FCCC has made a commitment to create opportunities for leadership development, aid in global humanitarian need and assist with the development of new churches.
In 2007 we realized that leadership development was almost non-existent for Bolivian pastors and leaders. We decided to make the GLS possible for pastors and leaders to attend at a nominal cost and benefit from inspiration and practical tools to impact their communities. In 2009 we sponsored the first GLS in Cochabamba. In 2012 there were six GLS sites held around the country of Bolivia supported by FCCC, that trained over 1500 leaders. Bolivia is now self-sustaining, and we are turning our efforts toward the country of Cuba.
In 2015 we all watched the refugee crisis that exploded in Syria leaving millions of people fleeing for their lives. We felt compelled as a church to respond to this crisis. In the fall we hosted a fundraiser that raised enough money to bring 3 or 4 families over to Canada. We have now assembled a team of volunteers and co-sponsors to begin the process of bringing these families here.
Since 2010 we have been partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build new houses for families in desperate need of shelter and the comfort of a home. Each spring FCCC hosts the Forest City Charity Golf Classic to raise funds for the building of new homes in Paraguay. In the fall of 2016, FCCC sent a group of volunteers to Paraguay to partner with the Habitat for Humanity staff. The Forest City Charity Golf Classic on June 13, 2017 will once again raise funds for these efforts.
As part of our commitment to new church development we support a church plant in one of the highest under-churched areas in Canada under the leadership of Dom Ruso. See the link below for updates on the development of this new church.