MIssions

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Get Involved In Missions

GABC’s Missions Ministry is asking each Connect Group to designate a Mission Coordinator for your group and choose one or more mission partners your group can pray for and/or serve throughout the year.  We have a broad spectrum of mission partners for each group to consider and can talk with you and provide online resources about each of our partners.  We also recognize that your group might already be engaged in or led towards an opportunity that we may not yet be familiar with, and we’d love to hear about those mission partnerships as well. There will be a designated Missions Committee member who will check in with the Mission Coordinator to offer encouragement, answer questions and talk through the group’s mission strategy.  Below is more information about our vision and the role of the Mission Coordinator as well as contact information for our Missions Ministers should you have any questions.

As the Mission Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to lead your Connect Group’s mission efforts. This is a strategic role that will challenge your Connect Group to be on mission locally and globally. The Kingdom impact a Connect Group will have in our city and abroad is exciting. As your group prays about and determines a mission partnership, the Missions Ministry will be with you along the way.

Your Part on the Team

  • Aid your group in determining a local and/or global mission partner
  • Collaborate with your leadership team about missions
  • Coordinate quarterly local mission efforts for your group
  • Determine the need for going on a short-term mission trip and implement
  • Communicate prayer needs from the field to your group’s prayer coordinator

Expectations

  • Be a growing disciple
  • Take initiative to lead and organize your group’s missions
  • Have a strong desire for local/global outreach

Steps to Engage

  • Determine a Mission Coordinator for your group and fill out the online form below
  • Gather information and pray about a potential mission partner(s) on the Connect Group on Mission page.
  • Begin praying for and getting to know your mission partner and their needs.
  • Discuss action plans with your group and with the Mission Committee member who will be contacting you.

Sign Up To Be A Missions Coordinator

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Our Missions Team

Jason Smith

Mobilization Minister

Connect Groups on Mission

Missions happens through Connect Groups at Green Acres. Each Connect Group has a Mission Coordinator who leads his/her group’s mission efforts and coordinates quarterly service projects. A number of local mission opportunities along with some of our national and international partners are listed below so you can see how your group can connect with missions.

Local Mission Opportunities
SCHOOL OUTREACH
Green Acres has a successful history of working with Dixie Elementary to encourage teachers and students through reading volunteers, Scripture-based teacher treats, staff lunches and a variety of other ways.  We have other area schools in need of our support, and there are many ways a committed Connect Group can minister to the teachers, staff and students in our community.
HAND UP NETWORK
Connect Groups can do a variety of service projects to help Hand Up Network encourage those needing a “hand up” in life, including helping in the thrift store and with disaster relief efforts. Mentors are also needed to walk alongside struggling individuals and families.
FOSTER/ADOPTION SUPPORT
Help Grace emBEDed build/deliver beds for children in foster care, or serve at one of the many events The Fostering Collective hosts to support foster/adoptive families in our area.
FIRST RESPONDERS
Build relationships with our local law enforcement officers, fire fighters and EMS professionals, and serve them through snacks/meals, prayer and encouragement.
GIRLS/WOMEN IN CRISIS
Help Hope Haven love on girls in the foster care system, or minister to exploited women through Refuge of Light, For the Silent or Kainos Ministry (in Germany). Your Connect Group can write notes, make cards, help with Bible studies and meals, and engage with these girls and women in a variety of other ways.
COLLEGE CAMPUS OUTREACH
Serve alongside GABC’s College Ministry at intentional outreach/evangelism events at UT Tyler and TJC.
ROC & SOUTH CAMPUS
Support outreach in the growing areas of South Tyler by serving at the many events hosted at the ROC and GABC’s South Campus, including VBS, Fall Festival and seasonal sporting events.
GABC RETREAT CENTER
Help support outreach events at the Retreat Center on Lake Tyler by helping with maintenance/beautification projects to keep our facilities available for ministry.
Church Planting Opportunities

GABC has helped plant a number of new churches across the U.S. These newer, and often small, congregations can use our help with the many community outreach events they plan throughout the year such as Easter egg hunts, VBS/summer camps and block parties.

Redemption City Church  |  Fort Worth, Texas
New Life Church  |  Kailua-Kona, HI
Calvary Church Severance  |  Severance, CO
Connections Church  |  Kapolei, HI
Living Rock Timnath  |  Timnath, CO
Niddrie Community Church  |  Edinburgh, Scotland
Roots Community Church  |  Seattle, WA
PDX Global  |  Portland, OR

International Mission Opportunities

Our international mission partners in Africa, Haiti and the Philippines need help with various humanitarian/building projects and community outreach events, in addition to intentional prayer support and encouragement.

You Turn Ministries  |  Malawi, Africa
Word of Hope  |  Philippines
Cape Missions International  |  South Africa
Kenyan Girls  |  Kenya
Beyond the Bricks  |  Liberia
Riaz Ministry  |  Haiti

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