Saved People Live Sent
This is a ministry we are currently developing that’s designed to equip leaders in our church that have a heart to reach "the least of these" in our local community. Instead of just giving a "hand out", we want to give a "hand up". We believe the only way to do this is to go into communities, invest in relationships, build community, share the Gospel, and start small groups.
Periodically throughout the year, we will have outreach events such as Fall Festival, Service Week, Christmas Service Projects, etc. These events serve the purpose of sharing the Gospel with our community through the love of Jesus. Our goal is to share the Gospel with our community adn get them plugged into a local church so that they can hear the Word of God and get connected to the body of Christ. We believe loving our city is so very important and we feel the best way we can love them is to share the amazing love of Jesus with them.
At Connection, we believe the local church is God's Plan A to reach the world. So, one of the primary ways we love our world is by planting new churches. We believe the local church is God's Plan A to reach the world. We want to share the love of Christ with the world and one of the primary ways we love our world is by investing in and planting new churches. We believe the most beneficial thing for every community is a church that can proclaim and live out the gospel of Jesus. Studies show that new churches centered on the Gospel have a tremendous impact in a short amount of time. That’s why we are very focused and committed to planting churches like ours. As mentioned earlier, we are a part of the Connection Network and we collectively have a vision to plant 50 churches by 2050.
We believe Jesus has commissioned us to not only reach people in our local context, but it is also the local church’s responsibility to be involved in reaching the nations. We engage our church body by:
Educating our members on international missions.
Supporting missionaries planting churches among unreached people groups.
Having every member involved in reaching the nations either as an intercessor, a mobilizer, a sender, a goer or a welcomer.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." [Matthew 28:18-20]
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." [Acts 1:8]
These two scriptures drive our Missions and Outreach Ministry. We believe wherever God sends us, we are to share the Gospel and make disciples. We carry that out through 4 primary focuses outside of the church: