- Identify Mission Opportunities Worldwide
Work with existing networks of Christian people groups to build partnerships for Gospel Proclamation
- Train People to Proclaim the Gospel
Identify existing barriers and effectively address them
- Connect Interests to Opportunities
Multiply involvement in local, national, and international mission fields
- Support MCN Mission Partners
Establish relationships to support short and long-term cross-cultural mission work
- Disciple at Home and Abroad
Intentionally integrate mission with long-term discipleship internationally and in North American congregations and neighborhoods
- MCN values Intentional Gospel Proclamation. This means that without being offensive, we are always aggressively waiting for God’s timing to “give an answer to everyone who asks … the reason for the hope” that we have. (1 Peter 3:15)
- MCN values the laity and their role in God’s mission. Lay people are great relationship builders through which the Gospel can be proclaimed. While the MCN board does have pastoral advisors, only laity can serve as board members.
- MCN values the multiplication of Gospel witness through networks. Individuals, organizations, congregations and schools, nationally and internationally, form a network that enables mission involvement.
- MCN values the capacity of congregations for mission and wants to empower them through the network to increase their ability to serve using best practices including age-appropriate mission.
- MCN values congregational mentoring of other congregations for Gospel proclamation.
- MCN values good vetting of mission opportunities so that God’s work can be done safely and well.
- MCN values solid, Biblical training for individuals and congregations that recognizes that the mission belongs to God. Instruction in ESL, how to cross cultures, dealing with culture shock, appropriate methods of witness, etc., are part of MCN preparation.