"Go and make disciples of all nations..."

Villa Heights supports Missions around the world...

Villa Heights faithfully supports missionaries who "go" all over the world proclaiming Jesus Christ.

Each month, as offerings are given, a monetary gift is sent to each of the 17 different local and worldwide ministries we are partnered with.

Annually, more than 10% of our budget is given to our partners. Many months the amount is made even greater through individual offerings and Dollar Sunday donations. Our gifts are put to work in Southwest Missouri, Sri Lanka, Haita, Mexico, Brazil, India, Japan, Cambodia and many other nations.



In 1982, Crosslines Churches of the Joplin Area began with the mission of "Concerned volunteers working together across denominational lines to meet human needs in the name of Jesus." We started with the support of 10 churches desiring to eliminate the duplication of services while providing a centralized location to operate a food pantry and clothing bank.
As the community need for services grew, so did Crosslines Ministries. Today, we have more than 60 supporting churches, over 200 volunteers, and 9 part-time staff members. We just celebrated 35 years of service to the Joplin, Carl Junction and Webb City communities. 

Maranatha Bible Camp

Located in Everton, MO, we facilitate life change through quality camps, retreats, and experiential learning opportunities. Our facilities include athletic fields and courts, 2 swimming pools, a worship and retreat center and 4.5 miles of walking trails. 

Hearts and Hammers

Hearts & Hammers of Southwest Missouri provides home repairs for the elderly, physically disabled, and single parent or low-income families.
The mission is to enhance the well-being of the community by providing free home repair and maintenance for homeowners who cannot perform the work themselves because of physical or financial limitations.
The projects that Hearts & Hammers assist with include the smallest of tasks such as raking leaves to larger tasks like rebuilding floors. 

Ozark Christian College

Ozark Christian College is located on a 60-acre campus in the city of Joplin in southwest Missouri. Founded as Ozark Bible College in 1942, Ozark began with only 16 students.
Today, over 15,000 students and over 75 years later, OCC continues to train men and women for Christian service. In fact, over 90% of our graduates enter vocational or volunteer ministry.
At Ozark Christian College, we help students discover the kingdom assignment that God has for them, and we help prepare them for whatever that is.

Koinonia Campus Ministry

Koinonia Christian Campus Ministry began in the fall of 1967 with a desire to reach the campus of the newly located Missouri Southern State College.
Koinonia’s mission to connect Missouri Southern students to Jesus and equip them to serve still rings true. With about 70 students attending any of our events in a given week, we continue to maintain a Christian presence on campus, fill students with scripture as well as good food, take them on trips, house them in our facilities, and much more! 

Global Partnerships

Good News Productions International

GNPI creates relevant media to proclaim the Good News and empower Jesus followers to do the same. We do this through a network of international teams, who use all forms of media to reach the hearts of their people and multiply disciples across the globe.
Our vision is to fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Christ in Youth

For more than 40 years, Christ In Youth (CIY) has called students and leaders to boldly live for Christ through the hope of the Gospel message and a call to Kingdom action.
Today, CIY works in partnership with the local church, providing more than 100 annual program events for students and leaders across the United States and other countries. CIY believes God has uniquely and specifically equipped every student for Kingdom work.
Within the next decade, more than one million students and leaders will be impacted worldwide through CIY's programs, curriculum, and resources in an effort to turn the Millennial generation into a movement of Kingdom workers, responding in faith and in service to the call of Christ

Jesus Loves Me Home

GNPI creates relevant media to proclaim the Good News and empower Jesus followers to do the same. We do this through a network of international teams, who use all forms of media to reach the hearts of their people and multiply disciples across the globe.
Our vision is to fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Mustard Seed Global Fellowship

In 2007, compelled by Christ's commission and the great need for the gospel in Japan, a team of church planters moved to Japan with a vision to make disciples by planting churches in urban Japan.
The Japanese are the second largest unreached people group in the world. Most people in Japan have never been to church, have never read the Bible, and have no Christian friends. It is estimated that 95% of Japanese have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The first church began in December 2009 in Nagoya, Japan. Since that time, Ethan and Audrey Greer established the Mustard Seed Christian Church in Sendai, Japan.  

Lamp Lighters World Ministries

Founder Steve Bycroft and team work with the people of Sri Lanka. Steve and Shanthi Bycroft established Lamp Lighters in May 2000.
Lamplighters World Ministries primary goal is to establish churches in Sri Lanka and in countries where Sri Lankans have immigrated. Once the church is established we place a pastor at that church to continue the work and freeing us then to go to another village.

We are presently working with seven churches in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, either directly or through our co-workers in ministry. 

Windward Islands School of Evangelism

The mission of WISE is to evangelize Caribbean societies and bring them to Christian maturity through the development of leaders for the church.
In its first 25 years, WISE had produced 141 graduates coming from eight different countries in the Caribbean region. In addition, there has been a number who have not received a degree but have had some training. Graduates currently minister in approximately 60 churches in 14 different countries.
WISE assists its graduates with advanced classes, evangelistic efforts, counseling and encouragement, through retreats, classes, evangelistic meetings and programs and personal visits in their various countries.

Mexican Missionary Organization

Mexican Missionary Organization exists to equip the Mexican people to reach other Mexicans with the gospel of Jesus Christ. For over 40 years, Gil and Debbie Calderon have planted and supported churches throughout Mexico. 

The Rapha House

In 2003, Rapha International began an aftercare program for underage female survivors who had been rescued from slavery and sexual exploitation in Battambang, Cambodia. Nineteen years later, Rapha is an international organization that has won the favor of the governments in the countries in which it works. The Rapha International model is to recruit and equip local staff who are qualified and passionate about combatting child slavery, sexual exploitation, and abuse in their own countries. Each of Rapha’s aftercare programs implement a holistic approach to healing.
Rapha’s mission is to end the trafficking and sexual abuse of children — one child, one family, and one community at a time.

Servants of Christ – in Brazil

Rodney and Ann Anderson have worked for 27 years in Brazil to expand the multi-congregational focus on helping the Brazilians establish a balanced, complete, locally reproducible discipleship and leadership training program.

American Rehabilitation Ministries

The mission of American Rehabilitation Ministries, located in Joplin, MO, is to bring the good news of salvation to those in prison.
ARM began ministering to prisoners in the United States in 1973. At the time, there were only 234,000 people in the nation’s prison population. Today, ARM ministers domestically to more than 2.3 million people who are incarcerated in America’s state and federal prisons as well as local jails.
Beginning in 2001, ARM expanded its efforts internationally. Today, ARM takes the Gospel into jails and prison cells on six continents and it has five international branch ministry locations.

White Fields Overseas Evangelism

Spreading the Gospel to every nation continues to be the goal of White Fields Overseas Evangelism. To accomplish this task, White Fields gives financial support to 377 native evangelists in 33 foreign countries. There are 16 American evangelists and 1 Australian evangelist directly associated with White Fields’ ministry.
White Fields began an orphanage ministry in 1978 with the leading and inspiration of Esther Thomas.  White Fields is now supporting six orphanages around the world.
White Fields work teams have built 157 church buildings throughout the world.