Jesus gave us the mission imperative:
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mission is sharing the gospel of Jesus with all peoples to the ends of the earth. Think about that. The gospel was never meant to be holed up inside a church building. Under the authority of Jesus, the church has been charged with sharing, teaching, and baptizing disciples. The mission field starts outside of me and stops at the ends of the earth. With certainty, the people in the house next door to your home live in the mission field as much as do the remotest tribe deep in a jungle.
Mission wasn’t intended for only a few of Jesus’ followers. The task belongs to each believer. The field may seem overwhelmingly large but Jesus gave us the instruction to work the mission together. Many hands make light work. Sometimes we go, sometimes we send, but all times mission should be our priority.
At AMBC we want to do our part. We partner with missionaries who plant churches, disciple believers, minister to homeless, prisoners, orphans, and students. Fulfilling the mission means taking the gospel to people in need.
Our mission strategy includes foreign missionaries in Balkans, Brazil, Cambodia, China, France, Finland, Honduras, Lithuania, Mexico, Micronesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Syria; and home missionaries in Georgia, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and right here in Alamance County.
We’re also grateful for those followers of Jesus who are preparing to serve full time in the field. We want to hear about your mission to the mission. Reach out to us to tell your story about telling the greatest story. We want to help you on your incredibly important journey to your field.