SUN VALLEY MISSIONS SOCIETY
Since its birth, Sun Valley Church has sent several missionaries to bring the Gospel to unreached people groups and to work toward Bible translation among peoples who do not have the Scriptures in their languages. These missionaries “have gone out for the sake of the Name” (3 Jn 7), and Sun Valley Church has sought “to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God” (3 Jn 6).
Yet in sending missionaries, Sun Valley Church does not consider her “Great Commissional” calling to be fulfilled. Rather, the church and her missionaries are one – Gospel partners who are intimately linked both within the common fellowship of the local Church, as well as in a seamless going-sending relationship that will hold until either the Lord returns for His Church (Jn 14:3; 1 Th 4:16-17) or Sun Valley ceases to be a church.
SVC’s theology of missions is outlined in its Philosophy of Missions document. Arising from this theology is the twofold conviction that the local Church should: (1) care well for her missionaries and be continually assessing ways to equip and support them; and (2) consider how to more faithfully and effectively bring the Gospel to the people among whom God has planted the local Church.
Missions societies are an historic way of championing the work of the Great Commission in the Church and world, especially in the United Kingdom and North America. As a voluntary association of mission-minded believers within SVC, the Sun Valley Missions Society exists to glorify God by:
loving Sun Valley Church’s missionaries in care and prayer;
championing the cause of evangelism and missions within the congregation; and
helping the elders to fulfill the church’s Philosophy of Missions.
The society meets bi-monthly for Bible reading, missionary updates, book study, and prayer. Are you interested in joining the society? Download an application below for full details and either give it to Pastor Rick (in person or by mail to the church office) or place it in the offering basket on a Sunday morning.