Meet Our Community & International Partners

Central partners with organizations that are well-connected locally to make an impact on the communities and people that they are serving. This happens through community (domestic) and international partnerships. Here’s more information about our community and international partners.

COLLISION

Community Partner

Collision’s mission is to equip students to become faithful followers of Christ who share the gospel, multiply, and transform their schools and the world around them. With that, they are connecting and working with local churches to partner with Christ-following middle and high school students. They empower students through mentoring, training, and other resources to help equip them to share the hope of Christ in their schools and with their peers.

Learn more about Collision

In 2023 The Kingdom Fund and Elders approved a gift to help Collision expand its programs into previously under-reached areas here in Sioux Falls. 

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Grace Team Jail Ministry

Community Partner

Grace Team Jail Ministry is a South Dakota based ministry through Converge Heartland, whose mission is to share the hope of the gospel with inmates and staff at the prisons and jails we serve. They are currently in seven facilities throughout the state of South Dakota.

Learn more about Grace 

Central Church makes a monthly donation to help cover supplies and staffing costs.

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Hope Coalition

Community Partner

The Sioux Falls Hope Coalition focuses on narrowing the achievement gap in our community through one simple strategy: Ensuring that every child gets a chance to attend preschool. Supported by business leaders, the United Way, and nonprofits, the coalition is seeking to place children currently on a waiting list for subsidized preschool into existing, high quality faith-based programs.

Learn more about Hope Coalition 

Central Church Downtown Preschool is partnering with the Sioux Falls Hope Coalition to provide educational opportunities for all children in the Pettigrew Heights community, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

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Central Church Downtown Preschool has a variety of different options for volunteering. We need bus riders, classroom, lunch, and field trip helpers.

HOPE HARBOR

Community Partner

Hope Harbor offers family-style care for teens as they heal from a variety of issues that are unfortunately commonplace for youth today. These include past abuse, trauma, anger, substance use, mental health issues, exploitation, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, attachment issues, and more. They work with ordinary kids who are healing from extraordinary things; each one a child of God, loved by the Savior.

Learn more about Hope Harbor 

The Kingdom Fund and Elders approved a gift using Central’s excess tithes and offerings to help Hope Harbor with innovative staff trainings and ongoing ministry costs in 2023.

Get involved:

  • Hope Harbor’s Parker facility is large and is always in need of all kinds of volunteers. To find out more, reach out to the Site Director Amanda Dent at [email protected].
  • Donate Here

Lifelight

Lifelight’s vision is to “take the Church outside the walls” to reach the lost, bring the body together to accomplish the great commission, and challenge the body to get involved in ministry. This ministry involves many church denominations, working together in unity based on the truth of God’s Word and the essentials of the Gospel.

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Lifeline Children’s Services 

Community Partner

Lifeline Children’s Services of South Dakota equips the body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children, women, and families.  Lifeline helps the church live out God’s call in James 1:27 to “care for orphans and widows in their distress” in these areas: adoption, pregnancy ministry, global orphan care, and family preservation.

Learn more about Lifeline 

Central Church makes a monthly donation to help cover supplies and staffing costs. We also provide volunteers for their Harbor Families ministry.

Get involved:

  • Lifeline has a variety of different options for involvement in the areas of adoption, respite care, and support care. To learn more contact Chuck Jespersen, Director. 
  • Donate Here

RENEWAL 58

Community Partner

Renewal 58 is a non-profit that focuses on buying distressed properties in Pettigrew Heights, refurbishing them, and renting them out at a rate that is affordable for lower income people. When residents join the program, they will be paired with a case worker and a mentor to help them work through challenges they face in order to improve their quality of life. Their model serves both the people in the homes and improves the neighborhood of Pettigrew Heights. As of now, Renewal 58 has 21 units across seven properties. 

Read more about Renewal 58 

In 2021 Central provided the funds to help buy a 10 unit home in Pettigrew Heights. The church invites these and other Renewal 58 residents to several events per year and provides other enriching opportunities through our Central Renewal ministry. 

Get involved:

  • Renewal 58 periodically needs volunteers to do yard work and maintenance on the homes. To find out more, contact Nathan Pruett, Outreach Pastor.

