When most Christians think of missions, they think of traveling to another town, state, or country to proclaim the gospel. While this is one way to answer the call to missions, God has provided several ways we can assist in advancing His kingdom!
One way to answer the call to missions is to learn what God is doing to progress the gospel through His Church at Center Grove. In these monthly outreach emails, you will learn about missional opportunities, and I hope you will consider participating in missions with our church.
Prayer is another meaningful way to participate in missions. You may not be able to serve at a particular event or go on a specific trip - however, prayer leading up to and during events is necessary and essential. There is no substitute for prayer! One specific way you can pray right now is for the people of London. Center Grove has started a partnership with FBC Cummings, Georgia to foster connections in London. Just last month we were able to connect with 12 pastors from the US and London via Zoom. This meeting was a great encouragement for beginning to better spread the gospel in that area. Consider spending just one minute a day in prayer for London. Head on over to Lift London to sign up for a day and time to pray with others around the world.
A third meaningful way to participate in missions is by going. Going doesn't always require traveling to another state or country. It could mean that you serve at a Center Grove serve event or lend a hand at one of our partnering agencies. A list of local partners can be found right here on the Outreach and Missions page.
We serve a sending God. He sends because He loves! The Father sent his Son to restore us to relationship with Himself, and He sent the Spirit to sanctify and teach us. This month, we have an opportunity to reflect on the sending nature of God by giving to the Lottie Moon offering. This annual mission offering is unique because 100% of the offerings received go directly to missionaries worldwide. Please pray about giving an offering to this valuable organization that helps reach the nations with the gospel! Give online toward Lottie Moon today. Simply select the fund: Lottie Moon.
Learning, praying, going, and sending are several ways that you can participate in reaching God's world through missions. As we begin to enter a new year, we pray that God will show you how you might join in missions here at Center Grove.