MISSIONS WE SUPPORT

Advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Kingdom principles to our community and around the world has been a deeply held value throughout the 120 year history of Second Church. Our Mission program supports many local and global ministries through financial support and service opportunities. This page provides an overview of the missions we support. 

  • Arizona Reservation Ministries – Globe, AZ - Dale & Diana Lawrence  

    In August of 1991, the Lawrence’s moved their family of six to the mission field with (Jacque, 1981; Jon, 1983; Justin, 1989 and Jenna 1990). God has been holding and leading them for over 27 years as missionaries! When the Lord provided a church building in Globe AZ, just off of the San Carlos Apache Reservation for just $1.00, Arizona Reservation Ministries was born. Dale and Diana were blessed to be its founders. Dale continues to serve as ARM’s Executive Director, overseeing the general operations and financial accountability of this ministry.

  • CRAM Worldwide – Jim & Andra Howe  

    In 1997, the Lord placed a burning desire within the hearts of C. Y. and Patricia Kim to evangelize and meet the physical needs of people living in the communist countries of Asia. Through God’s amazing grace and guidance, He has expanded those opportunities and Christ Reaching Asia Mission (CRAM) Worldwide now shares through benevolent works in China, North and South Korea, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Established in 1998, CRAM is an active accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, ensuring our supporters that we follow the highest standards of accountability.

  • CMF – Ivory Coast - IAN and kristin isley  

    Ian and Kristin serve with the CMF Church Catalyst team in Ivory Coast to promote community health projects and expand the theological training program for church leaders. The mission in Ivory Coast currently consists of a medical clinic run by Ivorians, a national-led church that is responsible for church planting and community health projects, and a training program for church leaders.

  • Christian Churches Disability Ministry – Knoxville, TN   

    As an independent Christian non-profit ministry, we strive to enhance the lives of persons affected with disabilities by providing services for persons with developmental disabilities, including residence, job placement, opportunities for social interaction and spiritual growth.  We seek partnership with individuals, churches, and other organizations to meet the physical and spiritual needs of persons with disabilities. 

  • Danville Rescue Mission – Danville, IL   

    For more than 30 years, the Danville Rescue Mission has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the hungry, needy and homeless members of our community. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money, time and prayers!

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Eastern Illinois Region   

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

  • Global Reach – Rome, Italy - Andrea & Heather Gentile  

    The Gentiles live and minister on a section of the Appian Way that runs through the cities of the “Castelli Romani” area. They are seeking people of peace, people open to the Gospel message, who will become in turn disciples of Christ and disciple-makers themselves. In so doing they hope and pray to become catalysts of a Disciple Making Movement that, our Lord willing, will spread southward on this historic road, and beyond!

  • Goten - Grace resha

    The story of GoTEN began with a vision to see a disciple making movement among an unreached people group in south Asia. The vision has grown to include all unreached people groups; hence, our name, Go To Every Nation.


    While we were diligently preparing people to “GO” to the nations, God was bringing the nations to us. What we discovered was that the people He brought to our homeland were naturally equipped to take the Gospel back to their own people.

  • Habitat for Humanity – Danville, IL

    Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry working in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

  • Hanging Rock Christian Assembly, Inc. – West Lebanon, IN   

    Hanging Rock Christian Assembly, Inc. is owned and operated by member churches of the Christian Church/Church of Christ in West Central Indiana & Central Illinois. 


    Hanging Rock Christian Assembly, Inc. provides opportunities for churches, individuals, families, and communities to establish and strengthen their relationship with Christ.

  • Heart for Central Africa – Congo (Brenda Buell) 

    Teaching and showing the love of Jesus Christ to those in need in central Africa.

  • IDES – International Disaster Emergency Services   

    "IDES exists to meet physical and spiritual needs of suffering people throughout the world in the name of Jesus Christ."

  • Illini Christian Ministries – Champaign, IL     

    Our mission is to glorify God by restoring and empowering families. Since 1967 Illini Christian Ministries, Inc. (ICM) has partnered with churches in Illinois to focus on caring for at-risk children while preserving and restoring families. Whether the issue is abuse, neglect, crisis pregnancy, family conflict, or the lack of an adequate support system during a crisis, our Family Care, Adoption, and Counseling teams can help.

