Why do we do Missions?

Simple. Jesus commanded us to. In the Great Commission, found in Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus told his disciples “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you…” A very clear direction for all who follow Jesus. In our mission to follow the Great Commission, Lone Oak FBC uses the strategy exemplified in Acts 1:8 to carry the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world by being “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).” In our world:

Jerusalem includes ministry at Lone Oak FBC, Lone Oak, Paducah, Ballard and McCracken counties in cooperation with the 50 Southern Baptist churches of the West Union Baptist Association. We call these locally focused efforts “Mission McCracken“.
Judea includes the state of Kentucky in cooperation with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and more than 2400 other churches.
Samaria includes North America in cooperation with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention with more than 42,000 churches and 5,000 missionaries.
Ends of the Earth includes cooperation with the International Mission Board of the SBC with more than 5,000 missionaries in 150 countries.

We are not alone in these efforts. Through the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptist Churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries. Above the efforts of the KBC and SBC, churches across the country also support their own short term mission teams carrying the word far and wide just as Jesus instructed.

What can you do?

Pray. Prayer is the most effective tool we have. Pray regularly for your Southern Baptist missionaries in your state and around the globe.
Go. Be involved in some sort of missions endeavor. Lone Oak FBC supports numerous short term mission trips annually in all fields. We have monthly mission efforts through Mission McCracken. And we have several family members that have dedicated their lives to full time service.
Give. Out of love for the Lord, give regularly to Him. If you are not tithing, begin to do so and also discover the blessings of giving beyond the tithe. Above the Cooperative Program, Lone Oak FBC supports special offerings through the year for mission efforts; Annie ArmstrongEliza Broadus, Lone Oak FBC Benevolence Fund and Lottie Moon.

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