ChristianMingle Singles Ministries
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an evangelical Christian student-led ministry dedicated to establishing witnessing communities on college and university campuses. Over 1,000 staff members minister with over 32,000 students and faculty on 573 campuses in the United States. Beginning in 1877, at Cambridge University in England, a group of Christian students met together, in spite of the disapproval of some University officials, to pray, to study the Bible and to witness to fellow students. This movement spread across England, to Canada, and finally in 1938 to the University of Michigan, where students founded InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord; growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world. InterVarsity is governed by a Board of Trustees and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God: true, immutable, steadfast, and unchangeable 2 Timothy 3:16-17 We believe that God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Three are coexistent, coeternal, and equal in divine perfection 1 John 5:7 We believe that man, created in the image of God, by voluntary disobedience fell into the depths of sin and iniquity, bequeathing sin's nature and consequences to all mankind, with their accompanying loss of intended meaning and purpose Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12 We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, took our place, and with His life's blood purchased the pardon for all who believe in Him John 3:16; Titus 2:14
Located in the heart of poverty, hopelessness, and violence, The Dream Center is surrounded by gang members who actively recruit young children into lives of violence and drugs. Poverty and addictions have sent many to live on the streets. The church ministers to gang members, drug addicts, unwed mothers and children without parents, motorcycle groups, taggers, AIDS victims, and various subculture, ethnic and nationality groups. It feeds the homeless and others in need and runs a halfway house for released prisoners. Close to 500 people are housed at the center and receive rehabilitation. Many other services are offered each week to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the community. The center has been said to epitomize a quote by Tommy Barnett, pastor of the Phoenix First Assembly of God Church, "Find a need and fill it, find a hurt and heal it."
The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an evangelical Protestant denomination within Christianity. Founded by Rev. Albert Benjamin Simpson in 1887, the Christian & Missionary Alliance did not start off as a denomination, but rather began as two distinct parachurch organizations: The Christian Alliance which focused on the pursuit and promotion of the Higher Christian life and The Evangelical Missionary Alliance, which focused on mobilizing "consecrated" Christians in the work of foreign missionary efforts. These two groups amalgamated in 1897 to form The Christian and Missionary Alliance. It was only much later during the mid twentieth century that an official denomination was formed.