Missions Philosophy

Witness in Word and Deed
Mission Statement

Bring the gospel to unreached peoples, both locally and internationally. (Matthew 28:19-20, Psalm 96:3, Romans 9:17, Romans 15:20, Isaiah 66:19, Matthew 19:29)

The core principles which guide our team and lead to the implementation of our mission statement are as follows:

  • We desire to facilitate the establishment or support of local churches around the world. (Acts 11:19-30, 1 Corinthians 14:12)

  • We desire to train and equip missionaries to do their job well, investing in resources and tools they need. (Philippians 4:16-18, Acts 2:1-13, Philippians 1:9-11, Ephesians 4:11-12)

  • We desire to facilitate building of long-term relationships which provide a context to share the gospel and provide continuing discipleship. (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Timothy 1:2, 5, 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Titus 1:5, Matt. 4:19, John 3:1-21, John 3:22, Acts 2:42-47)

  • We desire to facilitate communication among our missionaries and our congregation, to be invested in each other’s’ lives, pray for specific and timely needs, and hold each other accountable. (1 Corinthians 12:12-31, John 17:21, Matthew 5:44, Matthew 9:38, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 1:9, James 5:16, Proverbs 27:17)

  • We desire to encourage and equip the congregation to witness effectively in their daily lives. (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Thessalonians 5:14, 2 Timothy 4:5, Acts 4:20, Acts 13:47)

  • We desire to be faithful in prayerfully and financially supporting NAB, West Center, and local missionaries with whom we have existing relationships. (Acts 20:28, 34-35; 2 Corinthians 9:7, Proverbs 3:9, 2 Corinthians 1:11, 3 John 6b-8, Ephesians 6:18b-20, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2)

  • We desire to grow in knowledge and understanding about Christian missions around the world, staying informed of current trends and research and then sharing that information with our congregation. (Psalm 25:4-5, 2 Timothy 3:15, Exodus 22:21, Psalm 25:4-5, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, James 1:5-8, Philippians 1:9-11)

 

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