St. Matthias View on Missions
The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches, like St. Matthias, provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.
Our missions are a grace-filled response to the Reign of God in the world announced by Jesus Christ. Our Church seeks to maintain a clear sense of mission so that God may use us to save persons, heal relationships, transform social structures and spread scriptural holiness. We embrace Jesus’ mandate to love God and to love our neighbors to make disciples of all people.St. Matthias uses a variety of local, regional, national, and worldwide mission outreaches to demonstrate the presence of the living God among us and to build up our members and others in their faith and its outward expression of mission service to others. The diversity of our mission projects seek to enable each individual to apply his or her gifts for service throughout the year. We are always seeking to sustain our ongoing missions and also continuing to grow in our faith and service by offering new mission opportunities. This booklet is an attempt to consolidate the missions in which we participate. However, the list of missions is ever-changing as God continues to call us.May God bless the men, women, and children of St. Matthias who hear the call to give their presence, prayers, gifts, service, and witness among the least of these. We welcome you to join us in the mission field
Matthew 5:16 Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and of people.Proverbs 3:3-4 Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.Matthew 10:42 And whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple-truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.Matthew 18:14 So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.Matthew 22:37,39 He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.James 2:14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but not works?1 John 3:18 Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.1 Peter 4:10 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.