Our mission serves three main capacities: International Ministries, Evangelism, and Strengthening Families and Community.
We believe the modern movement in missions is changing quickly and so the church, particularly, needs to live in a spirit of discernemt. New technology is opening new doors, and the world is seeing a rapid increase in displaced peoples. Some of them are coming to our country daily, many of whom are vulnerable and have endured great suffering. Celebration wants to seize every God-ordained opportunity and partner with others to live out the gospel message of hope to every people, tribe, language, and nation.
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Our story began in 2007 with families gathered around a dinner table. One commonality among these families was a missionary background, primarily from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
The story also began with Christians rooted in an Evangelical understanding of the world, God, and the nature of biblical revelation. In a day where people who are made in God’s image often push him to the irrelevant sidelines, or stand him on equal footing with other gods, the founders of Celebration were committed to the centrality and exclusivity of the Gospel. Along with this was an appreciation for an acronym they found useful: “GOSPEL” (Grace is Obligatory, Sovereign, Provision-making, Efficacious, and Lasting). All this gave impetus to be bold in speech, action, and dependency upon prayer.
So, a few people with shared convictions who were willing to sacrifice for their evangelical passions gave rise to a new community, a 501 c3 based in Virginia but with close connections to large evangelical worldwide organizations committed to raising up God’s borderless church, transforming lives one by one, family by family, and community by community.
Today Celebration is at a new juncture, recalibrating how its mission can love on the broader world in new ways. Good things are in the works and will be announced shortly.
Celebration International is affiliated with evangelical associations across the globe — denominations, theological seminaries, and para church organizations who all love Jesus and want to spread His Gospel throughout the world in truth, speech, and action.