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“Mission” refers to the church sending members to cross cultural and/or geographical boundaries for the fulfillment of the Great Commission and the support of full time workers in local Christian work.
St Paul’s Church is compelled by the love of God and the Lordship of Jesus Christ to obey His specific command to “go and make disciples of all nations”. We believe that this is the purpose for the existence of the church of God on earth. In cooperation with the universal body of Christ, we shall participate, as much as the Lord will lead and gift us, in the proclamation of the gospel, which includes deeds of love and mercy, and the discipling of people across the globe.
“And this Good News about the Kingdom will be preached through all the world for a witness to all people, and then, the end will come.” Matt 24:14
For all members of St Paul’s Church to be mission minded and fully mobilized in one way or another in obedience to the Great Commission.
To create strong mission awareness in the congregation and lay the groundwork for the mobilization of all members of St Paul’s for short-term and long-term missions; prayer; expertise, finance and other resources, in support of the priorities established by St Paul’s Church in obedience to the Great Commission.
Among many other aspects, we:
• Identify and develop potential missionary candidates, partners and full-time workers in mission organizations;
• Organize regular short term trips to train and equip local church leaders in our mission field;
• Mobilize the church in prayer, giving, caring, visiting and other areas of service in support of Missions;
• Network with other established mission partners, e.g. other churches and mission organizations;
• Support the work of the Diocese in mission.
Currently the primary focus of St Paul’s Church is in Pai, Thailand among the hill tribe of the Lisu people.
To play a supporting role in the realizing the vision of the Anglican Church in Thailand (ACT) – “to fulfill the Great Commission through the Great Commandment by establishing a credible witness of the Kingdom of God in Thailand”
We also support ACT’s aim to become a Diocese of Thailand.
St Paul’s Church works specifically in Pai, Northern Thailand, to strengthen the relationship and support ties between city churches and village churches. This is to help ensure that in the long-term ACT and its component churches will be internally self-supporting, something vital for future survivability and unity of the Anglican Church in Thailand.