REACH 2014 opportunities
are excited about this roadmap that provides detail about the W emission opportunities that exist in 2014 ranging from just outside
our campus in Taylors to the ends of the earth. As you read it, I pray your spiritual eyes will see more than a community or city, a region of the United States or a distant part of the globe. My desire is that you’ll see these places filled with people who are separated from the love of God and therefore destined for eternity without Him. While we live daily with the hope and joy of the Gospel, may you be reminded that countless others do not. In fact, the number of those who have never heard one whisper of Jesus and His work is staggering. May this information prompt you to obey the call of Jesus to get the Good News from our doorstep to the ends of the earth as quickly as we can. As one evangelical theologian said, “The Gospel is only Good News if it gets there in time.” Let’s all search our hearts and answer God’s prompting to reach others and make 2014 a remarkable year in advancing the kingdom through the body of Christ at Taylors. Paul Jimenez, Pastor
REACH YOUR When we talk about “REACH” we begin with those closest to us…family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and classmates. God has strategically placed each one of us in places where we “rub shoulders” with others we can influence for the Name of Christ. For all of us who are privy to the saving knowledge of Christ, we have a great opportunity to influence others to know Him as well. At Taylors FBC we want to challenge and equip you for this great endeavor. We will continue to offer opportunities to help you be a part of reaching those closest to you. Your closest circle of influence is where your “REACH” begins.
contact DOUG MIZE 864-292-4063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEVOTE YOURSELVES TO
with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
Pray for us,
too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ...
Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should. Colossians 4:2-4
2014 LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES
Family to Family
Designed specifically for families with a loved one suffering from mental illness, Family to Family is an in-depth course developed by National Alliance on Mental Illness. contact KAITLYN ROSS email@example.com / 864-678-8833 www.nami.org
Take Heart Taylors
We are women called to actively image God’s grace and His calling on our lives by walking in His grace as we invite, nurture and partner with our hurting sisters in the church and in the community. contact KAITLYN ROSS firstname.lastname@example.org / 864-678-8833
Grief Support Chance@Life
Chance@Life provides support to young women and their families in the crisis of unplanned pregnancy. contact HELENA CLYMER email@example.com / 864-678-8833
DivorceCare, Boundaries and DivorceCare for Kids are weekly support groups that provide a warm, caring environment and an “oasis” in an otherwise difficult season of life. contact NANCY CLAYTON firstname.lastname@example.org / 864-678-8827
Employment Support Ministry
Grief Support provides encouragement and support for those who have lost spouses or children. for spouses contact JUDY BROWN email@example.com / 864-244-6005 for parents contact DALE NORTHRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.org / 864-505-4051
The orphan ministry provides support and encouragement to those seeking to adopt or foster a child along with involvement in activities that impact orphans on a local and international level. contact GRAY OR KRISTEN MADDEN email@example.com
Taylors TownSquare seeks to provide a place where the Taylors Community can gather together to form relationships, be inspired, and find common goals with one another. contact ALEX REYNOLDS firstname.lastname@example.org / 864-678-8821.
Rescue | Repair | Restore
The mission of Employment Support Ministry is to support and provide tools to job seekers while encouraging them to grow as disciples of Christ.
R3 Ministries was created to fulfill the scriptural mandate to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and provide shelter for the wanderer.
contact RON PHELPS email@example.com
contact KAREN SALERNO firstname.lastname@example.org / 864-244-1134.
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”
The Family Life Center at Taylors FBC is available for church members and the community. The FLC is intended to be a positive Christian environment for sport, leisure, fitness, and fellowship as well as to provide classroom space for meetings and arts and crafts. contact ELAINE TAYLOR email@example.com / 864-292-4058.
Locally Least Reached
We are focused on reaching those within our community and our state who are outside the normal day-to-day life of our members - those who may never hear a personal proclamation of the Gospel. They are usually a culture within our culture, possibly from overseas, but sometimes just unique or overlooked. To reach them will take intentionality – an act of going to where they are, sharing the Gospel, and possibly not bringing them back into Taylors FBC, but rather equipping them to grow and worship together right where they are.
Iglesia Bautista Betania
We will partner with Dr. Delgado and Victor Prieto at Iglesia Bautista Betania, a young, multicultural and diverse Hispanic church in Taylors. We plan to work alongside them to share the Gospel and make disciples among the Hispanic peoples who have come to settle in our community.
English Lessons, Citizen Preparation, Private Tutoring
Literacy Missions, through the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), teaches ESL and tutors adults and youth. Trained volunteers give their time to people who desire to learn the English language, or who have difficulty with English. They use the Bible as one of their teaching aids and incorporate the Gospel message in the teaching sessions. contact NANCY PRESTELL firstname.lastname@example.org
The nations have come to us. Looking for a better education and life, our universities and businesses are full of the unreached and least reached people groups from around the world. As a new opportunity, we are praying and seeking direction in how we can be a part of reaching this group of peoples.
