At CCCS, we have a heart to spread the gospel to the world, especially to those who have never heard the name of Jesus. The vision of the Missions Department is “for believers of all ages to be continually, passionately, investing in reaching unsaved people and to direct a significant majority of our financial and human resources towards reaching the unreached people groups”
According to the Joshua Project, the term “unreached” is applied to people groups in which 2% or less of the population is Evangelical Christian. As a result, the Missions Department has in recent years been actively searching to support missionaries and organizations that reach the unreached people groups.
If you are or know of any missionaries who are in need of support to reach the unreached, please contact us!
Every year, the church hosts a three-day missions conference to inspire, encourage, and convict the body of Christ to actively participate in the building of His kingdom. In previous years, we have had the honor of hearing from speakers such as George Murray, Paul Borthwick and Jamie Hudson Taylor who have encouraged us to reach the unreached and to go out of our comfort zones and be cross-cultural in our missional endeavors.
The conference takes place the second weekend in October, and we hope you can join us in being challenged by the gospel to reach those who have never heard the name of Jesus!
2018 MISSIONS CONFERENCE
6:45pm - Potluck Dinner
8:00pm - Session 1: Reflections to Islam vs Responding in the Love of Christ
10:00am - Session 2: Distinctives between Islam and Christianity
11:30am - Session 3: Storying the Gospel
12:45pm - Lunch
10:00am - Missionary Workshop
11:15am - Combined Worship: Drawn in the Light - Testimonies of Muslims coming to Christ
LEAD TRAINER, HORIZONS INTERNATIONAL
André was born in Beirut, Lebanon during that country's civil war between multiple sects of Muslims and Christians. The son of a Lebanese father and an American mother, André was raised with an understanding of the complexities of cross-cultural communication.
After studying Ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado, André has been involved in efforts to assist national churches develop worship music in their own language and musical style.
His ministry teaching and training with Horizons International has taken him to over 40 countries including four years spent ministering in his native Lebanon. Andre and his Thai-American wife Vanee have three boys; Elias, Silas and Ezra.
Andre is also working on agricultural and business projects to establish the viability of the national churches and their missions programs. These Fair Trade businesses like Zambeezi and The Zambian Soap Company create funds to support native missionaries to Muslim regions.
To increase the awareness of Jesus Christ's heart for the lost and for the need of missions around the world, Cornerstone and CCCS through the years has sent teams to various places in the United States and around the world. We want to build God’s kingdom wherever we are called to go. If you are interested in applying for a trip, please notify the leader of the trip to receive an application.
Indonesia (World Venture) - May 26-June 8, 2018
The Indonesia Short-term mission trip will be partnering with World Venture, a missionary organization in 60+ countries. The team will be engaging with unengaged, unreached people groups on the island of Sulawesi. They will be staying in local villages, building relationships, and seeking to share the gospel of Christ to those who have never heard it before. The goal is to form relationships that will lead to opportunities to share the gospel which would be continued by the missionaries in the future.
Leader: Pastor Jeff Whisman - email@example.com
Arizona (Native American Ministry with Praying Pelican Missions) - July 28 - August 3, 2018
Along with Praying Pelican Missions, the Arizona Short-term Mission team will be going to the greater Phoenix area to serve the Native Americans. Praying Pelican is a short-term international missions organization serving the needs of indigenous local church, pastors, and communities. The have sent 40,000 short-term missionaries in over 1,000 different communities.Native Americans are a primarily unreached group and although Christians have attempted over many years to share the gospel. Christianity is found in certain tribes but they hold elements of their tribal religion. According to Praying Pelican, “in Arizona and the Four Corners region, there are over 20 Native American Reservations where reaching the Native American people for Christ has been challenging due to restricted access to outside organizations. Our Praying Pelican Missions staff has worked to develop genuine and trusting partnerships in a number of reservations where you and your mission team can serve alongside a local pastor in dynamic ministries. Your Reservation mission group will have the opportunity to build long-term relationships with members of the community as you assist in children's ministry, outreach programs, or service projects.”
Leader: Pastor Paul Han - firstname.lastname@example.org