Mission

christar-missionChristar exists to glorify God by establishing churches among least-reached Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and other Asians worldwide.

• Glorify God - We exist, intentionally, to bring honor and glory to God.

• Establishing churches - We understand that we may bring honor to God by establishing churches where they do not exist. We are a “church-planting” organization. All that we do should contribute to establishing churches where there were none before.

• Least-reached - This refers to people who have no access to a church in their own language, culture or in proximity to where they live.

Vision

christar-visionThe vision of Christar is to cultivate Christ-honoring transformation in communities where He is yet to be worshiped.

Christ-honoring transformation - Transformation speaks to the process as well as the outcome. In the establishment of indigenous churches we pursue a Christ-honoring influence on the community at large. As workers who partner with God in His work, we are a part of the transformation process that God is bringing about. God’s promise in Revelation 5:9 is clear. People from every tongue, tribe, people and nation will worship God in eternity. Our vision is to go to those people who are not accounted for in the eternal roll call of nations!

The Cycle of Christ-honoring Transformation in Communities

Compassion in the Cycle of TransformationGod is the God of transformation! From the moment of creation, God brought about transformation of the physical world, making that which was “without form and void” into a place where life could and would thrive. Since the fall of Adam and Eve, God has affected transformation among the very ones who have been corrupted by the effects of sin. We read that one day, heaven and earth will be ultimately transformed for the eternal joy of the redeemed (Rev. 21).

In the intervening time, God is in the process of transforming our lives. Paul defines God’s purpose in Romans 8:29, “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” (ESV) God uses all life experiences to accomplish His purposes (v. 28), so that instead of being conformed to this world (12:2), we will be transformed into the image of Christ.

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