The most important way for us to support Global Ministries and our missionaries serving around the world is to pray for them. There are many ways you can do this and the links below provide information on how to pray for missionaries, both locally and globally, and for the Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPG) of the world. What is a UUPG? A UUPG is a distinct people group somewhere in the world with no known believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and no known missionaries working among them in order to share the Gospel. Our mandate is to pray that God will call out and send workers to go and share the Gospel, to "Embrace" them, that they may know and receive the Gospel.
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people." 1 Timothy 2:1
- International Mission Board (IMB) Prayer Ministry: Compassion Net
- North American Mission Board (NAMB) Prayer Ministry
- Guide to prayer for our missionaries
- Prayer for Unreached People Group of the day
- IMB Embrace the Ends of the Earth
- IMB World Population Clock
We believe that every member at Shades is a missionary and we are called to go and minister to a world in great need. This takes place in our own community, in our state, in our country, and around the world. Where is God directing you to serve? We offer opportunities for you to follow this call in each of these areas. Where will you "Go" and be Jesus to people who desperately need Him?
During the NEXT Initiative, we're paying 25% of the total project cost for first-time mission trip participants. Click below to view the projects and apply!
- 2020 Global Ministries Mission Project List
- Shades International Ministry
- Christian Service Mission
- Shades Chinese Ministry
- Mission Projects Application
As members of Shades, we have to opportunity to give of the resources God has blessed us with by supporting our Make Jesus Known budget for Global Ministries work. Make Jesus Known provides resources that not only support all of our partnerships, both locally and globally, but also allows us to support our short term mission teams, ongoing mission projects, and long term work as we Make Jesus Known to a world in need of the Gospel.