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Missions

Why Missions?

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.  

Matthew 28:19

One of the very last words of Jesus Christ to His people [believers] prior to His ascension was “GO”. We were told to “GO” with a purpose, because we have a mission. As believers our mission is to expand the Kingdom of God into all the nations of the world by making disciples.

Jesus gave us the strategy as to how this will take place. He said, to “GO” to Jerusalem [locally] Judea and Samaria [regionally] and to the uttermost parts of the world. [globally]. Acts 1:8

As followers of Christ, you and I have a mission.

Webster’s says mission is “a specific task with which a person or a group is charged.” We have been charged with the task as individuals and as a people to go and make disciples. We have a mandate, that is an authoritative command from Jesus Himself and have been given the authority as believers to execute His will on earth.

We can effectively accomplish our part of this mandate, if we combine our gifts, talents, abilities and resources. The Lord is gathering a people as laborers into His harvest field, as the harvest is ripe and the time is short. John 4:35

Pray to the Lord of the Harvest about how you can GO and expand the Kingdom of God, locally, regionally and globally for His glory.

  • GO with the reflection of His light in your daily life.
  • GO with the power of His Word on your lips.
  • GO with your time and talent by getting involved in serving or leading in an ministry that reaches out to others (Get Connected).
  • GO with your finances so others can tell them the Good News.

And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. Acts 10:42

The Scriptures encourage us that He hears us when we pray. We are told to ask and it shall be given. Prayer is a powerful tool to reaching the world with the message of God’s Love.

Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.

Psalm 2:8

Growing together Locally,

Reaching out Regionally,

Sending forth Globally

 

“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.” John Wesley

“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” D.L. Moody

Prayer is the vital key to accomplishing the mission of reaching the world.

If you would like to participate with us in prayer, we invite you to join with us as we pray for the following missions.  There is power when we come together in prayer!

  • Sunday: Affiliate and Associate Churches, Pastors, CITL Leaders and administration, CITL regional and global outreaches, CITL ministry team trips
  • Monday: Area local churches and church plants
  • Tuesday: Missionaries-Nancy Kirchoff , Tane Miller, Pastor Tito and Nelrose Sassam, Ken and Chris Sanberg, Jerry Williamson
  • Wednesday: Mission Ministries– Calvary International, New Missions Haiti and Dominican Republic
  • Thursday: Benevolent Ministries– Boston Rescue, Emmaus House, Seeds of Faith, Operation Blessing Inc., Woburn Counsel of Concern
  • Friday: Evangelistic Outreach by every believer in your local church– Get Connected Small Groups, personal evangelism, invite days
  • Saturday: Living Stones Orphanage, Davao, Philippines

“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.” J. Sidlow Baxter

You can be a part!

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” Hudson Taylor

Charles Spurgeon, a well known preacher of the 1800’s, (said to have pastored the largest congregation of his day), was once quoted saying “Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.” Charles Spurgeon was not only a world renown pastor, but the founder of Stockwell Orphanage. Spurgeon’s passion to see men come to the saving knowledge of Christ compelled him, as he gave his life to serve the Lord.

A missionary is one sent to accomplish a specific task. You and I are called to be missionaries. Our call as missionaries may not bring us to places unknown, but each of us have a ministry of reconciliation. You and I as disciples have been given a mandate to GO. Go and tell them that Jesus loves them. Go and make disciples teaching them to observe the Word of God.

Who We Support

Below are a list of the Missions which we are currently supporting. Some are supported on a regular basis, while others are supported during special projects and campaigns.

CITL Apostolic Ministry Teams
The CITL Apostolic Teams are making an impact throughout the United States, as Pastor Ron has ministered in churches, working with Pastors and their ministry teams to strengthen and solidify the Body of Christ. By sharing the tools that have helped us to grow we are not only adding strength to Pastors and their teams, but to their families as well, ensuring that the Kingdom will continue to advance in our land.

CITL is not only making an impact locally and regionally, but also globally. This past year our Apostolic Team has ministered in Austria and Switzerland touching the hearts of the ministry leaders as well as their congregations. Global impact is also felt in Asia as we minister in the Philippines in conferences and in the local churches.

Council of Social Concern, Woburn, MA
Woburn Council of Social Concern assists over 2,700 people per year with the support of almost 250 volunteers. They address community needs through safe, affordable, quality child care programs, parenting and wellness education, supervised visitation services, food pantry and assistance to over 250 families per week.

Boston Rescue Mission, Boston, MA
Boston Rescue Mission (BRM) offers resources that prevent and end homelessness. They support the recovery, health, faith, and independence of those who have a history of substance abuse, incarceration, and homelessness. The heart of BRM is to reflect the teachings of Jesus and the love of God in all we do.

Seeds of Faith Inc., Eliot, ME
Seeds of Faith (SOF) is planting love and harvesting life in the Seacoast area. At Cross Roads Homeless Shelter, in Portsmouth, NH, Seeds of Faith provides weekly Saturday Lunches. Once a month they serve a hot meal for every resident. Seeds of Faith also provides life skills counseling and guidance for residents in transition as well as rides to church on Sunday mornings. SOF also sows seeds of service at the Chase Home, a home for young teens. An outreach of Christian Life Church, Eliot, ME, Seeds of Faith is now incorporated with its own non-profit status. Seeds of Faith is in the process of establishing a transitional home for the homeless.

Operation Blessing Inc., Portsmouth, NH
Operation Blessing is a Christian benevolent ministry to the Greater Seacoast area. They specialize in providing assistance to those in crisis situations by providing food, furniture, clothing and household necessities, in an atmosphere of love, prayer and encouragement.

Nancy Kirchoff, Canada & Alaska
The ministry team of Nancy Kirchoff and Tane Miller travel together to parts of the world that some would consider too rough or too small, including the remote areas of Alaska, Northern Canada, Scotland, England and Jamaica.

Releaser of Life Family Church, Philippines
In 2007 we began a relationship with Releaser of Life Family Church in the Philippines, and together we have helped make a difference in the lives of many. We have joined with the Senior Pastor, Tito Sasam, to help them accomplish God’s will in the Philippines.

New Missions, Haiti
New Missions has planted churches in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and ministers to the local population by providing a Christ-centered school, food, clothing and a medical clinic ministry. New Missions employs people from the community, teaching them skills and values that helps improve their lifestyles and income potential.

Ken & Cris Sandberg, Philippines & Indonesia
Missionaries in the Philippines since 1988, Ken and Cris Sandberg live in Davao City on Mindanao Island with their three children. Ken has founded and leads Calvary Leadership Training Schools in the Philippines. Cris founded the Tribal Leadership Training school in Mindanao which impacts seven indigenous tribes with the Gospel. They lead summer camps for Filipino teens each year and run a local orphanage, Living Stones.

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