From the beginning, God has called his people to be globally minded and fill the earth (Genesis 1:28). In Israel, God’s blessings to his people have been a means of them blessing “all the nations” (Genesis 12:2-3). And finally, in Jesus’ last words to his disciples, he commands them to disciple people of “all the nations” (Matthew 28:19) – God is consistent in affirming the global call of his people! This is accomplished through equipping and sending career Global Outreach Workers who live like Jesus in foreign countries long-term, equipping and sending short-term teams of people to serve in a variety of modes and countries, and other globally-minded and Kingdom-oriented initiatives that emerge out of Grace Community Church.
Join in the activities of International Weekend!
1) Get to know our Global Outreach workers better at a Dessert Potluck, Saturday, February 10, 2018, Davidson Center, 6:30. Bring a dessert to share. Drinks will be provided. Enjoy a fun-filled evening including a rousing game of “Grace Family Feud,” or “Are you smarter than a Global Outreach Worker?” Hear great testimonies and enjoy wonderful fellowship. Childcare provided for ages 0-6. Reserve HERE by Wednesday, February 7th.
2) Sunday School classes. Global Outreach workers will be sharing in all youth and adult classes at 9:45 AM.
3) 8:30 and 11 AM services. Grace GO Worker from Turkey, Carlos Madrigal, will preach.
Questions? Contact Debi Clifton
What is the GO Team and who is on it? The GO Team is the group that makes decisions about GCC’s Global Outreach program. They set policies and support amounts, etc., and Debi Clifton, as the Director of Global Outreach, is in charge of making sure their decisions are carried out. Jeff Reimer is the current chairman, and the other members are Carol Gasson, Sheila Brunty, Arlo Kreun, Ken Kohlmeier, Bill Kilgore, Colleen Boroughs, Harold Martin, Andy West and Tim Dirks.
How are the members of the GO Team chosen? Membership is by invitation only, and there is an application form to fill out. All members must have taken the Pathways class and be actively involved in the ministry of Grace Community Church. The GO Team is currently not in need of new members.
May I attend a meeting? Generally, meetings are not open to the public, as we sometimes deal with very sensitive material. But if you would like to attend a meeting, you may contact Debi Clifton (4808203438) to see if the next month’s agenda would be appropriate for a visit.
Does the Global Outreach ministry receive funds from other sources than church offerings? Yes, we are blessed to receive the profits from Gracie’s Thrift Store for the Global Outreach budget. Gracie’s Thrift Store is a major part of our local outreach, providing quality, gently used items at a modest price for many people in Tempe and beyond. The store also supports some who go on short-term trips overseas, and they give thousands of dollars each month to the Global Outreach budget.
You can help this effort by donating items to Gracie’s, by shopping there yourself, and by recommending that others shop there.
More information about Gracie’s Thrift Store