To be a community
of believers mobilized to advance Christ's kingdom cross-culturally,
by proclaiming the Truth, demonstrating Jesus' love and power,
interceding for His purposes, evangelizing the unsaved, building
disciples, and planting and establishing self-supporting indigenous
Missions is the cross-cultural
ministry of the church for the advancement of Christ's Kingdom.
Cross-cultural ministry includes evangelizing, discipling, planting
churches, and aiding in growth and development both overseas
and in U.S. subcultures which are distinct from our own. Additionally
it includes the equipping, sending, and supporting of workers
engaged in this ministry.
As part of the Christian
& Missionary Alliance we have a distinct call and anointing
to be engaged in the work of world evangelization. The founder
of the Alliance, A. B. Simpson, expressed well the passion and
commitment we are to have as believers for Jesus Christ and
the expansion of His Church world-wide in an article titled,
The Kind of Missionaries We Want. We desire that
these same characteristics would be true of our churches and
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congregational prayer meetings in support of missions
24-hour prayer vigils for world-wide mission
congregational and family prayer in support of three missionary
adult missions education classes
of missions awareness and education in children's and youth
to international students through partnership with an university-sponsored
host family program
mission awareness and celebration conference
personal and financial support of three missionary families
church directed short-term mission trips comprised
of teams of people from the church
support of individual short-term mission trips conducted by
college students and other members of the church.