The vision for Judean Missions is taken from Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Our Mission Statement: To assist the Church in equipping believers for the purpose of Evangelism and to go throughout the United States sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by formulating a nationwide network of partnering churches established for regional evangelistic mission outreach.
JM envisions developing a network of churches that send believers to regionally located areas and cities, as Jerusalem was with Judea, and go 2 to 6 hours away from home for the purpose of fulfilling the great commission. Going to another city typically helps to move one out of their comfort zone and their everyday concerns while providing a wonderful opportunity to be set apart with God for worship, fellowship, and the sharing of the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Unlike most oversees mission trips, the participant is in an area where language and culture are not a big barrier and do not play such a drastic role. Also, the Judean Missions trip is only two days long, a Friday and Saturday, to help keep time and cost requirements to a minimum for each participant. This really helps many individuals who may wish to go on a mission trip, but due to the time and/or cost they cannot participate. The Judean Missions experience is truly rewarding and exhilarating and a wonderful opportunity for every believer in Christ to participate in Jesus’ Great Commission to the church.
Please Catch the Vision
With over 50% of the nation now claiming to not have any religious belief and partnered with the morality decline in the country with issues such as legalized same sex marriage, legalized selling of marijuana, and abortion on demand under practically any circumstance, our nation is heading for dyer straits. As in Isaiah’s day, today’s society is involved in calling that which is evil good and that which is good evil (see Isaiah 5:20). The consequence of our nation’s actions and the Christian community’s lack of action is being realized all through our society. In the Old Testament we see time and time again where the people of God did not tend to the matters of God and within a generation the country and related society were involved in some of the most abominable behaviors known to man (i.e. sacrificing newborns to pagan gods). Our nation’s highest rate of church attendance and participation was is late 1950’s, but that milestone was followed by such Christian apathy that prayer was removed from the school class room, followed by strong efforts nationally to deny the glory of God and exchange the truth of who He is for the lie (that man can be as God), followed by the legalization of abortion, followed by spiraling divorce rates, followed by rampant homosexuality, followed by every kind of depravity with greediness. We are continually charged to be tolerant of most every behavior and of all religions and yet our nation is becoming ever more intolerant of Christianity. The recent absurd ruling and order by the supreme court to take down a huge veterans war memorial cross that has stood atop Mount Soledad in San Diego since 1954 stands as another testament against our nation and it’s highest court. Are we as the Christian community going to continue to stand and watch our nation and society erode to total moral collapse?
We have been the greatest nation in the world not because of economic growth or technology advancement but because we have had the blessings of God. Many Christians today believe that evangelism is something that only missionaries or pastors are called to do. Regardless of what part of the theological spectrum one is on, all must look at the Great Commission as a command to all believers. To read Matthew any other way is a manipulation of the Scripture. Continued failure to equip the Church as a whole for the work of making disciples and executing evangelistic outreach will be catastrophic for our society and nation. All too often believers do not even know that they are called to walk in faith and share the gospel of God. It seems far too much of an emphasis is placed on Christian living and not enough on Christ following. The Church must stand up in the public sector and share the “Good Tidings of God” to our neighbors. Prayerfully consider this vision of partnering churches networked together for evangelistic outreach and the sharing of the Good News of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. Our children and grandchildren’s nation are in desperate need of a Christian society restored. Please catch the vision.