Local and Global MISSIONS
Why do we talk about and support missions?
Because reaching those who have never heard of Christ’s love is God’s passion. God doesn’t desire for anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Because missions is God’s passion, it therefore must be our highest resolve to share the Gospel, the good news, to everyone who will listen (Matt 28:19-20). That’s missions.
Our Goal for 2019 is to invest in and partner, locally and globally, with 53 missions endeavors including:
· Total Missions Giving of $200,000
· Invest over $40,000 in Compassion Projects
· Invest over $60,000 in Local Ministries
· Invest over $100,000 in Global Ministries
· In addition, we would love to give away over 800 pairs of socks to the homeless, 1,000 pounds of food to Hopelink, and 300 food packs to Food4Kids.
How do we invest in missions?
There are at least three ways that we can all support missions:
Please pray for our 53 partners in sharing the Gospel. Paul wrote, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” (Colossians 4:2–6). That’s a good prayer for all our missions partners.
Because of you faithfulness, we are supporting and sending the message of hope to our hurting world. Paul asked the question, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14–15) We have a team of missionaries who are Gospel centric, compelled by compassion, and stirred by the issues of injustice, both locally and globally. Our goal is to raise up an indigenous, sustaining church-based movement, equipping workers to build the kingdom.
Jesus has called us to “go and make disciples of all nations.” We have opportunities to “go” with our community outreaches such as the Shoreline Arts Fest, Ridgecrest Serve Day, or Trunk or Treat. In 2020, we have a team going to minister to orphans in the Philippines. In 2021 we’ll minister to the marginalized in Bangkok Thailand, and in 2022 we’ll love and serve refugees in Sicily. In addition to the global trips, we’ll provide opportunities of going on local trip as well, within Washington state or somewhere in the U.S.
Travel with us on a missions trip to see what God is doing! You will never be the same.
Tijuana, Armenia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Thailand are just a few examples of places SCC has gone to help others and share God’s love. If you would like to be a part of an upcoming missions trip, let us know! We have trips planned for the Philippines, Thailand, and Sicily.
Faith Promise is a monthly commitment between you and God to financially and prayerfully support the global and local missionaries that are spreading the gospel all over the world. By letting us know what you prayerfully intend to give, we can partner together and plan well.