Through LifeLine, our church is developing the capacity to be able to “throw a lifeline” of assistance, regardless of the need. 10% of all non-designated financial contributions to the ministry are used to fund these efforts and are expended annually.
LifeLine will financially and practically support international and domestic missionaries making a difference. We will roll up our sleeves and perform works of service together in times of need. And, we’ll develop special projects and programs that can help save, restore and inspire the lives of individuals and families throughout our community.
LifeLine’s goal is to provide regular financial support, as well as conduct specific LifeLine mission journey’s, in partnership with like-spirited churches and ministries on each of the world’s developed continents.
STFLC partners with King Jesus Faith Ministries (KJFM), and it’s network of over 80 churches throughout five countries in East Africa. Based in Kenya, the founder of KJFM, Bishop Emmanuel Mayeku, is a true friend of our Lead Pastors and together they have worked on exciting ministry projects for nearly 15 years. KJFM trains ministers and establishes churches as well as maintains Mission of Mercy Medical Clinic; a primary care facility created in partnership with Abundant Life Christian Center of Syracuse, New York.
STFLC partners with Pastors Ken and Tonja Taylor, Eglise Chretienne La Vie Comblee, Drummondville Quebec. The Taylors have established a strong Christian church in an area of North America where 98% of the population is Roman Catholic and only 5% of that population practice their own faith. In addition to their pastoral duties, Ken and Tonja are key partners with RHEMA Europe and conduct direct ministry training with native French speaking ministry candidates in Quebec. Because of those efforts, they effectively “touch” the nearly 50 French speaking nations of the world. Our Lead Pastors have known the Taylors for over 25 years and Joe Coudriet serves on the Board of Directors for La Vie Comblee.
STFLC partners with two powerful women of God that effectively reach thousands of men, women and children each month in the nation of Honduras in the region around Chouleteca. Rosemary Nelson and Barbara Marang have spent the past 20 years as educators. Our Lead Pastor, Joe Coudriet, likes to say that these special women are like “superheroes;” educators by day and spirit-filled communicators of the love of God in the afternoon and evenings.
STFLC partners with Maximum Impact Ministries (MIM) and it’s founders Pastor Abraham and Tahnya John. It’s purpose is the establishement of strong local churches in India and and the adjacent countries of Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan and Nepal. MIM conducts training and leadership programs for ministers as well as being a vehicle for meeting the social needs of the poor and disadvantaged. MIM is extensively and aggressively involved in church planting and has helped pioneer 78 churches in 7 states of India. Our Lead Pastors have become friends with the Abraham’s, Joe Coudriet has visited them in India on multiple occasions and serves on the MIM’s Board of Directors.
Occasionally, as needs present themselves and funds exist to meet those needs, an opportunity to be a blessing to an individual, whether a part of the church family or not, arises. Sometimes meeting the need is as simple as providing a grocery gift card. At other times, purchasing some school clothing or providing for a young lady to go her school prom can say “Jesus loves you” as much as the word’s themselves. At the discretion of the pastoral team, STFLC can help to meet those needs with funds approved from the LifeLine budget. These funds are limited, and do not accumulate from year to year but are a great source of blessing for the recipients.