Let the peoples praise thee, O God; let ALL the peoples praise thee! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! Ps. 67:3-4
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t…When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever…In missions we simply aim to bring the nations into white hot enjoyment of God’s glory.”*
Liberia Trip 2018
PBCC partners with VisionTrust to reach out to the poorest of the poor in the country of Liberia. We have built, and continue to support, a school outside of Monrovia, the capital. Financially, our support provides education, the Gospel, food and medical care to approximately 400 students at this school. We hold the teachers and students up in prayer continually. Every two years we invite members from our body to consider traveling to Liberia to love on everyone at this school. On these trips, we usually have a construction team, a VBS team and a Spiritual leader conference team (but may have other teams as well, depending on needs). If you would like to be a part of this ministry or have any questions, please contact Shawn.
Information about PBCC missionaries can be found In the weekly e-newsletter that goes out on Wednesday afternoons and is also available on the bulletin board at the rear of the Auditorium. There is a file holder for each missionary with their picture and folders containing a one-page bio and their latest newsletter. We encourage you to read these letters to keep informed about our missionaries and to pray for them. If any folder is empty and you’d like the most recent copy of a missionary’s letter, please contact Bob Pershe (or call 408.366.6690). PBCC missionaries are also listed in the PBCC Directory.
Supporting Missionaries at PBCC
Supporting Missionaries at PBCC: Missionaries are generally considered employees of the mission agency they work with. The mission provides a salary to the missionary using funds donated to it on behalf of the missionary by the missionary’s financial supporters. The primary way that PBCC missionaries are supported is via this form of “individualized” support. As part of their involvement in God’s mission, individuals in the PBCC body commit to supporting the missionaries . Everyone in the PBCC body is encouraged to develop a relationship with one or more of our missionaries and to participate in their ministry through prayer and financial support.
PBCC Missions Fund: In 2009, the PBCC Elders initiated a Missions Fund through which PBCC could supplement a missionary’s individualized support by making a “corporate” commitment to their support as part of the PBCC body’s participation in God’s mission. The Missions Fund is funded by 4% of the undesignated offerings to the church as well as by gifts designated for the Missions Fund.
Short Term Missions
“A successful short-term mission experience is one that brings about a long-term commitment to God’s purpose in the participants’ lives.”
Benefits of Short-term Missions: The cross-cultural short-term experience develops world Christians as it allows the team members to see another culture as it really is–allowing God to experientially teach them more about himself and his heart for reaching the nations. Returning team members can help increase the church’s outward focus. Properly trained, adequately supervised teams with an attitude of humility and servanthood can be a tremendous blessing and provide important relational benefits.
PBCC and short-term missions: The PBCC Missions Council encourages short-term mission participation and desires to help those going have the best possible experience and maximum impact. We encourage all PBCC members interested in short-term missions to contact the Missions Council as early as possible in the process so that we can walk with you through the experience.
He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
The justice ministry is dedicated to fighting injustice in the form of human trafficking, bonded labor, property grabbing, or slavery. Globally we support International Justice Mission and we have a special focus in fighting sex trafficking in Mumbai. Locally we work with Love Never Fails .
Our objectives are to build awareness of injustice, particularly against the poor and defenseless, prevent human trafficking, and to support victims during recovery through God’s redemptive love. To join the justice e-mail list, contact Grace Kvamme.
Serving as Senders:
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)Pray for Unreached Peoples:Unreached People of the Day
Please pray for the …
Dhobi, Muslim of Pakistan
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Also: Prayer Guide to Every Nation at Operation World nation.
“It is not so much, as someone has said, that God has a mission for his church in the world, as that God has a church for his mission in the world…Mission, from the point of view of our human endeavor, means the committed participation of God’s people in the purposes of God for the redemption of the whole creation. Mission, like salvation, belongs to our God and to the Lamb. We are those who are called to share in its accomplishment.”**
**Christopher Wright in Truth with a Mission: Reading Scripture Missiologically.
Missions: Who Me?? For an answer to this question, read or listen to the message preached by guest speaker Jonathan Lamb on November 5, 2006, entitled “Heaven in us before we are in Heaven.”
Mission organizations our missionaries serve with:
Local missions endorsed by PBCC:
Mission mobilization and information:
Unreached People: A people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group.
Intercristo: Search for mission agencies that need your skills and gifts.