We recognise that not all are called to go and serve as frontier missionaries, and that some of us are called to send and support those going to work fulltime among the unreached peoples. In Calvary Ministries we are deliberate in our effort to create opportunities, encourage and support those called to serve as Senders. Although we have a broad network of individuals, churches and Christian groups that have identified with our mission as independent senders, we however have a network of organised Sending apparatus known as the CAPRO Sending Teams CASTs.
CAPRO Sending Teams (CASTs) are organized sending and support arm of Calvary Ministries found in any given locality in the different country of operations. They consist of born again Christians with genuine commitment to world evangelization. They meet regularly to pray and plan ways to impact CAPRO engagements among the unreached. They also involve in advocacy, information sharing to create awareness and mobilisation of the church in their locality. They raise prayers, materials and money to facilitate and ensure progress of the work of Calvary ministries and missions generally.
CAPRO Sending Team – Chapter Membership
Becoming a Chapter member of a CAPRO Sending Team is becoming a member of Calvary Ministries and by direct implication, members become fully involved with the Mission.
A Chapter member of CAPRO Sending Team (CAST) must be a born-again; spirit filled Christian, who is in good standing in his or her Local Church. Members are expected to have an understanding or a desire to understand what the Great Commission is, and is seeking to fulfil the same through the agency of Calvary Ministries.
A Chapter member of CAST sees his or her involvement primarily as a service towards expanding the kingdom of God. He therefore perceives his involvement with the Ministries as an active and serious responsibility. Involvement in a chapter is a personal ministry, and each member should expect to be actively involved in the promotional aspects of missions in his locality.
The Task of the CAPRO Sending Teams
The Great Commission, wherever it is found in the New Testament is addressed, not to a mission agency, an apostle or an apostolic team, but to the entire church. It is therefore the duty of every Christian to be involved in missions. That only a few people are involved in it today is a misnomer that needs to be redressed. It is therefore the principal duty of the CAPRO chapter where it is found, to promote missions in the entire body of Christ within its locality.
The CAPRO Sending Team (Chapter) is expected to do this through maintaining a good relationship with the Churches in its area of coverage, and lovingly confronting the body of Christ with its missionary mandate. It is therefore more of a service agency than a social club. Again, the activities of the chapter are to be directed towards mobilising Christians in its area of coverage for evangelism and missions.. A chapter should help its clientele to find expression regarding their involvement with the Great Commission.
A good chapter is therefore one whose members are busy getting involved in the life and work of the missionaries as well as one which also motivates and mobilizes the Christians and local congregation in its area to get involved. When this is done successfully, it should result among other things, in more churches praying for CAPRO in particular, and for missions in general, financial support for missionaries and the work, occasional visits to mission field/s, and releasing members who identify a missionary call to serve as career missionaries within CAPRO or other agencies.
In summary, while frontier missionary staff members of CAPRO generally seek to reach unreached peoples on the mission fields, Chapter members of CAPRO seek to inform and mobilise Christians in their locality with the view of engaging them fully in the great commission.