Who are we? We are a church plant formed for the joint efforts between Global Mission Nepal and First Baptist Church Matthews set to reach the lost locally and globally. We are image bearers of God, uniquely created in different colors, languages, ethnicities, and nationalities, but of the same family representing Revelation 5:9, Revelation 7:9 and invite all to worship to with us.
Vision: We seek to reach the lost, worship God together as the body of Christ and make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 16:18, Luke 15, Matthew 28:19-20, and Acts 1:8).
Mission: Our mission is to recruit Christ's believers, equip and deploy them to reach our local and global communities to bring the knowledge of Christ to all (2 Timothy 3:17, Ephesians 4:11-12).
Goal: By 2030 we seek to reach others around our neighborhood to build a Christ-centered community and plant healthy and reproducible churches locally and globally (Matthew 28:19-20, and Acts 1:8; Acts 13:1-3).
What do we believe? We believe the Bible is the word of God from Genesis to Revelation. We believe, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 2 Peter 1:20-21)
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Vision: To faithfully provide an atmosphere of reverent, powerful, Christ-centered and Holy-Spirit-led; -empowered; -anointed worship to the One True God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. We want those who come into our presence to be pointed to our Heavenly Father and to our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of kings, and led to worship Them in Spirit and in truth, employing God’s word and all for His glory (John 4:23-24).
Mission: The worship ministry will actively win worshippers of Christ, focusing on building them up in Him as they learn to live holy lives committed to loving and following Jesus Christ in all areas of life. Then, we will send them to do the same in everyday worship, wherever we go, as a team of worshippers. We will be a worship ministry that builds and sends out other worship teams and individuals into the world who will fulfill the Great Commission to the praise of God’s glory through worship, God-glorifying music and their own lives as disciples of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3-6, Ephesians 10-14; Matthew 28:18-20).
Vision: Reaching the lost by creating outreach avenues for unbelievers to engage with Global Mission Church Charlotte. (Hebrews 5:11-14, Ephesians 4:11-16, 2 Timothy 3:4–17)
Mission: Making disciples who will be equipped to multiply. After seeds have been planted and souls have been saved, we seek to disciple new believers through Bible study and discussion of life from a Christian worldview/lenses. (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8; 13:1-3)
Vision: To fulfill our Lord’s Great Commission by helping each person become complete in Christ Jesus and multiply spiritually. (Matt 28:19, Col 1:28)
Mission: We will fulfill our vision by creating a robust discipleship program adapted to all ages that incorporates regular Bible teaching, spiritual mentoring, and opportunities for service. (2 Tim 2:2, Phil 4:9, 1 Timothy 6:18)
Vision: The prayer ministry supports an atmosphere of holiness in our congregation and community, continually seeking the will and the face of God through prayer. We believe there is power in prayer, power in the name of the Lord and power in the Word of God.
Mission: The prayer ministry exists to support the spiritual and ethical guidelines of the church. We pray for the local and universal body of Christ; our Pastors, families and communities; the salvation of the lost; and on behalf of others as the Spirit of God leads us.
Vision: We exist to show our hospitality to all with our desire to serve all who enter, new or old, so that they can worship and engage in greater fellowship with God and each other. Those that enter the fellowship will feel welcomed and feel the love of Jesus Christ not just by the team but the church.
Mission: To demonstrate this hospitality, we will serve as ambassadors of Christ, this is through service and hospitality. This is through physical affections and also to create a welcoming and comforting environment to those who enter to worship.
Vision: To see Christ be proclaimed among the next generation and to disciple them so that they are sent to change the world alongside their parents and the local church.
Mission: To equip and empower youth to follow hard after Christ, in community with the local church, and to train them to impact their communities as they grow in faith. To build up within them a faithfulness to the gospel call in their lives wherever God may lead them.
Vision: To Biblically educate our children son that their lifetime goals become knowing God, obeying Jesus’ words, and listening to His Holy Spirit. (Proverbs 22:6)
Mission: In order to fulfill the vision, the children’s ministry team will endeavor to create a safe, fun, and stimulating environment for children from birth through 5th grade that provides activity-centered, Bible-based instruction (art, science, games) to learn the things of God and partners with parents to encourage and build their relationship with God and others. (Ephesians 6:4, 1 Timothy 4:8, 2 Timothy 3:16)
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Vision: Provide a Biblical operational foundation that will allow for the ministries of the church to thrive and ultimately grow the church into numerous church plants.
Mission: Support the church with careful organization and execution of a ministry experience that will benefit His kingdom.
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James is an award-winning musician and the first Indian gospel artist to win an international award. He has won 3 IMEA awards and one Akademia award for his music.
