Opening our eyes to the oppression, violence, and injustice in the world can be an overwhelming experience. In order to help our church community meaningfully engage global issues with an outward orientation, Cedar Park has chosen to narrow our focus to three geographical areas where people have not had much exposure to the gospel – India, the Arab world, and Southeast Asia. We currently offer long term and active support to missionaries and organizations who serve in these areas. Below are snapshots of some of the missionaries and cross-cultural partnerships Cedar Park has on-going relationships with. In addition to these church-wide focal areas, individuals and Life Groups at Cedar Park are involved with global ministries in Guatemala, Haiti and other countries.
Change The World
In order to foster a multi-generational engagement in missions, we as a church community support our cross-cultural ministry partners through prayer, financial giving, and visiting them to bear witness to their ministry.
During the year, we educate our community about the specific people we are partnering with through:
- Teachable moments during the service
- Guest speakers, including the missionaries we support, who minister about our focus areas
- Seminars offered outside our regular service time
- A “Change the World” offering focusing on particular projects
Thailand & Myanmar
Cedar Park partners with Multiply to help share the love of Jesus in Thailand. One of our primary relationships in Thailand is with the Dave and Louise Sinclair-Peters. The Sinclair Peters have been planting churches, multiplying cell groups, and discipling people in Thailand for over ten years. Over the years the Sinclair Peters found that more and more Burmese refugees were responding to the gospel and showing a desire to risk their well being by returning to Burma to share the love they have experienced in Christ. Currently, Cedar Park is supporting the Sinclair-Peters as they seek to support young Burmese Christians plant churches around the country.