Pastor's Pondering


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Opening Gospel Access

by Duane Mabee on October 17, 2019
More than 4,000 people groups, or about 40% of our world’s population, still have little or no opportunity to know Jesus. 


But in today’s world we can rarely just walk into a country and proclaim His Name.  We must first establish a meaningful, impactful gospel presence in every community we enter through providing valued, needed services. It’s then that hearts and minds become open to hearing the good news. 


Currently, Alliance Missions is leveraging four specialized structures – CAMA, Marketplace Ministries, Axcess, and Envision – to advance the gospel.  Each has a unique purpose, each expresses our Alliance strategic themes, and each is equally important to seeing gospel access for and from all peoples.  This allows more room for more Alliance people to be more involved in Alliance missions than ever before!


Alliance Missions, alongside U.S. Alliance ministries, focuses on:

  • Serving Communities: We model and demonstrate Christ’s compassion through disaster relief, community development, medical and educational services, and business initiatives, which open doors to proclaim the good news.
  • Multiplying Church Networks: We establish and develop multiplying networks of churches.  Once established, the churches sustain and multiply holistic ministry in their communities and join in the mission to advance the gospel.
  • Developing People: We invest in seeing the gospel transform the whole person.  In turn, these men and women with a passion for Jesus show and tell the gospel to their neighborhoods and become leaders in their own communities and church networks.

The Christians and Missionary Alliance is uniquely poised to take the gospel to the least reached peoples of the world.  Most of our Alliance international workers today live and work among vulnerable, overlooked, and displaced peoples.  Eighty percent of Alliance international workers live in an area of the world that is home to 80% of the world remaining unreached peoples. 


When you give to the Great Commission Fund, you are supporting a team of people that is strategically reaching the least reached people of the world.  I challenge you to prayerfully consider how God might have you be involved in opening up gospel access for and from all peoples.