Home and Away Missions
We have two designations for the broader concept of “missions”.
Home Missions: reaching out to people within our immediate community.
Away Missions: outreach to countries beyond Canada and to different people groups within Canada.
We partner with Foursquare Missions International in reaching our world.
FMI Mission Statement
Foursquare Missions is committed to the mandate to win the world to Christ by making disciples, planting healthy reproducing churches, partnering in the development of indigenous national leadership, and facilitating the expansion of the global Foursquare family. On the third Sunday of each month, we have a special emphasis on missions and the people of Sunshine Hills financially give to ministry “beyond our four walls” in the following ways:
• Supporting our Canadian Foursquare missionaries in the field in various countries around the world
• Giving to special projects, local initiatives, and disaster relief efforts in our world
• Supporting our short term missions trips, which give opportunity for teams from our local church to experience other cultures and minister to people in other countries
Purposes and Benefits
• To provide opportunities for groups and individuals to fulfill the Great Commission to preach the gospel to all the world.
• To develop an understanding of other cultures.
• To strengthen the spiritual lives of those sent out as missionaries.
• To be a blessing to others by helping the poor, the sick and the lost.
• To give the church a stronger vision to become more missions-minded as people share their experiences with others.
• To deepen our appreciation for what we have.
• To develop relationships between missions team members, and with missions team supporters at home.
(Read more about our Foursquare outreach by going to www.foursquare.org/missions.)
Partnering in Missions
Pray – pray for all barriers that get in the way of sharing of the good news and that people will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Pray daily for missionaries, focusing on their spiritual life, family relationships, emotional and physical life, ministry and ability to communicate the message.
Give– God has blessed us so we can be a blessing to others. You can invest in the lives of those who don’t know the Lord by giving to Foursquare Missions.
Go– extend yourself to sharing the good news with people beyond your comfort zone, across the street or across the sea. Sunshine Hills has short term mission trips each year.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe if they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” ~ Romans 10:13 – 15- KJV