Near and far disciple making is not a department of the church; it’s why the church exists.
That’s why when others might use the term “missions,” we say discipleship extension.
The purpose of Faith Community Church is to glorify God.
Our mission is to make more and better disciples of Jesus Christ. The scope of this charge applies to those nearest and most like us and includes every ethnicity on earth.
(Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8, Matthew 24:14)
Disciples are those who are trusting in the finished work of Christ for the forgiveness of sin and the hope of eternal life; who are growing into Christ by being established in the faith handed down from the apostles; and are advancing Christ’s kingdom as they go on mission.
(2 Timothy 2:2)
The goal of the New Testament missional enterprise is to multiply worshippers through the planting of churches that perpetuate indigenous disciple making.
FCC joyfully supports several local, regional, and global ministry partners.
Extension Details & Partnership Application
Because the local church is God’s missional focus all FCC partners must demonstrate a vital connection with Faith Community or a like-minded local church prior to and during the length of partnership.
Faith Community’s partnerships will focus on those that evangelize people apart from Christ (which may include mercy ministries and relief efforts), establish believers, and entrust leaders.
Our extension emphases include:
Church planting and church planting movements (sending, resourcing & equipping)
Those God brings to the St. Croix Valley from other nations
Unengaged or unreached people groups
Our Partners consist of those who are:
Part of the FCC family and meet eligibility guidelines
Commended participants in the LEAD Team of churches
Like-minded, indigenous leaders who share our discipling convictions and can maintain meaningful relational ties.
Commended by like-minded churches.
These priorities are not meant to confer inferiority or superiority among types of missionary work; but to underscore our best understanding of God’s calling for our local assembly.
John Piper - Declare His Glory Among the Nations
John Piper - Let the Nations Be Glad, Part 1
Let the Nations Be Glad, Part 2
John Piper - You Were Made for Global Missions
An excellent site to understand the task given in the Great Commission-the gospel proclaimed by every people group.