  • Johnson University – Knoxville, TN   

    Located among the foothills of the Smoky Mountains since 1893, Johnson University Tennessee is one of the finest Christian universities in the country.


    Johnson University Tennessee is part of the Johnson University System which offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses—in East Tennessee, Central Florida, and online. All programs include a biblical core and an arts & science core—designed to equip individuals for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations to extend the kingdom of God.

  • Lincoln Christian University – Lincoln, IL   

    Located in Lincoln, Illinois, LCU was founded in 1944 as a Bible institute -- and we haven't left that identity behind.


    In fact, we’ve embraced our past while also engaging our future. Today, LCU strives to meet the needs of students by designing a Christ centered curriculum that not only prepares them for their chosen profession but also gives them the knowledge and desire to live out their faith in this fallen world.


    Our students come to LCU for a major. They leave on a Mission.

  • Love, INC – Danville, IL  

    Love In the Name of Christ's vision is to see Christian churches united in purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their faith by lovingly serving


    Our vision is to see Christian churches in every community in this country and around the world united in the purpose of ministering the love of Christ to anyone in need in their area through the partnering strategy and model we call Love In the Name of Christ.

  • Lusofona Outreach – Portugal - Dan & Robin Been

    Dan and Robin married in 1996 and have five children: Karunia (born October 1998), Josiah (born May 2001), Asher (born 2003), Esperansa (born 2005) and Jeremiah (born 2007).


    Though a teaching/training ministry was the Been’s primary focus they also ran several small scale development projects, famine relief and sought to be involved in the community as a way to shine Christ’s light.

  • Master Provisions – Florence, KY   

    Master Provisions serves God by connecting resources to needs, until every physical and spiritual need is fulfilled.


    We work in partnership with agencies that directly serve people in need, distributing resources to them. By spending less time and money obtaining resources, these partner agencies are able to focus on their core mission.

  • Mid India Church Partners – Vivert & Neelam Lall

    Vivert & Neelam Lall are the courageous leaders of MICP in Damoh, India. Our partnership with Mid India Church Partners focuses on the church planting and leadership training efforts. Beginning in 1969, MICP involves many areas of ministry including a video production facility, an eye hospital, a Bible college, Christian school, and church growth ministries.

  • Mountain Mission School – Grundy, VA   

    Since 1921, God has brought thousands of at-risk youth out of their distress and into the land of promise that is Grundy’s Mountain Mission School.


    We serve as home, church and school to more than 200 kids in need, coming to us not only from Appalachia, but also from more than 60 countries worldwide.


    MMS provides each child with the foundation of first-rate academics, a loving family environment, positive social support, and a firm commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Myanmar Agape Christian Mission – India - Lazarus Fish

    Myanmar Agape Christian Mission (MACM) was established in January, 2003 with a great anticipation and desire to educate and train Christian leaders, such as pastors, missionaries, evangelists, youth ministers, and music ministers who are capable of reaching the people both in urban and rural areas. But MACM is not just an academic endeavor, MACM also puts its Christian education and training into practice through its evangelism and church-planting ministries in Myanmar for soul-winning to Christ and expansion of His Kingdom in Myanmar and China.

  • Northwest Haiti Christian Mission

    Our mission at Northwest Haiti Christian Mission is to passionately pursue Christ, as His followers, by aiding the people of Haiti in their passionate pursuit of Christ and facilitating others to engage with NWHCM in our efforts. We are dependent on people like you to help make it happen!

  • Restoration House Ministries – New England area   

    Since 1999 Restoration House Ministries has been privileged to assist in the birth of sixteen new churches. We continue to be amazed at the doors God is opening for church planting in New England and are grateful to be used by Him in ways only He could foresee.

  • Women’s Care Clinic – Danville, IL   

    The Women's Care Clinic is a life-affirming resource for women and men facing difficult or crisis pregnancy decisions. All of our services are provided at no charge.