Jesus called us to reach out to people from every nation — and we take this charge seriously. At Alliance we are involved in or have founded several large scale projects that have a global impact. Throughout the year, we also have short term mission trips where teams travel abroad to make a specific impact in other countries.
ENVISION – Missions Outreach Opportunities with the C&MA
Envision is a movement within the C&MA that specializes in missional engagement, equipping followers of Jesus to live well in a post-everything world. The two main branches of Envision are Sites and Labs.
Our 20 Sites provide opportunities to participate in what God is doing around the world-whether it’s through connecting with local churches, serving in urban settings, or bringing social justice to dark places. Participants experience discipleship working with and serving under long-term workers who are pioneering, building, and leading impactful ministries in their cities.
Our Labs are specific experiences tailored to shape leadership and faith. Envision’s 3 Labs are Films, Campaigns, and Summit. Films explores the intersection of faith and culture. Campaigns offers tangible ways to make a difference in social justice issues. Summit is a yearly gathering that provides young influencers with a week-long leadership experience in an international setting.
For more information http://www.weareenvision.com/
International Partnerships, Kharkov, Ukraine
Nick & Maia Mikhaluk began the ministry of International Partnerships in 1997 to recruit Ukrainian and Russian Christians to reach the leaders and influencers of Ukraine for Christ.
Sergei Sviridok is the pastor of a young church. Together with his wife Luda, he leads Bible studies for unbelieving professionals to tell them about Christ.
PowerQuest Worldwide, Ltd. // Bill and Jackie Wright
Engineering solutions to bring His light and power worldwide.
Nyankunde Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo // Warren and Lindsey Cooper
We are physicians serving with Samaritan’s Purse. Lindsey is a Pediatrician and Warren is a General Surgeon. Join us in our journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo!
Serving In Mission // Geoff and Connie Griffith
Geoff and Connie are church planting advocates with SIM and travel to South Korea, South Africa and South and Southeast Asia to train national leaders and assist in church planting. Geoff and Connie lived in Boone from 1986-1997 and attended Alliance where Geoff would often preach in our pastor’s absence. He also teaches one semester each year at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina.
Serving In Mission, Loja, Ecuador // Jeff and Terri Rains
SIM (Serving In Mission) USA – Through short-term missions experiences, God led Jeff and Terri into cross-cultural ministry and gave them a love for Latin America, where they served as missionaries for 14 years. They spent three years based in the U.S. (and attended Alliance) but returned to Ecuador in 2011. The Rains work with SIM in Loja, Ecuador, for a couple of reasons. First, they served in Ecuador before, so it is like returning home. Second, they work in the area of leadership development, which was the focus of their ministry for most of their previous time in Ecuador.
Wycliffe, Papua New Guinea // Matt and Laura Young
Matt and Laura serve in Ukarumpa, located in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Laura teaches primary students at Ukarumpa International School, an elementary and secondary school of around 350 kids. Matt works in carpentry, building and overseeing nationals in maintaining the center. Both are building relationships with Papua New Guineans and other missionaries each day.