What are Missions?
At Germantown United Methodist Church, missions are defined as all endeavors that engage our members and resources in reaching beyond ourselves and beyond barriers of distance, culture, economic status and language to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.
The Great Commission is Jesus’ Command
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19
The Great Commandment is Jesus’ Response
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. The Second Commandment is: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39
We will, therefore, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a hurting world and reach out in love through servant ministries to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of humankind.
At GUMC, we see ourselves as “sent” people. We are sent into the world by Jesus to continue the restoring and healing ministries he started while on this earth. Our vision is to become a church where our primary focus is outward to those beyond our culture and context. We are committed to enabling and fostering the spiritual growth of our members through their engagement in missions. Our goal is to have our entire membership involved in missions in some capacity. God has given each of us different gifts for the building of his kingdom, but we are all called to serve.