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Missions & Share Partners

Jacob's Well is honored to partner with many different organizations and individuals who are sharing the life-changing message of Jesus in our community and around the world.

At Jacob’s Well, our share commitment uses resources first to care for our church community.  This includes our time, gifts and finances. Beyond that, Jacob's Well partners with a variety of organizations and individuals to accomplish the commitment of share. Partners are supported financially, through the volunteering of time and talents, event and ministry promotion, education and much more.  From right here in the Chippewa Valley, to the nations across the globe, we share the love of Jesus.

Share Partners

APPLE Pregnancy provides caring counseling and information to women with unplanned pregnancies so they can make choices they can live with. APPLE offers free confidential pregnancy tests, free counseling for the mother (and parents or partner, if chosen), referrals to both private and government agencies that can help and a caring person to listen. For more information about APPLE Pregnancy go to: www.applepcc.org. 

Builders for Christ is a network of volunteer teams who offer to assist Southern Baptists in building churches in locations which appear to be in significant need of Evangelism. They offer assistance to the host Church with wood framing, electrical conduits, wiring, electrical service and fixtures, plumbing rough-ins, HVAC ductwork and piping, roofing, drywall installation, cabinetwork, finish carpentry, door and hardware installation, brick veneer masonry, relatively light steel framing and painting. Builders for Christ took a large role in building the Jacob’s Well Church building we meet in today! For more information about Builders for Christ go to: www.baptistbuildersforchrist.org. 

Fierce Freedom educates the public, law enforcement, politicians, and others about human trafficking and by doing so, continues to help reduce this horrific crime in western Wisconsin and across the state. They work to impact the lives of victims that are hidden in plain sight, reach rural America with a nationwide digital training platform, partner with law enforcement to effectively crack down on trafficking and work with legislators to enact laws that treat trafficking victims more humanely. For more information about Fierce Freedom go to: www.fiercefreedom.org. 

The Forgotten Initiative helps support the foster care community through awareness, encouragement, and advocacy. They help people see through the eyes of the agency worker, foster parent, vulnerable adult, and child in order to show them the ways in which they can serve the needs of the foster care community. For more information about The Forgotten Initiative go to: www.theforgotteninitiative.org. 

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry places Christian chaplains in jails and prisons to minister to the spiritual needs of inmates and staff. Their programs and resources also provide avenues for the community to participate as Volunteers, Financial Partners, Mentors and Re-entry Advocates. For more information about Good News Jail & Prison Ministry: www.goodnewsjail.org. 

Hope Gospel Mission exists to offer Christ-centered, life changing help to the homeless and needy in Eau Claire and the rest of Western Wisconsin. They help the homeless and needy by meeting basic needs without enabling, require them to work and help support themselves, provide a safe and orderly place to stay and address the root causes of their situation. They also offer a complete life change through their Renewed Hope Program, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Biblical values, involve them in local Bible-believing churches, keep them accountable for their actions and show both care and correction. For more information about Hope Gospel Mission go to: www.hopegospelmission.org 

Hope Village provides short-term and longer-term housing alternatives and services to people experiencing homelessness in Chippewa County. For more information about Hope Village go to: www.hopevillagechippewafalls.com 

Over the years, Clarkston, Georgia has accepted over 40,000 refugees. Envision Atlanta is focusing on the 90 unreached people groups that comprise these refugees. Paul and Nicki are working to develop a new youth ministry in Clarkston, Georgia in partnership with Envision Atlanta. They will be sharing the gospel and creating a culture of unity with the youth in Clarkston and building partnerships with the community churches, so they continue discipling the youth even after the Behnke’s are gone. For more information about Envision Atlanta go to: www.envisionatlanta.org

  • Salvation Army of the Chippewa Valley 

The Salvation Army of the Chippewa Valley’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. They provide assistance in the form of clothing vouchers, limited transportation, housing services or energy assistance, houseware needs, furniture, toiletry items, laundry, infant care items, and many more. For more information about the Salvation Army of the Chippewa Valley go to: centralusa.salvationarmy.org/chippewavalley/.  

  • Carelink 

Carelink is a group of area congregations working to efficiently help residents of Eau Claire County who need assistance. They do this by providing social service resources, helpful referral information and carefully tracking and maintaining client files. For more information about Carelink go to: carelinkeauclaire.weebly.com/.  

