Missions – A Love for God’s Work
“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.” — Matthew 28:19
Missions is about reaching the lost for Christ, and this page is about how each one of us can be involved, using the unique gifts God has given us. Some desire to go to a mission field – local or far away. Some have the ability to support those who go financially, or to support a ministry that reaches the lost. Some have the desire to pray for missionaries and ministries. Church Upon the Rock offers many opportunities to be involved in God’s work of “making disciples of all nations.”
I Want To Reach The Lost Locally:
We can direct you to those who help feed and pray for the homeless and destitute at the Refuge of Hope in Canton, or Jesus Said Ministries in Akron. Do you enjoy fixing the homes of the elderly, disabled and poor? Hammer and Nails could use your help. Want to bless a child? Join us in partnering with Angel Tree to provide gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated at Christmas time.
I Want To Go On A Missions Trip:
This summer we have two missions teams going out. One team will join up with World Vision and go to Appalachia to repair homes of those in need. Others are working with Crossover International, a basketball ministry going to Eastern Europe. We also assist teenagers with individual mission trips with organizations like Global Expeditions and YWAM.
I Want To Assist Financially:
We can help you channel funds to individual missionaries, or to organizations we support such as Hope Ministries in Mori, India, Wycliffe Bible Translators in Florida, or any of the local ministries or mission trips mentioned above. We also need help to prepare shoeboxes for children in war-torn, impoverished or disaster-stricken areas for Operation Christmas Child in November.
I Want To Pray:
Our Wednesday night prayer meeting at 7:30 pm offers a weekly opportunity to pray with other intercessors for our church, local ministries, missionaries, individual needs and the lost. Our bi-monthly mission newsletter gives prayer requests for each ministry and missionary. Our weekly bulletin has a page of prayer requests for your daily intercession. We also encourage you to visit the Voice of the Martyrs website to sign up for weekly prayer updates for the persecuted church worldwide.
***Stay tuned for news about an exciting new ministry that will be started to train and send our prayer/evangelistic teams into the local area!!***