Global OutreachJoining Jesus in His Mission
Hi, I’m Jane, the Director of Global Outreach. The goal of the Global Outreach Ministry is to live out the great commission, by working to make disciples in Urbandale, Iowa, and around the world. We believe that God has equipped each of us with a unique set of gifts that enables all of us to serve Him by reaching others with the gospel. In some cases, these gifts allow us to travel to other countries, as is the case with missionaries. However, that is not where the Global Outreach Ministry ends. Global Outreach is also focused on reaching out locally, whether it be through organized volunteer events or simply helping out someone going through a tough time in their life. As a key component of The Mission Church’s Pathway Diagram, living On Mission is something that all of us need to be involved in.
Our Current Focus Partnerships
The Mission Church has chosen to focus on four specific partnerships for Global Missions: Kenya and Zambia, the Dominican Republic, Russia and India. By narrowing our focus to these locations, we have been able to build much stronger relationships with the missionaries and organizations.
Kenya & Zambia
Opportunity awaits to share your faith in door-to-door evangelism and church planting with our partner Xponent Ministries in Kenya. Xponent is also training leaders through Discipleship Centers throughout Kenya and six other African Countries.
In Zambia, we work closely with Family Legacy and Danny and Sarah Lightner. Family Legacy is involved in caring for vulnerable children in the capital city area of Lusaka through custodial care and education. We look forward to future trips to these countries.
Our church sends a group to the Dominican Republic every other year through Time Ministries. We also partner with Pastor Carlos and his church in Pica Pica, and have been a part of constructing several building for them over the past several years.
In partnership with Agape Unlimited and Dr. Bill Becknell we focus on the least reached in the vast country of Russia. Whether in Moscow or in Siberia, there is great need to provide medical care and sharing Christ with struggling immigrants and citizens of this country. Each trip will have a different focus of ministry.
A unique opportunity awaits in India. Our focus is primarily prayer in this country. We participate in prayer treks and making connections with the people of the mountainous regions. We do support national workers in a school setting in northern India.
join jesus in his mission!
Prayer is incredibly impactful and should never be underestimated. During His time on earth, Jesus continually left us an example of blanketing ministry in prayer. And yet, so often we fail to pray until we are are in need of God’s help. Adding a time of prayer for missions to your daily routine can make an incredible impact on those who are working to share God’s word around the world. Each week we have a prayer sheet available in your bulletin that spotlights some organizations and people to pray for, both on a local and global scale.
There are lots of opportunities available to put missions into action, from short term mission trips to local service projects. Short term mission trips are an amazing chance to serve God in a different country. Few things can compare to being immersed in a totally different culture for a week. Or, if you aren’t able to participate in any of our global trips, there are always people in need in our own city.
Even if you are not able to go on a trip yourself, you can greatly help others who are going through financial support. International travel and living can be quite costly, so every gift is appreciated regardless of the size. Our church supports over 30 missionaries around the world. Your giving to Global Outreach Faith Promise helps provide financial support for these workers. If you are interested in giving specifically for missions, simply indicate that on your offering envelope.