November 3, 2023 (3 months ago)

Calvary Baptist Church has been missions-minded for most of our 80-year history. Why? Simply put, because God wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. If we care about what God cares about, we’ll care about local and world-wide outreach. I’ve borrowed a term from others to describe this paradigm. The term is “glocal.” It means we have global compassion and involvement that includes our local community. If we don’t care about our own community but we’re sending money overseas, it won’t be long before we have no money to send overseas. And, if we only care about our own community and we don’t care about the world-wide mission of God, we’ll become very myopic and self-centered. “God so loved the world!” Global outreach is obviously is a mega-task. It’s too complex for any singular church, denomination or country. Biblical missions means the “whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world.” This is God’s work and we get to join Him. Missions is the responsibility of the church. If we don’t join Him in His work, no one else will! We can all be involved in missions. We can pray, we can give and some are called to go. A missionary is someone who has been set apart and “sent.” While we are all ambassadors for Christ we are not all missionaries. We can all be making disciples but we’re not all sent somewhere else to do that work. Most of us are “senders.” If you are interested in who we support in missional work, go to our web page, click on the “Connect” button and then click on “Missions.” You’ll find a complete list of our partners and what they are doing in global outreach.