Supporting our Missionary Partners
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now” (Phil. 1:3-5).
World Mission Team: Prayer Support
The mission team gathers regularly to pray for the spread of the Gospel around the world and lift up any specific and special needs among our missionaries. As mission reps, members of the mission team also communicate with and report specific praises and prayer needs of their assigned missionary to their respective fellowship groups. (Eph. 6:18-19; see also Phil. 1:19-20).
Please contact Jeff Wilson for more information.
Short Term Missions: Moral Support
“Because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service to me” (Phil. 2:30). Short term trips enable us to visit and minister to and alongside our missionaries when the opportunity arises. Short term missions is a vital means to expand our view of Christ’s work around the world, to minister tangibly in teaching or serving to our partners in Gospel ministry, and to develop lasting relationships on the field. Find out more about ministry requirements and upcoming trips this year.
Hospitality: Home Support
It is a joy to receive missionaries. Our church does not desire to have a list of missionaries, but as a family, to develop and maintain personal relationship with our co-laborers. “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor …contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality” (Rom. 12:10-13). This may involve long term periods during fuloughs or with seminary students, or it may involve short term visits of guest missionaries whom we welcome and then send off in a “manner worthy of God … because they went forth for the sake of His Name” (3 John 5-8).
Giving: Financial Support
Faith-produced “cheerful” giving brings great glory to God: ” … No church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only … you sent aid once and again for my necessities” (Phil. 4:15-16). Our church has a separate missions fund distinct from the general budget. Giving for missions is considered above and beyond giving for the general budget. A regular commitment to the missions budget has allowed us to continue to provide regular support for missionaries and nationals as well as send our own teachers to equip pastors and leaders around the world. To give online, please visit our online giving page.
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