“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.”
The body of believers must make a difference beyond the four walls of the church. Real evangelism is to go to the hedges and byways to declare the good news about Jesus Christ. Jesus instructed his disciples in Matthew 28: 19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Missions Abroad include church and individual involvement in foreign countries. In this capacity, we seek partners and donors to help make an impact in the lives of impoverished people who have no ability to enhance their living conditions or life-long survival potential. Through established nonprofit ministries which serve abroad, the local church fulfills the mandate to proclaim the good news throughout the world through tangible goods and services. www.icm.org
Convalescent/Nursing Home Ministry
Life happens and when it does, oftentimes we are not prepared for the possible changes it brings to a person’s lifestyle. Because a person’s former standard of living has been compromised due to complications from an auto accident, debilitating disease, or need for assisted living that severely impacts their support system, nursing or convalescent homes become a viable option. GBCA contends life’s challenges increase the need for a strong relationship with God. Jesus said, “Naked, you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me:” (Matthew 25:36). The Convalescent Home Ministry offers an opportunity for continued ministry outside the four walls of the church. In other words, we bring the church to the convalescing members of our church on a regular basis in fulfillment of the Great Commission.
Local Ministries embrace the church and its membership in the community. Local ministries include church involvement and participation in street preaching and door-to-door evangelism, food distribution, feeding the homeless, benevolence assistance, hospital and nursing home visits, emergency support, in school tutorial assistance, jail and prison ministry, etc. These ministries seek to meet the needs of people outside of the local church.
Haiti World Missions
Haiti Missions Incorporated (HMI) is a nonprofit ministry which serves the people of Haiti. Through HMI, donors and supporters help to feed orphans, clothe the naked, visit the sick and provide emergency relief. HMI builds churches, dig wells, sponsor and support orphans, feed school-aged children, construct clinics and provide mission housing. Additionally, volunteer teams of physicians and medical workers provide medical relief for the sick and informed members of the community in a triage setting. According to Jesus, “when you did it unto the least of these my brethren, you did it unto me.” (Matthew 25:40) www.missions2haiti.org
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