Organization Profile
Find:
47.795372 -59.29937

International Alliance for Missions, Inc., St. Andrews, Canada

[ Back]


Web:
Address: 4 Station Road
St. Andrews, A0N 1W0  
Canada
Fax: 425-790-4088
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 20
Number of People Being Served: 20
Recommend this Organization Donate to this Organization
     Login to Add to Favorites or Report Abuse

Mission Statement


to provide a means of raising support for individual missionaries to provide a means of raising support for mission organizations and their mission outreaches to fund a missionaries and missions organizations retreat center called "HIS SECRET PLACE

Description


HIS SECRET PLACE - Mission to Missionaries (M2M) will be an international retreat to encourage, empower and refresh missionaries from around the world in order to help them remain in their fields. It will be a time and occasion whereby God‚‚’s servants who may be feeling "burnout" or discouragement can find recovery and strengthening in Christ‚‚’s rest (Matthew 11:28-29). This retreat will take place in September 2009 at Newfoundland‚‚’s International Heritage Site, Gros Morne National Park. Participants will be treated with Newfoundland‚‚’s legendary hospitality and have opportunity to partake in relaxing activities and services. M2M will be open to all missionaries, and trained staff, provided by our partner Barnabas International, will be available to gently encourage reflection and spiritual health. The need for this ministry to missionaries was evident by the study conducted by the WEA Mission Commission on Missionary Attrition and Retention. Data obtained from the two surveys indicated that an increasing number of missionaries are experiencing high levels of stress and burnout, with the result that many are leaving the fields to which the Lord called them. The IAM Board members believe that this time and occasion for missionaries will also be significant to those who send and support them. We anticipate that churches and supporters everywhere will be delighted to have an opportunity to celebrate their missionaries and show their appreciation for who they are and the work they pursue.

HIS SECRET PLACE - Mission to Missionaries (M2M) will be an international retreat to encourage, empower and refresh missionaries from around the world in order to help them remain in their fields. It will be a time and occasion whereby God‚‚’s servants who may be feeling "burnout" or discouragement can find recovery and strengthening in Christ‚‚’s rest (Matthew 11:28-29). This retreat will take place in September 2009 at Newfoundland‚‚’s International Heritage Site, Gros Morne National Park. Participants will be treated with Newfoundland‚‚’s legendary hospitality and have opportunity to partake in relaxing activities and services. M2M will be open to all missionaries, and trained staff, provided by our partner Barnabas International, will be available to gently encourage reflection and spiritual health. The need for this ministry to missionaries was evident by the study conducted by the WEA Mission Commission on Missionary Attrition and Retention. Data obtained from the two surveys indicated that an increasing number of missionaries are experiencing high levels of stress and burnout, with the result that many are leaving the fields to which the Lord called them. The IAM Board members believe that this time and occasion for missionaries will also be significant to those who send and support them. We anticipate that churches and supporters everywhere will be delighted to have an opportunity to celebrate their missionaries and show their appreciation for who they are and the work they pursue.

Mission Statement: to provide a means of raising support for individual missionaries to provide a means of raising support for mission organizations and their mission outreaches to fund a missionaries and missions organizations retreat center called "HIS SECRET PLACE

Organizational Statement of Faith


We, members of the Church of Jesus Christ, from more than 150 nations, participants in the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne, praise God for his great salvation and rejoice in the fellowship he has given us with himself and with each other. We are deeply stirred by what God is doing in our day, moved to penitence by our failures and challenged by the unfinished task of evangelization. We believe the Gospel is God's good news for the whole world, and we are determined by his grace to obey Christ's commission to proclaim it to all mankind and to make disciples of every nation. We desire, therefore, to affirm our faith and our resolve, and to make public our covenant.


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Organizational Affiliations


Compassion International


Program Type:


Other Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No