Outreach is vital in the family of God and the life of the believer.
The purpose of the Church is to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to join with others who are “called out” in both the local and global realm to accomplish God’s purposes on the earth. While it is common today to define the success of the ministry of the people of God in terms of the number of those who are attending the church, the actual success of the ministry of those “called out” is best defined by whether they are actually “going” out (Matthew 28:16-20).
Followers of Christ are uniquely gifted to minister in their circle of influence, putting hands and feet to the ministry of Jesus today. God’s workmanship becomes evident in the lives of Christians as they step out of their comfort zone and begin to function as the minister that God created them to be. The unique gifts, passions and abilities which are deposited in each believer are given to build up the church and encourage others.
There is one Great Commission.
We are not to be torn between casting our support behind mission among a reached people and missions to the unreached. Jesus’s mission is one seamless garment that covers every nook and cranny of our city and every people group on the planet. Jesus calls his church to mission at home and mission abroad. Local missions and global missions done simultaneously with equal emphasis and zeal. It truly is Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth!
Types of Outreach
The people of our community matter to God and they matter to us. That is why we are committed to going beyond our campus to serve, care for, and connect with the people who live around us. Every week, more than 200 Gospel Light volunteers participate in initiatives that touch the lives of the people who live closest to us — from our neighborhoods to the surrounding communities to Hot Spring’s inner-city projects. We also have strategic partnerships and alliances with local ministries and felt need organizations that have permanence and a proven track record of service to the people of our community.
We were created to impact all nations for the glory of Christ. Our goal is to be a faith family of world-impacting disciples who are partnering with our brothers and sisters here and around the world to produce ever-multiplying churches all around our city, this country, and to the ends of the earth. Our strategy is to send out short-term teams to serve the local church and to expose our faith family to other contexts, allowing God to use those experiences to prompt people to plant their lives and establish churches in mid and long-term experiences.
Interested in Global Outreach: Call Carie Cuneio at Gospel Light at (501) 624-5288 ext. 27 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like more information on Global Outreach.