Trinity is committed to the work of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). Our heavenly Father desires to draw the nations to his Son. And the divine plan for accomplishing this gathering involves the witness-bearing work of the church. Therefore, the church is called to make disciples by being Jesus’ Spirit empowered witness in the world (Acts 1:8). This witness- bearing work to the person and work of King Jesus extends from our local community to the ends of the earth. Until Jesus returns at the end of this age, the church is called to go and make disciples by spreading the good news of the kingdom and its King to every tribe, language, people, and nation.
As the book of Acts teaches us, the Great Commission is carried out through the work of starting new churches. God’s people are gathered with the gospel, nurtured with the gospel, and equipped to spread the gospel together. Therefore, we believe the work of church planting needs to be at the heart of our mission efforts. The church is the strategy Jesus gave to reach the nations with the gospel. This is why Trinity is wholeheartedly devoted to the work of church planting. This task extends to the ends of the earth. We have a heart for church planting mission works to unreached people groups. Currently, around ninety-five percent of full-time Christian workers serve in a reached part of the world (where there is access to the gospel and a sustained gospel-witness). Forty-two percent of the global population is unreached (little or no access to the gospel, no sustained gospel-witness). It’s estimated there are nearly seven thousand unreached people groups in the world. These staggering statistics reveal the great need for missions to unreached people groups, and we are resolved to supporting this important work.
We also believe Jesus calls Trinity to be faithful to the work of the Great Commission in our own community. The Great Commission is a task we are called to carry out locally. God has gathered us together by his Word and Spirit to serve as his witnesses in Johnstown and the Greater Johnstown area. This community matters to us, and we believe Christ calls us to spread the gospel here. To bear witness to the saving and life-changing work of Christ, we aim to nurture and equip believers to be witnesses for Christ in their neighborhoods and communities. Christ’s disciples are witnesses when they live as faithful followers of Christ in the place God has put them, and by always being ready to give a reason for the hope they have. We also work together to proclaim Christ to people throughout our region. We believe the work of outreach is best done when the body of Christ serves together. One way we’re seeking to reach out is by hosting Christianity Explored classes.
Missions & Outreach Committee (MOC)
MOC serves to mobilize Trinity’s people and resources in order to reach the world for Christ. This committee works with the session of elders to encourage, equip and challenge the congregation to carry out the work of the Great Commission. The committee is made up of members of the church who are all passionately committed to missions and outreach. The committee helps steward the financial resources of the congregation, identifies and recommends mission works to the session, cares for supported missionaries in the field and on furlough, and strives to foster a growing commitment to the work of disciple-making.
New York City
Missions & Outreach Sermons
Pastor Jared Havener
Matthew 28:16-20 ESV
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 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.”