“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Definition of Missions
Clovis Christian Church (CCC) affirms the definition of “missions” to be an evangelistic endeavor outside our local congregation to fulfill the Great Commission by proclaiming the gospel of Christ, making disciples and gathering these disciples into local bodies, while relating to the needs of the total person (spiritual, physical, emotional, and social).
The Missions Board seeks to promote missions and ministry activities that win individuals to the Lord, equip them in the faith and establish churches that have the same aim in every tribe, tongue, people and nation (Matthew 28: 18-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 14:21-23, Romans 15: 19-21 and Revelation 5:9)
To be led by the Holy Spirit in Educating, Equipping and Mobilizing the body. The Missions Board will achieve this through:
· Prioritizing engagement, support, organization and leading of missions/ministries that target unreached people groups internationally and domestically
· Seeking engagement and opportunities that sponsor, support, organize and lead missions/ministries that develop disciples within their people group
· Promoting engagement in the health of the body through sponsorship, scholarship, support, organization and leading of efforts that invest in the church family (such as Perspectives, Kairos, ReGen, etc)
A Barnabas team is a group of individuals who are responsible and committed to providing spiritual support to our missionaries. This is done by praying regularly for them and finding ways to encourage the missionaries regularly.
On August 25th, Taylor Lewis (a missionary being sent out from our church) will set out on an 8-month journey to work alongside missionaries and Japanese believers operating a cafe and church in Tokyo, through TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission). Come out this Saturday night at 6:30 pm to hear from Taylor, how the Lord has called him to Japan, and ways you can support this work. Get more information about Taylor Lewis and this calling through this short video here.
You can give to Taylor by going to TEAM’s website at team.org/givenow, then search his name (Lewis, Taylor).