1. Partner with Missionaries
Metro New York has an increasing presence of missionaries and missions-minded churches reaching out to peoples of different cultures. These missionaries and churches are sharing the love of Christ with peoples that have little exposure to the gospel. How can we help you connect?
a. Through Prayer – Pray strategically for what God is doing through the work of a particular missionary or mission effort by receiving regular updates and joining in prayer in other ways.
b. Through Giving – Help support missionaries or mission efforts in Metro New York through giving financially.
c. Going – Get connected with different opportunities to serve alongside existing mission efforts in Metro New York.
d. Advocacy – Become an advocate in your church and network to mobilize partners for mission work in Metro New York. Start prayer groups, open doors for missionaries to share vision and equip your congregation to make disciples of people from other cultures.
For more information on connecting with missionaries or mission efforts in Metro New York through the ways stated above, send the following information in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Metro NY Missionary Prayer” in the memo line.
Telephone Number (optional):
Is there a missionary or mission effort you are interested in praying for and getting connected with? Why?
2. Sponsor a People Group
There are many peoples living in Metro New York that have little or no Christians focused on reaching them with the gospel. Perhaps you or your church would like to sponsor one of these peoples by “seeing things through” unto the point that many disciples have been made among them. We can help you connect.
a. Through Prayer – Learn more about a specific people group and how you can pray for specific needs they have in Metro New York.
b. Through Going – Become involved as an individual or church in reaching out to this group by learning about them, building relationships with them, and sharing Christ with them.
c. Through Advocacy – Mobilize your church and others by letting people know the strategic needs of a specific people group and how others can get involved in sharing Christ with them.
For more information on sponsoring a specific people group in Metro New York through the ways stated above, send the following information in an email to email@example.com with “Metro NY People Group Sponsorship” in the memo line.
Telephone Number (optional):
Is there a specific people group or type of people group you are interested in sponsoring? Why? As an individual? Small group? Church?
3. NYC Missionary Training School
A very small percentage of Christians in Metro New York focused on making Christ known to unreached and least-reached peoples were trained to do so in North America. In 2011, the NYC Missionary Training School (NYC-MTS) was established to raise up and train missionaries and cross-cultural disciple-makers in our context. View a flyer for NYC-MTS at globalgates.info/equip-me or click here for a detailed description of this free school.
4. Missions Guild of Metro New York
The Missions Guild of Metro New York is a learning community for evangelical missionary practitioners in Metro New York. Meetings are once every two months and these are located in various churches throughout Metro New York. For inquiries on joining the Missions Guild of Metro New York, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Missions Guild” in the subject line. Within the the email, include your name, church/ministry name, and your interest in joining the Missions Guild of Metro New York.
The Missions Guild of Metro New York Resolution (September 2011)
Who We Are
The Missions Guild of Metro New York is a group of evangelical mission practitioners from multiple denominations and organizations working together to facilitate the expansion of the Kingdom of God into all of the people group populations that make up Metro New York.
The vision of the Missions Guild of Metro New York is to see a growing number of maturing disciples that result in viable, reproducing churches among every people group in Metro New York.
The Missions Guild of Metro New York exists to facilitate missions movements, resulting in churches being planted, among all of the unreached people groups of Metro New York.
The Missions Guild of Metro New York will work together to:
1. Create a missions culture among the churches of Metro New York by:
a. Being an advocate for unreached peoples and for Metro New York as a strategic mission field
b. Facilitating local prayer initiatives focused on unreached peoples in our city
c. Promoting volunteer opportunities to serve among unreached peoples
d. Initiating and promoting missions to unreached peoples through seminars, speaking in churches, and through missions courses such as Perspectives
2. Provide training and guidance for local and transplanted missionaries working among the people groups of Metro New York by:
a. Creating and implementing a missionary apprenticeship program
b. Offering coaching and mentoring to mission practitioners
c. Providing multiple entry points and avenues for Christians to be involved in missions
d. Creating a peer-learning community to discuss best practices in our context
e. Directing people towards best methods and gospel resources
3. Plant reproducing churches among all people groups represented in Metro New York by:
a. Focusing on obedience to Christ as the primary mark of a disciple
b. Intentionally and persistently raising up spiritual leaders
c. Encouraging contextual, transformative, and biblical church planting methodology
New York is a Strategic Mission Field
The Missions Guild of Metro New York declares that we, the Christian community in the Tri-State area, have neglected Christ’s command to make disciples of the nations He has brought to our doorstep. If the members of unreached people groups living in Metro New York were collectively counted as a city, they would form the second largest city in the United States. There are over 2 million Jews, 800,000 Muslims, and 400,000 Hindus in Metro New York, yet little gospel witness is taking place among these groups. The Missions Guild of Metro New York declares that the time has arrived for Christians in the Tri-State area and beyond to focus prayer, personnel, finances, talents, knowledge, ministry, church planting efforts, and other resources to reach the unreached peoples of Metro New York. At a time when technology has connected the entire world, with New York’s large and diverse immigrant population as well as unparalleled global influence, we declare Metro New York to be one of the most strategic places at the most strategic time in history to “make disciples of all nations.”