The Business of the Church (Part 2)
Posted May 29 | Dr. Blair Waddell
Perhaps there is no business more important for a church than how it fulfills the Great Commission.“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20(ESV) At the last Quarterly update, you heard the strategy of the Teaching Ministry Team in how we are transforming people from new believers into disciple makers. That meets the criteria of verse 20, but at the upcoming meeting you hear from our Missions Ministry Team in how we are fulfilling our obligation to go to the nations.
Already, Providence Baptist has become much more conscientious in its sending efforts. In the past year and half we have worked with two church plants here in the United States, supported three interns doing campus ministry, and sent short-term missionaries to six continents. At the upcoming meeting, you will hear of our long term partnership with opportunities in Asia. The Missions Ministry team has been working quietly in the background guiding, directing, and overseeing our missions budget in how to best invest in kingdom. They have prepared an excellent policy in how we do this. The missions team members are Michael Aughtman, Monica Carroll, Amy Dauphinais, Roger Fries, Andrew and Courtney Hanks, Jim Moorhead, Brian Milby, and myself. I hope you will make the effort to come and hear of the incredible opportunities before us to build the kingdom of God.