After Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead, he appeared to his followers and hundreds of other witnesses for a period of forty days. During that time, he was telling people about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:1-3). According to one of the eyewitnesses of Jesus’ ministry, Jesus then gathered his disciples together and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
If you read about the earliest days of Jesus’ ministry, you’ll find him telling people the good news of the kingdom of God at every turn (Luke 4:42). This is just what Jesus did. From start to finish, Jesus’ passion was to help people know the love of God so that they could find their way into his kingdom. That’s what “mission” work is all about.
Our congregation is currently involved with mission efforts on five continents. In addition to the local work we do in central Connecticut, we support domestic missions in Massachusetts and New Jersey. We also support foreign efforts in Scotland, Honduras, Haiti, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe along with serving as the sponsoring church for the AMEN ministry, which provides spiritual support for deployed members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
If you’d like more information about our mission works or how you can support the spread of the good news of the kingdom of God, contact us….