Gospel Community Church
In the summer of 2009 we planted a church in Saang, which holds services at our Center. The church is led by a Khmer pastoral team, with the Hansons serving as apostolic advisors. In addition to our regular Sunday services, we have Sunday School for teens and programs for women, children, and youth each week.
Community Development & Relief
As the need arises, we offer emergency relief and supplies such as food, vitamins, clothing, beds, tarp roofs, water filters, hygiene supplies, and school supplies to those in need.
In collaboration with local government, we also provide seminars and events to raise awareness of community issues (health and hygiene, family management, anti-trafficking, family issues, domestic abuse, etc) and offer practical and Biblical solutions to the community.
Kairos Training Center
The Kairos Training Center is our newest project and is designed to expand the ministry that has already been happening at our Center for several years. Our goal for the KTC is to provide a community-friendly space where discipleship, education, and fellowship can all take place.
The KTC offers church services, English classes, health/hygiene seminars, youth and children’s programs, pastoral care, discipleship training, leadership development, cultural arts training, computer classes, and a children’s reading room/nursery. We also want to expand into the areas of cultural arts, office skills training, Khmer literacy classes, and more!
Sak Saum, the Khmer word for “dignity”, is a program designed to help at-risk and trafficked women through counseling, education, and job skills training. Women in our program are mentored, taught sewing and other skills, and take part in daily devotional times. For women who do not have a safe place to stay, we offer housing as well.
In addition to the young women in the full-time program, we also provide income to impoverished individuals outside of our regular program by employing them at our fair-trade sewing facilities or purchasing their supplies and materials. By sowing into lives with the love of Christ, we are seeing women be restored and transformed in beautiful ways!
Father’s House offers a family-style home to children, orphan or otherwise, who are high-risk for abuse and human trafficking. It is not just a building, but means of providing for the spiritual, mental, and emotional needs of at-risk children, letting them know that they are valued and loved. Over time, we anticipate that the safe house will become a leading example in the community for protecting and nurturing children.
Loaves & Fish
Our Loaves and Fish program provides food, vitamins, clothing, medical care, and education to orphans, widows, and the desperately poor. In Cambodian culture, these are three groups that are often ignored or ostracized. Our goal is to not only meet physical needs, but to integrate them into their communities as equal and valued individuals.
An offshoot of GCCS in-house ministry is our Pastor's Fellowship and pastoral care services. GCCS provides monthly pastor’s fellowship meetings, pastoral training opportunities, Biblical counsel and more, with the goal of strengthening unity and building partnerships to increase the efficacy of the Body of Christ in Kandal Province.
When we host short-term teams, we often find ways for them to collaborate with neighboring churches during their outreach. We also look for ways to provide ongoing help and resources to churches in our Fellowship, including Bible donations, training for worship leaders and youth pastors, marriage and funeral services, etc.