At Garland, we take the great commission seriously.
At Garland we believe Jesus’ command of the Great Commission in Matthew 28, is vital to living out our Christian faith. It is the reason our church and its missions efforts exist. We are compelled by Jesus command to make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28: 18-20: Jesus said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We are willing to go to the ends of the earth for the purpose of reaching the lost. We, the Garland Alliance Global Missions Team, desire to come alongside our congregation to offer encouragement and support by working toward these specific goals:
1. To increase awareness and involvement in Global Missions.
2. To Promote our Alliance identity and purpose.
3. To send short and long term missionaries.
4. To partner with both CMA and other overseas ministries.
We are family
We are part of Christ’s Church – His chosen meant to fulfill His purposes on earth, restoring a lost and broken world until He returns to reclaim it. "In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5
We love our neighbors
In the United States, our Alliance family extends His love to everyone we meet; we walk with our neighbors through the steep challenges life brings, introducing them to the One who offers true hope.
We shine Jesus’ light by initiating and supporting local missions efforts in schools, with refugees, the homeless and anyone in need, wherever and whenever God gives us opportunities. We plant churches in spiritually thirsty neighborhoods, discipling and mentoring new believers to become healthy, passionate Jesus followers.
We love our world
Our US family sends and supports hundreds of Alliance international workers who care for the sick, befriend the lonely, and introduce spirituality impoverished people to the One who releases us all from the curse of sin and the sting of death. Right now 700+ US Alliance workers serve 70 nations.
We are ordinary people from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds, obeying Jesus’ command to complete His Great Commission. Empowered by our extraordinary God, we are doing our part to go and make disciples of all nations. Whether at home or overseas, the Alliance is taking faith-filled risks to see Christ’s Kingdom multiplied throughout the world.
choshen farm - Zambia
Jeremy Colvin attended Garland Church in his early 20’s and eventually ended up in northern Zambia with a plot of land that became Choshen Farm. There in the rural village of Fimpulu, Jeremy met his wife Bethany, a Peace Corp volunteer from Ithaca, NY.
Together, the Colvins have spent the past ten years pursuing the mission of Choshen Farm- To impact rural Zambia for Christ through relational encouragement, community development and the building of the local church.
Michael & Megan Tapp, Bridges International - Seattle
Michael Tapp grew up at Garland Church. While attending Washington State University, he grew to love outreach to international students. In proof that God is stronger than university affiliation, he joined Bridges International at the University of Washington to continue reaching out to students. There he met his wife, Megan. Michael & Megan are currently full-time Bridges International workers.
Joyce Johns, The Alliance - Cambodia
Joyce Johns attended Garland Church in the 80’s before she began her service as full-time Alliance International Worker. Over the past 20 + years, Joyce has worked as a nurse providing community health services, leadership training in local churches, as well as varied roles both in and alongside the health system.
Joyce currently works as a nurse teaching and discipling nursing school students and the community and health workers in Stung Treng, Cambodia.
Will & Amanda Eason, Incalink - Ecuador
In 2015, the Garland Youth Group worked alongside Will and Amanda Eason in Manta, Ecuador through IncaLink. The team was drawn to the Eason’s passion for the working poor neighborhood and their afterschool ministry called Bonzai that offers after-school programs for at-risk families in Manta.
Besides the missions areas listed above, we also support missionaries in creative access countries as they work to spread the gospel. For their safety, it’s not appropriate for us to share a photo, their names, or the locations where they work.