The people in the
Christian and Missionary Alliance have once been described as “people of the
map.” I love this. To be known as people who are deeply and prayerfully
interested in every corner of the map is exciting. To be known as people who
identify those least reached and send workers to difficult or resistant areas
to grow churches is nothing to shy away from. The world and its need for the
Savior is inherent in our DNA, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we
have the chance to help effect radical life change, and increase His Church,
His Kingdom here on earth. For His glory.
Here at CAC we are committed to be a church that matters; in this community and in the world. Many of us are currently engaged in local and global ministries and are supported and celebrated. These individuals and their ventures are indicative of the kind of heart that beats within this church.
For the church to be successful we also need a corporate focus; something to work towards together. Pro activity and investment are actions that will lead to sustainable and powerful ministry, essentially having greater long-term impact. The following are what we currently are investing in:
We all recognize this is a weird time in our history. We are faced with a situation so complex and far reaching and with rapidly changing impact on many things I (Pastor Holly) personally have taken for granted. But I am praising God in this because He is the source of order in the chaos and is in the business of redemption. We can be part of this redemption through our actions as as we come before God, in praise and thankfulness and with our petitions.
Click here for our current prayer items
As part of the C&MA we are churches and we are a sending organization. Together we aim to be Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused movement. We send IWs to live on mission among Least Reached People Groups (LRPGs). By definition, a LRPG is an ethnic people group with no more than 2% of their population (in any country they live) are evangelical Christians. Nor do they have resources to evangelize their own people. According to Joshua Project, the amount of LRPGs represent 42.6% of the world population. This is why we are motivated to send workers.
To date, this looks like approximately 250 workers situated all over the world, and 40% of these workers are in countries who closed their doors long ago to traditional missionaries. These countries are referred to as Creative Access Countries. To be able to safely communicate the ministry of all of our IWs the map has been divided into the following regions: Sea to Sea (Canada), Asian Spice (East Asia and Southeast Asia), Caribbean Sun (Mexico, Central and South Americas), Desert Sand (continent of Africa), and Silk Road (Europe, Russia, Arabian Peninsula & Central Asia)
Our churches together make it possible for these people to be on the field. Click here for more information