Global Ministries at Shades took a new direction in 2002 as our church put in place a global missions vision called the "2010 Vision." This vision included:
- Planting at least 5 churches in the United States and at least 1 church in Canada
- Sending short term teams and working in all 50 states in the United States
- Adopt New York City as a Strategic Focus City for church planting
- Plant churches in all 13 regions of the world (as designated by the International Mission Board)
- Have missionaries from Shades working in all 24 time zones around the world
This was a bold vision to say the least, but one our church not only accepted and accomplished, but even exceeded in many areas to God's glory!