I was reading Thom Rainer’s blog the other day and saw a statement by Danny Franks that caught my attention. It was in the question form, “Is your church a lighthouse or a landmark?” It explained very simply that churches that are lighthouses are focused on their community. Churches that are landmarks are focused on itself. It is so easy for any of us, especially during difficulties or difficult times to turn to a “inward focus”. There are times we need to examine ourselves, our personal ministries and church ministries. But that time of examination is for refining and refocusing to do a better job of being a lighthouse to our community. GCRC helps us focus on reaching our communities through various affinity networks. As Regional State Missionaries, we are available to meet with you and assist you in whatever your needs may be.
Great Commission Resource Centers help the pastor lead his church to reach Unengaged Affinity Groups through discovering the passion of the members and lead them to use their passion for God’s purpose of Global Redemption. The concept is simple, yet dynamic, and can lead your church to become actively involved in the Great Commission.
The concept is not another program to promote, but a concept that produces involvement; involvement which produces passion; passion which produces participation, and participation that leads the church to accomplish Acts 1:8. The GCRC overview shows that every church is a Great Commission Resource Center. The Great Commission was given to every church and every believer.
Regional State Missionaries seek to develop relationships with associational missionaries, pastor, and staff, networking with them in order to minister, create a cohesive spirit, and support cooperative work among all churches. Three Regional State Missionaries are available to assist churches. As a field-based ministry, they have the availability of all the resources of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board to assist associations, churches, pastors, staff, and church leadership. Offices are located in Augusta, Valdosta, and Monroe.