GLOBAL OUTREACH

TEAM

Grace Fellowship's Global Outreach Team is made up of people from the congregation who have a passion for seeing the fulfillment of Acts 1:8 -


"And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”


Our goal is to fulfill the mission Jesus gave us to make disciples by helping unreached people trust and follow Jesus.


SCROLL DOWN TO SEE:

  • OUR MISSIONAL EMPHASIS
  • OUR GO 2020 VISION
  • WHO WE SUPPORT NATIONALLY & GLOBALLY
  • OUR 2021 SHORT TERM TRIPS

OUR MISSIONAL

EMPHASIS

1. To focus on unreached people groups. Unreached groups lack enough followers of Jesus to evangelize their own people.


2. To emphasize making disciples, rather than simply evangelism. Jesus gave each of us a calling to make disciples and we want to partner with like minded individuals and organizations.


3. To work with indigenous church plants, rather than autonomously. We want to engage, strengthen and support local believers as they see people follow Jesus, gather together as disciples, develop leaders who can equip the flock, then nurture that church go on mission to reach others.


4. To enable our members to directly engage with mission efforts. Whether by going, praying, welcoming, praying or encouraging, we desire to see each person in our congregation directly connected with a missionary or organization that is reaching the unreached.


Please continue reading below about GFC's Go2020 vision where our lead pastor challenged us all to go on mission.

OUR GO 2020 VISION

In 2017, Joel Owen, our Lead Pastor, challenged all of our congregation to go on a mission trip by 2020. As a continuation of this challenge, our Global Outreach Team meets regularly to develop strategy to help all of us live "on mission".


There are many ways you can participate in mission life at GFC. You can be a:

  1. Go-er
  2. Pray-er
  3. Giver
  4. Encourager
  5. Welcomer


To GO is a challenge for many and sometimes intimidating. So what does it mean exactly to "GO" on a mission trip. For our church, GO means to...


"go on a mission that is outside your normal or immediate sphere of influence"


Being on mission takes us out of our comfort zone and into the unchartered waters of helping unreached people trust and follow Jesus.


Scroll down to see the Trips We Take opportunities on this website to see where God is possibly calling you to GO on mission.

WHO WE SUPPORT

NATIONAL MISSIONS


SOMA Asheville, NC - We sponsor this gospel centered church plant in Asheville whose mission is to restore God's beauty and brightness to the city of Asheville by harvesting the seed of the gospel. Click here for SOMA's website.



GLOBAL MISSIONS

We currently support missionary families making disciples in:


Ecuador - Serving youth leaders through Nexus International with our youth pastor, Paul Wingfield.


Spain - Serving in a city where there is currently no evangelical presence.


Middle East - Serving in a Muslim area. 


Namibia, Africa - Serving an unreached people group. 


Central Asia - Supporting church planting in this area.


Punjab, India - Supporting an organization that uses a reproducible disciple-making process that leads to biblical church planting.



Operation Christmas Child - Not only do we collect hundreds of shoeboxes per year, but we are a distribution center for area churches. Between 15,000 and 20,000 shoeboxes pass through our church each year on their way to kids across the world. Between 15,000 and 20,000 shoeboxes pass through our church each year on their way to kids who will have the opportunity to be discipled across the world. Please see the OCC brochure on our Missions wall.

TRIPS WE TAKE

Here are the trips we took in 2021.


Louisville, KY

When: July

Purpose: To provide a VBS at a conference for missionaries serving in Central Asia


EL SALVADOR

When: August
Partner: Global Health Outreach (gho.servicereef.com)
Purpose: To provide for the medical and physical needs of locals in

order to build relationships to share the gospel.