Missions is anything that we do that helps us take the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the lost.
The strategy has been given to us by our Savior in Acts 1:8:
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Jerusalem is anything we do to take the Gospel to our city and county.
We are involved in and partnered with ministries that help us accomplish our Jerusalem missions: Members of 3BC using their Platforms throughout our city/county each day
Food Pantry (on-site at 3BC)
S4 Project (supporting Mitchell-Neilson Schools)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Portico (formerly known as Pregnancy Support Center)
The Journey Home
180 Degrees Ministries
Rutherford County Jail Ministry
Various other ministries and projects
Judea is anything we do to take the Gospel to our nation:
We are partnered with Velocity Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Velocity Church is a church plant that had their first preview service on July 29, 2012, and began regular services on October 7, 2012. Steven Staton is their pastor. We are looking forward to a long partnership with Steven and Velocity Church for years to come. Go to www.velocitychurch.me to begin to get to know Steven and Velocity Church. If you would like to read the most recent update from Steven, click here.
Samaria is anything we do to take the Gospel to North America:
We are now working with a church plant in Tierra Blanca, Chiapas, Mexico. It's name is First Baptist Church of Tierra Blanca. We are deeply involved in the history of this church. The Pastor is Olivio Vazquez. He came to America and was led to Christ in our Hispanic congregation. He returned to his home town, started a Bible study with eight of his family members and now has a church of 70 persons. We have gone there several times and our future plans for 2012 is a medical mission trip and a construction trip to help build a church building. Right now they are meeting under a tarp.
Ends of the Earth is anything we do to take the Gospel beyond the borders of North America:
We have just finished up a partnership with Connexxion in Bonn, Germany. They are a Baptist Collegiate Ministry model that ministers on the campus of Bonn University.
We are currently working with the Tennessee Baptist Convention about beginning a partnership with Italy.
Past partnerships have been with
St. Johns, Newfoundland,
Brussels, Belgium, and
3BC encourages members to not only pray for the lost but to GO to the lost and share the Gospel. Whether it's your neighborhood, your school, your office or Tennessee, Tierra Blanca, Chiapas, Mexico, or Namur, members of 3BC should always be on mission with Jesus! Talk with one of the Pastors about how you can be on mission!