The mission of Terranova Church is making much of God, making disciples of Jesus. This means as a church, our love of God should overflow in a love for others. Two ways that our church body pours out love toward others is through missions and outreach. Our goals for missions and outreach are reaching people outside of our church with the gospel through evangelism, discipleship and church planting. To accomplish these goals we rely on God’s help as we equip, encourage, and train members of Terranova Church to faithfully pursue others with the truth of the gospel in love.
We desire to rely on God’s instruction through his word to inform us about missions and outreach. In Acts 13 & 14, Paul and Barnabas were sent out from the church at Antioch for the work of being a light for the Gentiles. During their time in other towns we see that Paul and Barnabas were engaged in three main activities:
Evangelism: “they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples” Acts 14:21
Discipleship: “strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God." Acts 14:22
Church planting: “And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed." Acts 14:23
Missions Vision: “Our vision for missions at Terranova Church is crossing a culture to speak the truth of the gospel in love to those who have not repented of their sin and put their faith in Christ, establish or encourage healthy local churches, and spur along believers to faithfully grow in Christlikeness.”
Outreach Vision: “Our vision for outreach at Terranova Church is loving our neighbors in such a way that we have the opportunity to speak the truth of the gospel in love to those who have not repented of their sin and put their faith Christ, as well as any unchurched believers, draw people into our church body, and help our church to grow in faithfulness and love toward our neighbors.”