Be a Light Bearer

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age. -Matthew 28:19-20

As believers, we are called to actively spread God’s Words and love to make a positive difference in the world, whether it be our loved ones, or strangers from another country by Praying, Sending, and/or Going. 

We should be actively praying for those in the mission field whether they are right here at our church, in our neighborhood, our city, our country, or somewhere else in the world. We can send missionaries by supporting them financially if we are not able to go ourselves, or, we can go ourselves. There are many ways to serve not just around the world but also right here in our neighborhood as the need to carry the Word to the lost is vital.

Missions is the task of proclaiming the gospel to every people group that has not yet heard it, in order to establish churches—churches that will carry on mission by reaching their culture, teaching others, and sending missionaries out. Ministries is the work allowing the opportunities for missions to happen. 

Each week, we will be praying through our ministry and mission involvement. 

Week 1 
Local Missions and Ministries 

For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; -Matthew 25:35

  • Alsbury food pantry: serving several hundred families every 3rd Saturday of the month. 
  • True faith community: bringing homeless into community with tiny homes or group homes. 
  • Center for ASD: caring for those with social disorders or those in the Autistic Spectrum.  
Week 2
National Missions and Ministries 

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. -1 Chronicles 16:24 

  • June trip to Casa Hogar Benito Juarez in Reynosa Mexico
  • July youth trip to New Orleans
Week 3
International Missions and Ministries 

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? -Romans 10:14 

  • City Church Andernach in Germany
  • Tabita Ministry in Novi Sad, Serbia 
  • For those displaced by the war in Ukraine 
Week 4
Personal Missions and Ministries 

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Therefore, we know we are not alone and have been given the necessary tools to be effective.  -Acts 1:8 

Pray God will show you a place you can be of service:

  • Here at Alsbury
  • In your neighborhood 
  • Around the state
  • Across the nation
  • Or around the world