Our Missionary Vision
We believe in the literal fulfillment of the great commission of which Jesus spoke and commanded us in Matthew 28:18-20.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Therefore we make every effort to first make disciples right here in our local church thru the teaching and building up of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-17
As in the first chapter of Acts we read Jesus sent them out to be witnesses of Him.
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8
The progression begins with believers, filled with the Holy Spirit witnessing of Him. They start at home with their immediate family. Our Jerusalem is Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Our Judea could be the next town over, perhaps beginning a home fellowship. From there His love flows further. Judea and Samaria goes out across America then to Russia . . . Asia . . . Africa as the Lord would lead.
To support that, our church always puts 10% of every offering into a special missionary account. We support local missionaries as well as overseas Nationals.