Acts 1:8 Missions Ministry
 

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you

and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalemin all Judea and Samaria, and to the Ends of the Earth.”

 

FBC Greenwood is an Acts 1:8 Church, meaning we believe it is our responsibility, both together and individually to seek to advance His Kingdom locally and globally. Applying Acts 1:8 to our local context means we are called to serve in:

Our Jerusalem: Greenwood and surrounding areas

Our Judea: Arkansas

Our Samaria: North America

The Ends of the Earth: All over the world

Acts 1:8 Mission Statement “Sharing Jesus intentionally and strategically in our community, our region, America, and the World – as we pray, equip, challenge, send, and partner.”  Acts 1:8 Strategy Pray: We recognize that His work is only accomplished through the Spirit’s leading and empowerment. Equip: It is through personal and corporate worship, discipleship, education, and training that we become like Christ and understand His purpose in each of our lives, and the life of our church Challenge: Avenues will be provided to encourage each member to sacrificially give of themselves and their resources in order to reach out in their circles of influence and around the world Send: It is our desire that God calls people out of FBC Greenwood to serve Him around the world Partner: We seek to establish long-term strategic partnerships through our SBC Missions agencies to help make disciples and plant churches in all Acts 1:8 fields

 

Acts 1:8 Partnerships Thank you for your giving to the general budget which supports our strategic Missions partnerships:

Jerusalem: (Greenwood and the surrounding community)  Our first responsibility is our local area, led by our Life Groups and other ministries including our Community Resource Center, along with our fellowship in the Concord Baptist Association.

Judea: (Arkansas and this region)  We are partnering with Dustin Clegg to help plant The Bridge Church in Wynne, Arkansas and we serve alongside the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

Samaria: (North America)  We relate to the North American Mission Board and are prayerfully considering if and how we engage in church planting in North America.

Ends of the Earth: We have made a long-term strategic commitment to make disciples and help start churches as the virtual missionary in San Francisco del Rincon (San Pancho), Mexico, and we partner with the International Mission Board.

For more information and how you can be involved contact our Associate Pastor of Missions and Senior Adults Greg Ford. Pray with us and stay tuned for more information coming soon about new strategic partnerships!

 

SBC Affiliations As part of the Southern Baptist Convention, we participate in supporting Missions agencies and organizations in several ways: Concord Baptist Association: As a member of the local Concord Baptist Association of Churches, we support local work with 1.25% of our annual general budget giving http://concordbaptistassn.org/ Cooperative Program Giving: Since 1845, SBC churches have partnered together to fulfill the Great Commission together by supporting SBC Missions Agencies. FBC Greenwood gives 8.5% annually of our general budget giving to the Cooperative Program. http://www.sbc.net/cp/ Year Round Acts 1:8 Offering: Rather than promote the seasonal SBC offerings, our members have the opportunity to give year-round beyond our regular budget giving to directly support these SBC entities who we partner with in our missions efforts:

 

General Budget Giving: Thank you for your tithes and offerings given to the general budget which provides ministry funds for FBC Greenwood’s Acts 1:8 strategic missions partnerships.