The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) tells us, the church, that we are to spread the gospel to all peoples. This is done through cross-cultural missions, international church planting, and business as mission (relocating your job to live in and reach another part of the world). The local church raises up and sends out missionaries (Acts 13). Tri-Cities works through Strategic Missional Partnerships in order to effectively be a sending church. The church is a sent people, on mission, to spread the gospel and we want to mobilize our church around the world. We all have a role to play whether that is praying, giving, or going. A sending church culture starts locally and spreads globally because the mission of the church is both local and global at the same time.
Tri-Cities work in two different contexts: reached and unreached people groups. A reached context is where healthy churches already exist. Our role here is to further encourage, train, and strengthen the local churches. An unreached context is where there are no churches and less than 2% of the people group is Christian. Our role here is to help plant churches. Visit www.peoplegroups.org to learn about unreached people groups.
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In 2017, our short-term mission teams served domestically in Greenville, South Carolina, Washington DC, Portland, Oregon, and Denver, Colorado. We also served internationally in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, South Africa, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
In 2018, TCBC is sending short-term teams to:
REACH the Unreached in Indonesia and Central Asia
PLANT Churches by partnering with gospel-centered churches in Washington, DC and Portland, Oregon and launching a TCBC church plant in Denver, Colorado
TRAIN Leaders in Southeast Asia and other locations
SEND Disciples to experience mission work, share the gospel, and strengthen local churches in unchurched areas in Honduras, Nicaragua, South Africa and Portugal
SERVE the Vulnerable in Greenville, South Carolina and Puerto Rico
Some projects are already scheduled, and you can find some information below. Check back soon for details on the rest of these opportunities.
Partner: Send TN Missions
Date: March 3-9, 2018
Purpose: This team will serve with college students from ETSU's Baptist Collegiate Ministry in disaster relief efforts in hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.
Partner: Open Eyes Ministries
Date: April 21-28, 2018
Purpose: This team will be participating in door-to-door evangelism, feeding the hungry, teaching and preaching, working with children, visiting orphanages and hospitals, and distributing clothing.
Partner: Veritas City Church
Date: June 8-12, 2018
Purpose: This team will serve a new church plant by canvasing neighborhoods to share the gospel, serving the community in compassion ministries, and completing projects that assist the church in an urban, multicultural, global city. This is a family-friendly project for older elementary children and higher.
Purpose: A high school student team will continue to work with Crosspoint and churches in Chinandega serving children and families in the surrounding communities. Evangelistic efforts will target high school and college age students.
Partner: The Oaks Community Church
Date: late June/early July
Purpose: This team will serve a new church plant by canvasing neighborhoods to share the gospel, serving the community in compassion ministries, and completing projects that assist the church in an urban, multicultural environment.
Purpose: This team will work directly among unreached people groups. The focus will be relationship building and personal evangelism by making initial contacts on university campuses and English centers.
Greenville, South Carolina
Purpose: This is a mission project combined with a camp experience. Students have the opportunity go on mission in the city of Greenville and be the hands and feet of the gospel to others. In the evening they are challenged in their faith through gospel-centered worship and teaching. It’s a fun week of spiritual growth and of building deeper relationships with others through missions.
Purpose: This high school student mission team will be serving Summit Denver Church with their annual Kids Fest and helping The Oaks Community Church team as they spend their first summer on the ground in Denver. The team will then serve and encourage our brothers and sisters at Remedy City Church in Portland.
Purpose: This team will work with church planters among the unevangelized and hearing impaired.
Partner: Mekong Evangelical Mission
Date: September 2018
Purpose: This team will train and equip pastors and church planters.
Purpose: This team will work directly among unreached people groups.
Complete this form to indicate interest in participating in 2018 short-term mission project. The GO Team will contact you soon.
Some of our members spent two or more weeks in 2017 on mission in Portland, Oregon, Nicaragua, Indonesia, and various locations in the Middle East.
TCBC will send disciples to serve in various locations with trusted partners for greater than 2 weeks. Some projects are already scheduled, and you can find information below. Check back soon for more 2018 opportunities to be posted soon.
Date: June 15-July 30, 2018
Purpose: Generation Send (GenSend) is an urban missions immersion experience for college age students interested in making disciples and learning about church planting.
Global - Varied
Purpose: The International Mission Board has mutliple opportunities. IMB Students is the student and young adult mobilization ministry of IMB, providing international mission opportunities throughout the world for individuals and teams.
Complete this form to indicate interest in participating in 2018 mid-term mission project. The GO Team will contact you soon.
Tri-Cities Families Serving Globally
Mekong Evangelical Mission