The goal of missions at Valley Bible Church is our response to the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20, to reach people across all barriers (cultural, geographic, historic, linguistic, economic, or religious) for the purpose of offering them the Good News of salvation and establishing communities of believers for the glory of God.
The New Testament model for missions is the establishment of local churches throughout the world — led and enabled by the Spirit of God.
"The world" in this context means anywhere on planet Earth; be it across the street, the state, or the seas.
Local churches are worshiping outposts of the Kingdom of God that reflect the life, values, priorities, ethics, and character of that Kingdom. Therefore, any kind of missionary work must have in view the establishment and development of local churches that reflect within that culture the character of the King and the priorities, principles and practices of the Kingdom applied contextually.
Over the years, VBC has commissioned missionaries from our church community, but we have also developed relationships with spiritual leaders and churches all over the world who we consider to be our Global Mission Partners or Contacts. Partners are those who are aligned with us doctrinally and philosophically and have demonstrated a similar emphasis on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. Contacts are those who we have either partnered with in some capacity in the past, or are investigating them as potential future mission partners.
For an update on our Global Mission Partners and Contacts, click here