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The Work of Missions

The Work of Missions

Among other things, the Campus Ministry prepares the apostolic students for the work of the ministry by supporting them to undertake evangelistic missions in the various Administrative Areas of The Apostolic Church, Ghana. Though this document submits a budget for all the major activities of the campus ministry, there is a very strong bias towards evangelistic missions. This is deliberately so because the work of missions is the primary annual commitment of the total membership of the tertiary campuses and requires the most resources (both human, logistics, and financial). The general concept issues of the campus ministry are elaborated in the Campus Ministry Concept Paper (a separate document circulated earlier).

Missions” may be defined as the sending out of specially equipped disciple-makers who cross barriers of distance, culture, or language in order to establish and strengthen the church in places beyond the normal sphere of influence of our members. Missions, then, is especially cross-cultural outreach, whereas evangelism includes sharing the gospel in one’s own culture. “Missions” is defined primarily by culture, rather than by geography.” The purpose and work of missions have been succinctly distinguished from conventional evangelism thus; “Evangelism is the church growing where it is. Missions is the church going where it isn’t.” The work of missions has been described as the core mandate of the church. Local church ministry is the work undertaken by the church as a body. “Missions” is a ministry the church sends people to do because the body can’t. The end result of all true mission work is evangelism and discipleship – bringing people to Christ and disciplining them in local churches.

Among other church ministry issues, “missions” is a commitment of TACCM. Since 2010, the leadership of APOSA and TACCM have committed to undertake annual capacity building interventions for all campus fellowship leaders. These capacity-building interventions are intended to sharpen the competence and skill of members towards evangelism and missions. The campus ministry mission programmes which are implemented by almost all the tertiary campus fellowships across the country provide our youth with the opportunity to fulfil the Great Commission of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ.