The vision of Missions and Evangelism is to disciple the Nation, through the unified body of Christ which brings all denominations together. In order to accomplish this, churches, denominations and individuals are mobilised and equipped to empower churches.

Supporting Vulnerable Communities

Vulnerable communities are helped and empowered with livelihood initiatives and assistance. Women who were displaced by the war, war widows and ex-combatants are empowered through self-employment so that they could contribute to their family’s income and once again be woven back into the fabric of society.

Pioneer Mission Stations and Training

Missions and Evangelism partners with local churches to establish Pioneer Mission Stations with the aim of transforming lives and communities. Pioneer Mission workers are equipped with mission training, strategic direction, spiritual guidance and encouragement through the Mobile School of Pioneer Mission workers, who are a group of mission workers who have not had the opportunity to receive formal theological education.

Theological Education and Training

The Theological Scholarship Scheme provides deserving pastoral workers with an opportunity to pursue theological training and education at reputed theological seminaries. The scholarships help educate over 40 students annually

National pastors’ conferences and training seminars are conducted regularly, providing training and education to ensure that pastoral workers will be more effective shepherds.

Alliance Institutes

Eight Alliance Institutes were established in different parts of the country. These institutes combine theological and vocational training and cater to the needs of workers who are willing to serve in remote areas but lack theological training and financial backing to sustain them in the ministry. More than 200 students have benefited from the Alliance Institutes.

Care for Caregivers

The Church is helped, by meeting their practical needs, supporting Pastors and Pioneer Mission workers with livelihood initiatives, looking into their emotional needs for rest, recovery and counsel and by encouraging those who are going through difficult times. Those who do not have a place of worship are also provided with the support and guidance needed to secure a suitable place.

Publications

Theological book grants are offered to rural pastoral workers to encourage them to continue their studies while engaging in their ministry. In response to the void of Christian literature in the local languages, Missions and Evangelism translates Christian literature and theological text books into Sinhala and Tamil. Its publications also include the translation of the Bible Encyclopaedia into Sinhala. Missions and Evangelism also translates works by local and international Christian writers.

Prayer

All Island prayer events are held while raising prayer groups. Furthermore national and regional prayer initiatives are promoted together with the Global Day of Prayer and the Global Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.