Global Mission Philosophy
Grace Church is committed to bringing glory to God through the transformation of lives by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Grace Church must be active in and supportive of the global mission of our Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19-20).
Global Mission Theology: What does the Bible say to us about our global mission?
Grace Church is committed to the God-ordained and Christ-centered plan for the salvation of people from all peoples through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ by spokesmen sent for that end (Rom. 10:14-17). Therefore, Grace Church must be active in and supportive of those who are pursuing God’s purpose of spreading the supremacy of Jesus Christ to all peoples.
Global Mission Philosophy: What must our commitments be because of theology?
Grace Church is committed to partnering with global Kingdom Missions through financial support of those who share our doctrinal and missional convictions.
Global Mission Plan: How do we plan to live these commitments in our context?
Grace Church is committed to financially, relationally, and spiritually supporting global missionaries. To accomplish this task, Grace Church is further committed to supporting fewer missionaries with more support, as opposed to more missionaries with less support. Furthermore, Grace Church is eager to support mission work that globally assists our local/global mission to Latino communities.
Missionary Support Priority
- Those who pursue global missions from Grace Church
- Those who pursue global missions from churches/agencies with which Grace Church has a significant relationship (GMI/GCC/TMAI).
- Those who pursue global missions from other like-minded churches/agencies, which are providentially connected, to Grace Church.
Mission Support Priority
- Church Planting – an active ministry of church planting with national pastors
- Church Pastoring – pastors of established international congregations
- Church Pastoral Training – international pastoral training institutes (TMAI)
- Short-term Missions – Grace Church involvement with short-term missions
- Mercy Ministry – a gospel based and local church based involvement in mercy ministry.