“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore,
to send out workers into his harvest field.”
- Matt. 9:37
“For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.” - 2 Cor. 8:3-4
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Cor. 9:6-7
“…Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? ... If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more?” - 1 Cor. 9:3-12
“Attempt something so great for God that it’s doomed to failure, unless God be in it.”
We want the lost of the world to come to faith in the Lord, being “Christ-like,” and to be incorporated into the Church. We want to actively grow the kingdom and instill within the Southside body a missional spirit by involving every member personally in actual mission activity.
To be “Christ-like” is to show mercy. The efforts of the Missions Team will be to show love and mercy to our neighbors and those around the world with expectations for them to come to know Christ and His Church.
The Mission Team is open to Southside partners who wish to participate in organizing and supporting domestic and international mission works. We suggest that if you have an interest in participating on the Global Missions Team, please attend 3 or 4 meetings to get a feel for the responsibilities that are assigned to each GMT member. If after 3 to 4 meetings, the Lord is leading you to become involved, please make such a request to one of the GMT members.
The missions budget varies from year to year depending on the forecasted contributions from the church at Southside. The Global Missions Team develops a desired budget each year and then submits it to the elders for consideration and approval. Once the budget amount is approved by the elders, then the funds are allocated appropriately among the various mission works. The amount of each allocation is based on significant prayer and discussion among the team members.
John baptizing Snoden. The Jewells' first baptism in Malawi.
There's always excitement whenever men come to the Bible studies!
John leading a Bible study in Snoden's backyard.
Unloading a pink bathtub that will become the new baptisery.
Samantha carrying water to fill to new pink bathtub baptistery.
A baptism in the bathtub.
Ladies studying in Bibles that have been translated to their native language.
Croatia for Christ | Jura Lazar
Bell Preschool | Zapresic, Croatia - Dan and Lyn Goggin
Global Missions Team Members
Jake MacLeod – CHAIR
Roy Bell (World Bible School)
Kory Cummings (Quito School of Biblical Studies)
James Gleaton (Mission Upreach)
Dan Goggin (Zapresic Croatia Church of Christ)
Hollis “Chino” Gregory
Larry Hale – TREASURER (Sunset International Bible School; Truth for Today)
Kent Hatcher (Eastern European Missions)
Connie MacLeod (The Philippines/Tim & Bambi Warden)
Jaye Skaggs (China Now)
Emily Williams (Croatia for Christ; Rwanda/Eric and Wendy Davenport)
Southside Church of Christ - 2101 Hemphill Street - Fort Worth, TX 76110