What is missions and how do we participate? Check out some options to Discover Missions and how God wants to use you today!
“For the Earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters covers the sea.” - Habakkuk 2:12
Would you commit to joining us in prayer for the realization of this promise? At Eastview we believe God’s plan for redemption is for all nations and one day every knee will bow down and every tongue will acknowledge the Triune God. We live in a world today where there 2 billion people with no access to the Gospel. With unreached numbers that large, there are many opportunities for the church to join God in forwarding His kingdom around the world, but the foundation of any missional effort by Eastview is prayer. Please contact us about joining the following prayer opportunities.
Things you can pray for right now!
- Pray Luke 10:2 over Eastview as we pray for more workers to be sent to the Harvest.
- Pray for the oppressed, the poor, the widows, the orphans, and refugees (James 1:27, Psalm 146:9, Malachi 3:5, Deuteronomy 27:19, Jeremiah 22:3, Luke 6:20-21, Proverbs 31:8-9, Psalm 41:1, Psalm 82:3)
- Ask God how he might be calling you to advocate for the marginalized locally or be sent to build His Kingdom among the unreached.
- Weekly: Come pray in person at Bloomington Campus. We pray bold prayers for our Church, Community, and Globe! Come get on the prayer list for prayer at 6:45am every Wednesday morning!
- Zoom Meeting to Pray for our Partners and Missionaries
- Join a group committed to fasting monthly for unreached countries and our global missions partners!
- Quarterly: Night of Missional Prayer and Worship (Community Event)
- Contact Paul to get on the invite list! (Pbeeghly@eastview.church).
The Great Commission, Not the Great Suggestion!
Consider how God wants to use you to advance His kingdom to people who don’t know Him yet. Here are some opportunities outside of a typical short term Global trip:
Short Term Mission Trips
Click here to see our available Global Trips.
Intermediate Term Mission Opportunities
Why a Longer Trip? Think of it as a missional journey. You know God wants to use you for His ministry, but you need space to explore and discover what you were created for. Get equipped to answer God’s calling on your life! It’s not time off, it’s intentional time to invest in your purpose as a believer. Embark on a missional journey to discover your next step with God. Contact email@example.com to discuss the following time frames to discover missions and experience
- 10-14 weeks – Nurture your heart for non-believers through overseas missional engagement! Learn to reach non-believers as you grow deeper in the knowledge of Jesus! (Location could be Middle East, Asia, and many other opportunities).
- 3 months: Missionary Mentorship – Get mentored in an international unreached/unengaged country and learn to share the Gospel cross-culturally. Come explore North Africa or the European Diaspora.
- 6 months! Join a Discipleship Training School. Spend 3 months to Know God and 3 months to Make him Known around the world! Serve in Thailand, Japan, Lebanon, or Nepal.
Long Term Mission Opportunities
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” - Luke 10:2
We as a staff believe that God is calling members of our church to be sent out in obedience to help fulfill the Great Commission where Jesus calls His church to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). According to the Joshua Project, there are still 7,414 people groups considered unreached making up over 3.2 billion people. We know God is in complete control in his plan to redeem his people and consider it a privilege to support those who God calls to join in in His mission. To discuss being sent by Eastview, please contact Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also take time to look over Eastview’s sending partners.
To inspire transformational movements to Christ within unengaged Muslim people groups by sending teams to catalyze change, because even the most uncharted frontiers need Jesus.
Church-Based Team - We are praying for a group of people in our church to lead or participate in Eastview’s first “Church-based Team” or team of missionaries from Eastview to one specific unreached people group. This long-term missionary group will exist to start disciple-making movements in a TBD future location.
Team Expansion - teamexpansion.org
Our desire is to see every person in the world reached with the gospel of Christ. We’re working toward that goal through evangelism, church planting, and disciple making movements.
Domestic: Is God calling you to live Missionally, but not move? Live in a Global Missional Community – Move to a Hindu populated community and live with others passionate to reach this unreached demographic in Bloomington-Normal!
Get Trained and Equipped
Are you a small group leader? Lead a Missional Small Group Study!
Lead a 6-week study and see how God nurtures the hearts of your small group for the nations. Discover the purpose of the church is to participate in God’s mission to be enjoyed and glorified by people from every tongue, tribe, and nation. Contact Paul at email@example.com for more details.
Discover, Discern, Decide: Is God calling you to help expand his Kingdom, but you’re not sure what? Continue exploring how God might be calling you to participate in his mission to those who don’t know Jesus by joining alongside our Global Department. Be a part of member care teams, help us with advocacy and awareness, global events, and mobilizing Eastview for greater mission. Send us a note below and we’d be happy to connect and chat further how God might be calling you deeper into obedience! Sometimes that is just reaching out and saying, “let’s talk more.”