Some of Jesus’ final instructions to His disciples were to take the Gospel message throughout the whole world and make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). This was not a suggestion, but rather a command – a command that’s just as real for the church today as it was for His followers then. The reason missions at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia exists is for obeying this command of Christ by sending and supporting people throughout the world to preach the gospel and to bring the good news of the kingdom to all who would hear.


We view missions as an extension of the local church. Therefore, whenever possible, our desire for missions is to see churches planted from which other forms of outreach (such as orphan care, medical clinics, schools, etc.) would then flow out of. We do realize, however, that this is not always possible in every situation. In such cases the overall mission remains the same -to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ and make disciples. This must be the main focal point of any mission or missionary that we support.


In the same way that an army could not function without countless people behind the scenes, doing missions well as a church means more than simply sending someone off to a foreign place with a pat on the back, some warm well wishes and a few dollars every month. It is both the Father’s heart and Jesus command that we be involved with this. And while it may not be your calling to be the one that goes, it is the responsibility of the whole church body to support those that do.

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose”



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