To become a missions force that is far-reaching and longstanding, SoCal AG Missions is committed to:
Pastor-Missionary Relationships by establishing and maintaining strong relationships between mission-loving pastors and church-loving missionaries in our fellowship.
Raising a New Generation of Missionaries by equipping and empowering future generations to lifelong service by fulfilling God's call in missions.
Missionary Health, Relations, and Enrichment by facilitating a loving and supportive environment for our missionaries and their families to enable them to have a healthy home and effective ministry.
Missions Education and Awareness by supplying every pastor and church with an awareness of what God is doing around the world to inspire and enable all of our fellowship to pray, give, and participate in missions.
Missions Opportunities and Involvement by providing every pastor, leader, or person the opportunity to see the heart of God while on a foreign field through a life-changing and challenging experience.
Pastoral Development by empowering every pastor with the information, tools, opportunities, and resources to continually develop a missions oriented church.
Church Development by calling every church to become an environment for World Christians in giving, going, praying, and growing.
To fulfill the required Assemblies of God's unique and effective process in preparing and sending missionaries to the field.
TOP 10 REASONS TO BE GENEROUS
1. GENEROUSITY HONORS GOD.
2 Corinthians 9:13b …others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
2. GENEROSITY DRAWS ME CLOSER TO GOD.
Proverbs 14:23 The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God first in your lives.
Matthew 6:21 “Your heart will be wherever your treasure is.”
3. GENEROSTIY MAKES ME MORE LIKE JESUS.
Proverbs 21:26 The greedy always want more, but the godly love to give!
4. GENEROSTIY IS THE CURE FOR MATERIALISM.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to be generous and willing to share. In this way…they will take hold of the life that is True Life.
5. GENEROSITY DEMONSTRATES MY FAITH.
2 Corinthians 9:11-13a He will make you rich in every way so that you can always give freely. And your giving through us will cause many to give thanks to God. This service you do not only help the needs of God’s people, it also brings many more thanks to God. It is a proof of your faith.
Philemon 1:6 You are generous because of your faith.
6. GENEROSTY REVEALS MY CHARACTER.
Luke 16:11 If you are untrustworthy with worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?
7. GENEROSITY BRINGS GOD’S BLESSING.
Proverbs 22:9 Generous people will be blessed…
2 Corinthians 9:7-8 God loves the one who gives gladly. And God will make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others.
8. GENEROSITY INCREASES MY HAPPINESS.
Acts 20:35 …the Lord Jesus himself said, “there is more happiness in giving than in receiving.”
9. GENEROSITY BRINGS GOD’S PROTECTION.
Psalms 112:5-6 All goes well for the generous man who conducts his business fairly. Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances. God’s constant care of him will make a deep impression on all who see it.
10. GENEROUSSITY WILL BE REWARDED IN HEAVEN.
1 Timothy 6:18-19 Use your money to do good. Always being ready to share with others whatever God has given you. By doing this you will be storing up real treasure for yourself in heaven-it is the only safe investment for eternity! And they will be living fruitful Christian life down here as well.