Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19


WHY MISSIONS?

The APCH Missions Committee has a mandate from the Council for “Gospel-driven” missions endeavors.  Traditionally, the key NT passage upon which missions is based is Matt. 28:19-20a, where Jesus commanded his disciples: “Having gone out, make disciples of all nations [by] baptizing and teaching them everything that I have commanded you [all to do].”  In Mark 16:15, however, Jesus uses an imperative verb for “proclaim” and told His disciples: “Having gone out into all the world, “announce!” (kerusso) the “Good News [euangelion; cf. evangelism].”  Missions at APCH exists to carry out Jesus’ mandates to spread the Gospel and strengthen believers wherever it can around the world.

MISSIONS AT APCH

A ministry that is primarily or only focused on meeting social or catastrophic needs as (which certainly any church should have), technically falls under Benevolence and not Missions.  APCH has a missions program, budget, and committee in order to facilitate (per Matt. 28:19-20 and other passages) Christian discipleship around the world. This assumes local-cultural and cross-cultural (home or foreign) missions ministries and conversions (going and baptizing) upon which churches can be established in communities and believers can be trained and educated (discipling) for mature Christian lives and service. Missions at APCH exists to carry out Jesus’ mandates to spread the Gospel and strengthen believers wherever it can around the world.

THREE WAYS TO BE INVOLVED: GIVE, PRAY, AND GO


APCH MISSION FIELDS

God is on a mission
That is why APCH exists. We are called to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, in word and deed, both at home and abroad. Because of the grace of God, we want to use our gifts freely and with joy for the benefit and welfare of others, sharing generously to those who are in need.

LOCAL MISSIONS

At home in The Hague, our ministry includes a partnership with ministries that respond to the needs of people who suffer from poverty, hunger, displacement, addiction or injustice.  APCH Mission team in cooperation with communications, publishes material to be distributed in local hotels or international organizations with transient, English-speaking employees.  Please let us know if you have need of materials for your organization  by contacting [email protected]

  • De Havenkerk, The Hague, NL
  • Hands to Serve, Strijen, NL
  • Paul and Ruth van Zonnenburg, Strijen, NL
  • Gerrit and Sonya Brink, The Hague, NL
  • Evangelical Theological Faculty Student scholarships
    Leuven, Belgium
  • Literature and Flyer distribution
    The Hague/Wassenaar/ Scheveningen, NL

GLOBAL MISSIONS

We support missions abroad that are gospel driven and  currently have missionaries in four continents.  These include  many different Christian projects including microenterprises, orphanages, schools, Bible translators, health centres, cultural centres and soup kitchens meeting practical needs with the purpose of spreading the Good News throughout the countries where they are active.  The aim is to first preach Christ by providing basic needs, and then sharing with them the life-giving Gospel message.

  • Cape Town South Africa
  •  Solomon Islands
  • Albania
  • Turkey
  • India
  • Romania


Join the mission 

Serve the Kingdom on our upcoming mission trip to Romania

We will be involved in supporting the ministry among the gypsies in Romania, meeting practical needs such as building houses, handing out food, offering a kid’s and a teen program for the children to learn about God, etc. We will work under the leadership of Pastor Frank, a Christian missionary working in Romania.