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Missioners of Christ, VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia

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Address: 1920 Centerville Turnpike
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia  23464  
United States
Fax: 757-277-0278
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 200
Number of People Being Served: 2000
EIN: 54-1979347
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Mission Statement


Missioners of Christ is a Catholic Christian Community centered in prayer and united by covenant that evangelizes, disciples and sends forth youth and young adults on domestic and foreign missions to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ.

Description


DISCIPLESHIP The Missioners of Christ has been called together to fulfill the Great Commission, ?making disciples of all nations? (Matt 28:19). We are a discipleship community ? not only evangelizing and spreading the Good News, but teaching others to evangelize and teach the Gospel to others. Our primary means of discipleship is participating in and facilitating missionary service, both short- and long-term. However, it is recognized that this requires a variety and continuum of ministries which feed and prepare both the Disciplers and those being discipled. LOCUS OF MINISTRY AND SERVICE As God has blessed us abundantly with many gifts, and it is recognized that, ?much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.? (Luke 12:48b), our primary locus of ministry and service is outside of our community. We recognize that more than two-thirds of the world does not even know Christ in slightest capacity, and that many of the faithful that call themselves Christian are so poorly discipled that they are like the seed that ?fell on rocky ground where it had little soil? that ended up being ?scorched and withered for lack of roots? (Mark 4:5,6) ? as soon as difficulties arise, their faith perishes, and then they are like ?salt which loses its taste? (Luke 14:34). The Missioners of Christ?s primary target group for ministry is youth and young adults. The mobilization of this generation is seen as paramount in carrying out the mission of the Missioners of Christ and the Catholic Church at large. COMMUNITY Community is the fruit of our common prayer and common ministry. While fruit can be enjoyed in and of itself, its ultimate purpose is to fall to the ground, die, and reproduce itself in abundance. In such, internal ministry is essential to the Missioners, such as prayer groups, retreats, social opportunities, formation, and intercessory prayer covering -- yet these offerings of the Missioners are engaged in for the purpose of strengthening its members so that they may go forth in serving those much more in need than ourselves, and are always in subservience to our vision and mission to disciple the nations, ?for the love of Christ urges us on? (CCC 851).

DISCIPLESHIP The Missioners of Christ has been called together to fulfill the Great Commission, ?making disciples of all nations? (Matt 28:19). We are a discipleship community ? not only evangelizing and spreading the Good News, but teaching others to evangelize and teach the Gospel to others. Our primary means of discipleship is participating in and facilitating missionary service, both short- and long-term. However, it is recognized that this requires a variety and continuum of ministries which feed and prepare both the Disciplers and those being discipled. LOCUS OF MINISTRY AND SERVICE As God has blessed us abundantly with many gifts, and it is recognized that, ?much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.? (Luke 12:48b), our primary locus of ministry and service is outside of our community. We recognize that more than two-thirds of the world does not even know Christ in slightest capacity, and that many of the faithful that call themselves Christian are so poorly discipled that they are like the seed that ?fell on rocky ground where it had little soil? that ended up being ?scorched and withered for lack of roots? (Mark 4:5,6) ? as soon as difficulties arise, their faith perishes, and then they are like ?salt which loses its taste? (Luke 14:34). The Missioners of Christ?s primary target group for ministry is youth and young adults. The mobilization of this generation is seen as paramount in carrying out the mission of the Missioners of Christ and the Catholic Church at large. COMMUNITY Community is the fruit of our common prayer and common ministry. While fruit can be enjoyed in and of itself, its ultimate purpose is to fall to the ground, die, and reproduce itself in abundance. In such, internal ministry is essential to the Missioners, such as prayer groups, retreats, social opportunities, formation, and intercessory prayer covering -- yet these offerings of the Missioners are engaged in for the purpose of strengthening its members so that they may go forth in serving those much more in need than ourselves, and are always in subservience to our vision and mission to disciple the nations, ?for the love of Christ urges us on? (CCC 851).

Mission Statement: Missioners of Christ is a Catholic Christian Community centered in prayer and united by covenant that evangelizes, disciples and sends forth youth and young adults on domestic and foreign missions to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Missioners of Christ is a Catholic Christian entity that functions in full submission to the Roman Catholic Church.


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes