In response to God’s call for the church to be witnesses to the Gospel to the ends of the earth, the Missions Team at Lanesville has put together “Lanesville Global,” which serves as our framework for how we will be faithful to this call efficiently and effectively. We look forward to hearing how you feel the Lord leading you to be part of fulfilling His Great Commission in light of this!
Lanesville Global Values
“How will we engage the world?”
- Passion for God’s Glory – We desire that God should receive the honor and glory due Him through the worship of all peoples, from Lanesville to the ends of the earth. (Habakkuk 2:14; Rev. 5: 9-12; 7:9-12)
- Confident Prayer – We pray with confidence and passion that the Holy Spirit will guide us, equip us, and prepare the hearts of those whom we are called to serve. (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 18:1-8)
- Gospel Action – Our life together is anchored in the absolute truth of Scripture, which comples us to equip and mobilize one another to fulfill our unique roles in teh GReat Commission. (Phil. 2; Matthew 28:16-20; 1 Tim. 2:1-6)
- Intentional Focus – We pursue deep and lasting impact by making wise choices with our resources and devloping intentional partnerships with like-valued churches and ministries. (Matthew 25:40)
- Risk Taking – We joyfully and sacrificially risk our time, money, skills, passions, lives, and loved ones to make known the glory of God among the nations. (Matthew 16:24-26; Luke 21:1-4; Romans 8:38-39)
Lanesville Global Mission Statement
“What has God called us to accomplish?”
“To proclaim Christ among Gospel-destitute and forgotten peoples, making disciples and training indigenous leaders.”
- To proclaim Christ – To make Jesus known, by both word and deed, to those who do not yet follow Him.
- Gospel-destitute peoples – Peoples with little or no Christian presence, who lack access to sound theological resources.
- Forgotten peoples – People groups who due to barriers of tribe, language, culture or injustice live in reduced access to the gospel.
- Making disciples – Inviting people to know Jesus, helping them grow into His obedient followers, and sending them out to make new disciples.
- Training indigenous leaders – Raising up people who are native to their region or culture for the purpose of sharing the gospel in their own context.
Lanesville Global Vision Statement
“What does fulfilling this mission look like?”
Within Lanesville Congregational we see…
- Men and women, from youngest to oldest, understanding God’s heart for “every nation, tribe, people and language” to fill the earth with God’s glory. (Revelation 7:9, Habakkuk 2:14)
- The whole church taking ownership of Lanesville Global through prayer, personal involvement and generous giving.
- Mission permeating the church, from music to preaching, from art to sports, creating a mission-centered atmosphere in our church community.
- The Missions Team providing clear communication of our mission values and vision, offering periodic mission education, and presenting opportunities for churchwide involvement with all of our mission partners.
- People at Lanesville developing a deeper passion for the people in our focus areas. The evidence of this is individual and corporate prayer for “our” people groups, sacrificial giving to our mission partners, and the desire to go to or be involved with our partner ministries.
- The entire church knowing where we are going, what we are doing, and what God is up to.
Outside Lanesville Congregational we see…
- Disciples being made, the gospel spreading and God being worshipped in our focus areas.
- Stories being told about prayers being answered and doors of faith being opened in our focus areas.
- Faithfulness and perseverance to God’s calling even in discouragement or persecution.
- Indigenous believers leading the effort to reach their own.
- Our partner missionaries and ministries confident that Lanesville is “hold[ing] the ropes,” as when William Carey said, “I will go down into the pit, if you will hold the ropes.”
- God doing things that we can’t explain.