Career Student Ministers

  • Andrew Draper--Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA) | fca.org

Fellowship for Christian Athletes focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping, and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel. Andrew is the Fellowship for Christian Athletes NW Wisconsin Area Director. He facilitates Camps, Campus/Community Huddles, 3D Coaching, and works to keep faith in sports going throughout the year. For more information about Fellowship for Christian Athletes go to: www.fca.org

The Navigators is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus and helps people grow in their relationship with Him through Life-to-Life discipleship, creating spiritual generations of believers. Maddy serves on staff with the Navigators International Student Ministry doing outreach to international students in Chicago, IL. Outreach to these students is gospel centered, inviting them to have spiritual conversations, bible studies, or join large group. For more information about The Navigators go to: www.navigators.org

InterVarsity is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. Sean and Jenna work on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to equip college students to build witnessing communities sharing the gospel. They minister to the college students of the Chippewa Valley at UW-Eau Claire, CVTC, and UW-Stout. For more information about InterVarsity go to: intervarsity.org

The Navigators is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus and helps people grow in their relationship with Him through Life-to-Life discipleship, creating spiritual generations of believers. Jeff and Beckie are The Navigators' Campus Directors at the UW-Madison Campus. They have 21-years of combined experience ministering to college students in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. For more information about The Navigators go to: www.navigators.org

Denominational Missions

  • International Missions Board (IMB)

The International Missions Board serves Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. They partner with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are evangelizing, discipling, planting, and multiplying healthy churches, and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. For more information about the International Missions Board go to: www.imb.org.  

  • Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention

The Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention (MWBC) is a group of churches cooperating together to advance the gospel. They do so by making disciples, developing leaders, starting churches, providing disaster relief and sharing resources. For more information about the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention go to: www.mwbc.org

 

  • North American Missions Board (NAMB)

The North American Missions Board assists churches with evangelistic church planting strategy, the identification and training of missionaries, chaplains, and church planters through the Send Network, and helps churches impact their communities through Send Relief. For more information about the North American Missions Board go to: www.namb.net.  

  • Victor & Joanna Ordonez--Minnesota Wisconsin Baptist Convention 

Victor pastors a church in Austin, TX while also serving in the pivotal role developing leaders to plant new Hispanic churches in Wisconsin and Minnesota. For more information about the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention go to: www.mwbc.org

  • Gerardo Rodriguez--Southern Wisconsin Baptist Association 

Gerardo recruits, assesses, and develops Hispanic church planters in order to plant new Spanish speaking churches in communities throughout Wisconsin. For more information about the Southern Wisconsin Baptist Association go to: www.wisconsinbaptist.org 

Ministry Initiatives

  • The Justice Run by Fierce Freedom 

The Justice Run is an annual family-friendly event put on by Fierce Freedom to raise money and awareness for human trafficking and its victims. Fierce Freedom is a non-profit based in Eau Claire, WI that fights human trafficking and exploitation through education and victim support.  

 

For more information about The Justice Run go to: www.cvjusticerun.org

  • Faith Riders 

Faith Riders is a group of ordinary people from every walk of life who share a common desire to serve the Lord through motorcycle ministry. They exist to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ intentionally and unapologetically to all who have yet to accept Him and to build up the body of Christ through worship, fellowship, discipleship and serving. 

 

For more information about Faith Riders go to: faithriders.com 

Short Term Missionaries

  • Katie Knoepke--Bethany Gateways 

Bethany Gateways exists to take the church where it is not by establishing and engaging with the local church in areas populated by unreached (<2% Christian) people groups. Katie is living in Hungary for a 16-month internship through Bethany Gateways where she is relationship building, language learning, and taking part in prison, homeless and orphanage ministries.  

 

For more information about Bethany Gateways go to: bethanygateways.org/.  

  • Nicole Emmert--The Navigators 

The Navigators is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus and helps people grow in their relationship with Him through Life-to-Life discipleship, creating spiritual generations of believers. Nicole is on staff with The Navigators at UWEC in the EDGE Corps internship program. She is interacting with students regularly, building relationships, leading Bible studies, discipling believers, and telling students about the good news of Jesus Christ. For more information about The Navigators go to: www.navigators.org

  • Jennifer Booth--The Navigators 

relationship with Him through Life-to-Life discipleship, creating spiritual generations of believers. Jennifer is on staff with The Navigators at UW-Madison in the EDGE Corps internship program. She is evangelizing to the college-age community, investing in discipleship of women on the leadership team and incoming female students and facilitating large group meetings with emphasis on leading worship teams and creating sets.  

 

For more information about The Navigators go to: www.navigators.org

  • Anna Bohrer--Youth With A Mission (YWAM) 

Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Anna will be at a YWAM school in Louisville, Kentucky for 3 months of training and then will do outreach for 2 months in an unknown country.  

 

For more information about YWAM go to: ywam.org/


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