Missions exists because God has told us He wants Himself to be known and worshipped among all the different tribes, tongues, and nations in this vast world, and He has chosen His believers to be the means of reaching the world. Missions is the presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ to the world through God’s power by means of any ministry extending beyond the congregation and the church facilities. Missions therefore includes a range of missionary and mobilization activity (e.g., evangelizing, discipling, church planting, etc.).
Sunset Church prioritizes missions by:
• Financially supporting oversea missionaries serving the most unreached areas of the world because these areas have the greatest need.
• Providing opportunities to experience missions through short term missions.
• Educating every Sunset Church member in the task of missions at home and abroad through different means (e.g. conferences, seminars, etc.).
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"The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” — J. Hudson Taylor
While it is not every believer’s calling to be go to another country, it is every believer's responsibility to be engaged in missions. Our response as a church is to…
Foster a passion for God’s plan to reach all his people by learning about missionaries past and present. Educate yourself about evangelism, discipleship and other cultures.
Presenting the needs of other people to God through prayer is a vital activity to growing God's church. Commit to praying for a specific missionary, ministry, or people group. — 2 Thessalonians 3:1
Missionaries do not just go overseas. They are sent. Intentionally send missionaries through encouragement, logistical support and financial giving. — Romans 10:15
Allow God to use you in cross-cultural ministry to reach the hundreds of thousands of international students coming to study in San Francisco from unreached lands. Find a local English class or international student group to serve during the years these future leaders live in your neighborhood. — 1 Kings 8:41-43
God can call anyone to live for Him anywhere. Whether for a short or long period of time, God provides opportunities to deeply impact and create strong relationships through your life in another country. Give God the freedom to place you overseas for as long as he chooses. — Luke 4:43
Share the importance and the relevance of missions. Promote to one another God’s passion for reaching the lost. Remind each other of how missions brings Him worship and glory.
Share your faith and disciple those around you.
Sunset Church provides a number of opportunities for you to get involved. If you are interested in any of these, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PRAY FOR HINDUS
As Christians, we long for all the world's people to have an opportunity to freely see, hear and understand the grace of God incarnated in Jesus Christ. The new annual prayer guide, Hindu World Prayer Focus, calls Christians and churches worldwide to take 15 days (Oct 8 - 22, 2017) to learn about and pray for our world's over one billion Hindu neighbors. This time period encompasses the Hindu Festival of Light (Diwali). This informative prayer guide booklet will help us know how to pray for this major "Unreached People Group" (UPG) and very diverse world religion. You can sign up to receive the PDF booklet here.
CARE FOR MISSIONARIES
We need caring senders and prayer warriors year round. We ask you to pray and care for our homegrown missionaries abroad.
SHORT TERM MISSION TRIPS
Each year, we send out teams of individual Sunset Church members to experience life as a missionary through short term mission trips. To learn more about what it means to serve on these short term trips, you can access our training sessions from 2015 here:
The World Christian Fellowship is best known for producing the World Christian Conference. They also organize local prayer meetings where you can pray for missionaries or hear from visiting missionaries and fellowship with one another. The San Francisco group usually meets on the first Sunday of each month in the Sunset District. For more information, contact Ralph at email@example.com.
ISI trains and connects you with international students studying in the Bay Area. You can be an English conversation partner, host a holiday party, temporarily host a student or simply join one of the Table Talk meetings where people just hang to play board games and talk!
For more information or resources please view our Mission Resource pdf here.