3. Great Commission
We believe that the local church should have evangelism and missions, and service (especially to the poor) as major priorities in financial commitments, training, prayer and teaching.
Our commitment to missions and evangelism grows out of our desire that God be increasingly glorified by the nations he has created (Isa 12:4; 66:19; 12:4; Matt 19:29; Acts 15:14; Rom 9:17; Rom 1:5; 15:9; 3 John 7).
Currently, our missions budget is 25% of our overall budget, which enables us to partner with our missionaries spread around the world. We seek to serve and reach our community through our small groups as well as outreach opportunities.
And you will say in that day:
“Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that his name is exalted.
And I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands far away, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory among the nations.
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.
Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name.
For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
...through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,
And in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,
“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles,
and sing to your name.”
3 John 1:7
For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.