We Are Acts 1:8"Living on mission here in the Big Country and all around the world..."
Missions is concerned with the global glory of Jesus.
Jesus is the Lord of our church and we therefore have the duty of making his name famous among the nations. This section of our website will give you information about all the upcoming mission trips this year and also gives you an opportunity to get involved yourself. For those who give via online giving you can also give directly to the Local and World Missions offerings.
Broadview is a missions minded church.
We value being personally used by the Lord to go to the most unreached places of the world and tell others the good news of salvation in Jesus name. But just as much as we want to see the “nations” come to know Christ, we also have a heart for the Big Country. We’re an Acts 1:8 church in that we seek to be a witness for Christ in our Jerusalem (Abilene and the Big Country), Judea (the state of Texas), Samaria (the USA), and the uttermost parts of the earth (the most unreached places of the world.)
We want to be culturally relevant while staying doctrinally pure so that we can influence and seek the good of Abilene and the Big Country. At a local level we do this through ministries like Christian Women’s Job Corps, Christian Men’s Job Corps, and the Highland Oaks Apartment Ministry. Broadview also gives to our local Abilene Baptist Association. Through our Bless the City local mission initiatives, all of our small groups are encouraged and equiped to bless the people living in the Big Country with the unconditional love of Jesus.
Judea & SAMARIA:
When Jesus told the disciples to take the Gospel to all of Judea and Samaria he was breaking cultural norms. He was essentially saying to reach the people who are “like you” and those who “aren’t like you.” There was much prejudice between Jews and Samaritans. The Gospel breaks down those prejudices and cultural barriers. We want to see the same thing happen through our local church. In addition to giving to both the SBTC adn BGCT, Broadview engages in state and international mission trips throughout the year. Our goal is to continue advancing the good news of the Kingdom so that it can break cultural barriers today just as it did in the first century.
So both locally and globally we want to be a church that makes disciples who make disciples. We value worship, discipleship, and mission on a local, state, national, and global scale. The unreached of this world matter to God. Therefore, they matter to us as well. We are more concerned about who isn’t being reached than who is. We are Acts 1:8.