As our Central Pacific District churches are holding their Great Commission Day on a Sunday in May or June, we have an great opportunity to share the message, encourage each other, and give to support Christ's Great Commission.
Here is a bit of background from The Alliance website to share with your congregations on why Christ's Commission is such a part of our DNA as The Alliance, and how the Great Commission Fund is used to make this work possible.
Christ's Great Commission is the Call of The Christian and Missionary Alliance—it’s why we exist! We are compelled by Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations. Reaching the lost is a cause for which we are willing to go to the ends of the earth—this is no small task!
So what is it going to take?
We need to work together. Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, the Alliance is committed to developing a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8, family.
Funding this work is no small task. It takes approximately $40,000 annually to keep an individual worker on the field. Through the generous and sacrificial giving of people like you, workers are sent to fulfill this calling of Jesus in all the earth.
Find out more about the current status of the Great Commission Fund (GCF) now!
Following Jesus is not intended to be a solitary journey. As a family of believers, we uphold each other in the faith, bring comfort when needed, celebrate life together, and combine resources to accomplish God’s work. We can do much more together than we can do apart. That is the challenge our founder, A. B. Simpson, gave to believers many years ago. And that is what has made The Alliance one of the most effective missions organizations the world has known.
When it comes to sharing the reason for our hope, faith, and joy, we reach more people when we work together. Our partnership in building Christ’s Church worldwide is getting the job done!
We hope you, too, will join the thousands of people who regularly participate in the worldwide work of Alliance Great Commission Ministries.
Click here to read more about why this is so dear to the heart of The Alliance and such a privileged commitment for us to embark on.
For more information and resources—including campaign graphics, pre-service slide templates, and suggested bulletin/e-mail promos, factoids, and headlines, visit the GC Day 2018 Web page. For additional resources for supporting Missions, visit our Missions Resources page.
We would love to hear stories from your congregation of the impact your Great Commission Day had on people in your body as well as those you support. Please comment below, or reach out to Tim@cpdistrict.org to share your story!