Missions

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What is the GCO?

The Great Commission Offering (GCO) is an opportunity for you to be a part of supporting missions financially.

The 2024 GCO campaign begins in January and culminates on Easter Sunday, March 31. Through the GCO, we are able to support an array of missions efforts occurring locally, nationally, and globally.

As you can see on the left, our goal for 2024 is $75,000.  This goal will allow us to support the various churches, ministries, and organizations listed in the graphic.

You can learn all about these various churches, ministries, and organizations on this page.

WRAP

John 14:27 says, “Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

John 16:33 says, I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

What is WRAP?

WRAP stands for WHOLE RESTORATION: ABIDING PEACE.  The goal of this ministry is to wrap around foster care families and other vulnerable families in our church and community; striving to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs while showing Christ’s love to them because He first loved us.  Another aspect of this ministry is to wrap around those work in the foster care community such as social workers, DFCS agencies, etc. to encourage and support them in an often taxing job, while showing Christ’s love to them as well.

encouragement to foster parents

encouragement to local dfcs offices

helping to meet needs of foster care parents

helping to meet needs of local dcfs offices

support to winshape homes, our partnering foster care agency

What is the North Gwinnett Co-Op?

Matthew 25:35-40 says, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
The North Gwinnett Cooperative was formed in 1991 as a ministry that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and spiritual support to those in need in the Buford, Suwanee, and Sugar Hill communities.  Through support within our community, we bridge the gaps for critical needs of families or individuals and provide services to aid in finding a path to self-sufficiency.

The largest demographic we serve are children. We work with families to help make sure no child goes hungry. We develop relationships with our Seniors challenged with a fixed income vs their medical/prescription rising bills to make sure they have food and necessary physical and emotional needs met.  We are a resource to individuals and families who have experienced a job loss, poor health, or a crisis — providing support to help during critical times.

What is BCNE?

Baptist Churches of New England

Worcester, Massachusetts

 

Although New England has a rich spiritual heritage, the modern statistics are heart-breaking.

Of the 14.5 million people in New England, around half of them say they are not very religious, and roughly 60% report they seldom or never attend religious services.

Less than 4% of New Englanders are part of an evangelical church. That means there are about three times more atheists and agnostics in New England than evangelical Christians.

The four least religious states in the U.S. (New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine) are located in New England, as are five of America’s most post-Christian cities. This isn’t surprising, since almost one in five New England residents say they have no religious affiliation at all.

Worcester, Massachusetts is the second largest city in the state.  Located in central Massachusetts, the city is known to be a great place to live within the state.  Home to eight colleges and universities, the city takes great pride in its educational opportunities.  It is also home to several museums, great restaurants, among other attractions and activities.  It is also home to the minor league baseball team: the Worcester Red Sox (a.k.a. Woo Sox).

The Baptist Churches of New England was founded in 1983 as a small network of Southern Baptist churches. Today we are made up of more than 365 churches located across Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

BCNE churches are extremely diverse. Our members include both some of the oldest churches in the country and brand-new church plants. We have churches with Southern Baptist roots, as well as churches that have joined us from a non-denominational background or another evangelical denomination. Forty percent of our churches are non-Anglo, and churches from around our convention worship in almost 20 different languages every week.

Despite our outward differences, we are united in the things that matter most: our evangelical Christian beliefs as expressed in The Baptist Faith and Message, a love for New We believe that we’re stronger when we work together!

The Church on Seven Hills began as a prayer group in 2012 in the home of Andy & Amy Haynes and was “officially” launched as a church plant in May 2013.  The Church on Seven Hills merged with Burncoat Baptist Church, which allowed them to have their current facility. Andy, who had been serving in collegiate ministry in the city of Worcester, was called to serve as pastor in February 2020.  The church is evangelistically active in the community, on college campuses, and in church planting.

FBC Marlborough is a church that has been in existence since 1868.  As a church that was dying and quickly heading towards their doors closing, God connect this church of 10 with a church planter, Logan Loveday.  Logan and his family had moved to Marlborough in 2017 to plant a church.  Through an amazing work of the Lord, the Loveday’s church plant and FBC Marlborough merged into one congregation.  Now, the church is experiecning growth and baptisms with a congregation of 85-90 people.

City of Light is a church plant that operates within a skate park.  Because the weather is New England is harsh during the Winter months, a skate park provides a wonderful way for residents to enjoy skating indoors.  Vessel Skate Park was birthed as a way to reach the skating community with the gospel.

Frontier Tribal Missions

What is Frontier Tribal Missions?

Frontier Tribal Missions exists as an organization to send the Hayes family as full-time missionaries to Peru with the goal of planting a Bible-believing, Christ-exalting church among an isolated and unreached people group known as the Akawa people who live deep in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle.

Learn about the Hayes Family

Scotty & Jadison Hayes followed the call of God on their lives to leave the comfort of their ministry position at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, GA and move to Peru to live and serve the Akawa people.  Scotty, Jadison, and their four boys, who are all under the age of 12, began the journey to live in the country of Peru.  After months of language school in Costa Rica, they “officially” moved to the region of Esperanza in January 2022.

Questions? Talk to Chad.

Chad Todd

Mobilization Pastor 470-607-3829 [email protected]