college students in Ohio through RELIANT.

Sowers4Pastors in Honduras who train local pastors.

YoungLife  Tusc & Holmes who bring Christ's love to teenagers in the local area through mentoring relationships.

John & Tanya Grove serving with Living Hope Community Church in Ocala, FL

Missionary Updates

Jessi Countryman currently training to be a midwife in the Philippines.

Coming Up

Backpack Distribution in Honduras. February 29 - March 7. (Limit is 5-7, 4 confirmed currently) We will be traveling to Honduras to help hand out backpacks to students and have a chance to meet your sponsored child for everyone that has sponsored a child through the Manna for Lempira program. Cost will be $1200-$1500 per person. Deadline to sign up, along with a $600 deposit is due by Dec 15. For more info or if interested contact Kenny Coblentz.

Construction Trip to Honduras. May 9-16. We will be traveling to Honduras and helping with a church building project. This trip is greta for anyone interested in gaining a cross cultural experience and willing to work hard alongside our brothers and sisters in Honduras. If you are sponsoring a child you will also have the opportunity to see and visit your child on this trip. Cost will be $1200-$1500 per person. Deadline to sign up along with a $600 deposit is due by March 15th. For more info or if interested in going speak to Kenny Coblentz.

Inner City Children's Ministry - Every Wednesday from 6-7PM. There is a group who started and lead an inner-city children's ministry in Canton. They are in need of additional volunteers to help on a consistent basis. This is a great local opportunity to serve and gain cross cultural experience for both you and your children. Contact for more information or if interested in going.

Previous

Summer 2019 a group went to Honduras with Sowers4Pastor's and put on a VBS for children down there. Here is a snippet of what it was like for them!

Fall 2018 Pastor Don and some students from Off The Wall Ministry training program went to Flint, MI to hand out bottles of water. Flint is still experiencing trouble with lead in their water and therefore the water is very dangerous for everyone, especially pregnant women and children. Here is a video clip from their trip.