Acts 1:8 Initiative
As we “impart the word and our lives” to each other and the world around us, our missions initiative this year comes from Acts 1:8. “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Join us this year as we bring the gospel to our local community, the community around us and beyond.
Local (Jerusalem) | Small Group Outreach
As we gather together to worship God on Sundays and scatter throughout the week, we see our small groups as an opportunity to fellowship, grow in Christ, and spur one another on towards love and good deeds. This is what the early church did in Acts 2! Paul communicates his relationship with other believers as a “partnership in the gospel” (Phil 1:5).
This year, we want to encourage our small groups to lock arms for the gospel and partner together in evangelism. Our missions initiative this year focuses on the small groups devoting one of their small groups to the reaching out to the lost. Your small group has the freedom to explore options that may be applicable in their neighborhood.
Your small group leaders will plan to spend the first few weeks in prayer and in brainstorming with you. Some examples might be having a neighborhood BBQ, Host a party together, serve another local church, etc. Let’s pray and plan!
(Judea/Samaria) | Community Outreach
Fall Semester: Christmas Outreach
Summer: Trophy Club Fourth of July
Global (Ends of the Earth) | 5k Run for the Nations, Spring 2016
Metro Bible Church is Hosting its First Annual “Run for the Nations-5k”! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The goal of this event is to mobilize people to help meet physical, educational, and spiritual needs in their communities and across the globe. This year, the funds we raise are devoted to see the gospel go out to our local, communal and global initiatives.
Our global partnership will be Village Schools International (VSI) in Tanzania, East Africa. VSI uses the platform of education to spread the gospel. They have built their first college and have the goal of having 51% of the student population be female! This is a tremendous vision that will transform their culture. Our prayer is that our 5k raise $10,000, which will give 40 girls a college education at $225/year.
Want to help? Run the race on April 30th, 2016 with us!
SIGN UP NOW: http://www.runforthenationsdfw.org/register/
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