We believe that Jesus has given us his vision (The Great Commission) for how the local church is to take the Gospel out into our world when he stated, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts1:8). It was in Jerusalem, where the disciples already were, that Jesus commanded them to bring the Good News. In time they would plant churches throughout the region and throughout the ancient world. We seek to faithfully follow this pattern. As such, we long for our people to live as missionaries right where you are. Being equipped for the work of the Gospel (Ephesians 4).
In response to the Great Commission our missionary efforts will begin with our “Jerusalem, (our backyard of LWR, SRQ, and Bradenton), move beyond LWR (our Jerusalem) to nearby geographical areas we will over time add budget support for, future church-planting efforts full-time domestic missionaries (MNA), RUF, seminary students and finally, continue to our support of full-time foreign missionaries and those who have gone to “the ends of the earth,” and in the future add new efforts when possible.