September 25th is Missions Sunday here at GBC. During the entire adult service, we’ll have videos, pictures, interviews, and information, all directed at helping you experience what God has been doing at GBC in missions.
Our missions work starts with GBC’s vision statement, “Reflecting the Lord Jesus Christ to a needy world.“ Reflecting is the task of mirroring. It’s looking like Jesus. As imperfect people we’ll never reflect Him exactly, but that’s our goal. The world is a needy place. Without Jesus, it’s a direction-less scramble.
Matthew 28:19 says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” Jesus wants us to tell others of Him in a way they can hear clearly.
Acts 1:8 reminds us that, “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We are called to reflect Jesus in all we do, with our family, friends, neighbors, community, and to the entire world.
The GBC Missions Committee encourages active engagement in Jesus’ command. Our vision statement embraces that of the church. “The GBC Missions Committee strives to reflect the LORD Jesus Christ to a needy world by promoting missionary support, missions education, corporate missions involvement, and short-term missions experiences.”
This purpose is carried out by:
--Supporting missionaries both physically and spiritually (prayer, financial giving, correspondence, etc.)
--Educating the Chapel family in the ways that God displays His glory in a needy world (interviews and highlights, bulletin boards, special presentations, etc.)
--Involving the Chapel family in a variety of support projects or experiences (relief projects)
--Sending teams of chapel people on short-term missions trips (Vision Teams)
Let’s pray that our hearts and our efforts will be reflective of our Savior in all that we do in “Jerusalem, Samaria, and the ends of the earth.”