No local church can fulfill their mission alone. We honor all the local ministries we are blessed to work with year after year to advance the gospel and transform lives. Here are a few key partners from Western New York.
Rivendell is a Christian and classical education study center, assisting home schooling parents by providing tutorial service for children in grades 3-12. St. Bartholomew's is happy to share our building with Rivendell two days a week, along with the shared value of a Biblically based education.
St. Bartholomew's enjoys partnering with other local churches through Christ Together. Christ Together is a relational network of Bible-believing churches that gathers as leaders and churches for the gospel saturation of our cities and communities. Through collaboration, we desire to mobilize disciples, plant new churches, meet physical and spiritual needs, and unify the Church to consistently demonstrate and communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every man, woman, and child in America.
In addition to St. Bartholomew's, the Ken-Ton chapter of Christ Together includes Amherst Baptist, Christian Fellowship Church, Cornerstone, Grace Church, Kenmore Alliance, Kenmore Baptist, Knox Presbyterian, New Bethel, Nash Road Free Methodist, New Covenant Tabernacle, and Tonawanda Free Methodist.
St. Bartholomew's has been actively involved in supporting the work of the Northtown Pregnancy Center. This important ministry believes "it is not enough to say no to abortion. The Christian must say “yes” to life, and back that up with actions that speak louder than words and slogans ... We must pull together in faith to show that there is truly a more excellent way. And we are here, because the answer to the needs of a hurting world is in the Lord Jesus Christ. We present Him in love, knowing that He is the hope that those who come in our door need more than anything else."
Kingdom Bound Ministries exists to present the Gospel through a variety of art forms including concerts, outreaches and an annual performing arts festival; to bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to encourage and equip believers in their walk with God.
St. Bartholomew's is a long-time partner with the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry, serving those who are hungry and hurting throughout the northtowns.
St. Bartholomew's has partnered with the Buffalo Dream Center's Boxes of Love. BOL began with one church helping five families with Christmas dinner and toys. Over the years, Boxes of Love has grown into a coalition of churches, businesses, and individuals who work together in partnership to help families in the Buffalo area. Pastors and church leaders from around the United States and Canada have traveled to Buffalo to learn how to do the same thing in their communities. Each year Boxes of Love takes place in several different states as well as India, Pakistan, and Albania.
This is a Western New York ministry that includes a men’s fellowship and bible study at Grace House. The mission of Saving Grace Ministries is to provide a smooth transition into community life for men released from a correctional facility, by proving a highly structured program based on Christian principles. Contact Dn. Reitz for more information.
We are connected with a number of Christ centered ministries on the University at Buffalo campus where students of all ages can enjoy fellowship and share in God’s love. Contact Deacon John Reitz for more information.