One of Faith Baptist’s main reasons for existence is to reach out into our community and around the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our model for reaching out is derived from Acts 1:8, which is to take the gospel of Jesus into three regions of our world…our Jerusalem, Judea/Samaria, and to the furthest reaching areas of the world. With this as our guide, we encourage our people at Faith to…
Reach out Locally (Our Jerusalem) – This is where we intentionally make an effort to reach people in the greater Columbia area by developing a plan for engaging church members in local missions/evangelism. Through our church outreach program, and by being involved in the community, we provide opportunities to make a difference for Christ locally.
Intermediate (Our Judea/Samaria) – This is where we intentionally provide opportunities to take shorter-distanced mission trips to unreached or needy areas of our state or country. Supporting and assisting new church starts is a target of this strategy.
Foreign (Our Ends of the Earth) – This is where we intentionally plan foreign trips to spread the gospel and encourage local churches in those foreign regions. As the Spirit leads, we partner with missionaries we support and/or develop new mission partners.
Encourage Missionaries – This is where we extend the love of Christ to the ones carrying the gospel to unreached people. As the Spirit leads, we maintain established partnerships with our supported missionaries and commit to new partnerships. Our partnerships will consist of prayer, financial, and spiritual support.
As a way of helping us accomplish our goals in missions, we instruct ways in which you can spiritually and financially support our missions program through giving to foreign missions through our faith promise missions program, and/or hopefully going on one of our trips. Those who may not be able to go on a trip can pray for participants and contribute to our trips.