Mission Board Purposes and Priorities

The Mien Evangelical Church hopes to spread the love of Christ throughout the world, focusing in US and in Asia. Alongside our evangelical work, we are also involved in sending charitable aid to remote areas, catering for both physical and spiritual needs.

As Jesus said, “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” (John 10:16).

To help in our mission, we have established 10 priorities that will guide our church continue to evangelize the lost (1 Timothy 2:3-4), edify the saints (Ephesians 4:12-13), and provide help to those who need it most, with love and prayer in our hearts.

  1. MEC strives to spread the Word of God and we want to be witnesses for Christ to our loved ones, our friends, our neighbors, and to strangers (Acts 1:8) locally and overseas, particularly in Asian countries. We believe that there are others whom our Lord would bring into His fold, and we strive “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).

  2. Paul said, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1), so we will continue to meet together, without ceasing, for worship and fellowship.

  3. MEC will keep in contact with our missionaries, keeping our congregation informed of their progress as we pray for them and their evangelical efforts. To help with this, we are setting up a blog and newsletter with the latest information. We also hope to host conferences, special church services and events centered on world missions, providing greater opportunity for our members to engage in missions alongside reliable and educational hosts.

  4. As a church, we will seek to follow the biblical guidelines, and we will continue “steadfastly in the apostles’doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:41).

  5. Using reports from missionaries in the field about their needs, we want to designate funds to support evangelical efforts in the US and overseas, appropriately allocating resources as required.

  6. We want to partner with other missionaries sharing the same theological and spiritual values as our church, such as the Mien Christian Mission Fellowship (YIDG), the Southern Mission Board, and other Mien sister churches locally and internationally. By encouraging people to adopt a wider picture, we can influence those around us.

  7. Missionaries are our lifeblood, and we want to recruit and support new missionaries as well as encouraging our members to become involved in long and short-term missionary trips, annually and biannually, spreading the message to supported locations.

  8. We strive to ensure that our congregation is aware that we are only a tiny part of God’s earth, but that our actions can have long and meaningful effects. We must expand our worldview to include all of God’s people.

  9. At MEC, we listen to the interests of the church so that we can act accordingly, to meet its needs and continue the good work, training and equipping our members as willing leaders for the effective furtherance of God’s Kingdom on Earth.

  10. Although Mien is a small group, we encourage our members to make sacrifices, supporting the missionaries who are willing to travel to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and China. To make full use of our resources, we encourage our members to support the current leaders so that they can instruct others for administering to neighboring areas.

Our mission is simple and we believe that we can make a difference, spreading the love of God throughout the world.