Reaching the Nations

"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.

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.





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 who we support Nationally and Globally and our trips. 



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.


We currently support missionary families making disciples in:

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

Middle East - Serving in a Muslim area.  

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.

India - Serving with

Georgia (not the U.S. :) - Serving in a Muslim area.

Spain & North Africa - Multiplying followers among the least reached

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 who will have the opportunity to be discipled across the world. Please see the OCC brochure on our Missions wall.  To build a shoebox online please clink on this link GFC Build a Shoebox Online.  


Here are the trips we are taking in 2024:

1. Regional Mission Trip - April 18-20. Community service project in Lynch, KY. Contact Tim Beckley at for more info or to sign up.

2. Missionary VBS - July 7-10 near Asheville, NC. This is a conference for missionaries in Central Asia needing people to help with a Vacation Bible School for kids whose families are attending the conference. Contact Melissa Pitts at for more info or to sign up. 

3. Adopt SOMA Church Plant in Asheville - Throughout the year you will have an opportunity to support, visit and encourage a church plant in a variety of ways. 

4. Adopt Tennessee Kids Belong (A Foster Care and Adoption Organization)Throughout the year you will have an opportunity to support, and encourage local foster care and adoption. Contact Aisha Ward at for more info or to sign up.

5. Global Mission Trip - Gordon & Varinka Williams, along with Global Health Outreach, are planning a medical mission trip to El Salvador July 27 - August 4. This is a great trip for families and students. Click here for more info.