Dear Pastor or Missions Team Member,
You know that missions is central to the heart of God, who “is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) It is central to God’s plan to bring into His Kingdom people from every nation, tongue, and tribe. And because it is central to both the heart and plan of God, it is central to The Alliance.
But it can be challenging to really engage your congregation in a way that missions becomes relational and all-encompassing. For that reason, we've assembled a collection of information to help you engage your congregation in ways that involve people (your congregation) with people (international workers and the lost around the world) throughout the year. Our goal is to provide you with a sort of “Alliance Missions 101” to get you pointed in the right direction. The explanations are not comprehensive, so we’ve included websites, phone numbers, and email addresses throughout to help you find additional information. We've made this information avaialble both online and in print:
A printable version of the same information is available for download. Please note that some information is not included in this download for security reasons. Contact the Directors of Missions Mobilization for additional information.
Much of the information available to you can be found right here on this website under "Missions" on the main navigation menu (above). Please note that some information is not available online for security reasons. Contact the Directors of Missions Mobilization for additional information.
We rejoice in your commitment to see your congregation engage more fully in Alliance missions. And we understand the many hours of ministry that represents on your part. May the Lord bless your efforts so that you see much fruit for your labor!
On behalf of the Central District Missions Committee,
Bob and Dian Harner
Directors of Missions Mobilization
1790 South River Road, Zanesville OH 43701
About the Directors of Missions Mobilization
For 20 years (1987-2008), Bob & Dian were Alliance missionaries to Guinea, West Africa. Now serving as the Directors of Missions Mobilization for the Central District, their assigment is to help you and your church discover the ways God wants to use you as part of the Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family that is The Alliance, to intentionally and aggressively advance His Kingdom not only within the borders of our district, but beyond, even to the ends of the earth. The Harners believe that a healthy heartbeat for missions will naturally result in generous participation in the Great Commission Fund, as well as in missions-focused action such as raising up and sending out missionaries from your congregation, strategic prayer for those serving overseas and the lost among whom they serve, and participation in short term missions trips, missions projects and international partnerships.
How Can We Help You?
Presentations – The Directors of Missions Mobilization are available to give formal or informal presentations to your entire congregation, small group, or committee—whether adults, youth, or children— in a variety of formats: Sunday morning messages, mini missions conferences, banquets, panel discussions, question and answer times, seminars, etc.
Consulting – The Directors of Missions Mobilization would love to meet with you and your board or missions committee to evaluate and enhance your missions effectiveness, brainstorm, share ideas, or provide resources.
Training – The Directors of Missions Mobilization can provide small group training sessions on how to set up a missions committee, taking adults on missions trips, involving children and youth in missions, etc.
Information - Contact the Directors of Missions Mobilization directly to learn more about our Central District international workers or to make contact with international workers in creative access countries.