“Our God is a missionary God” (John Stott). God pursued us first when we were lost and dead in our sins. If this is true, then the church should, undoubtedly, participate in this work as well – God’s heart for missions must lie at the heart of who we are.
Missions, then, is our response in action and lifestyle to our faith in God’s gift of grace and salvation through Jesus Christ. We must fulfill the Great Commission of Christ by proclaiming the Gospel of Christ, making disciples and ministering to the whole need of mankind – physically, emotionally, relationally, but most importantly, spiritually. We are guided in these endeavours by Scripture (Mt. 28:19-20, Mt. 25:31-46, Mark 16:15-16, Acts 1:8, Luke 10:2, Luke 4:18, Romans 10:13-15, 1 Timothy 2:5, Revelation 5:9-10, Genesis 12:1-3).
The reality, however, is that Christians are becoming more inward focused and less outreach-oriented. As followers of Christ, we should not let our sins (selfishness, pride, desire for security, comfort, etc.) lead us astray from this calling that we have received. We, too, must pursue after those who are lost and dead in this dark and hopeless world. God’s mission flings us out into God’s world with God’s Word.
In step with our Vision Statement of “Leading peoples near and far to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ”, there are two areas we focus on:
If you wish to consider becoming a career missionary, please consult one of the pastoral staff. If you have any other questions, please contact the City on a Hill office and they will direct you to the missions committee for immediate assistance.