Jesus moved into the neighbourhood. He took time to immerse himself in a culture and a language so he could love the people in the neighbourhood. He lived out his love for the Father before their eyes. His life transformed and impacted all those whom he met in his neighbourhood. We believe that “moving into the neighbourhood” requires a long-term commitment. We are committed to Jesus’ model of moving into a culture and living amongst a new people group for a long period of time.
Because of this, the primary focus of Go Global is to equip and send out longer-term International Workers, most of whom serve for 4-year commitments, or longer. To love people, time is needed to learn their language and culture well. Go Global explores international ministry as a career with Global Ministries of the C&MA in Canada.
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How We Serve
The Church is the heart of Christ’s continued work in the world. The formation and development of local, indigenous churches is at the center of all our activities. Though we serve in many different ways, and in different roles, our purpose remains the same.
Our International Workers serve in four main types of ministries:
The development of local churches forms the heart and soul of what we see portrayed in the book of Acts. Today, we share the same commitment to send people who are called and equipped to do the same. Examples of church development roles include: church-planters, evangelists, international church staff, theological educators, leadership trainers, and workers in diaspora groups.
We send workers with professional and business gifting to share God’s love in an international context. Our teams include people with professional skills that open unique doors for serving God. Examples of marketplace roles include: entrepreneurs, consultants, teachers in international schools and universities, IT/Computer professionals, fitness instructors/sport coaches, cafe staff, and ESL instructors.
Justice and Compassion
We are committed to proclaiming God’s love through word and deed; therefore, we send workers into justice and compassion ministries that present a whole gospel. We provide personnel and resources for our teams to increase their capacity to respond to the physical needs of people with whom they work. Most often, those in justice and compassion ministry work closely in a team with others who work in church ministry. Through this, the local church becomes the central expression of God’s love for that community. Examples of compassion ministry roles include: health care workers, relief workers, and community development workers.
Workers in support ministry are those with specific skills, training, and background that help our teams in their effectiveness in ministry. Examples of worker support roles include: administrative staff, bookkeepers, counsellors, Third Culture Kids’ (TCK) teachers, TCK dorm parents, and TCK school staff.