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Missions

THE BIG PICTURE

The big picture at Goshen is that this world is God's world, and his mission will be accomplished.  Jesus Christ WILL build his church (Matt. 16:18). ”And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matt. 24:14). “And to think that we, as Christ's ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20), have the privilege of bearing witness to his saving love among all the people groups on earth!

Our zeal for mission is rooted in God's heart for the nations.  Take a moment to watch this video and ask the Lord to give you his compassion for the lost of this world.  This video gives an up-close look at God's mission to the unreached.  And here's a testimony of God's saving hand in a North Korean student's life.

The GBC Missions Team gives leadership in our quest to bring Jesus' love to the world.  The Team meets regularly for prayer, study, strategizing, ministry updates, and to mobilize Christ's ambassadors into his world.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! (Psalm 96:3)


Hands On

The body of believers at Goshen is eager to follow Jesus and reach out with his love to our neighbors.  Most of all, this happens informally--through friendships in our communities, work places, and schools.  Our desire is for the light of Christ to shine through us (Matt. 5:14-16).

We also have a number of ongoing ministries as a church family that help us spread the hope of Christ in our community, including:

  • Goshen Baptist Preschool
  • Upward Basketball and Cheerleading (for grades K-8)
  • Mom2Mom (2nd Wednesday of the month)
  • Explorer Girls (for grades K-6)
  • Awana for Boys (grades K-5)
  • Vacation Bible School (each summer, for pre-K to grade 4)
  • Survivor (each summer, for grades 5-8)

Another way the body is directly involved in missions is together with partners in the Dominican Republic.  Since 2006 Goshen has been serving and learning from our sister church in Sabana Cruz, D. R., through annual visits and ongoing prayer and communication.  After completing our mission in Sabana Cruz in 2013, we've been praying about a new opportunity to show Jesus' love in the D. R.

 

FALL FOCUS on Mission

We strive to keep the passion for missions burning at Goshen through our Fall Focus on Mission. Various guest speakers have helped us see and explore the great global mission of our God.  Recent speakers have included:

  • Bob Blincoe, Director, Frontiers USA (2007)
  • Don Richardson, Missionary and Author (2008)
  • Solomon Areyteey, Director, Pioneers Africa (2009)
  • David Sitton, President, To Every Tribe Ministries (2011)
  • Carl Green, Global Training Network (2012)
  • Jim O'Neill, President of ABWE; and Rick James, Publisher, CruPress (2013).
  • Steve Bowman, Pioneers; and Todd Madonna, Young Life Chester County (2014)
  • Tom Hudzina, Liberti Church Newtown Square; and Bill Bateman, Calvary Fellowship (2015)
  • Carl Green, Global Training Network; and Jack Crans, County Correction Gospel Mission (2016)

Fall Focus 2017:

  • Sunday, Nov. 26, at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., Rev. Wayne Cowpland will be preaching from Psalm 67, “The Unfinished Task” (8:30 & 11:00 a.m.).  Wayne and his wife Miriam are from Scotland and serve with WEC (Worldwide Evangeliza­tion for Christ) as International Direc­tors of Research and Prayer.  They’re based in Singapore.
  • Sunday, Dec. 3, at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., Dr. Dominick Hernandez will be preaching from John 10:22-33, “Jesus and Hanukkah” (8:30 & 11:00 a.m.).  He will also teach an adult Sunday school session, “Why should Christians care about Israel?”   Dominick is Assistant Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, Washington.
  • Our Special Missions Offering this year is for Memorial Christian Hos­pital in Bangladesh.  The $8M project to vastly expand the reach of this vital ministry is nearly funded—less than $1M still needed.  If you want to contribute, use a pew envelope and designate your gift for “MCH” up thru Dec. 3 (checks payable to “Goshen Baptist Church”).

 

Community Care

It is our privilege to provide prayer and support to numerous local and regional ministries, such as:

 

Student Outreach

Recognizing that the gospel must reach the next generation, Goshen invests purposefully in several strategic campus ministries.

 

Nations

We are partners, through prayer, support and communication, in a variety of types of mission work around the world.  For example:

  • Christian Broadcasting to Africa and Asia
  • Medical Ministry in Bangladesh
  • Orphan Care in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Church Planting and Leadership Development in Mexico
  • Media and Literature Ministry in the Middle East
  • Marriage Enrichment in China
  • "Tent-making" missions in Asia
  • Translation of Bible Study materials into French

For more on the world's unreached peoples, visit Joshua Project.  Also, Operation World is a great resource for global prayer!  You can download our Missions Policy here.

 

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:14-15)