10/40 Connections

10/40 Connections is an organization based out of Chattanooga that exists to cast hope to unreached peoples so that they hear, experience and multiply the Good News of Jesus. They do so by connecting the Body of Christ, equipping believers, and engaging the unreached. Since its founding, 10/40 has helped rescue and restore thousands of women from trafficking, fed and educated hundreds of at-risk children, planted numerous house churches among unreached people groups, installed dozens of water wells offering clean water to thousands, promoted teaching that advocates for women, and more. They call themselves 10/40 connections because the area of the world between 10 to 40 degrees North latitude marking the boundary of the least evangelized region of earth. This Window comprises three billion people, most with little to no access to the Gospel of Jesus.
For more information visit https://www.1040connections.org/

The 10/40 Window is the area of the world between 10 to 40 degrees North latitude that marks the least evangelized region of earth.  There are 3 billion people in that window, most with no access to the Gospel of Jesus.  10/40 Connections seeks not only to share the Gospel with the people in that area but to restore women from trafficking, fed and educate children, plant house churches, install life giving water wells,and much more.   Ask God to help 10/40 Connections love in words, actions, faith, and truth. Ask God to provide divine connections and open doors for their indigenous partners and cross-cultural workers to share the hope they have found in Christ.

Read to Lead Academy at The Bethlehem Center

The Bethlehem Center is a 94-year-old, award-winning, faith-based agency transforming lives and revitalizing inner-city South Chattanooga and beyond. Christ Church has been supporting The Beth with financial donations in addition to volunteers since 1988.  The Bethlehem Center describes their mission as "We are God's people empowering inner-city youth and families to lead responsible lives by providing discipleship, education, and leadership development." The goal of the Read to Lead After School Academy is  to provide youth with a safe place after school where they can grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. 
The After-School Academy provides:
  • Literacy & Math
  • Homework Help
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Monthly Learning Expeditions
  • Science & Art Enrichment
  • Bible Study
  • A Meal
For more information visit https://www.thebeth.org

Please pray for the Read to Lead ministry of the Bethlehem Center.  This after school program gives children a safe and supportive place to go.  Pray for the children of this program, that they would be impacted in a way that helps them succeed academically.  Pray for the staff of the Beth as well, that they would be mentors and would share the love of Christ with the children.

Chattanooga Sports Ministries

Chattanooga Sports Ministries seeks to transform the communities of at-risk youth through athletic engagement, training in life skills and the formation of intentional, gospel-centered, cross-cultural mentoring relationships. CSM is dedicated to serving youth ages 8-14 in Chattanooga’s most economically challenged neighborhoods. Their program currently consists of soccer leagues in the East Lake neighborhood. The leaders and coaches of these leagues are not only teaching the game of soccer but also sharing the gospel message and life skills that come from team sport participation.  For more information visit https://www.chattsportsministries.org/

Christ Church supports Chattanooga Sports Ministries, an organization in East Lake that serves and inspires youth through the game of soccer.  CSM not only shares the gospel with the youth in their programs but also hopes to help train them in life skills.  Please pray for the children impacted by Chattanooga Sports Ministries, that they be equipped for life by their CSM mentors/coaches and changed by the gospel of Christ.