Doing Missions in Your Church

Doing Missions In Your Church
David Mays

Purpose, Vision, and Values Statements for Church Missions Ministries

Purpose: …to plan and supervise the development and deployment of human, fmancial and partnership resources for cross-cultural ministry opportunities locally, nationally and globally.
University Presbyterian Church, Seattle (Art Beals, When the Saints Go Marching Out, pp 14-15)

Purpose: To make His name great among the nations through planting reproducing churches, partnering with nationals, and equipping leaders.
Christian Fellowship Church, Evansville, IN

Mission: To serve Jesus as we motivate, equip and involve all segments of the congregation at CHCC in local, national and global outreach.

Vision: To see the members of Cherry Hills be so passionate about God’s heart for the lost that they have become proficient in ministry skills and are pro-actively involved in strategic outreach ministries locally, nationally and globally.

Values: prayer, God’s word, quality of ministry, equipping the saints, support of CHCC missionaries Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch, CO

Mission: …to proclaim the Gospel in its fullness beyond the immediate sphere of activity of the local church, whether in our neighborhood, Fort Wayne, the United States, or abroad.

Vision: To glorify Jesus Christ by creatively and flexibly impacting all parts of our Acts 1:8 in a measurable and identifiable way and to incorporate every member of the Broadway body in the process. Broadway Christian Church, Ft. Wayne, IN

Mission Purpose Statement: Glorify God by mobilizing the resources entrusted to Xenos Christian Fellowship for the fulfillment of Christ’s commission to make disciples in all nations.

Vision Statement: Cross two or more cultural barriers – geo-political, ethnic, linguistic, worldview, or socioeconomic – to plant indigenous churches and promote social justice.

Core Values: cell-based community, grace-filled, outward focus, action oriented, culturally relevant, youth oriented, equipping, spiritual depth, discipleship Xenos Christian Fellowship, Columbus, OH

Mission: Calvary’s International Ministries exists to strategically deploy people and resources around the world to introduce lost people to Jesus Christ and to help them become fully devoted followers.

Vision: For the church – to see every person at Calvary Church become actively involved in International Ministries For the world – to see God raise up indigenously led, self-sustaining, reproducing churches in targeted regions of the world.

Strategy: To make a significant impact by targeting several key regions of the world.
Calvary Church, Souderton, PA (from World Pulse, January 25, 2002, p. 6)

Vision: To see the church established within each people group of the world and equipped so that it can effectively reach the rest of its people group with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mission: We want to help establish and equip the church within the people groups of the world by implementing culturally effective global partnerships that demonstrate the grace and holiness of Jesus Christ. College Park Church, Indianapolis

Mission Statement: Mobilizing Perimeter to facilitate church multiplication movements in Atlanta and the world.

Expanded Mission Statement: To aggressively seek opportunities and relationships to expand the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the un-reached worlds to the end that there is a church for every people and the Gospel for every person, and to facilitate movements of discipleship-based, saturation church planting in the United States and abroad by providing strategic, human and financial resources and equipping to our national church planting partners who share our vision for planting churches that will give themselves away for the least and the lost.

Core Values: the local church, prayer, indigenous ministry, transformation, mobilization of people for mission
Perimeter Church, Atlanta

The above article, “Doing Missions in Your Church” is written by David Mays. The article was excerpted from July 2002.

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