The mission field is all around us. We seek to be a multicultural, multigenerational congregation with growing influence for Jesus Christ in the town of Brunswick, Rensselaer County, across the Capital Region, and around the world.
The Missions Team currently supports roughly 30 mission partners in over 14 countries. We encourage relationships with our partners and are blessed by numerous visits throughout the year.
We also strive to be a local congregation with a heart for our own community – sharing not just our resources, but also our very lives.
Having a heart for mission means that Brunswick is both a sending and receiving church —willing to send leadership and receive leadership from our mission partners. Mission is a two-way street — we often receive and learn much more than we give and teach.
Some of the Missionaries and Ministries We Support
EVANGELISM, DISCIPLESHIP, CHURCH PLANTING
Gary & Beth Catons (Christar)
Gary and Beth Caton currently minister with two Japanese churches in PA. They teach English classes to the Japanese and use that as a way to share the gospel.
Christian Motorcycle Association
Evangelistic outreach primarily, but not exclusively, to the motorcycling community. CMA partners with three other ministries (Jesus Film Project, Missionary Ventures, and Open Doors) to spread the Gospel around the world.
The Gideons are a body of believers dedicated to making the Word of God available to everyone and, together with the local church, reaching souls for Christ. https://www.gideons.org/
Aaron & Holly Hicks (World Harvest Mission)
George & Ginny Olson (Philippines)
The Fosters (Jesus Film – Campus Crusade)
FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER
Brunswick Cares Food Pantry
Hosted in our building, this community service provides food and care to those in need in our area in cooperation with the Regional Food Bank. https://www.brunswickcares.org
Capital City Rescue Mission
Capital City Rescue Mission is dedicated to proclaiming the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ to the homeless and needy of the Capital Region. Providing for the whole person -body, mind and spirit- that they will return to society maturing in Christ as productive citizens.
Brunswick Church Deacons Backpack ministry
Providing free backpacks for school kids in need in several districts
Michael & Heather (Mercy Ships)
Serving on hospital ships to provide free lifesaving surgeries for people where medical care is nearly non-existent
PASTORAL AND YOUTH MINISTRY
The Sadiqs (Albany Pakistani Fellowship)
A growing, supportive, vibrant church community with worship services held in Hindi and Urdu for the Pakistani community of Albany
Paul Kulp (IVCF)
Utilizing technology to further the InterVarsity vision: To see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed
Niki Campbell (IVCF)
Kevin Post (YFC – Capital District)
Working with Youth for Christ to reach Capital Region youth through discipleship
Doug Sawyer (International Students Inc.)
Children’s Orphanage (Bangladesh)
RCA (Rensselaer Christian Association)
Rensselaer Christian Association is a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship serving Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and other nearby institutions. They are dedicated to sharing the gospel on our campus and to establishing Christian community.
SUPPORT (Bible Translation, Teaching, Administration)
Stuart and Peggy Milliken (GlobalGrace Fellowship)
The Milliken worked in East Asia for 30 years teaching in universities, and working in the areas of language development, literacy and Bible translation for an ethnic minority. They trust that He will use what they have done there for His purposes and His glory. They are now based in the US, and will continue to serve Him as Bible translation consultants. There is a critical need for such consultants in many languages throughout the world.
Bringing God’s word to peoples in their own indigenous language through bible translation and personal relationships
The McFates (International Accelerated Missions)
OTHER MINISTRIES OF BRUNSWICK CHURCH
International Student Picnic @ Brunswick (w/ Horizons International)
We welcome new students from around the world coming to RPI at a huge Brunswick Church picnic
Deacons – Community Outreach
Caring deeply for our community when needs of many kinds arise
Pastoral Care Outreach
Visiting those in need at home or the hospital
This email-based chain prays for prayer concerns and praises from the community and the world
Deacons – Thanksgiving Boxes Ministry
Providing complete meals to hundreds of families for Thanksgiving
Deacons – Giving Tree gift ministry
Providing Christmas gifts to many in need