Analysis of a Local Church's Missions Program

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The purpose of this paper is threefold. First, analyze and study missions as conducted by my church. Second, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses. And lastly, make suggestions of how my church can improve to fully carry out the Great Commission.

The local church of which I chose to study the missions program is Fellowship Bible Church (FBC) of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is the church I have attended all my life. Hence I have seen the involvement and at times the lack of involvement in missions that has brought us to where we currently stand.

Why is FBC involved in Missions? Lead Pastor Eric Bryan states the reason, “Plain and simple, Fellowship Bible Church is involved in missions because it is what Jesus commanded us to do! His parting words to his disciples included “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19) and “you shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8) to parts near and far extending to the ends of the earth. After Jesus’ ascension, those disciples relentlessly and passionately proclaimed the Gospel message just as their Savior had commanded them to do…and the command has not changed…even in the 21st century! It is both privilege and priority to be on mission for our Savior, and we as a local body of believers will continue to passionately pursue opportunities to share the Good News with those who have not yet come to faith in Jesus Christ.” (Bryan) The stated purpose behind why we have a missions team is to “Mobilize Fellowship Bible Church to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples and establish local churches here and around the world.” (Beasley)

Overall FBC has done well in proclaiming the gospel and establishing/supporting churches around the globe through their finances. This is one of their streng...

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...gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are lost. If the members of the local church are not doing this they need to check their pulse and see if they are even in the kingdom.

Works Cited

Beasley, Neil. "Missions questions." Message to Julie Shoemaker. 01 Apr 2014. E-mail.

Bryan, Eric. "FBC World Missions." Fellowship Bible Church. Fellowship Bible Church. Web. 2 Apr 2014. .

Fellowship Bible Church. Missions: Evangelizing, Making Disciples, Planting Churches. Tulsa: Fellowship Bible Church, 2013. Print.

Grice, Susan. "Missions questions." Message to Julie Shoemaker. 01 Apr 2014. E-mail.

Hilderbrand, Paul. "State of Fellowship Bible Church: Main presentation." Fellowship Bible Church. Oklahoma, Tulsa. 20 May 2012. Address.

McKee, Muriel. "Missions questions." Message to Julie Shoemaker. 01 Apr 2014. E-mail.
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