"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations"
The Bible shows us again and again that the Lord of heaven and earth, the God who created everything and made us in His image, is a missionary God. He pursued Adam and Eve and made an offering and covering for their guilt and shame. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to provide a once for all sacrifice for sins to make peace between us and Him. One day, He will again send His Son, Jesus Christ, to make all things new and perfectly right again in us, between us, and throughout all of His creation. Jesus came and preached His gospel, that all who have faith in Him are justified and are made new to be more and more like God Himself. We will never be God but we become or imitate Him more and more until Jesus returns. Jesus not only preached the gospel but He healed people of their physical, psychological, emotional, and relational issues. He looked after us both body and soul. So, our missionary work, both locally and globally, must address both the physical and spiritual complexities and needs of people. At Faith, we encourage everyone to be on mission, whether that's getting involved in local outreaches or short term mission trips. Find out more about local outreach and our international mission efforts below.
Many people throughout the world have little to no access to the gospel, which is the good news that in Jesus we have hope and life. But we also recognize that the need to spread the gospel and to be involved in gospel work is urgent right here in our backyard. Faith is in a great location to help build God's kingdom in Collegeville, Trappe, Royersford, East Norriton, Norristown, Trooper, Harleysville, and other communities. We have a desire and commitment to work with and collaborate with other gospel churches in the area. We define our local outreach both in terms of geography and relationships. We look at not only where we live but also the people God has placed in our lives. We are focused on equipping people for personal outreach, the people of God for collective outreach, and partnering with independent ministries.
God has called and equipped Faith to support many vocational missionaries generously. Many of those missionaries visit Faith while stateside and like the early church, provide us with a report of all that God is doing in and through them where God has planted them. We support missions work and missionaries both in the U.S. and outside of our country. Our hope is to begin to partner with and support some of our missionaries by way of short term mission trips.