Outreach

With the LORD’s help and guided by His Holy Spirit, we seek to make a difference for Christ in our immediate community as a congregation (the church gathered), and in all of our communities as individuals (the church scattered) with the ultimate goal of calling sinners to look to the Lord Jesus Christ in faith for the forgiveness of their sins.

As a congregation, we gratefully embrace the wonderful opportunities the LORD has given us through which we hope to minister to the lost and the needy among and around us primarily through the following means:

Pulpit Evangelism: Our pulpit ministry is the primary means through which we hope to reach the lost by the grace of God and point them to the Lord Jesus Christ who alone is able to save sinners. The Bible says, “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:14-17).

Direct Evangelism: The LORD wants every follower of Christ to be involved in telling others about Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:15-16).

Global Missions: The LORD calls every local church to reach out beyond its local community to make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 28:18-20).

Outreach Ministries to Children: The Lord Jesus said to His first disciples, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it” (Luke 18:16-17).

In addition to the above, we also hope to minister to those around us through:

Outreach Ministries to the Poor and Needy: The Lord Jesus expects His disciples to have compassion and alleviate the suffering of the poor and needy. He said, “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me’” (Matthew 25:37-40). Ministering to the “least of these” should be an integral part of the outreach activities of every local church.

Workplace/Marketplace Outreach: The marketplace offers us (as individuals) natural connections that we (as a corporate body) do not have. Since most our adults spend the majority of their weekday hours at work, we encourage everyone to pray for divine appointments through which they can share the gospel with those with whom they come in contact at work and invite them to church as the LORD presents such opportunities to them.

Youth & Young-Adult Outreach: As a church, we want to reach out to the teenagers and college-age students among and around us. Young people represent a very stragic ministry opportunity to any local church as they are likely to grow up into great servants of the LORD and His Church as they mature in Christ and become more independent as individuals and later on as marry and they settle down with their own families.

Senior Adult Ministries: Every local church is called to care for her older members as well as those outside the church. Through home visitations, hospital visitations, and other special outreach activities, we hope to ministers to the seniors among and around us as many of whom are isolated from family and alone.

Prison Ministry: In Matthew 25:36, the Lord Jesus says, “I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’ As the LORD gives us opportunities, we hope to reach out and offer help to those who are incarcerated and their families.

Ministry to Those with Special Needs: As the LORD enables us, we will care for those with special needs (children as well as adults), and offer help to them and their families as many of them often feel neglected by others. As a church family, we embrace all disabilities as special gifts through which the LORD wants to make Himself glorious among and through us in Christ.

In all our outreach programs, our main goal is to proclaim to all (near and far) that the Lord Jesus Christ died for sinners as a substitute, that He was buried, that He rose again on the third day, that He lives today and offers forgiveness from sin to all who will trust in Him for their salvation.

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