Local and Global Outreach is an expression of our mission of joining together in God’s ongoing, redemptive mission. Our intention is to disciple every person to have a passion for Jesus Christ that moves them to declare and demonstrate the gospel to their neighbors, the region and the nations, as reflected in Acts 1:8:
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and the ends of the earth.”
Relying fully on the Holy Spirit we strategically partner with local and international leaders to …
- Train multiplying leaders for evangelism, discipling and church planting
- Facilitate infrastructure to help in cases of disasters, poverty and disease
There are countless ways that believers can engage with others to talk about the tremendous relationship with Jesus Christ, the forgiveness and the new life he provides. The Holy Spirit is constantly presenting you and me with opportunities to follow the Lord with increasing obedience and expanding service. Pastor Dave Hyatt, pastor for Local and Global Outreach, is eager to help you discover possibilities for engaging in international ministries. Another resource to discover how you might engage in outreach is to explore one of these local opportunities [more].
The Hershey Free Church Missions Council desires to encourage those who feel the Lord directing them into overseas. The council recommends these steps in preparing for a career in missions [more].
“Strategic Partnerships” are ministries that our church gives extra focus so that we might have a greater impact and connection with them. Current Strategic Partnerships are Trinity Equipping Center and Virtual Seminary (TEC) in Kursk, Russia, College of Theology and Education (CTE) in Moldova, and Mission India. Partnerships are evaluated on an ongoing basis, and partners may change as ministries mature and are led fully by nationals. [more]
Generally, on the first Sunday of each month we will host a potluck lunch. This will provide an opportunity to fellowship with visiting missionaries, to hear a report from one of our short-term teams or to discuss a mission topic. Each family should bring two dishes to share with the group. Please watch the announcements and bulletins for details. An exception to the first Sunday will be moving the lunch to September 8 to accommodate Labor Day weekend.
Four Sundays each year are dedicated to enriching our worldview concerning God’s ongoing redemptive process through missions. A guest speaker addresses the congregation and visiting missionaries speak in the Adult Education Fellowship groups.
Global Vision Sundays for 2013:
- May 12 – Dr. Jean Dorlus, President of Seminaire Theologique Evangelique du Port-au-Prince (STEP)
- August 4 (to be announced)
- November 3 – Rev. Glenn Osborn, President of China Outreach Ministries