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Who We Are - Vision

MISSION'S NEW FOCUS:

THE ADOPT-A-PEOPLE MOVEMENT

The Old Mission Model: Focus on Missionaries
For generations, the local church's perceived responsibility to world mission was often summed up in the person of the missionary. As long as the missionary was sent, clothed and fed, his prayer letters read and the requests mentioned, many churches felt that they had done all that was possible in fulfilling the Great Commission mandate.

The New Mission Model: Focus on Peoples
In a growing number of churches, a new mission model is taking hold! This is a vibrant, strategic model that goes right to the heart of the harvest: PEOPLES! This model, Adopt-A-People, has emerged from the very heart of God for all peoples. In the world's 234 geopolitical nations, there exist over 16,000 distinct, ethnic cultures.

These are the people groups The Great Commission is directed towards on earth.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations (ethnic or people groups), baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19 NAS).

These are the people groups The Great Completion will gather together in heaven.

"After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne. . ." (Revelation 7:9a KJV).

The Adopt-A-People Movement is helping to make God's heavenly vision a practical, earthly reality!


 

 


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