The Cultural Creatives are a tight-knit group of people who live among us. They are influencers of our community through their various media. We are working together with others in our area to reach this people group through servant evangelism and discipleship.
We are partnering with Suresh Jonnalagadda, pastor of Indian Upstate Fellowship, to make disciples and plant churches among the Asian Indians who have settled in the Greater Greenville area. There will be opportunities for prayer walking, evangelism, and discipleship right here in our community, and yet among unreached peoples from the ends of the earth.
contact MISSIONS OFFICE email@example.com
contact MISSIONS OFFICE firstname.lastname@example.org
REACH Partners Good News Club & Child Evangelism Fellowship
Greer Christian Learning Center
Piedmont Women’s Center
These clubs provide opportunity for children in the public schools to hear the Gospel and learn truth from God’s Word.
In cooperation with schools and in partnership with parents and churches, the Greer Christian Learning Center will provide students in public schools an opportunity to embrace the Gospel, to grow in Christian maturity and to apply biblical principles to their lives, families and communities.
Mission: To be an oasis of hope, committed to demonstrating the love of Christ to those with pregnancy-related issues.
Taylors Elementary AMY TAYLOR 864-801-1560 Woodland Elementary GILBERT RIVERS 864-268-7031
Bethany Christian Services Mission: To demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services. 864-235-2273 | bethany.org
Camp Marietta The mission of Camp Marietta is to promote spiritual growth and to share the love of Jesus by building relationships through camp activities. JACK & JUDY DORN, NAMB MISSIONARIES MATT THOMAS, CAMP DIRECTOR DARYL HOPKINS, MINISTER OF RECREATION 864-836-3831 | campmarietta.com
CATHY NEELY, DIRECTOR 864-848-3591 / 864-787-9667 greerchristianlearningcenter.org
Greer Community Ministries Greer Community Ministries, a Christian organization, serves and supports its elderly neighbors who are unable to prepare or secure food for themselves. GCM is deeply committed to the fight against hunger in the Greater Greer area through their programs. 864-877-1937 | greercommunityministries.org
864-244-1434 | piedmontwomenscenter.org
Salvation Army The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible and its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. PAMELA GARCIA, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 864-235-4803 x17 MIKE BURDINE, VOLUNTEER FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 864-235-6047
Miracle Hill Ministries
Taylors Free Medical Clinic
Miracle Hill Ministries exists that homeless men, women, and children receive food and shelter with compassion, hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and become productive members of society.
Primary mission: To understand and to serve the body, mind, and spirit needs of the medically excluded and their households who live and work in the Taylors and Greer areas.
PAT HOLLAND, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 864-268.4357 / email@example.com miraclehill.org
firstname.lastname@example.org | taylorsfmc.org
2014 MISSION TRIPS
BOSTON, MA Church Plant SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Christ Fellowship Church Our NAMB Church Planter in Salt Lake City, Utah, has a vision to establish a network of healthy, multiplying churches in Salt Lake and Utah Counties. He is working to train and send out small teams of missionaries to take the Gospel to the lostâ€Śto their neighborhoods, subdivisions, workplaces, playgroups, and apartment complexes throughout the area so that true churches may be established who honor the One true God. We will work alongside one of these local house churches to prayer walk strategic areas and help with service evangelism projects that will give access and opportunity for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in TRUTH and POWER.
CANADA Building on a rich history of successful partnerships in Canada, Larry and BJ Bateman will lead a vision trip to Canada. The purpose of the trip will be to locate the church planter and area where God desires to use Taylors FBC to come alongside what He is already doing in Canada, to establish His Name through His Church. Team Size: 4-6 / Cost: TBA / Date: TBA
Chris Causey and Jason Hodges, along with their families, have answered the call to go and plant churches among the unengaged, unreached, and least reached peoples of North America. We will be coming alongside them in 2014 to prayer walk their specific community, and to provide help in building relationships that will connect them to their neighborhood and their community with Christ. We are excited at the opportunity we have to work side-by-side with them for the sake of the Gospel in the Boston area. Team 1 will serve to advance the Gospel by prayer walking streets, neighborhoods, and surrounding communities. This team will spend time asking the Lord to use this new church plant to bring glory to His name in the Greater Boston Metro area. Team 2 will serve to advance the Gospel by assisting the church plant in a strategic community outreach event. The team will also help to continue the work of building relationships with those in the community.
