In Matthew 28 we are commanded, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20 NASB)
Acts 1:8 provides us with a perfect philosophy of missions: “…and you shall be My witnesses both in
(1) “Jerusalem” would be our local mission field – the area comprised in the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia
(2) “Judea” would be the larger area involved in missions throughout the state of Virginia
(3) “Samaria” would be even a greater influence within our country – on the level of national missions
(4) “remotest part of the earth” would involve our presence in international missions.
Why do we travel internationally to serve on the field?
Simple – to fulfill the command given to us in Matthew 28 and Acts 1.
As the Missions Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, I believe God has called us to have hands-on involvement in all the four areas of missions as demonstrated in Acts 1:8 – not just involvement by sending money alone.
Pray that we will be the “hands and feet” of Jesus to the people of the Roanoke Valley, Virginia, the
Food Pantry - ministry of Bethel Baptist Church
Straight Street - ministry to the Roanoke Valley
Involvement through the Virginia Baptist Association projects
College - WorldChangers (Summer) - Work-Related Projects
Youth - Mission Serve (Summer) - Work-Related Projects
Adult Missions Trip (Summer) - Minister to Children & Youth
Adult Missions Trip (Winter Trip) - Work-Related Projects