Missions

"And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”


Matthew 28:18-20

missions defined

The work 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 — lead 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 worshipping 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. 


For an update on the missionaries we support, click here

mission opportunities

VBC has mission opportunities available! Interested? See below and contact us!


Summer

Missionary work done during the Summer season, normally from 1 to 6 weeks in duration. This work can be initiated by VBC, through a VBC-approved mission agency, or by an individual missionary.


Short Term

Missionary work of 3 months to 2 years in duration. This work can be done with a VBC-approved mission agency or individual missionary.


Long Term

Missionary work beyond 2 years.


Note: It is not assumed that persons commissioned to missionary work will perform in this capacity ad infinitum. Assessment and evaluation by the Missions Board and elders is an on-going process/ Revoking a commission is the responsibility of the elders.

Missions policy

Why Do We Have a Missions Policy? Read Our Missions Policy Here

  • To clearly identify the response of VBC to the world-wide mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Church-at-large regarding the Great Commission.
  • To establish a clear direction for leadership by the VBC eldership and Missions Board.
  • To establish guidelines and parameters for an effective missions contribution.
  • To ensure that important decisions are made responsibly and consistently.
  • To glorify our Lord Jesus Christ, help build His Kingdom and prepare for His return.


How does VBC prioritize its Missionary effort?

To maximize our missional impact with the resources the Lord gives us, it is necessary to prioritize our efforts by:

  • Giving precedence to areas of greatest need, namely unreached people groups, or where it is evident the Spirit of God is directing us to work.
  • Supporting the ministry of nationals working within their culture or a closely-related culture, or to North Americans who are committed to developing the national church as soon as possible before moving on. It is not our intent that North American missionaries should have a continuing dominant role that will inhibit the growth of the national church.
  • Continually and prayerfully examining and establishing these priorities.

Missions Board Members

  • Steve Chew
  • Chris Cline
  • Linda Cline
  • T. Johnston