Team Leader: Jeff McCrory Jr.
Urban Long Beach, CA
God has blessed us greatly this past year, giving us a start in May 2014 and building us into an urban mission hub with seven mission partners to reach downtown Long Beach with Jesus our team leader.
What is the Little Brown Mission?
We are not a Local Church:
A Local Church Consists of:
A Congregation that has programs
A Congregation that has partnerships
A Pastor who is focused on the congregation
We are an Urban Mission Hub:
A Mission Hub Consists of:
A Team that includes mission-focused groups
A Team that is a partnership that shares a common vision
A Pastor who focuses on, mentors, and leads the Team
The Unique Vision of a Mission Hub:
Focused on Kingdom causes not just community development
It’s joining the team not just renting space
It’s a team leader not just a landlord
Commissioned: We believe our Lord Jesus has sent us into urban Long Beach to make new disciples and grow mature disciples. Therefore, all mission must focus on this commission and depend upon the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Combined: We believe God will draw mission groups, who have an overlapping vision and passion for making disciples into the mission hub. Therefore, forming Christ-centered and like-minded partnerships is the pattern for carrying out the commission.
Creative: We believe that effective mission requires new and non-traditional ways of reaching people and make new disciples. Therefore, attempting new and non-traditional mission will be encouraged.
Constructive: We believe this mission hub belongs to the Lord Jesus who, as an outcome of the mission conducted through it, receives the fruit of followers who love him and live for his glory. Therefore, it is the glory of Jesus that is to be foremost in all that is done.
Our Current Mission Groups:
• Mision Catolica del Divino Nazareno: Latino outreach
• North East of the Well: outreach to at-risk women
• Christian Outreach in Action: outreach to seniors
• Father Al Scott: feeding the homeless
• Church Resource Ministries: spiritual direction outreach
• Covenant Presbyterian Church: partner in ministry
• Nouma Church: Korean outreach