Missions on Our Doorstep – Sunday Nights in July
If someone would have told me two years ago that our missions momentum would be this far along in just two years, I might have accused him of mockery. At that time I was in my first few weeks at South Tulsa, and our strategy was little more than prayer and study. I knew in my heart I wanted our church to expand our missions reach significantly, especially to people from the middle-eastern and eastern Asian world. That part of the world is home to the most “unreached” people groups on the planet, and the need for the hope of the Good News about Jesus is both desperate and urgent. I had no idea what that was going to look like, however.
Thankfully, and unsurprisingly, God had a plan. It became clear quickly that we would not need to travel across the world to encounter unreached peoples. They live in our neighborhoods and all around our church. The opportunity for significant cross-cultural missions is truly on our doorstep. God has led us to develop an extensive and growing ministry to international people, including many who are immigrants and refugees. As these ministries and opportunities continue to expand, it is imperative we continue seeking God’s leadership to stay in step with Him.
Each Sunday night in July, we will dig into the Scriptures under the leadership of several excellent teachers including:
• J.D. Greear – pastor, recently elected President of the SBC
• Danny Akin – President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
• Ra’ed – guest pastor from the Middle East
• Matthew Soerens – US Church Training Specialist for World Relief
• J.D. Payne – pastor, missionary, church multiplication specialist
Jesus has commissioned us as His followers to take the Good News about Him “to every nation,” “to the ends of the earth,” and “to all creation.” Join us as we continue to seek God’s leadership to more effectively engage our neighbors in the name of Christ.
Posted on Fri, June 22, 2018
by Kim Hayes