You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth
– Jesus (Acts 1:8)
These words of our Lord are a prediction about the global spread of the gospel. But these words are also a calling. Jesus is giving His disciples marching orders, outlining the strategy for the fulfillment of the plan and purpose of God the Father – the Spirit-empowered salvation of His people for the glory of His name and the exaltation of His Son.
As we pursue the mission of God at Highland Park, Acts 1:8 gives us the parameters for our missionary strategy as a church. We are witnesses for Jesus at three distinct levels of engagement:
1. Local (“in Jerusalem”) – For us, this covers all of Jefferson County, KY.
2. Regional (“Judea and Samaria”) – For us, this covers the state of Kentucky and all of North America.
3. Global (“the ends of the earth”) – For us, this covers all the nations outside North America.
In the Missions sections of our site, you will find information about the local, regional, and global ministries we are strategically partnering with in 2015 and beyond as we “pursue the mission of God.”
How will you pursue the mission of God with us?