"Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20, NIV
A Church Committed to Serving
"Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." (Ephesians 6:7 NLT)
We are a church with a heart for missions. Not only do we take opportunities to volunteer in the Charlotte metro-area (Rock Hill, York, Clover and Fort Mill) but we have been blessed with the chance to impact countries in Africa, such as Liberia, Ghana, Malawi, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Our commitment to spreading the Gospel worldwide has also taken us to nations, such as the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
The Significance of the 10/40 Window
Every Sunday, our church joins other believers around the world on specific prayer points for impoverished and non-Christian nations.
What is the 10/40 Window?
"The 10/40 Window is a rectangular-shaped area extending from West Africa to East Asia, from ten degrees south to forty degrees north of the equator.
Nearly 4 billion people live here, including 90 percent of the world's poorest of the poor. It is estimated that 1.6 billion of these people have never had the chance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ - not even once!
The seat of every major non-Christian religion - Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Animism, Atheism, and Sikhism - is headquartered in the 10/40 Window." - 10/40 Window Website
What is a people group?
"For evangelization purposes, a people group is the largest group within which the Gospel can spread as a church planting movement without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance" (Source: 1982 Lausanne Committee Chicago meeting.)
In most parts of the world lack of understandability acts as the main barrier and it is appropriate to define people group primarily by language, with the possibility of sub-divisions based on dialect or cultural variations. Such a list may be referred to as an ethno-linguistic list of peoples.
- The Joshua Project