The following list of mission emphasis themes is meant to help you choose a topic or message that you want to build a mission emphasis event/service around. The theme can influence the choice of music, sermons, and decorations. 

Consider the needs of your church. What are the mission priorities of your congregation? What is on people's hearts? What theme might connect with the mission work your church is involved with? You may want to center your theme on a certain passage or verse in Scripture. A hymn or song with a mission focus may also influence your choice of theme. This can be sung during the service to reinforce the theme.

Use your theme to promote your mission emphasis event. Use it in your bulletins and other print pieces, as a banner in the front of the sanctuary, or on PowerPoint slides for the service. Once your theme is chosen, be sure to advise everyone involved. The participants should have enough notice so as to be able to plan their part (messages, music, decorations, etc.) around the theme.

The themes listed below can be used as they are, but feel free to do a variation of any of the suggestions.

Mission Emphasis Themes

  • A Church in Every Nation
  • A Clear and Compelling Call
  • A Heart for the Harvest
  • A Time for True Freedom
  • A Vision of the Harvest
  • A Waiting World - a Willing Church?
  • Across the Street - Across the Sea
  • An Open Door
  • Approved to Proclaim (1 Thes. 2:4)
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Arise, Go, Preach (Jonah 3:2)
  • Around the Community, Around the World
  • As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You
  • Because He said so!
  • Before the Window Closes
  • Behold the Lamb of God - Follow Him!
  • Beyond My World
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Building Our World Vision
  • By All Means
  • Called to Serve, Called to Send
  • Calling All Nations Before the Throne
  • Carry the Light
  • Catch the Spirit of Missions
  • Celebrate His Glory
  • Celebration of Witness
  • Christ for the World
  • Compelled By His Love
  • Compelled by His Spirit
  • Complete the Task in Our Lifetime
  • Daring to Dream
  • Declare His Glory
  • Declare His Glory Among the Nations
  • Doors of Opportunity
  • Enter The World - For Jesus' Sake
  • Expect Great Things from God, Attempt Great Things for God
  • Extreme cause. Extreme cost.
  • Every Tribe, Every Nation
  • Facing a Task Unfinished
  • Faith Under Fire
  • Finish the Task
  • Fishing in the Right Place
  • Follow Me (Mt. 4:19)
  • Follow the Fisherman – A Passion for Fishing For God So Loved the World
  • For Such a Time as This
  • For the Sake of the Call
  • Founded on the Word, Focused on the World
  • From Every Tribe, Nation, and Tongue
  • From the Cross, Through the Church, To the World
  • Gaining What Can't Be Lost
  • Give Yourself Away
  • Global Impact - Our Mandate
  • Go Boldly!
  • Go For It!
  • Go For the Globe
  • Go Into All the World
  • Go to All Nations
  • God’s Global Goal
  • God's Great Challenge
  • God's Heart for the World
  • God's Love for the World
  • God's Work in Today's World
  • Good News Feet (Rom. 10:14-15)
  • Hearts for the Harvest
  • Heaven is Counting on You
  • Here I am, Send Me
  • High and Lifted Up
  • His Last Command, Our First Concern
  • His Plan - Our Purpose
  • How Will They Hear? (Rom. 10:14)
  • I Have Made you a Light for the Nations
  • I Will Build My Church
  • Into His Harvest Field
  • It's a Small World
  • It's About Time
  • Jesus, Hope of the Nations
  • Jesus Christ:  Hope of the World
  • Kingdom Building – A Family Business
  • Let the Earth Hear His Voice
  • Let the Nations Be Glad
  • Let the Whole World Know
  • Let's Go Fishing!
  • Live With Urgency
  • Living For Impact
  • Look What God is Doing
  • Lord of the Harvest
  • Love in Many Languages
  • Make God's Mission Your Mission Making Disciples of All Nations
  • Manna for the Millions
  • Missions Accomplished
  • Missions and the Mind of Christ
  • Missions: A Concern or A Cause
  • Missions: A Matter of the Heart
  • Missions: Impossible?
  • Missions: The Challenge of the Impossible
  • Missions Means Me
  • More Than Words (1 Thes. 2:8)
  • Neighborhoods to Nations
  • Open Doors to the World
  • One Body, Many Parts
  • One in the Spirit
  • Our Lord's Mandate
  • Partners in the Gospel - Partners in the Harvest; Penetrating the Darkness
  • Prayer Unlocks Doors to Missions
  • Reaching a New Generation in a New Millennium
  • Reaching Out: Across the Street or Around the World
  • Reaching the Unreached
  • Reaching the World with God's Love
  • Revelation + Revival = Revolution
  • Right here. Right now.
  • Send Forth
  • Sharing the Gospel
  • Shine Like Stars in the World
  • Song for the Nations
  • Stop, Yield, Go
  • Tell the Story
  • That All May Know
  • The Field is The World
  • The Gospel to All Peoples
  • The Light of the World
  • The Power of Partnering
  • The Time for Harvest Has Come
  • The Unfinished Task
  • The Unfinished Task: It Can Be Done
  • The Whole Gospel for the Whole World
  • The Word for the World
  • The World is on God's Heart . . . Is it on Yours?
  • The World is Waiting
  • They Can't Wait Forever
  • Thy Kingdom Come
  • Til Every Nation Worships
  • Til the Whole World Knows
  • To Seek and To Save (Lk. 19:10)
  • To The Rescue
  • Unreached People: They Too Must Hear
  • Untold Missions Still Untold
  • Upholding the Word; Impacting the World
  • Vision without Boundaries
  • We Can Make A World of Difference
  • We Found It, Let's Share It!
  • What In the World Are You Doing for Heaven's Sake
  • What in the World is God Doing?
  • What in the World?
  • What Will It Take?
  • Where do I Fit In?
  • Where There Is No Vision The People Perish
  • While There is Still Time
  • Who is My Neighbor?
  • Who, Me?
  • Within Our Reach
  • Witness to the Light
  • Won-by-One
  • You Shall Be Witnesses (Acts 1:8)