Mission at GBC

Mission - Global and Local

Since GBC first started in 1996, we have always committed to be involve in support of global mission as well as local mission (evangelism). We have over the years sent or been involved with various missionaries and agencies.

We base our approach upon the 5 Global Giants that come from a fallen sinful world - Spiritual Emptiness, Self-Serving Leadership, Poverty, Disease, and Illiteracy.
So PEACE stands for
Planting or Partner with churches to combat Spiritual Emptiness. So Preaching, Teaching and making disciples.
Equip servant leaders to combat Self-Serving Leadership. Good theological teaching / training so pastors etc are teaching people correctly.
Assist the poor to combat Poverty by providing for the peoples needs (not wants)
Care for the sick to combat Disease by providing health care where needed.
Educate the next generation to combat Illiteracy so they have the ability to read Gods word and to understand it as well as improving their lives generally.
 
We seek to see if our missionaries / partners fit into one or more of these areas.
 
 

Over the years we have sent a number of our members out on mission. Our first was Suzanne Spence who went to Zambia. Then we had Stuart Winter who went to HCJB in Spain working in radio and Clive and Kathryn Gray heading to Papua to be involve in flying. Des and Lyn Harper spent time with OM Ships and also in various other roles. Mark and Hannah Beattie were our members out in the global mission field but had to return due to children's health issues. As off 2021 we have Clara Rose working for a year in outreach with the CU at Jordanstown campus of the Ulster University and Matt and Kelsea heading out to Portugal to work with IECA. You can find out more about our partners by clicking on the link below

We also have members involved in various short term teams and projects as well.

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We also have a number of courses which run at various times (both in person and online via Zoom).

 

The latest one is Pathways and an introduction video can be played by clicking the video below.

This is quite an in-depth course over 12 sessions of 2 hours per session and is video and discussion based with reading between sessions. This course will have its first run during Autumn - Winter 2021/22 on a fortnightly basis

 

 

 

Another one is the Rethink Course from MomentumYes and again its a video and discussion series and is over 6 1 1/2 Hour sessions. its cover Biblical Missions from the start but not as in-depth as the Pathways.

An intro video is available below.

Two other courses are available as evangelism tools.

Tetelestai is an 11-part cinematic Bible study series which investigates the key biblical narratives from Creation to the Resurrection of Christ. Through a mixture of cinematic scenes and dynamic teaching the audience is led through key truths about a God who loves humanity and is willing to pay the price for their rescue. For a flavour of the content watch the video below.

 

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs online, in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: hospitality, a talk and good conversation.

 

To join any course or request info about them please contact missions@greenislandbaptist.com

The church also is involved in 'Adopt a People' and have taken on praying for the Luwu people group of SE Asia. Full details can be found on our partners page.