Home missions describes work of those who start churches or do para-church work, to support the church in spreading the gospel. Presentation for sermon delivered 11/1/2015 at Providence Assembly of God.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All
authority in heaven and on earth has been
given to me. 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. And surely I am with
you always, to the very end of the age.”
“But you will receive power
when the Holy Spirit comes on
you; and you will be my
witnesses in Jerusalem, and in
all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”
Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1907
Israel split into
Nation of Israel splits
930 BC 722 BC
in what was the
Jews didn’t like
woman at the
Do it like
[The new believers] devoted
themselves to the apostles’
teaching and to fellowship, to the
breaking of bread and to prayer.
Everyone was filled with awe at
the many wonders and signs
performed by the apostles. All the
believers were together and had
everything in common.They sold
property and possessions to give to
anyone who had need. Every day
they continued to meet together in
the temple courts.They broke bread
in their homes and ate together with
glad and sincere hearts, praising
3000 plus more
daily [They were together praising God]and enjoying the
favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their
number daily those who were being saved.
Many of the
home and the
and to the uttermost.
Remember the directions!
A great persecution arose against
the assembly which was in
Jerusalem in that day. They were
all scattered abroad throughout
the regions of Judea and
Samaria, except for the apostles.
Those who had
down to a city in
Now those who had
been scattered by the
persecution that broke
out when Stephen was
killed traveled as far as
Phoenicia, Cyprus and
Antioch, spreading the
word only among
19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when
Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading
the word only among Jews.
20 Some of them, however, men from
Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and
began to speak to Greeks also, telling
them the good news about the Lord
21The Lord’s hand was with them, and a
great number of people believed and
turned to the Lord.
Note that men
sent people to
The church in
hears the news
and needs to
see what is
22 News of this reached the church in
Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to
Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw
what the grace of God had done, he
was glad and encouraged them all to
remain true to the Lord with all their
hearts.24 He was a good man, full of
the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great
number of people were brought to
25 Then Barnabas went toTarsus to
look for Saul, 26 and when he found
him, he brought him to Antioch. So
for a whole year Barnabas and Saul
met with the church and taught great
numbers of people. The
disciples were called Christians
first at Antioch.
How is it
Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets
and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius
of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with
Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were
worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit
said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the
work to which I have called them.” So after they
had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on
them and sent them off.
On to the
the rest of
When a church
people were sent
from churches to
other places to
Share the Gospel with others. Send others where you can’t go.
Let’s clear up some terminology first.
Share the Gospel with others
Job of all believers
Send others where you can’t go.
Job of those specially called
To go where there is no church
to share the gospel
and establish churches
Think about it.
If the growth of the
church in America
today solely depended
on how you are sharing
your faith, how would
we be doing?
You know it
does, right? But I haven’t been to classes and I don’t know the bible really
well and I get all tongue tied and I just don’t know what to say.
And you’re thinking….
Neither did the early Christians.
Jesus did the hard
All you need to know is
ll have messed up and done wrong.
ut God sent Jesus to fix that.
elieve in Him. He came for you too.
onfess your sin (say you’re sorry to God)
ome to Jesus.
Let’s MakeThis Easy.
Your story. The gospel story.
BEFOREI met Christ.
HOWI met Christ.
SINCE I met Christ.
What is the
Role of the
Worship |Teaching | Growing Disciples | Faith Community | Help the Community | Support Missions
And the things you have heard me
say in the presence of many
witnesses entrust to reliable people
who will also be qualified to teach
What you heard from me, keep as
the pattern of sound teaching, with
faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard
the good deposit entrusted to you.
What use is it, my brethren, if
someone says he has faith but he
has no works? Can that faith save
him? If a brother or sister is without
clothing and in need of daily food,
and one of you says to them, “Go in
peace, be warmed and be filled,”
and yet you do not give them what
is necessary for their body, what
use is that? Even so faith, if it has
no works, is dead, being by itself.
Sharing the good news about
salvation through Jesus with someone
who doesn’t know. Sharing the gospel.
“…blaze the trail, to pioneer, to
initiate kingdom breakthroughs into
new areas, and to lay foundations on
which others can build.When it
comes to extending the reign of God
on earth, they … go first.”1
….set apart for a distinct task that is
fulfilled beyond the boundaries of the
require the appointing of individuals
to the task of “stepping beyond” the
boundaries of the local church’s
influence in order to initiate the
kingdom where it would not otherwise
2,3 hMark Naylor 2008 http://impact.nbseminary.com/the-difference-between-missions-and-outreach/1Miley, George. 2003. Loving the Church, Blessing the Nations: Pursuing the Role of Local Churches in Global Mission.
Work of the church in the community.
Missions in MY country
Missions to OTHER countries
Did you know?
"O Lord, Almighty and everlasting God, by
Thy Holy Word Thou hast created the
heaven, and the earth, and the sea;
blessed and glorified be Thy Name, and
praised be Thy Majesty, which hath
deigned to use us, Thy humble servants,
that Thy holy Name may be proclaimed in
this second part of the earth."
Columbus landed in
1492, he kissed the
ground, named it San
Salvador which means
Holy Savior, and prayed:
“…the colonial enterprise was based on the necessity to develop
European commerce and the obligation to propagate the
1. Gerrie ter Haar, James J. Busuttil, eds. (2005). Bridge or barrier: religion, violence, and visions for peace, BRILL. p. 125.
Having undertaken for the Glory
of God, and Advancement of the
Christian Faith, and the Honour of
our King and Country, a Voyage to
plant the first Colony in the northern
Parts of Virginia; Do by these
Presents, solemnly and mutually, in
the Presence of God and one
another, covenant and combine
ourselves together into a civil Body
Politick, for our better Ordering and
Preservation, and Furtherance of
the Ends aforesaid.
November 11, 1620
• 1631 sailed to America as
• Pastor at First Church in
• Founded schools including
• 1646 began outreach to Native
Americans in Dorchester, MA
• Ministered to Native Americans
• 1663Translated the Bible for
the Native Americans
• First completed Bible published
in theWestern Hemisphere
• Met Christ through
• Preached 18,000
sermons in England
and the 13 US
• Spoke to crowds of
• Took offerings for an
• Began the Great
July 8, 1741
• Pastor in Connecticut
• Preached during Great
Awakening & published sermons
• Famous sermon: Sinners in the
Hands of an Angry God
• Author – Life of David Brainerd
• Missionary to Native Americans
William Carey, Father of
• Born a slave inVirginia
• Freed in 1800
• Established the
• Used her home in PA to
house slaves on the
Influencedby writers ofthe
The Haystack Prayer Meeting
• Student Movement
• Intervarsity Christian
• American Bible
Society • 1808 Formed American Board of
Commissioners for Foreign
• 1812 sent five missionaries to
Burman & India
Founded in New York,
1832 "to preach the
churches and give
support and ministry to
the unchurched and
• American Board of
• American Home
Established in 1846 to
• abolish slavery
• educate African
• promote racial equality
• promote Christian values
Disagreed with their
tolerance of slavery and
formed their own mission.
1890 to 1921
The aim was to pass on the Gospel in a rural setting,
which would then be carried into the towns and cities.
-Used media to get
the message out
• Young Pastor in PA
• Went to NYC
street gangs 1959
• Times Square
Home JACQUI STROTHOFF
Founder & Executive Director
"Everyone who calls on the name of the
Lord will be saved."
How, then, can they call on the one they
have not believed in? And how can they
believe in the one of whom they have not
heard?And how can they hear without
someone preaching to them?And how can
anyone preach unless they are sent?
Home Missions. It Matters.