Missions Emphasis 2020–2021
The Great Commission is unfinished. Scripture reveals when it will be completed: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14). God has raised up The Alliance to be one of His end-times families to carry the gospel to the least-reached places of the world through Spirit-filled, Bible-preaching, people-loving churches. And we won’t stop until the job is done.
Alliance churches receive a Missions Emphasis Resource Kit by mail each year. Check out a preview of the posters and check back for links to download these and other promotional resources in the last week in July.
Additional copies of print and video resources will be available, while supplies last, by calling the Alliance Service Center toll-free at 1-877-284-3262, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., MT.
MISSIONS EMPHASIS VIDEO SERIES
In addition to the initial video segments posted in the Downloads section above, a new unfinished video segment will be released each month over the next 12 months.
CHURCH ENGAGEMENT TOOLS
Download high-resolution graphics, art files, PowerPoint templates, logos, pre-service and social media announcements, and other helpful tools to launch a great Missions Emphasis event in your church.
… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.PHILIPPIANS 1:6
In Acts 14 and 15* we read about the Apostle Paul’s return to his home church in Antioch, where believers celebrated and reaffirmed the biblical truth that God remains on his unfinished mission to reconcile all people to Himself. That mission didn’t end before the gospel reached us; it hasn’t ended for those still lacking gospel access; and it won’t end until all have had opportunity to hear. God invites us into His unfinished mission. All of Jesus for All the world takes All of us!
WE INVITE GOD into our own unfinished journeys, allowing Him to mold us into His Son’s likeness and to help us see the world through His eyes. As we grow in our knowledge and understanding of who He is, how deeply He loves us, and to what lengths He will go to bring all people to Himself, our journeys converge with His heart for the world. Each day, we seek His Spirit’s presence, power, and guidance to walk with Him in the path He has chosen for us.
GOD INVITES US into the unfinished stories of individuals, communities and peoples whom He loves. This invitation propels us to pray, to serve our communities, and to send and support those who have been called to take the gospel to the regions beyond. The Alliance international workers we send and support place themselves in the crossroads of those they’ve been sent to serve-introducing Jesus into the unfinished stories of those in need of the hope only He can offer.
WE JOIN GOD in his unfinished mission—the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–20)—until all have had opportunity to hear and respond to His invitation.
Will we join Him? Missions Emphasis in The Alliance is our chance to answer this question in the way He whispers it to us today. Will I do what he asks, joining him in finishing his mission? Will I give? Will I be a prayer warrior? Will I minister to those in our city for whom it’s been made difficult to turn to God? Am I willing to go serve peoples of the world still living without access to the good news?
JOIN THE UNFINISHED MISSION
Taking the gospel to the remaining unreached peoples of the world requires risk, sacrifice, full dependence on God, and His Spirit’s guidance regarding the true spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of our world. See how The Alliance is responding to these needs by serving communities, multiplying church networks, and developing people through four specialized structures.