State Mission Work for 2023
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The Importance of Mission Work
Mission work stands at the heart of our calling as believers and this association. It embodies the very essence of our faith and purpose. We are not simply called to gather within the walls of our churches but to venture out into the world, personally and together, carrying the Gospel's transformative power to every corner of the world.
Sometimes, fulfilling our mission requires us to unite as an association of churches, joining forces to send individuals to places we cannot personally reach. Other times, it means taking the initiative to go out to our families, neighborhoods, and communities, carrying the message of Christ and sharing the gospel.
As an association of churches, we understand the power of collaboration and collective effort. By pooling our resources and passion for spreading the gospel, we can make a greater impact in regions beyond our immediate reach. Of course, this does not lessen our individual responsibility to preach the gospel.
The importance of mission work, whether together or individually, cannot be overstated. Through these efforts, lives are touched, communities are uplifted, and souls are saved. When we engage in mission work, we actively participate in the divine story of redemption as messengers of the mercy and grace of God thru Christ Jesus. We become instruments of God's mercy, extending His love and compassion to a lost and dying world. This is the fulfillment of the Great Commission:
Mat 28:18-20 (ESV)
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Through mission work, we have the incredible privilege of sharing the good news of Christ with those who have yet to hear it. We have the opportunity to introduce others to the abundant life found in Him. We become ambassadors of reconciliation! May each of us embrace the call to mission work. May we be willing to go where God leads us, to share His love boldly and unconditionally.
Together, let us go forth, driven by the urgency of the task, fueled by love, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Through mission work, let us bring light to darkness and the saving grace of Jesus Christ to a world in need.