ActsOne8 is first and foremost our attempt to take seriously the commission of Jesus to the church.  Look again at the commission:

Matthew 28:19-20 “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 will be with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Mark 16:15 “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”

Luke 24:46-48 “The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  You are witnesses of these things.”

John 20:21 “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

Acts 1:8 “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.” (Bible verses are from the NIV84.)

ActsOne8 is the organizing principle for all that we do.  In September 2002 we adopted the following Missions Directive Statement – We shall seek to fulfill the Great Commission following the pattern of Acts 1:8.  We will form strategic partnerships with existing churches or organizations to accomplish our mission.  Henry County is our Jerusalem, North America is our Judea, our Samaria is anyone who is different from us, and the people groups of the world represent “the ends of the earth.”

Missions is not what we do it’s who we are.  Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support of missions through ActsOne8.  This week we have a team in Haiti and a team leaving for Jamaica.  Teams are preparing for trips to India (April) and Canada (August).  Preparations are being made for our involvement with our Strategic Mission Partner, Sagrada Scholarship Bible Camp, this spring and summer.  We are a church commissioned “To the World with Love.”

Journeying … ActsOne8 … Randy

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