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.
Ways to Grow as a Global Christian at BGC:
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.
Participate in a Short-term Mission Trip in 2019
Each year, BGC sends several short-term teams to learn about God’s heart for the nations, gain cross-cultural ministry skills, and be equipped and involved in reaching the unreached, especially Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and others living in the U.S. We partner with ministries such as Engage Global, Global Frontier Missions, and International Project for these short term mission trips. We also partner with missions sending agencies - specifically Frontiers, Pioneers, and TEAM - in our efforts to be a sending church.
Global Frontier Missions (GFM) in Richmond, VA
GFM is a non-profit organization striving to put the Gospel of Jesus Christ within reach of every people group on Earth. We will participate in a “Global Missions Journey” at their base in Richmond, where we’ll learn, be equipped, and then reach out in this surprisingly ethnically diverse city. This, along with Engage Global, is a great first step as a global Christian, but it will also be a very fruitful experience for anyone regardless of past exposure.
International Project (IP) in Queens, New York City
IP seeks to make disciples and plant churches among unreached Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and other unreached segments of NYC. Our team will participate in a “Seed Week,” planting gospel seeds broadly after being equipped on how to do that most effectively in a cross-cultural setting. Hundreds of thousands of internationals live in and around Queens, NY, and this is a wonderful opportunity to engage them. Also, with the Goins’ family relocating to Queens to work with IP just prior to this trip, joining this team will be a wonderful way to support and encourage them!
Engage Global, (Minneapolis, MN)
EG is a very enlightening but also fun cross-cultural learning and exposure experience. This extended weekend trip is called “Global Christian Exposure”, and is 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, but also very worthwhile for those who have and need to continue their learning and involvement in what it means to be a global Christian.
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR ALL TRIPS IS 4/30!
Text “mission” to (844) 468-2262 to receive a link to the sign-up form.
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.