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In Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria…

by | Oct 24, 2013 | Blog, Mission

“…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

When Jesus commanded His disciples to spread His Good News around the world, He put it in a context they all could understand. There was no place too close to home, nor too far afield, that didn’t need to know about Jesus.

Exodus takes Jesus’ command seriously, with ministry activities as far reaching as “the end of the earth.” The ministries that Exodus supports—close to home and around the world—are highlighted on a display board in the entry hallway of “the 101.” Next time you’re there, take some time to become more familiar with these ministries:

Exodus Northlake demonstrates Exodus’ “one church, multiple congregations” ministry philosophy. ENL began meeting weekly in September, after several months of outreach activities and preview gatherings. Pray for David Keen, pastor, and the launch team that is spreading the Good News in this part of north Charlotte.

Redemption Church is an Acts 29 church in Charlotte, meeting at the Dowd YMCA. Redemption Church is about four things: Jesus, Scripture, community, and mission. It’s no surprise that with those four priorities, Exodus and Redemption find very much in common. Shawn Stinson planted Redemption in 2010. Pray for God’s continuing provision and direction for this like-minded body of believers.

Axis Church is a church-planting congregation in Nashville, with Jeremy Rose as the pastor. Axis’ mission is to “Glorify God. Make disciples. Plant churches.” With that in view, they are taking steps to plant one church yet this year, and then to plant three new churches in 2014. Pray for God’s fame to be spread about the Nashville area through Axis Church.

Echelon Africa seeks to take the Good News of the Gospel to unreached people groups in sub-Saharan Africa, most specifically northern Uganda and South Sudan.

Watch the “mission board” for future updates.

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