He was born and raised in a Buddhist and Hindu family. His youth was not an easy one as his mother abandoned him and he was raised by his grandparents. Without any strong family guidance, he was unable to complete his education and eventually despaired of life itself. However, by the grace of God he turned to Christ and subsequently desired to serve the Lord who saved him. He has faithfully served the cause of Christ for the last 20 years in youth and worship ministry. In 2008 James married his wife, Imlinaro, and they have two children: a son Nicholas, and daughter Norah Emily.
James' passion is to serve God with music and bring an offering of worship before God's throne.
Tony was born in Ohio and grew up in Matthews, NC, as an agnostic. God led him to his wife, Tamara, in 2007 and after their marriage in 2009, he began to realize there was something missing in his soul. Tamara's family and his co-worker began pouring the love of Jesus and the gospel into him throughout this time. In 2011, he accepted Jesus Christ into his heart, made a public confession in early 2012 and was baptized in July 2013. Tamara and Tony dove head first into strengthening their faith, love for God and each other and serving in the churches which they have attended. Tony has been working in the information technology field in various capacities and most recently as the IT lead at a large, well-known consulting firm, where he manages a team of 11 and ensures highest quality services for their clients.
Tony and Tamara have two kids, Bella (7) and Remy (5).
For fun, they love traveling and camping in their travel trailer while visiting new places. Tony also enjoys photography, backpacking, the mountains and motorcycles (but doesn't ride anymore). He has a strong heart for serving and doing it in the way Jesus calls us to serve.
Bob grew up in Illinois and France, had the blessings of a Christian home, trusted Christ at a young age, and was baptized in college. He has a Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) from Purdue University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Illinois. He has been involved in almost every area of church life including music and worship, Vacation Bible School, Awanas, community outreach, Bible teaching, elder and deacon council as well as short- and long-term overseas missions. Bob's passion is helping Christians understand the reliability of God's word and the wonderful blessing that is the Church, as well as using science to open doors to the gospel. He has been married to Karen for 43 years. They have 3 grown children and four grandchildren.
He has a solid Biblical foundation from his upbringing and gave his life to Christ when he truly understood what it meant to have a relationship with Christ while attending Western Carolina University. After becoming involved with missions, he served aboard the missions ship Logos Hope with Operation Mobilization in Southeast Asia, in Seoul, South Korea and in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has connected with many different cultures and will use this experience to continue severing cross-culturally with Global Mission Church Charlotte.
His wife, Alicia, is from Seoul, South Korea. They met on the missions field and both have a long-term calling to do missions. They also have two beautiful daughters.
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Karen grew up a "missionary kid" in Nigeria and Indiana, trusted Christ at a young age, and was baptized in High School. She has 30-year career teaching in both secular and Christian private schools, in public school, and as a homeschool mom. She has been involved in most areas of church life as well as a short- and long-term overseas missionary. Her passion is help kids understand the reliability of God's word and the goodness of the gospel. Karen has been married to Bob for 43 years. They have 3 grown children and four grandchildren.
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Every 4th Friday
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Seminar on worship that pleases the Father's heart!
June 10 - 13, 2020
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Every 4th Friday
7pm - 9pm
We'll open the doors at 201 Sadie Dr to any and all who wish to come and experience a night of praise and fellowship.
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- Feb 28 7pm - 9pm
- Mar 27 7pm - 9pm
- Apr 24 7pm - 9pm
- May 29 7pm - 9pm
- Jun 26 7pm - 9pm
- Jul 24 7pm - 9pm
- Aug 28 7pm - 9pm
- Sep 25 7pm - 9pm
- Oct 30 7pm - 9pm
- Nov & Dec: TBD
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June 10 - 13, 2020
A Seminar on Worship that pleases the Father's heart!
Limited Seats Only
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What's this all about?
Whether you are already involved in a worship team and want to refine your skills or you desire to serve in your worship team, or you just want to discover more about what is expected of us as worshippers - this is the place you've got to be.
Seminar sessions will target:
- What the bible says about worship
- Building and working as a team
- Basic sound engineering
- Classes specific to worship leaders and musicians
The Vessel @ First Baptist Matthews (Youth Center)
201 Sadie Dr
Matthews, NC 28105
10am - 3pm each day with graduation ceremony & celebration on Saturday June 13!
LUNCH IS PROVIDED
Daily schedule for June 10-12
Session 1: 10am - 11am
Session 2: 11am - 12pm
Lunch 12pm - 1pm
Session 3: 1pm - 2pm
Session 4: 2pm - 3pm
June 13: Conclusion Graduation Day!
Session 1: 10am - 11am
Session 2: 11am - 12pm
Lunch 12pm - 1pm
1 pm - 4pm
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for donating! We looking forward to seeing how your contribution will help with the growth of God's kingdom!
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