Paradise Global Mission is
a division of Jesus Christ Is Calling You Ministries.
“Paradise Global Mission is your opportunity to touch the world for Christ with long term impact through a short-term mission.”
The purpose of Paradise Global Mission is to utilize short-term mission teams for long term impact in making disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
This is done by:
- Developing partnerships with local churches, ministries, colleges and seminaries
- Offering a composite of ministry options based on need (ie. teaching, medical/dental, sports, youth construction, ESL, evangelistic rallies, orphanage, music and creative arts, etc.)
- Conduct leadership conferences and seminars for pastors and leaders with the goal of planting churches.
The Organization of Paradise Global Mission
Paradise Global Mission which focuses on providing short-term mission opportunities through strategic partnerships began in 1998 in Okinawa under the name Paradise Crusades where an unprecedented 8 Evangelistic Crusades were conducted in 6 days (from southern to northern Okinawa). The Paradise Crusades team was comprised of 22 members from Texas, California and Hawaii. Also in 1998, exploratory work was done in the Philippines, which eventually grew into sending team annually to the Philippines.
Between 1999-2000 the reach expanded to Kenya and eventually grew to reach Japan, India, Thailand, Brazil, China, Laos, Uganda and the Dominican Republic.
The year 2003 saw the start of Global Pastors Institute in the Philippines to develop pastors and plant churches. In 9 years, 11 churches were planted in Kenya, Philippines, Thailand, Uganda and the United States through our partnerships with key leaders and organizations. Team members have come from Virginia, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. At the same time, more than 170 short-term missionaries (including those gone repeatedly) have been sent.
PGM fulfilled its vision of sending “8 in 8 in 2008”. 8 teams into 8 nations in 2008. Other nations including Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Pacific Island nations are also being considered prayerfully.
A systematic process is currently in progress to support the growth of opportunities being provided to a larger base of local churches. Training systems are being developed to build quality and consistency in each team through cross-cultural mission training. In addition Mission Director training is also being formalized to equip and launch new Directors who are prepared to lead teams.