by Mikala Grubaugh on January 30, 2024
December 28, 2023
MESSAGE FROM PASTOR MATT
Every February, we celebrate Missions Month. Why? Missions Month is a time for us, as a church, to rejoice in what God is doing around the world. God is working not only in Ohio but in places that you and I have never been or may ever have the opportunity to visit. He is furthering His Kingdom and His glory on every continent and in every country all the time.
Missions Month is also a time to celebrate how God is using Jersey Church to reach people in North America and around the world. God has blessed us financially through your generous gifts, and He has used those gifts to proclaim His Gospel in places like New York, Cambodia, and Africa and through organizations like Heartbeats, Stowe Mission, and Agape International, to name a few.
We also celebrate this year as we have trips you can participate in going to four different continents. I remember going on a mission trip to Poland, where I shared the Gospel with college students. The experience began with God drawing me to go on the trip and then opening doors to get me there. While on the trip, God drew me closer to Himself as He moved forward His Kingdom among those students. It was an experience I have never forgotten. I call it the mission trip that keeps on giving because I regularly recall the lessons I learned there.
My hope is that God will call you to join us on one of these trips to experience the amazing work He is doing all over the world.
How do we bring the Good News to the nations? We can start by praying, giving and going.
The mission of reaching the nations and those across the street with the Gospel is urgent. We can participate in the daily activities of church planters, missionaries, and our own personal sharing with our ones through fervent prayer. Matthew 9 shows us the importance of praying...
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” -Matthew 9:37-38
DID YOU KNOW?
When you give to the General Offering at Jersey, 13.5 CENTS of every dollar given goes to support Missions both locally and around the world.
Click here to give to Missions at Jersey today!
When you give directly to Missions above your regular giving at Jersey, you can help advance missions even further.
100% goes to support missions in the following ways:
75% International | 15% North American | 5% Volunteer Missions | 5% Jersey Missions
Simply select MISSIONS when giving online or write MISSIONS on your check.
Total budget designated to Missions last year: $432,790
Total COMBINED Missions Giving last year: $764,358
In the past decade, we have given $7,051,745 to mission efforts locally and around the world
Jesus’ last words on earth set the standard for every believer: to glorify Him by making His name known. This is why Christ calls every believer to play their part in taking the Gospel locally and around the world..
Do you have your passport? We encourage everyone to get your passport ready. You never know when you will be called to GO! Will you be ready?
Check out the Missions Opportunities section on our Missions Page for upcoming trips!
Join us for one of our Missions Informational Meetings to hear about upcoming trips and how you can be preparing now to go in the future! We're offering two meeting times this month
Thursday, February 15 at 6:30PM (Click here to register!)
Sunday, February 25 at 11:30AM (Click here to register!)
Disaster Relief Training
Jersey will be hosting a Disaster Relief Training on Saturday, March 2. There are some guidelines and forms to fill out to prepare for this training. Click here for more info and a link to register.