God is passionate about extending his glory. We want to feel the same.
BGC’s vision for global missions is to multiply God’s glory among unreached people groups. We each want to play our part in advancing God’s global glory by increasingly becoming global Christians who are locally reaching the nations among us. Simultaneously, we want to reach the unreached globally by becoming a sending church, which seeks to send a church-based team (as well as others) abroad.
3 Ways to Grow as a Global Christian:
Attend a Global Prayer meeting
Join us on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in BGC’s main auditorium. We learn together about an area of the world, how to most effectively pray for the advance of the gospel there, and spend time in prayer.
Attend a Global Missions Night
These are nights of learning and envisioning. We worship God together, listen to preaching, hear inspiring testimonies and spend time praying that we might adopt God’s heart for reaching the lost. These nights usually occur annually and can be found on our Events page.
Attend a Short-term Mission Trip
Each spring and summer, BGC sends several short-term teams to reach Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists living in the States. We partner with ministries such as Engage Global, Global Gates and International Project for cross-cultural learning, equipping and outreach to the nations among us.
Here’s a sketch of our 2018 trips:
Engage Global (Minneapolis, MN)
A fun, 4-day cross-cultural learning and exposure experience meant to open our eyes and give us a heart for the whole world. This trip is great for those who’ve never done a short-term cross-cultural mission trip before.
Global Gates (New York, NY)
Global Gates is a church-planting organization that seeks to make disciples among the vast populations of unreached people groups living in NYC and other major US cities. BGC teams participate in a “Sifting Week,” which involves learning how to reach Muslims, Hindus and others, and then going out to do it! Hundreds of thousands of internationals live in and around Queens, NY, and our teams are seeking “people of peace” with whom to share Jesus. Global Gates has a follow up team that engages those that our team has the privilege of connecting with.
International Project, (New York, NY)
This year will be our maiden trip with International Project! Similar to Global Gates, International Project seeks to make disciples and plant churches among unreached Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and other unreached segments of NYC. Our team will participate in a “Seek Week,” planting seeds broadly after being equipped on how to do that most effectively in a cross-cultural setting.
For more information about our global missions vision or any of our short-term trips, contact Gary Eberly. Gary is the BGC elder overseeing Global Missions.