RESGEN

Community Partner

RESGEN exists to present the Good News of Christ to thousands of people and help them follow Him for a lifetime. Since 2010, RESGEN has impacted over three hundred thousand people at conferences, schools, festivals, and other events across the country. They also host several annual events in Sioux Falls, including the RESGEN Men’s Summit, Date Night Comedy, and a parenting event.

Learn more about RESGEN

The Elders voted in 2021 to give a one-time gift to RESGEN to help them with startup costs for their Podcast ministry. Men’s Summit and Date Night Comedy are hosted at Central Church.

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SHIFT Garage

Community Partner

SHIFT Garage exists to help those they serve to fully realize the plan Jesus Christ has for their lives. They do this through a combination of vehicle repair, vehicle donation, and maintenance classes.

Learn more about SHIFT Garage

In 2022 The Kingdom Fund and Elders approved a gift to allow Shift Garage to move to a more accessible location, expand their services, increase advertising, and hire a full-time mechanic. 

Get involved:

  • SHIFT Garage is always looking for volunteer mechanics and Lobby Hosts. To find out more contact Joe Smith, Founder.
  • Donate Here

The Banquet

Community Partner

The Banquet’s mission is to provide a welcoming place where people can gather, receive nourishment and experience love in action, and assist volunteers in providing food and fellowship to those served through the ministry of The Banquet. They are vigilant in identifying and fulfilling the needs of the hungry in our diverse community and in encouraging the health and wellness of their guests.

Learn more about The Banquet

At the start of each school year, Central partners with the Banquet to provide backpacks filled with supplies to low income families. A group from Central serves breakfast every first Wednesday. We also provide a monthly donation.

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The Community Outreach

Community Partner

Community Outreach’s mission is to partner in Christian ministry to share hope and provide tools for daily living. They do this through a mixture of rent assistance, case management, mentoring, and life skills training.

Learn more about The Community Outreach

Central uses Community Outreach to help us distribute our benevolence funds wisely. We also regularly use their Genesis Program to train people in our Central Renewal ministry on healthy budgeting and goal setting techniques. 

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Adams Thermal Foundation

International Partner

Adams Thermal Foundation operates two K-12 schools for at-risk children in southwest Ethiopia. These schools also administer self-help programs so that women and mothers of students can learn business and job skills. Together, these programs seek to break the generational cycle of poverty and lift children and their families out of despair and hopelessness.

Adams Thermal Academy Hosanna (ATAH) operates in a city located 115 miles southwest of the capital, Addis Ababa. The school only enrolls students who would otherwise be unable to obtain an education, due to poverty, disease, or the loss of one or both parents. ATAH is one of the top performing schools in the region and serves as an example for other public and private schools there. ATAH also operates a full-day academic schedule, while public schools typically offer only half-day opportunities.

Learn more about Adams Thermal

Central has been sending teams to Ethiopia through Adams Thermal since 2015. Through your generosity and the Kingdom Fund we have helped build two high schools, completed a water project for the community of Ottoro, developed a school feeding program, and an spoken English language program. Several hundred children are also sponsored at the schools by Central attendees.

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Emmanuel Disability Association and Workshop

International Partner

The Emmanuel Disability Association and Workshop located in Soddo, Ethiopia is often the only option for people in need of disability equipment.  Melese Eyob, a founder of the association and workshop makes dreams a reality for disabled Ethiopians.  

Melese knows these struggles firsthand.  He has had Polio since childhood and lived on the streets himself, until he was helped by Soddo Christian Hospital 15 years ago with surgery. Even with the surgery, he cannot get around without crutches. He started the association and workshop due to the dire need of medical supplies and job opportunities for the disabled.  The workshop not only improves the lives of those they serve, but also those that they employ. Most of the employees are disabled, many of whom were living on the street before being offered shelter, training, and a job by Melese. He and his team work tirelessly with the minimal supplies available to them.

To date Central has distributed over 100 wheelchairs and 40 prosthetic limbs through Emmanuel to people in need in Soddo and Hosanna, Ethiopia.

