Our Missions Ministry sends people beyond the immediate gospel influence to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to win and disciple new converts, and to plant and develop local churches. The importance of meeting other human needs as part of our missions efforts in accord with Christ’s great commission is also recognized (Matthew 22:37-39).
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.
Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions. It’s the goal of missions because in missions we simply aim to bring the nations into the enjoyment of God’s glory. The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God.
“The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!”(Psalm 97:1).
“Let the peoples praise thee, O God; let all the peoples praise thee! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy!”(Psalm 67:3-4).
“But worship is also the fuel of missions. Passion for God in worship precedes the offer of God in preaching. You can’t commend what you don’t cherish. Missionaries will never call out, “Let the nations be glad!” who cannot say from the heart, “I rejoice in the Lord…I will be glad and exult in thee, I will sing praise to thy name, O Most High” (Psalm 104:34, 9:2). Missions begins and ends in worship.”–John Piper, Let the Nations be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions
Our Church Supported Missionaries
We support missionaries located in Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and South Korea. We also support missionaries who work with ministries in Mexico, Uganda, Rwanda, Romania, Hungary, Chad, Peru, Thailand, Myanmar, Mali, Nepal, and the Asia Pacific and East Asia regions as well as ministries located in Cincinnati, OH, Tampa, FL, and on the campus of The Ohio State University.
Vivake and Erica Baranwal, H2O church at OSU campus, Reliant Missions.
Bryon and Sandy Brock, UIM International
Ivan and Virginia Correa, WOL International Ministries
Kent and Kelly Craig, ABWE
Tim and Sandy Fink, Baptist Mid-Missions
Mike and Su Keator, Training for Trainers (T4T) and Church Planting Movement (CPM)
Patricia Maracaja, Word of Life International Ministries
Mike and Alicia Nicholes, WOL International Ministries,
Noah and Stephanie Powers, Back2Back Minisitries
Chris and Beth Steiner, WOL International Ministries
Tom and Normandy Woodward, C.S. Lewis Society
2019 Short-term Mission Trips
June 22 – 30
Mike Pierre will be leading a team to Seymour, Wisconsin. A TeenServe Workcamp is a one-week mission trip for junior and senior high youth groups. Workcampers “work” during the day and “camp” at a school during the night. 300 to 400+ teens and adult leaders join together to serve people in need, while experiencing life-changing evening programs featuring a nationwide youth speaker (Nate Garrett) and a rock worship band (Zealand Worship/Phil Joel). Workcamps can be attended by current 7th graders and older. This includes junior and senior high students, as well as college-aged students and adult chaperones (age 21 and older). There will be a minimum of one adult (age 21 or older) for every five students, and at least one adult for each gender. Workcamp projects will consist of basic weatherization, painting, construction of steps and wheelchair ramps, as well as other home repair projects as needed. All work is done at no cost to the homeowners. Construction skills are not required. Each person that attends rates their construction skills and projects are assigned accordingly. Highly skilled adults will be assigned to the more difficult projects. Crews consist of at least one adult and 4-5 youth. Each Workcamp is housed at a local school in the community in which we will be serving. TeenServe staff makes several visits to each school to insure acceptable accommodations. The school will be divided into a “girl’s hallway” and a “boy’s hallway.” Cost is $375. If you would like to help sponsor this trip, please mark your contributions as “TeenServe”.
Please contact Mike Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in going on this trip.
For more information, please go to www.teenserve.org.
July 12 – July 20
Jeff Billingsley and John Roush will be leading a team to London, England. They will be joining with a young adult group from Grace Community Church in California to assist with GraceLife London’s evangelistic outreach. They will be working in the London underground subway each day with GraceLife London to witness and distribute invitations to visit Grace Life’s website to learn how to “mind the God gap” — that is, just as Londoners need to mind the gap when boarding the subway, there is a gap that naturally exists between God and man. In addition to this evangelistic outreach, there will be opportunities to enjoy and be enriched by the grand history that exists in and around this world class city. Approximate cost is $2,000. If you would like to help sponsor this trip, please mark your contributions as “London”.
Please contact Jeff Billingsley at email@example.com or 614-937-5774 if you would like more information or are interested in going on this trip. For more information about the church in London, please go to http://www.gracelifelondon.org/.
July 16 – 30
Brenda Billingsley and Andrew and Bekah Sutter will be leading a team to Montenegro to serve at Camp Monty, a day camp in the town of Nikšić that uses sports and English to share the gospel. Approximate cost is $3,000. If you would like to help sponsor this trip, please mark your contributions as “Montenegro”.
Please contact Brenda Billingsley by text at 614-256-3989 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information or are interested in going on this trip.
November 6 – 16
Ed Dannemiller will be leading a team to India and partner with RunGlobal, a church planting mission movement, to help evangelize and begin discipling converts to become a nucleus of a new church plant in Purnea, Bihar, India. Our close friends, Mike and Su Keator, have started over 75 churches in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Each member of the team will have their own translator to help facilitate clear gospel presentations. While on these streets we will be baptizing new converts to Christ, and each evening we will be involving these converts into small T4T groups where they will be personally discipled. Several of these T4T groups then become vibrant new churches after Acts 2:42-47 so believers are equipped to do the work of ministry. The estimated cost is $2,400. Each team member will be expected to be actively participating in our local evangelistic efforts to become fully trained for this trip. If you would like to help sponsor this trip, please mark your contributions as “India”.
Please contact Ed Dannemiller at email@example.com if you would like more information or are interested in going on this trip.
For more information see https://www.runglobal.org/
To see a team in action in 2018, watch their video at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c76djmt21uq4nap/India%202018.mp4?dl=0.