Missional Initiatives

The Church Scattered

Timothy Keller writes:

We should not think of Christians out in the world as merely distinct and detached individuals. They are the body of Christ, the church. As Christians in the world, they are still to think and work together, banding together in creative forms, being the church organic that the church institutional has discipled them to be.

Therefore, we are not only the church when we gather (“the church institutional”), but we are also the church when we scatter into our city (“the church organic”).  As such, we encourage our members to start or join “missional initiatives” in our city.

A “missional initiative” can be defined as a visible display and a viable demonstration of the Gospel to the world around us. They exist for the spiritual, social, and economic flourishing of people in our city through the demonstration of Christ’s love.

Although not every missional initiative needs to be a formalized ministry or an established non-profit, as members “think and work together, banding together in creative forms,” over time they tend to become more formalized.

Underprivileged Children Ministry

To improve the spiritual, social, and economic welfare of a small local community of underprivileged families in West Jakarta, this ministry seeks to build relationships with and empower the children and their families by meeting educational needs and bringing the good news to them.

Location
West Jakarta

alive.blessed.shine@gmail.com

SAY

SAY is a ministry that serves to raise awareness among the community about the issue of sex slavery and prostitution in our city and to mobilize prayer and appropriate action to address it.

Location
Mangga Besar

vega.rosari@jakarta.hmcc.net

Next Generation Professionals

Next Generation Professionals (NGP) seeks to serve university students in the Jakarta area by equipping them with the confidence, skills and mindset to succeed in their future careers and lives. Through “Career Perspectives” (professional development), NGP partners with campuses, nonprofit organizations and top companies to offer workshops, and personalized mentorship for 2nd and 3rd year students; our programs cover various topics ranging from self-awareness and career fit, to practical guidance and nailing job search to insider perspectives on various key industries. Through “Let’s Talk” (English conversations), NGP hosts conversational English sessions to practice speaking proficiently and confidently in English with mentors and peers, as this is consistently one of the top skills that employers look for today.

Location
Throughout Jakarta

nextgenpros
matthew.nazlie@jakarta.hmcc.net

doctorSHARE

doctorSHARE (Bahasa Indonesia: Yayasan Dokter Peduli) is a medical nonprofit organization focusing on providing free medical health medical services and humanitarian aid for people who are considered poor and do not have either welfare identification card or access to healthcare support. The aim to provide hope and compassion to those most forgotten. doctorSHARE is supported by volunteers from all medical and non medical backgrounds; surgeons, doctors, nurses, and professionals such as journalists, administrators, photographers, graphic/web designers, information technology experts, entrepreneurs, social workers, and a number of individual donors.

Location
Remote-areas of Indonesia

www.doctorshare.org
doctorshare
tanjulia.w@gmail.com

START YOUR OWN ?

As God is exposing an area of need in your community that lines up with your passion, we encourage you to keep that in prayer, and share it with the church. God might lead you to those who share similar burden and towards the start of a new initiative.