The Mission of God. That is what we are about.
God is at work in our world. He is redeeming His creation. He is restoring what is broken. He is rescuing sinners. He is re-claiming lost ground. He is reconciling humanity with Himself.
He has invited us to participate with Him in this grand endeavor. Our church is engaged in the Missio Dei. As you know, November is our annual emphasis on mission here at FBC Arlington. It is the time of year where we celebrate what God is doing through our mission commitments as a church family.
At the heart of our mission efforts is the Mission of God. It starts right here in Arlington. We are engaged in mission here at home. We are providing mission education for our children. These are formative attempts aimed at shaping the missional life of the future.
Obviously, we are invested in Mission Arlington. We are the largest supporter of Mission Arlington. Our church invests thousands of dollars and thousands of man-hours in volunteer efforts here in our city. God is using these efforts to transform lives and meet the needs of people in our community.
We also continue to send teams across our state, nation, and world. Our volunteers this year have been to places like Houston, New York City, Japan, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Brownsville, Asia — to share the good news of Jesus Christ. We go because of our deep commitment to the Mission of God.
We also send workers to live cross-culturally across the world. We have personnel in Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Japan, Spain, and other places. We have church members we support in Lithuania and Honduras. We have indigenous workers in Niger and Costa Rica that we support as well. Why? Because we believe in the Mission of God.
You are a part of this world-wide effort. Your faithful support of our church budget makes this possible. Also, your support of the World Mission Offering is crucial to our success in answering God’s call on our church. Your prayer support is vital for all of our efforts.
So, let me encourage you. Keep praying. Keep supporting. Keep giving (our World Mission Offering Goal is $200,000 this year). Keep obeying.
The Mission of God is in full swing on planet earth. We are right in the midst of it as we are seeking to Glorify God by Following The Jesus Way!