MISSIONS TEAM: What we do and who can be a part of it?
The Missions team at Gladstone First Baptist Church exists to support the ministry of Extended Staff connected to GFBC. This is what we do:
Pray. The team encourages the entire congregation to pray for missions by keeping prayer needs updated and by praying for our Extended Staff themselves.
Educate. The team steers our church’s mission education. Mission information will be communicated to every age level in the congregation through our bulletin, AWANA, Small Groups, Morning Services, Children’s Church and Sunday School.
Recruit. The team encourages and supports members of the congregation to consider mission service, short term or career.
Finance. The mission team prepares an annual mission budget. We may request the opportunity to raise special mission funds by a seasonal or special offering or can disperse discretionary funds to help support youth missions and short term mission service.
Care. Send pastors, elders, members on STM’s to encourage our Extended Staff. Send printed materials and CDs when appropriate. Find out needs of Extended Staff while on home assignment. Offer them an opportunity to attend some kind of retreat while home.
If you would like to learn more about joining the missions team, contact Linda Gifford.
SHORT TERM PROJECTS
We are currently looking into opportunities for the 2016 Summer.
Mel & Patty Davis – WorldVenture – Slovenia
Link to WorldVenture: Mel & Patty Davis
See RECENT NEWS from Mel & Patty Davis 10-25-14
See RECENT NEWS from Mel & Patty Davis 10-7-14
See RECENT NEWS from Mel & Patty Davis 9-17-14
See RECENT NEWS from Mel & Patty Davis 9-13-14
See RECENT NEWS from Mel & Patty Davis 8-20-14
See RECENT NEWS from Mel & Patty Davis 8-11-14
Janet Hocker – WorldVenture – Austria
Link to WorldVenture: Janet Hocker
See RECENT NEWS from Janet Hocker 11-11-14
See RECENT NEWS from Janet Hocker 8-25-14
Dwight & Beckie Johnson – WorldVenture – Taiwan
Link to WorldVenture: Dwight & Beckie Johnson
See RECENT NEWS from Dwight & Beckie Johnson 11-4-14
See RECENT NEWS from Dwight & Beckie Johnson 9-4-14
Marek Kmiec – Poland
See RECENT NEWS from Marek Kmiec 10-1-14
See RECENT NEWS from Marek Kmiec 9-1-14
See RECENT NEWS from Marek Kmiec 6-12-13
Jeanie Lowery – Africa Inland Mission – Oregon
Link to Africa Inland Mission
See RECENT NEWS from Jeanie Lowery 10-18-14
See RECENT NEWS from Jeanie Lowery 7-1-14
Paul & Diana Mayhugh – WorldVenture – Macao
Link to WorldVenture: Paul & Diana Mayhugh
See RECENT NEWS from Paul & Diana Mayhugh 11-23-14
Giuseppe & Rachel Palermo – Italian Ministries – Italy
Link to Italian Ministries: Giuseppe & Rachel Palermo
See RECENT NEWS from Giuseppe & Rachel Palermo 10-13-13
Dan & Alice Simmons – WorldVenture – Italy
Link to WorldVenture: Dan & Alice Simmons
See RECENT NEWS from Dan & Alice Simmons 10-20-14
See RECENT NEWS from Dan & Alice Simmons 8-31-14
Jack Smith – WorldVenture – Uganda
See RECENT NEWS from Jack Smith here
Rich & Cheri Strahm – Equippers Network Int’l – Ukraine
Link to Equippers Network International
See RECENT NEWS from Rich & Cheri Strahm 11-3-14
See RECENT NEWS from Rich & Cheri Strahm 9-13-14
Doug & Dee Valenzuela – WorldVenture – Italy
Link to WorldVenture: Doug & Dee Valenzuela
See RECENT NEWS from Doug & Dee Valenzuela here