Missions Emphasis 2019–2020

Called to Regions Beyond

Our theme this year focuses on our Good Shepherd’s call to join Him on mission—to bring into His fold the remaining 3 billion “sheep” who have not yet had a chance to hear the good news.

Missions Emphasis Resources

Alliance churches receive a Missions Emphasis Resource Kit by mail each year. Check out a preview of the posters below and check back for links to download these and other promotional resources in early July.

Additional copies of print and video resources will be available after July 1, while supplies last, by calling the Alliance Service Center toll-free at 1-877-284-3262, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., MT.

English Download

Spanish Download

Additional Resources

  • 2019-20 Missions Emphasis Video Series

    A DVD containing both the English and Spanish versions of the segment, “Called to the Regions Beyond,” was mailed to Alliance churches in early July. To view the video online or to stream, visit the Missions Emphasis Video Series page.

  • High Resolution Graphics: Visit Box.net to download high-resolution graphics, native art files, additional PowerPoint files, and photos and logos associated with the campaign.

Regions Beyond

The song Regions Beyond, recently composed by Josh Sadlon and based on a classic A. B. Simpson hymn, debuted at Alliance Council 2019 and has been selected as a Missions Emphasis 2019-2020 anthem.

Called to Regions Beyond

“…I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”

(John 10:16, ESV)

Since our earliest days, the Alliance family has rallied together to go to regions beyond—to “preach the gospel where Christ’s name has not been named.” Today, more than 3 billion “sheep” still live in places where there is little or no chance to hear the good news. Our Good Shepherd is on a mission to bring these remaining people into His fold. He is revealing unique strategies and opportunities into the regions beyond—and He’s calling us to join Him.

Fresh Clarity in a Complex World

We are experiencing a fresh clarity in Alliance Missions that reflects Jesus’ commands and example of caring for people—body, soul, and spirit. This approach is welcomed in a rapidly changing world, weary of words yet open to Jesus-loving servants who can provide valued services that address real problems. This is why we organize all our ministries around these three strategic themes:

  • Serving communities through vocational expertise that impacts the whole person and their surrounding neighborhoods;
  • Multiplying church networks that create even more churches to serve the unreached in their communities—and beyond; and
  • Developing people who will disciple others with a passion for Jesus to be effective leaders in their communities and church networks.

Through this Jesus-centered ministry approach, those who receive and embrace the good news become those who share it with others. As they do, gospel impact multiplies. This is how the Great Commission will be completed. If you have Alliance international workers visiting your church, they may focus on one or more of these three strategic themes as they speak in your congregation.

Emerging Opportunities

Most of our Alliance international workers today live and work among vulnerable, overlooked, and displaced peoples, some of whom are antagonistic to outside influence. This calls upon our global teams to establish a meaningful, impactful presence as nurses, doctors, business entrepreneurs, teachers, disaster relief specialists, and more—providing desperately needed services that build trust and open doors to share the good news. God is continuing to reveal emerging opportunities to serve these under-served communities, which will result in churches planted and reproduced and people developed who will lead their communities and church networks in ways that reflect the Good Shepherd’s care.

United for Expanding Gospel Access

This is the new face of Alliance Missions—intentional, broad, and diverse ministries leveraged through our four specialized structures: CAMA, marketplace ministries, aXcess, and Envision. Each structure is equally important to seeing gospel access for and from all peoples.

These emerging opportunities require new kinds of people with different approaches to serve in unreached communities where God is leading. Today, there is more room for more Alliance people to get involved in Alliance Missions than ever before!

Your Call to Regions Beyond

God has called The Alliance to bold, innovative advances into the regions beyond—together! How will you and your church join with the broader Alliance family to answer the Good Shepherd’s call to bring more of His lost sheep into the fold?

Visit the Alliance Missions page