Chuck Kieffer

The Foundry Church , Pennsylvania
Evangelism Catalyst
Wallingford Pennsylvania
The Foundry Church
December 7

About My Family

As a native of Delaware County, I've always had a heart for home. My wife, Joy, and I came home to launch a drop-in youth/arts center that morphed into a church. We serve as co-vocational missionaries and have seen God provide through many avenues. It has been an extraordinary journey to see hope transform lives.
As a couple we began in ministry as volunteer small group disciple makers. A turning point for us was participating in a prayer conference where a pastor prayed over us as he saw a vision of a nursery, that we would help raise many in Christ. As a couple who could not have children, this was the beginning of a life's journey. Along the way we've taken in eight foster children adopting the two youngest who are now at college. Our home and church have been incubators for the next generation.
We have served with the North American Mission Board since 2006 in various capacities: as a lead church planter; directing a church planting center; recruiting, assessing and mentoring church planters; as campus workers, student interns and summer missionaries. We established a relief outreach center, mobilizing students to serve, and have hosted 50+ missions teams and served as associate chaplain of Widener University. Joy and I are excited to embark on our next phase of ministry as evangelism catalysts.

About My Ministry

Much has been said about Delco. The comedy channel show, "Delco Proper," provides great insight into our region. Everyone growing up here knew someone like the characters in that show—rough exterior, gruff personality, yet soft deep down inside. Our desire is to see Delco redeemed. The focal point for us is next-gen ministry: reaching young people, making disciples, shaping leaders and empowering them to answer the call.
As the grandson of a horticulturist I know that to see fruit you must clear the ground, prepare the soil, sow good seed and patently tend the garden. What you are not prepared for is the amount of rocks you must pick up and the ground-breaking preparation. We are at the place where relationships we cultivated are showing buds. The first teen I baptized in 2007 recently answered the call to preach. Our non-profit is now partnering with a university to mentor students, teaching them how to serve the world. The exciting thing is we have two other colleges expressing interest in our work. This work has grown to include a food outreach center, an ESL ministry, arts and literacy programs and radio broadcast.
As evangelism catalysts we want to grow our outreach ministry, Lifewerks, as a relief organization and as a student mobilization program. We are now mentoring seven college students. Each must commit to 300 hours annually as part of their college scholarship requirements. We are seeking to raise support through this site and with your help and prayers our goal to be fully funded missionaries by fall 2018. Email us if you would like to help in any manner. Joy and I are available to speak at conferences and churches. Help us to redeem Delco through reaching the next generation. 

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