Missions at Eastwood

At Eastwood, we believe that the local church is at the center of God's heart and plan for reaching the world with His love. Therefore, we are committed to a comprehensive strategy for achieving maximum global impact based on Acts 1:8. "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth."


To that end, we have established mission partnerships on four continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. You can learn more about these partnerships below and reach out if you'd like more information.


We've also included our missions recap video from 2017 below so you can see what God is doing through His people when they faithfully serve Him at home and around the world.


ASIA Partnership

Our newest partnership involves a mission trip to Asia in the early summer months, usually May and June. Our team uses English to build relationships with people that often times have heard very little about Jesus and have rarely, if ever, handled a Bible. It's exciting, challenging work. 


Years this trip has been taken: 2018


Click here to email Ed Jent about this mission trip opportunity.

cANADA pARTNERSHIP

Pastor Ben Simpson oversees our partnership with North American Mission Board church planter Jason Johnson in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Jason and his family are evangelizing and planting churches amongst the First Nations peoples of Canada, primarily the Cree people. The trip includes door to door ministry and evangelistic Bible clubs and is an excellent opportunity for an entire family to go and serve on an international field in the name of Jesus! The trip usually happens in early July.


Years this trip has been taken: 2015, 2017


Click here to email Ben Simpson about this mission trip opportunity.

Kentucky Partnership

This fall we will be going to Ashland, Kentucky to begin a new work. We will be on the ground floor as we discover what God wants to accomplish through us in Appalachia. 


Years this trip has been taken: 2018


Click here to email Ed Jent about this mission trip opportunity.

Pacific Rim partnership

New partnership - details coming soon.

Romania partnership

Our focus in Romania over the past five years is to share the grace of Jesus Christ with the Roma People, a discriminated group in that country. We lead in backyard VBS camps during the daytime and work alongside the pastors and church leaders in the afternoons and evenings. God has allowed us to make great strides in connecting with this sweet, talented and gracious group, leading many of them to Christ.


Year this trip has been taken: 2013-2016


Click here to email Dana Ellis about this mission trip opportunity.

south africa partnership

In South Africa, Eastwood’s team works in a large city teaching English to Muslim men and women immigrants, leading outreach projects to women, and providing encouragement and support to the missionaries.


Years this trip has been taken: 2016-2017, 2019 (tentative)


Click here to email Greg Swack about this mission trip opportunity.

Southeast asia partnership

This is an evangelism mission trip to a strategic area in Southeast Asia. We are targeting an unreached people group (UPG) where 2% or less is Christian. The basic strategy is to travel each day, being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s guiding, and visiting towns and villages looking for “people of peace” from this people group. It will not be uncommon for you to stop and talk to people on the street or even enter homes for tea.


Years this trip has been taken: 2012-2017


Click here to email Robin Gregory about this mission trip opportunity.