As Christ has called us to ‘make disciples of all nations’ (Matthew 28:19), we value the importance of the local church making an impact in its surrounding community for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Similar to the early church seen in the Book of Acts, we believe in doing missions through planting churches. It is our desire to establish and raise up visible local bodies of Christ’s followers who are witnesses to their own communities. Specifically, we seek to target cities with viable college campuses, as students are the future leaders of our world. As a church reaches a campus, we believe that it will begin to impact the community, the city, and ultimately, the nations. Currently HMI is involved in short-term projects both locally and internationally. Starting in Ann Arbor, HMI now has church plants in Austin, Jakarta, Indonesia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
As an extension of HMCC’s ministries, Harvest Mission International (HMI) is committed to participating in short-term missions projects during the spring and summer. By sending out teams to serve in a cross-cultural missions environment, it is our hope that kingdom workers will be trained to serve the body of Christ and to commit to life-long involvement in world missions. As team members learn to selflessly serve and support local churches, they have the opportunity to witness how God is working in other parts of the world.
Partnership is critical as we strive to reach the nations with the Gospel message. We know that missions cannot be done by a sole missionary, but that it is our privilege to participate in God’s work around the world through our prayers and financial support.