District Mobilizer, CCD & ECD
Our churches are in a constant state of transition both in the pulpit and the pew. With so much change happening on a regular basis, how do we keep our overseas work top of mind? This is where Vince Vetro sees the role of District Missions Mobilizer, as your pastor of global missions. I am here to answer questions and direct when you feel a disconnect between what we are doing locally and globally.
Area of Focus: Moving churches and congregants from Awareness to Advocacy; Awareness is a state of consciousness, it is knowledge of someone, something or someplace. Advocacy moves beyond acknowledgment to the point of defending and speaking out on behalf of. My passion is to help churches develop an increased level of awareness of Gods heart for our nation(s) and then move them towards action.
What does this look like?
Encourage churches to engage with International workers and vis-versa
Encourage churches to see the power of interwoven (the church and the mission as one)
International Workers and Churches connect with regards to speaking opportunities
International Workers on Home Assignment
Where required with Short Term Mission opportunities
Act as a conduit between those who feel a called to the mission field and those who may provide the gateway
Meet with Global Impact Teams, one-on-one, regionally, and monthly through coaching conference calls
Meet with Pastors and elder’s boards
Lead people to the right resources
In today’s globalized world, mission is something we can participate in on a number of different levels! Plan a Short Term Mission trip, prayer walk in your own community, equip yourself and your church for missions by taking a Kairos course, serve your local church’s mission group, or sponsor a refugee family in your own neighbourhood.
The options are limitless!
Seamless Link Covenant
A seamless link covenant is an intentional commitment between a church and an international worker toward reaching lost people. The main aim of a Seamless Link is to build relationships between churches and International Workers to truly share in the vision and the work of the ministry.
The local church and international workers enter into a partnership in which they share the same vision, heart and burden.
Resource: What is a Seamless Link Covenant?
Global Advance Fund
Around the globe Alliance workers are active in everything from building the local church to increasing educational opportunities, from helping people gain access to clean water to advocating for the marginalized. The Global Advance Fund is the primary means of providing for our Alliance workers. Each worker's cost of living in the country where he or she serves comes from this fund.
CLICK HERE to give to the Global Advance Fund.
Mission Peru connects our Alliance churches in the Central Canadian District to IncaLink International. Started in 2005, IncaLink is a growing network of youth leaders in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
The plan: To connect youth groups in North America with youth groups in South America through Short Term Missions.
Currently lead by Rich & Elisa Brown, they are called to reach the 300 million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. Mission Peru is unique because we are the same churches, returning to the same location every year. \
Support Those Going
The mission of God is to develop people, in all nations, to reflect His glory.
The Global Missions Team joins in this mission by making disciples of Jesus Christ across cultural boundaries, both here in our District, and around the world. It is an essential part of discipleship to be engaged in what Jesus is doing right now.
When we participate with Him in His mission, we ourselves are made more like Him, so such participation not only benefits those around us, but us too! Since even before it’s formal organization, the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Canada has been sending and supporting international workers who take the transformative Gospel of Christ to the far corners of the globe!
Currently, the C&MA in Canada has over 220 workers, 40% of which are in creative access countries. Now, we'd like you to meet some of those people below.