We pray that this special edition of the HeartCry magazine finds you growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that you are becoming a more useful instrument in your local church and in the Great Commission. Borrowing from the words of William Carey, we must either go down into the mine ourselves (i.e. be missionaries) or hold the rope for those who go down (i.e. support missionaries). Seven years have passed since we our last “Mission & Methodology” edition of the HeartCry Magazine. Since that time, not one thing has changed regarding the Great Commission. It is still the urgent task of the church to “go into all the world and preach the gospel” (Mark 16:15), and it is still our duty as individual stewards to live and labor not according to our own designs or impulses, but according to the will of God as it is set forth in the Scriptures!
The work of the Great Commission and the building up of the church must not be driven by zeal alone, nor
should we seek to carry out the work according to our own designs and strategies. We are not the “lords” of the Great Commission, but the “stewards”; we are required to do only that which the true “Lord of the Harvest” has commanded (Matthew 9:36 38).
For this reason, in this “special edition,” we have set forth those things which should be of greatest interest to those who partner with us in the Great Commission: our mission statement, doctrine, convictions, and ministries. We encourage you to read through each section prayerfully and with your Bibles open. We hope and pray that what you find in these pages will demonstrate that we continue to do God’s work in God’s way. In closing, keep the cross of our Lord ever before you, and keep the world behind. May the words of the Apostle Paul be the mark of your life