Bellevue is committed to serving the world with the Gospel, from supporting missionaries around the world, to empowering members of our church to share the Gospel. Here are a few of our formal mission initiatives.
EPC World Outreach Mission Organization
As a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, we support many missionaries involved in the EPC’s World Outreach organization. Many of these missionaries that we have the privilege of supporting are in parts of the world where sharing the Gospel is prohibited and their safety would be called into question to list their names and where they are serving.
World Outreach is the mission mobilizing and sending arm of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. From its birth, the EPC established its World Outreach emphasis to enable the EPC to be a mission church.” World Outreach has a vision for reaching the unreached:
Our global vision is to glorify God through full-cycle church planting which firmly establishes the Church of Jesus Christ among the least-reached peoples, with a primary focus on the Muslim world.
This vision leads us to see our principal calling as working in those places where peoples have never heard, and cultures have not yet been transformed by the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and thus, there is no viable church established.
We believe the goal of missions is that God be glorified as Christ’s Church is established, and worshippers are gathered from every tribe, language and nation. Our work focuses on the planting of churches, equipping those churches and their leaders to grow to maturity, enabling them to reproduce themselves in their own culture, imparting a vision to them of sending out their own people as cross-cultural missionaries, and partnering with them to do so. Where possible, we seek to plant churches that are Reformed and covenantal, as we believe that is the clearest, though not the only, expression of biblical teaching.
To accomplish this purpose, we have committed ourselves to:
- faithful proclamation of the gospel to the nations until the Lord returns
- fervent prayer for the evangelization of the world
- active participation in that glorious task through ministries of Word and deed
We also pursue strategic global partnerships which advance the full cycle of church planting where the church has already been established, and we pursue ministries which support and equip our missionary church planters and national church leaders, and which mobilize the people and churches of the EPC with a compelling mission vision.
More information on the EPC’s World Outreach can be found here.
The Factory Ministries
The Factory Ministries is committed to serving individuals facing poverty within the Pequea Valley area. By serving as a hub to connect needs with resources, The Factory Ministries is empowering people to overcome their circumstances and strengthen their community. To The Factory, everyone’s journey matters.
GTI HOPE (Glad Tidings India)
Glad Tidings India and India Bible Literature share the Gospel through:
- Scriptures – seeking to place one million Bibles into the hands of Indians. Bibles are made available at an affordable cost and proceeds are reinvested into other ministry opportunities.
- Unreached People Groups – Transforming an entire Unreached People Group through Bible-Content Literacy courses, Church Planters, and Vacation Bible School.
- Church Planting – funds from the sale of Bibles train and equip national evangelists to establish new churches throughout India.
- Empowering Women – setting women free from physical and spiritual bondage through the Gospel and literacy courses.
- Christian Education – supplying the curriculum and training of teachers to conduct Childrens’ Bible Schools, reaching up to one million children per year.
- Literacy – providing training to churches and other agencies to conduct Bible content literacy classes for adults throughout India.
- Self-Support – assisting churches to become self-supporting by providing income generating enterprises.
- Used Bibles Used Mightily – Your old Bibles and Christian Books can help spread the Word of God in India.
For more information, visit http://www.gladtidingsindia.org/
Pregnancy Resources at Cornerstone
Pregnancy Resources at Cornerstone is a non-profit pregnancy care service. Their mission is to help women choose physical life for their unborn children and eternal life for their own souls, to promote abstinence, and educate people about sexually transmitted diseases; and heal the broken hearts of those suffering the effects of a past abortion.