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Mission Extension

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.

Extension Foundations

Purpose

The purpose of Faith Community Church is to glorify God.

(Ephesians 3:20-21)

Mission

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

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)

Goal

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.

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Extension Details & Partnership Application

1. Focus

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.

Extension Resources

Books

The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

Includes a biographical sketch of Jonathan Edwards by Phillip E. Howard Jr. This intensely devotional diary of a young 1740s missionary in the American wilderness inspired the world missions movement.

To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson

On February 12, 1812, Ann and Adoniram Judson sailed from Salem aboard the brig Caravan as two of the first missionaries to go out from North America. Watching the shoreline disappear from view, they could not have foreseen the impact of their journey on the future of the Christian world mission or on the thousands of men and women who would follow in their footsteps.

Peace Child

In this missionary classic, Don Richardson shares the story of how he and his wife risked their lives to share Christ with the cannibalistic Sawi people of New Guinea.

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected

The Insanity of God is the personal and lifelong journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going on just your ordinary missionary pilgrimage, but discovered it would be anything but.

Bruchko

The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe.

The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

A dramatic autobiography of one of China’s dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders.

Through Gates of Splendor

Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador.

Videos

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

6 Ways to Reach God's World

The 5-minute overview video highlights a unique series of six additional segments designed to help Christ-followers more effectively show his love for all people from home, community and around the world.

Links

Joshua Project

An excellent site to understand the task given in the Great Commission-the gospel proclaimed by every people group.