Our Newest Global Partner

We are excited to announce that Pastor James and Melody Wartian are our newest Global Partners (missionaries supported by New Covenant). As announced a few months ago, Pastor James has accepted an invitation to join Ministry Essentials Int’l as their Operations Director.

Pastor James last day on staff will be March 31, and he has already begun raising financial and prayer support as he can’t officially start his new position until he is fully funded. Your prayers would be appreciated as he and his family begin this new ministry opportunity. As his family continues to raise support, I'd encourage you to prayerfully consider joining his team financially. I’d love to see our church family abundantly bless his family! For more information on specific needs, please contact him for more information at james.wartian@meintl.org.

About Ministry Essentials
Ministry Essentials is an organization whose goal is to see global workers (missionaries and national Christian leaders) thrive in their work and ministry as they are being transformed into the likeness of God’s Son (Galatians 4:19; Colossians 1:28-29).

Did you know that...

  • 47% of new missionaries leave the field within the first five years?
  • 71% leave for preventable reasons?

Of the seven keys to effective Christian leaders, spirituality is the one element that guides all the others; yet, it is often overlooked and under-resourced. Therefore, Ministry Essentials exists to spiritually nourish Christian leaders by joining their journey of faith, challenging their assumptions about life and God, and igniting a deeper hope in Him. James’ role will be to reorganize and run the administrative operations so that the ministry can continue to grow, train, and place staff worldwide. For now, James will be able to do this while staying here in the Cedar Rapids area.

Post written by:

Jay Haugh
Lead Pastor