In Mathew 28, Jesus said…. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always.” These are Jesus’ last words on earth, and we know them today as “The Great Commission.” Go…teach…baptize in Jesus’ name. This sums up our philosophy for missions and outreach at SWCLC, and we are firmly committed to following His commands.
Statistics about the lost and needy are overwhelming; approximately three billion of the world’s people have heard Jesus Christ preached. Nearly 93% of the world’s population lives in poverty. One person dies of malnutrition or lack of fresh water every thirty seconds.
At SWCLC, we are not deterred by the statistics. Our approach to reaching the lost is based on a well-balanced approach that focuses our efforts in the local community, our country and the world. Community outreach efforts include supporting numerous local based ministries that serve the homeless, displaced, and forgotten people that live among us. Regional outreach efforts include sending our own members as short term missionaries to disaster areas after hurricanes, tornadoes or floods. Our international outreach includes support for missionaries in Haiti, Peru, Mexico and other countries as they labor to reach to lost for Jesus Christ. SWCLC also sends our own members as short term missionaries to share God’s love in countries around the world.
If you are interested to learn more about any of our missions programs, or would like to volunteer for a day or longer, please contact me at my SWCLC office any time @ 863-419-2895. I will be happy to help you find a place for you to serve, and you too, can help with the Great commission!
Reaching people for Jesus together,
Pastor Wayne Culver, Missions Pastor