Our Church is committed to Missions
Our Belief Statement- read it
We GO locally
-calendar events, semester start/stop of connection groups
-Why our church must never stop growing (from CLASS 101)
1. Because God loves people- John 3:16
2. Because God commands us to reach out- Matt 28:19
3. Because Growth is God’s will – “I will build my church”
We must grow larger (more people) and
smaller (Connection Groups)
-Churches that keep Going keep growing.
We GO globally
-Volunteer mission teams GO!
-9 teams and one person with 61 total participant
-Our Ecuador 2017 Team will be our largest group- 15!
-We support missionaries who Go!
-We give away at least 10% of our offerings to missions
-IMB,NAMB, SCBI, NEIBA
-FX Church in Bloomington,
-In FW: Holy Way BC and Bible Life Community Church
Every Christian Must GO!
God made us to glorify Him worldwide
Psalm 96:3 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful works among all peoples
God called someone to GO tell us!
-The least we can do is share what we know!
-People without Christ are lost, destined for eternal punishment
-Illust: Boys who watched man drown
We join God in the fulfillment of earth’s history
Matthew 26:14 The good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.
How to GO!
GO to the Cross
-Place your faith in Jesus Christ!
-Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved,
but whoever does not believe will be condemned
GO to who you know
-family, friends, neighbors, co-workers
GO with us locally and globally
-invite people to worship, connection groups
-help with outreach events
-Bible Life Community Church, Holy Way Baptist Church
-get your passport and be ready for our next mission trip
Missions and Evangelism Belief Statement of our church
"It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man's spirit by God's Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ."
Florida Teens Recorded Drowning Man, Did Nothing to Save Him- as reported July 20, 2017
In the more than two-minute long video, the five teen boys -- who are between the ages of 14 and 16 -- can be heard laughing as the man struggles to stay afloat in a pond near his family's home, police said.
The teens can be heard warning the man that he was "going to die" and they were not going to help him. At one point, one of the teen boys can be heard laughing, saying "he dead."
Instead of calling for help, the teens recorded the incident on a cell phone, chuckling during the victim's final moments.
They posted video of the incident on YouTube and did not alert authorities.
Dunn's family initially filed a missing person's report on July 12, three days after he had already drowned. His body was recovered from the water on July 14.
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