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M.K.A

International Partner

M.K.A. is an abbreviation for an Amharic phrase that means “Equipping for Christ’s Ministry.” M.K.A.’s mission is to equip pastors in Ethiopia through seminary education and seminars. M.K.A. also does a variety of outreaches to the least of these throughout the country of Ethiopia. 

Learn more about M.K.A.

In January of 2022 the Kingdom Fund at Central donated for emergency food and medical supplies to be distributed in the Tigray region. Central has also sent two teams to Ethiopia to work with M.K.A. through street evangelism and feeding programs in the city of Addis Ababa.

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Partners Worldwide

International Partner

Partners Worldwide is a global network of businesspeople working to end poverty through entrepreneurship so all can have the abundant life God desires. They partner with locally led community institutions throughout the world to foster job creation and empower businesspeople to be redemptive agents in the marketplace.

There are 700 million image-bearers that live in extreme poverty of less than $2 a day and another three billion living on less than $10 a day around the world. God has given Partners Worldwide a model and message that works and that the world needs; a call to business and serving the poor.

Learn more about Partners Worldwide

In January of 2024, Central entered into a three year partnership with Partners Worldwide. The Kingdom Fund and Elders voted to cover all of Partners Worldwide’s program expenses in Ethiopia for that three year period. We are currently exploring mentorships and trip opportunities for Central attendees with business and entrepreneur backgrounds. 

Get involved:

  • To learn more about this partnership and how you can use your talents and treasures to further this ministry in Ethiopia, please reach out to Kendra Michael

The Timothy Initiative

International Partner

The Timothy Initiative (TTI) exists to advance Christ’s Kingdom by multiplying disciples and disciple making churches around the world. It’s their vision to see multiplying, disciple making churches in every place and people group.

Learn more about TTI 

Central and TTI began their partnership in 2020. To date through your generosity and gifts from the Kingdom Fund, Central has donated to TTI to see over 2,200 churches planted in Ethiopia. The Kingdom Fund also gave a gift to purchase 10,850 physical Bibles and 2,700 audio Bibles in local dialects. Central attendees and staff have also participated in multiple vision trips through TTI.

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Selamta

International Partner

Every child deserves the love of a healthy family. But children who have been orphaned or abandoned are often alone, separated from siblings, and left to fend for themselves in orphanages or on the street. Selamta recreates and empowers families so these children can grow up knowing their God-given dignity and worth, healing generational brokenness, and transforming lives. Selamta’s holistic, community-integrated, permanent approach brings children from institutions and the street into the loving arms of a healthy family where hope and healing are found. 

Learn more about Selamta 

In 2022 The Kingdom Fund and the Elders approved the sponsorship of a Forever Home. Forever homes are made up of one mom, an “auntie”, and eight previously homeless or abandoned children. In 2023, Central took a team over to Ethiopia to host an English camp for the Selamta children, as well as children from the surrounding community. This provided the children with the opportunity to be immersed in the English language and converse with native speakers, as well as learn five Bible stories.

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Shamida

International Partner

Shamida exists to provide high quality holistic care for orphans and vulnerable children, families, and the community. Shamida has two facilities. One home has existed for about 10 years and has about 30 children, many of whom are children with disabilities. Recently they joined in collaboration with the Ethiopian government to provide care for the 150+ children at Kebebe Tsehay.

Learn more about Shamida 

In 2022 The Kingdom Fund and the Elders approved a gift to purchase an industrial generator, dishwasher, washer and dryer for use at Kebebe Tsehay. Kendra Michael, from Central Church,  is currently a permanent volunteer for Shamida in Ethiopia.

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Contact Us

3102 W. Ralph Rogers Rd.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

(605) 336-3378

[email protected]

Southwest cAmpus

3102 W. Ralph Rogers Rd.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-336-3378
[email protected]

Weekend Worship
Saturday | 5:00pm
Sunday | 8:30, 9:50, 11:15am
centralsf.org/live
facebook.com/centralsf

Downtown Campus

1117 W. 11th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 275-1673
[email protected]

Weekend Worship
Sunday | 11:00am
facebook.com/CentralChurchDT

Watch Online

centralsf.org/live
facebook.com/centralsf

Live Online:
Sunday | 9:50am & 11:15am

On Demand | 24/7

2024 ©Central Church