Welcome to the home of Destiny World Missions
A ministry of Destiny Church of San Antonio, Destiny World Missions is a full-service missions agency that equips, sends, and supports missions ambassadors and affiliates around the World. We are here to serve the church by serving the missions call in Christian leaders, congregations, and church members.
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World Missions Defined
Missions ministry is the ongoing, redemptive work of Jesus Christ in the world through His Church. World Missions may be defined as those endeavors outside of the church in the community and world that fulfill Christ’s command given in the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:15. Christ made it clear that His Church was to go into the entire world and preach the Gospel, make disciples, baptize believers, and teach them to observe all that He commanded.
The vision for world missions is a core component of Destiny Church’s overall vision. Pioneered by our founder, Leonard W. Coote, who was a life-long missions ambassador himself, the vision has grown over the years to be so strategic that the whole work revolves around missions. Carried on by the late John M. Bell, who served as pastor for several decades, the vision has continued to strengthen and expand.
When considering the world missions vision of Destiny Church one must first consider the purpose of the church. The pastoral team of Destiny Church has formulated a purpose statement that helps apply the Great Commission to our lives and ministries. Our purpose statement reads:
“To bring people to Jesus and membership in His family,
to nurture and equip them for victorious living,
community outreach, and world missions.”
Our founder and former pastors passed on a huge legacy of serving God through world missions. Our goal is to systematically increase in our effectiveness of reaching the unreached, pastoring the unpastored, and nurturing the down and destitute to be victorious disciples of Christ. We believe every person has a significant ministry call to fulfill. Raising up leaders to be reproducing, equipping leaders is our “Job 1.”
The leaders of Destiny Church have given themselves to the purpose of world evangelization. We invite you to share in this vision through your faithful stewardship of prayer, training & discipling, and giving. Together we can cause the vision to become reality by:
- Training, equipping, and sending leaders to the nations
- Establishing permanent and self-sustaining missions
- Raising up and equipping national leaders to fulfill the five-fold ministry
- Developing and cultivating unity among established missions
- Cultivating fresh vision for world harvest through “short-term” missions
Additionally, Destiny Church is committed to developing and continuing long-standing relationships with missions affiliates who are not members of Destiny Church. The openness of our missions vision to include those beyond our own membership enlarges and enriches our world missions perspective and allows Destiny Church to have a part in the missions efforts of other local churches world-wide.
Missions Action Team
Destiny World Missions is an arm of Destiny Church and is under the guidance and leadership of the pastors and elders of the church. In 1999 God directed the elders to appoint a Missions Action Team to oversee the regular operations and functions of Destiny World Missions. Like other ministry leadership areas of the church, the Missions Action Team is submitted to the spiritual authority of the elders. The Missions Pastor of Destiny Church serves as Executive Director of the Missions Action Team, and may appoint fellow team members with approval of the Lead Pastor.
Responsibilities of Missions Action Team Members
The Missions Action Team must work in harmony with the eldership of Destiny Church to pray and intercede for world missions, plan strategies for growth and development of missions and missions ambassadors, and promote world missions efforts to the membership. Specifically, it is the responsibility of the Missions Action Team to:
- Stimulate the world missions vision throughout the congregation
- Recruit those willing to serve as missions ambassadors
- Review and recommend new missions fronts and new ambassador candidates
- Review and approve a change in an ambassador’s mission or field of labor
- Cultivate strong, meaningful relationships between the church, missions, and ambassadors, providing pastoral oversight as needed
- Review and evaluate missions effectiveness and adjust human and financial resources as needed
- Review, evaluate, and update the missions policy
- Review and recommend for approval missions affiliate applications
All members of the Missions Action Team must be familiar with the missions policy, attend called meetings of the Missions Action Team, serve on sub-teams and perform other duties as appointed by the Executive Director of the Missions Action Team.
Missions Action Team Member’s Commitment
Each Missions Action Team member is expected to demonstrate:
- Covenant membership relationship with Destiny Church
- Commitment to home and foreign missions
- Willingness to serve people and to invest time and energy into world missions
- Cooperative attitude and Godly lifestyle
- Spiritual maturity commensurate with leadership
- Sensitivity to needs of others, especially missionaries
- Passion to reach the unreached
Field Representatives are missions ambassadors who have agreed to serve as “watchmen” in their various fields of labor. Appointed by the Missions Action Team, they share in the vision of Destiny World Missions and help cultivate deeper relationships with ambassadors in the same field. Field Representatives must be able and willing to invest time and energy into other missions and ambassadors and to help in communication between the Missions Action Team and the field.
Field Representatives are not appointed to control or directly oversee other missions or ambassadors, but to assist the Missions Action Team in its oversight and direction by giving insight and suggestions. Field Representatives are truly the “hands extended” of the Missions Action Team.
Pastoral Advisory Council
The leadership of Destiny Church recognizes the broad-reaching scope of missions and missions ambassadors affiliated with Destiny World Missions. Over the years many strong relationships have been cultivated with pastors and other Christian leaders who have been blessed with deep wisdom and understanding in matters related to world missions.
The Pastoral Advisory Council is a group of such ministers that have agreed to be advisors to the Missions Action Team. By expressing their wisdom and knowledge in potential trouble areas, by helping with new missions ambassador candidate approval, and by giving insight on national and international missions trends, these ministers help the Missions Action Team do their job with a broader ministry perspective.