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DISCIPLE-MAKING RESOURCES

The command from Jesus to make disciples was not just for those first followers, it is for us today as well. Check out these helpful disciple-making resources to help in your Great Commission “Go & Tell” efforts. Now is the time to prepare to be disciples of Jesus who make other disciples of Jesus.

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LOCAL "GO & TELL" MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES

WEEKLY “GO-BAG” DISTRIBUTION

10,000 PEOPLE SERVED MEALS THROUGH OUR SPRING BREAK, THANKSGIVING, MIDDLE-EASTERN & WEEKLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

We know that there are many in real need in the midst of this COVID season. Our hope is to be a vivid portrayal of God’s love across our city. Weekly, we provide food and hygiene products to families and our neighbors in need in partnership with area ministries, organizations and schools. CDC guidelines are followed carefully as we pack and deliver helpful products to those in need across our community. See below for more details and opportunities to get involved.

NEEDS - diapers sizes 1-4, baby wipes, toilet paper, sanitizing cleaning wipes or sprays.

VOLUNTEER - If you would like to help serve  CLICK HERE

ENGLISH CLUBS

We feel God leading us to start our English club again, as a way to make friendships, serve our neighbors, and share Christ with unreached peoples. The club will most likely meet in the fellowship hall once a week on a weekday evening with just a small amount of students who are seeking to practice English. First, we wanted to ask you all for feedback as we design it. 

  • What roles would you be interested in? Options: English conversation buddy, Children’s activities, and Host/greeter.

  • What nights of the week are you usually available?

  • How often might you want to volunteer - every week or less often? We are thinking about Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evenings from 6pm-8pm with breaks throughout the yea. You can commit for however long you feel led. 

  • An introductory meeting for our English club will be held Monday, May 10th from 6pm-8pm.

    INTERESTED? - email us. CLICK HERE

YEARLY INITIATIVES

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GLOBAL MISSIONS STRATEGY

KEY POINTS

  • WE MUST BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT MAKING DISCIPLES WHO MAKE DISCIPLES. Jesus                                                                                                                                      commanded us to do this in Matthew 28. It must be our focus internally and externally at the local,                                                                                                                            national and international levels.

  • WE WILL FOCUS ON AN UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUP. (UPG) Unreached = People groups                                                                                                                                   that have 2% or less professing Christians. People Groups = “For evangelization purposes, a                                                                                                                          people group is the largest group within which the gospel can spread as a church planting                                                                                                                           movement without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance.”                                                                                                                                                                  (1982 Lausanne Conference)

  • WE MUST STRIVE TO BE A CHURCH THAT IS FULLY ENGAGED. A fully engaged church is committed and prepared to do whatever it takes to reach a UPG. This means FBCW must be committed to reaching the UPG no matter the cost, praying for the UPG constantly, focusing resources and efforts primarily on the UPG, sending strategic short-term and full-time missionaries to reach the UPG, and partnering with new churches formed within the UPG.

 

  • WE WILL PARTNER WITH MISSIONARIES AND ORGANIZATIONS ALREADY AT WORK. Develop closer relationships with missionaries already working within or near the UPG. Further develop our relationships with partner organizations such as the International Mission Board (IMB), North American Mission Board (NAMB), and the SBC of Virginia (SBCV) to further develop our on-going engagement strategy and efforts. Focus on the immediate, but plan for the long-term. Commit to come alongside missionaries and local pastors to build partnerships with new church plants. Do this through financial support as well as by mobilizing short-term teams annually and semi-annually to assist with sharing the gospel, entry strategy projects, discipling new believers, training, or other tasks as requested. Encourage church members that are called into full-time missions and prepare them to go.

  • WE AIM TO FURTHER IMPLEMENT A INTEGRATED STRATEGY ON LOCAL TO INTERNATIONAL LEVELS. Whenever possible, engage the UPG at the local an national level. New believers from the UPG on the local level help provide further cultural expertise and insights. The goal is to share the gospel with the target UPG locally with intent to ultimately reach a our UPG internationally.

ENGAGEMENT PLAN

 

YEAR 1 (2018-2019)

  1. Identify the UPG and places of engagement.

  2. Clearly define network partners for training, expertise, and guidance.

  3. Conduct vision trips to explore ministry opportunities and discover God’s plan for FBCW internationally. (Several have already occurred).

  4. Educate the FBCW congregation on missions strategy.

  5. Use both internal and external trainers to prepare teams for development through cultural training and “Four Fields” training.

  6. Apply UPG engagement techniques and gospel sharing at a local level.

  7. Identify possible national UPG engagement opportunities with NAMB/SBCV.

  8. Develop the budget for year 2 engagement and partnerships.

  9. Maximize the previously established missionary and pastoral partnerships in the Dominican Republic as a “stepping stone” to prepare teams for UPG engagement internationally.

 

YEAR 2 (2019-2020)

  1. Begin direct engagement with the UPG nationally and internationally in partnership with NAMB, IMB, and other partner organizations.

  2. Sustain local engagement and training opportunities for those not yet trained.

  3. Expand the cadre of trainers internal to FBCW.

  4. Develop the budget for year 3 engagement and partnerships.

  5. Continue to maximize the Dominican Republic partnerships as a “stepping stone” for team members preparing for UPG engagement internationally.

YEAR 3 (2020-2021)

  1. Continue direct engagement with the UPG nationally and internationally with particular focus on establishing house churches.

  2. Sustain local engagement and training opportunities for those not yet trained.

  3. Conduct a full assessment and update FBCW congregation on progress with UPG engagement.

  4. Develop the budget for year 4 engagement and partnerships.

  5. Assess Dominican Republic partnerships to determine whether to conclude them or maintain as a “stepping stone” for team members preparing for UPG engagement internationally.

YEAR 4 (2021-2022)

  1. Continue direct engagement with the UPG nationally and internationally with more emphasis on preparations for planting new churches.

  2. Sustain local engagement and training opportunities for those not yet trained.

  3. Conduct a full assessment and update the FBCW congregation on progress with UPG engagement.

  4. Develop the budget for year 5 engagement and partnerships.

YEAR 5 (2022-2023)

  1. Plant new churches among the UPG.

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