Church Planting, Outreach, & Global Missions
According to the Joshua Project over 6500 people groups are considered unreached with the gospel, which is about 42% of the world’s population. And if you think the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations is work that needs to be done outside of the United States, listen to this statistic. According to The Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, approximately 400,000 missionaries were sent throughout the world in 2010. Do you know which country received the most missionaries? The United States, where 32,400 missionaries were sent from other countries. That stat alone tells us there are people all around us who need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
And because our world is more globally connected than ever, the people that live around us may be from different tribes, tongues and nations. So this call to make disciples of all nations is something we can all do whether we go to other countries, or reach out to our neighbors across the street. The Great Commission is a reminder that we as a church have an unfinished task to make disciples of all nations. And it’s why Church Planting, Outreach, and Global Missions is one of the 7 shared values of Sovereign Grace churches. Join us as special guest Mark Prater shares on this value and looks at Matthew 28 with us.