September is Missions Month. We will be hearing from some of our missionaries and you will be receiving your Faith Promise Pledge for the Great Commission Fund in the mail very soon.
The Faith Promise for the Great Commission Fund has been our way of supporting our missionaries in the C&MA for over 100 years. We have taken the approach that we raise the support of our Alliance Missionaries as local churches and allow our missionaries to get on with and focus on the ministry to which they have been called.
Our Faith Promise is not related to our local church tithes or offerings. We would encourage you to consider making a Faith Promise which supports our Alliance Missionaries, The Alliance Institute for Mission and other ministries supported by the National Office. This is a commitment over and above your local church giving.
The Christian & Missionary Alliance of Australia is launching a new short series called Engage: The Heart of the Alliance
Operation Christmas Child is DEFINITELY going ahead again this year. Bearing in mind the social distancing restrictions it will take a slightly different format. We encourage you to start praying now about how many boxes God would have you complete and the creative ways you may go about doing this.
Last year 10.5 million shoe boxes were distributed worldwide, 4 million children enrolled in The Greatest Journey discipleship course and, of those, 1 in 5 children made a decision to follow Christ. Surely this is a great reason to participate in OCC.
- There will be no “starter items” for your boxes this year.
- Pre-printed Shoe Boxes (PPSB) will be available fro pickup from the Missions Centre from 4th August and church from Sunday 16th August
- Dedication Sunday will be SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
- Watch for the videos and further announcements over the coming weeks in In Touch.
As we continue to minister in these extraordinary days it is important that we encourage and cheer each other on to continue our primary purpose - to make disciples. Reaching everyone, everywhere all the time can still be achieved online and our message will actually get extra traction in days of uncertainty. Many people have had their security rocked, and our ultimate security is the goodness of God and in our Saviour