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The Missions Team is a group of 8 people who share a high degree of passion for the Great Commission.  Their common aim is to faithfully ensure that our church understands God’s heart for the nations, what He has done through Jesus Christ and His prescription for our action.  Through this the Team is dedicated to encouraging the church to focus on its mission and through its own leadership to become intimately involved in the Great Commission.  All with similar passion are invited to join the Team.

The Great Commission directs the church to announce Christ’s authority (the gospel – Mat 28:18closeMatthew 28:18 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (ESV) closeMatthew 28:18closeMatthew 28:18 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (ESV) 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (ESV) ; Rom 10:17closeRomans 10:17 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (ESV) closeRomans 10:17closeRomans 10:17 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (ESV) 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (ESV) ), carry out its mission to proclaim this gospel and make disciples, and do this through baptism and teaching the Word of God (Mat 28:19-20closeMatthew 28:19-20 19 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV) closeMatthew 28:19-20closeMatthew 28:19-20 19 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV) 19 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV) ; Col 1:28closeColossians 1:28 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. (ESV) closeColossians 1:28closeColossians 1:28 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. (ESV) 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. (ESV) ).  The Church is called to focus on its mission and Jesus has prescribed the strategy and given us the tools (Acts 1:8closeActs 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV) closeActs 1:8closeActs 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV) ; Eph 4:11-12closeEphesians 4:11-12 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (ESV) closeEphesians 4:11-12closeEphesians 4:11-12 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (ESV) 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (ESV) ). The Missions Team strives to find ways to facilitate mission involvement in our local body, particularly cross-culturally, where we see people brought to faith by hearing the gospel.  We help to support new believers in other nations and those who are preaching the gospel and teaching new believers.  Our emphasis on Biblical teaching and application to our own lives equips us to “make disciples” as Jesus commanded.  Lives are transformed and these transformed lives in turn transform cultures and spread the good news.  The Kingdom of God is established and the “gates of hell shall not prevail” (Mat 16:18closeMatthew 16:18 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (ESV) closeMatthew 16:18closeMatthew 16:18 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (ESV) 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (ESV) ).