A WORD FROM OUR MISSIONS PASTOR
When I was younger, I thought “missions” was something only done by missionaries. My job was simply to pray for them and possibly send an offering once in a while. It was later that I understood that Jesus has called us all to be missionaries. We should all give and pray, but also we are all called to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those who are lost. Jesus gave us a mission to go and make disciples.
Does this mean we all have to sell our homes and move overseas? No, you can be a missionary right here! You can start at your school, workplace and in your neighborhood. People all around you are looking for hope, purpose and peace. Jesus gives this and more to those who accept Him.
You might think there is no way I can be a missionary. This promise from Christ should help as you seek to be “on mission” for Him. Jesus said, “But you WILL receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you WILL be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
You have the Holy Spirit! You have the power! You have the promise! So go be witnesses because THE MISSION STARTS HERE and the MISSION STARTS WITH ME! – Steve Allen
GLOBAL MISSIONS CELEBRATION
GMC Community Service Projects Day
Saturday, October 8
As part of our GLOBAL MISSIONS CELEBRATION, we want to challenge members at Northside to be a part of reaching our own community through acts of service on this special GMC Saturday. There are a number of opportunities and we hope that you are able to serve in one or more of these projects.
Here are a few:
- Kids Adventure Club at Victorian Lakes Mobile Home Community
- Children’s Program at Colony East Apartment Complex (Refugee Family housing)
- Projects with OUTSIDE THE WALLS
- Meal for International Students (Friday Night, 10/7)
- Neighborhood Food Drives
- Salvation Bracelets Assembly
- Prayerwalking in your neighborhood
- Homeless Ministry in Red Bank Area
- Inner City Mission at Eau Claire Baptist Church
- Coats for the City
CLICK HERE to see a full list with more information about each project and to sign up. We will be in touch with the details for your project!
GMC Commitment Sunday
Sunday, October 9
- A Special Missions Emphasis Worship Service
Lexington Campus: 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM
West Campus: 11:00 AM
- Special LIFE Group Focus: Meet and hear from our missionary representatives during class, then visit the GMC Displays set up in the Main Gym. We will have our Northside on Mission teams, as well as some of our local mission partners ready to share more about their ministry. You will have an opportunity to sign up to participate in an interest meeting for each mission.
Open Doors, Senior Director Global Research and Innovations
After being a part of the Global Missions Celebration, we hope that you will commit to be a part of the mission work at Northside. We pray that Northside’s GMC will raise awareness of the Mission work at home, in our country and around the world. We will ask each member to participate by doing the following:
1. PRAY: THE MISSION STARTS HERE!
*PRAY FOR OUR MISSION PARTNERS
*PRAY FOR YOUR NEIGHBORS – Sign up for Bless Every Home, an online help that provides all the tools to get to know your neighbors by name so that you can begin to build relationships with them, pray for them and become a light for Christ in your neighborhood. CLICK HERE to sign up.
BECAUSE YOU GIVE, WE CAN SHARE CHRIST THROUGH OUR MISSION PARTNERS!
Your sacrifices help get the gospel from our own community to some of the darkest places on the globe. Commitment cards will be available on Sunday, October 9, so we ask that you pray ahead of our Global Missions Celebration and ask how God can use you to financially support the mission work of Northside.
Return the commitment cards on Sunday, October 9 or 16.
What is Northside’s GLOBAL MISSIONS Offering?
It is a personal commitment you make to God to give a certain amount of money, beyond your usual tithe or offering, over the next year for the purpose of local and global missions. It is made after you have sought God’s will for the amount He wants you to give. It is based on faith, it exalts the Lord, and the potential impact is amazing! A Decision Made in Faith…This is a faith commitment. You are trusting God to guide you in determining the amount you are to give. You are also believing that He will provide the funds to fulfill your commitment. If you have determined an amount based on the Holy Spirit’s leading, then you can believe God will provide the resources or reveal ways to fulfill your offering. Together, we will have a greater impact for the Kingdom of God. The total amount pledged by all Northside members will be allocated wisely. Please review the budget provided. Thank you for your prayerful consideration and commitment.
3. THE CHALLENGE: THE MISSION STARTS WITH ME!
- GO: Consider serving in SHORT TERM or LONG TERM SERVICE. You will be given an opportunity learn more at the Mission Displays on Commitment Sunday. You can sign up to learn more about our mission teams and partners at an interest meeting for these groups in the next few weeks.
- SERVE: Be a part of our GMC Community Service Projects Day on Saturday, October 8!
- SIGN UP for:
Pass It On
SPECIAL GLOBAL MISSIONS EMPHASIS
Teacher: Steve Allen
Dates: Sunday, November 13 (One session Class)
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Room 133
Childcare (ages 11 and under) will be provided by reservation only.
(DEADLINE FOR CHILDCARE REGISTRATION, Tuesday, November 8)
Are you ready to continue your spiritual journey into Pass it On? This is an exciting experience to teach you how to use your gifts, talents and life story to lead others into the Kingdom of God. Your eyes will be opened to the fields that God lays in front of you each day. Whether it is across the street or around the world, this experience invites you to change the world one life at a time. Prerequisite: Running Together
Meet Our Guest Speaker
Wybo, Open Doors, Senior Director Global Research and Innovations
Today, more than 360 million Christians worldwide experience extreme persecution and discrimination for their faith. The mission of Open Doors, the largest network in the world serving persecuted Christians, is to stand with them and let them know they are never alone… They are part of one Church, and one Family.
They work directly with pastors and church leaders to address the most critical needs of the suffering church on the ground.
Wybo serves as consultant for various ministries and churches, with regard to Bible distribution, church planting and training how to deal with secular intolerance.
Wybo is happily married and the Lord has blessed them with two grown children, a son and daughter. Hobbies are reading, running, cycling, watching speed-skating, Formula 1, and traveling. He has been arrested about 7 times and blacklisted in 3 countries while serving in ministry. He has experienced first-hand some of the persecution faced by the persecuted church.
BECAUSE YOU GIVE, WE CAN SHARE CHRIST THROUGH OUR MISSION PARTNERS: