Sunday night the Grace Church missions team hosted a missions celebration! Those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the variety of experiences throughout the night and walked away challenged to be more engaged in our responsibility to “reach the nations” with the good news of Jesus. This is the final blog in our series for this week highlighting different elements of the event in case you weren’t able to make it! (Click here for part 1 and here for part 2!)
As we mentioned last week, if we are followers of Jesus, we are responsible for His mission! We began the evening considering how all of our missions efforts at Grace Church fit into that context and our vision – to lead people to Christ and to coach them to live for Him with purpose and abandon!
Pastor Doug spent some time identifying a few practical ways that people can be involved in what we do all over the globe, which are summarized below. How are YOU involved?!
- AWARENESS – Be pro-active in knowing what is going on in missions! Bookmark this blog for information on Grace Church’s efforts or connect with other reputable sources.
- GIVE – We need committed partners to give to Grace Church and support our “home” commitments, but part of every dollar goes to support our commitments to partners all over the world. In addition, we do a few special missions projects throughout the year, and have short-term teams needing funded on a regular basis. We’ve also included special projects with many of our short-term teams – the team that just returned from Haiti raised money to provide Bibles for the orphans and staff at the House of Hope orphanage!
- GO – Perhaps there are some who God will call to relocate “on mission”. There will be more who are called to grow in their discipleship journey through a short-term experience. These trips allow God to open our hearts in a unique way, and allow us to work together with our partners to develop relationships and accomplish their ministry objectives.
- PRAY – This is perhaps the easiest AND most important investment we can make! The miracle of changed hearts and lives comes from God, so we must be on our knees asking Him to work. Pick up your prayer cards and commit to praying for our partners! (Don’t have your prayer cards yet? Stop by the missions table in the lobby to pick up your set!)
If you have any questions about missions at Grace Church, please contact Pastor Doug here.