Christ-Centered, Spirit-Empowered, and Mission-Focused discipleship in the local church is the rocket fuel that propels us forward, causing us to take the gospel into places and among people where few or none have heard of Jesus – both locally and internationally. The local church is also the source where our team members come from, where the prayers arise for his power to break through in new places, and where finances are given sacrificially to the the Global Advance Fund in order for the work to be done.
Seamless Link is the nickname used in the C&MA in Canada for the past number of years to describe the important connection between our local churches and the global ministry of our International Workers. One of the tools we use to strengthen this bond is the “Seamless Link Covenant.” It has become an increasingly helpful way for our churches to personalize missions involvement, helping answer questions of why, who, and where the global work is being done, and how we are involved together.
We are encouraging every church to consider having one or more Seamless Link Covenants with our International Workers as a way of keeping the bonds between them strong. Seamless Link Advisors, also called “District Missions Consultants,” serve in our Districts with the primary task of resourcing pastors, elders, missions team leaders, congregations with missions education, encouragement, as well as partnership opportunities.
While the goal is breathtakingly audacious, there are so many who can attest that there is a unique joy to be experienced by all involved when the Great Commission is a co-owned privilege and responsibility.