Friday, August 17, 2012

An Acts 1:8 Church

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest parts of the earth." - Acts 1:8

Brevard Community has grown into an Acts 1:8 church! 

That simply means we are sending members of our body into our neighborhood as well as to the remotest parts of the world and various places in between. Looking at the calendar from January to the present we have sent folks out into our community with vegetables and we regularly Prayer walk and build relationships in the Light and Hope Community (our Jerusalem). Two teams have gone to Montana, one has gone to Tennessee and another to New York (our Judea and Samaria). We have sent teams to The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Uganda, and South Asia (the remotest parts of the earth).
From now to the end of 2012 there are at least seven more trips scheduled to the these remote areas which include India, Thailand, Gambia, Cambodia, Dominican, Southeast and South Asia.

When we began as a church this was our goal: to be involved in taking the Gospel to all the world. God continues to give us more opportunities than we could have imagined. As we have been faithful in these  opportunities, the Lord has now allowed us to be a model and mentor to other churches as they seek to fulfill the Great Commission. 

Many of you have gone on trips and many have supported those who have gone with finances and with countless prayers lifted up for each one of these missions. Thank you for your faithfulness in all these areas of making Christ known.

It would be easy to become complacent or rest on our laurels. But we are reminded of the 2 billion people who have never heard of Jesus and the 2 billion more who have heard a little but not enough to trust Him as Lord and Savior. That reminds us of the urgency to take the Light into these dark places; whether it's to our neighbor or to the ends of the earth. So we will continue to go and invite you to go with us as Brevard Community continues to be an Acts 1:8 church. 

"May grace and peace be yours to the fullest measure",

Alan Perry
Missions Pastor, BCC