Loving God, Loving One Another,
REACHING THE WORLD
Scripture is clear–Christians are called to take the Gospel to all people. Charles Spurgeon once stated, “Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” There is much truth in that statement, because missions is in the DNA of every follower of Christ. It is simply who we are. We know Christ, so our desire is to make Him known to those who do not.
We take Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19-20 seriously at Grace Baptist. Our desire is to “go and make disciples of all nations,” and we will faithfully seek to proclaim the Gospel to the nations, beginning with our own, until our Lord Jesus returns. How are we seeking to do this?
First and foremost, we believe that every one of our members is a missionary, regardless of whether they are a high school student or a business professional. If they follow Jesus, then they are called to missions where they are. Therefore, we challenge and equip our people to be disciple-makers every day in their family, neighborhoods, schools, and workplace.
Additionally, we carry out a weekly ministry in two areas of our community, Colonial Village and Hope Way, for the purpose of sharing the Gospel with the residents. We also support and assist local Gospel-centered ministries that are actively seeking to minister to individuals within our community, provide intentional outreach opportunities for our community of believers, and seek to engage our community with the Gospel through a variety of ministry projects.
The United States continues to spiral downward as false worldviews lead multitudes of people astray from the truth. In view of this problem and the reality that there are millions of unbelievers across our country, we seek to provide opportunities for our people to take the Gospel to our nation. Members of Grace have taken the Gospel to Eastern Kentucky, Alabama, Montana, and Missouri in the past. Currently, Grace Baptist is partnering with Paramount Church, a church plant affiliated with the North American Mission Board and located in Columbus, Ohio.
In 2009, God led Grace Baptist to adopt an unreached people group in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Since that time, we have sent over twenty teams to work among this people group, seeking to make disciples among a people living in the darkness of false religions. Utilizing the gifts and talents of our members, these teams have sought to minister to the physical needs of the people so that they might “see our good deeds and praise our Father in heaven” (Matt 5:16). As we approach the future, we plan to continue working among these people until God raises up autonomous, New Testament churches in their area.