TEAM 1: Vision Tour* Team Size: 6-10 / Estimated Cost: $885 Dates: Mid-May *Willing to pack your house TEAM 2 Team Size: 6-10 / Estimated Cost: $800 Dates: July 6-13
TEAM 1: Prayer Walking Team Size: 6-10 / Estimated Cost: $725 Dates: July 17-20
TEAM 3 Team Size: 6-10 / Estimated Cost: $800 Dates: July 20-27
TEAM 2: Community Outreach Team Size: 15-20 / Estimated Cost: $1,000 Dates: September (7 days)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA College Students During Spring Break, our college students will work with NAMB missionaries reaching the Muslim, Chinese Hui people in San Francisco. This packed week of service will include distributing literature and New Testaments, evangelism, a music event in the park, food feedings, prayer walking and conducting Spiritual interviews in the town square Team Size: 15-20 / Estimated Cost: $1,000 Dates: March 8-15
NASHVILLE, TN College Students Our college students will be working with a local church in helping distribute literature and New Testaments. The trip will also include prayer walking, servant evangelism and light construction projects all focusing on reaching the K People Group in Nashville. Nashville is the home of the largest K People Group outside of the Middle East, and is multi-generational and heavily imbedded in Islamic beliefs. Team Size: 15-20 / Cost: $80 Dates: January 3-9
NEW JERSEY NJ Mid East Outreach “It took ten years after 9/11, but since 2011 there is finally a team focused on starting churches among Arab Muslims in metro New York. NJ Mid East Outreach is building relationships with Arabs and sharing the Gospel with them in North Jersey.” Last year a small Taylors team came alongside the team on the ground to build relationships and share the Gospel among Arab peoples in New Jersey. Building on this foundation, we are sending another team in 2014 to strengthen the partnership with Taylors FBC and NJ Mid East Outreach, and continue building relationships and sharing the Gospel, that God may establish His Church among these Arab peoples. For this team we need teachable, self-starters who will be sensitive to the Spirit and unafraid to start spiritual conversations. Team Size: 10-15 / Cost: $745 Date: August 16-23
ALASKA Grace Works and MARC James and Jennifer Bodolosky, along with their family, have answered the call to be a part of God establishing His Name and His Church in Alaska. We have the exciting opportunity to join them in this calling. This year we will team with the Bodolosky family, Grace Works Alaska and two local churches to share the Gospel in community parks of Kenai and Soldotna, Alaska. In the mornings we will have the opportunity to minister to the pilots and crews at MARC, and then in the afternoons and evenings to share the Gospel through backyard Bible schools in the park and evening neighborhood “Park Parties.” Team Size: 8-15* / Cost: $1,450 Dates: June 21-28 Commitment Deadline: January 6 * Due to strenuous physical activity, team members must be in good health and able to negotiate stairs without difficulty.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
Student Ministry and Regeneration Student Choir Our students will be partnering with new church plants and established churches in the NYC area. The week will include concerts in ministry sites and city landmarks as well as outreach to the Muslim community. Team Size: 80 Cost: $600 / Dates: June 20-28
May God be gracious
to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you! Psalm 67:1-3 ESV
2014 MISSION TRIPS
SOUTH ASIA Kubota People There are approximately 6,700 people groups worldwide who are still considered unreached,* meaning that less than 2% of this number are true followers of Jesus. In 2013, Taylors FBC sent out one of our own families to work within South Asia and among unreached people groups. We are commited to helping them see a healthy indigenous church planted among one of these 6,700 unreached peoples we are calling the Kubota people. Three trips are planned in 2014 to assist our longterm workers in laying the groundwork for the church plant through prayer walking, evangelistic service projects, possible business training, and offering encouragement to the team, that they may continue steadfast and finish the race. TEAM 1: Partnership Foundation Trip Team Size: 4 Adults / Estimated Cost: $2,500 Dates: March TEAM 2 Team Size: 4 Adults / Estimated Cost: $2,500 Dates: September 24 – October 5
THE 10/40 WINDOW
NORTH AFRICA MIDDLE EAST – NEMO Peoples There are approximately 3,800 people groups in the world who are considered unengaged,* meaning there are no believers, and no one intentionally trying to reach them. The NEMO people were one of these 3,800 until 2013, when Taylors FBC partnered with the IMB to “Embrace,” or take responsibility for intentionally trying to reach this people group. We are praying for God to raise up long-term workers who will go and live among the NEMO people for the sake of the Gospel. Two trips are planned where we will prayer walk and begin to build relationships among the NEMO living in the Middle East. We are going to prepare the way for the long-term workers. TEAM 1 Team Size: 4 Adults / Estimated Cost: $3,000 / Date: May TEAM 2: Prayer Walking Team Size: 4 Adults / Estimated Cost: $3,000 / Date: August
Go Therefore and make Disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 19-20
* Unengaged and Unreached People Groups: A people group is “unreached” when the number of Evangelical Christians is less than 2% of its population. It is further called “unengaged” when there is no church planting strategy consistent with Evangelical faith and practice under way. A people group is not engaged when it has been merely adopted, is the object of focused prayer, or is part of an advocacy strategy.
CENTRAL AMERICA To Nicaragua with Chosen Children Ministries
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL Davis LAR Orphanage TEAM 1: Student Ministry High school students will partner with the Davis Lar Orphanage to share the Gospel with the children of the orphanage and the surrounding area. Opportunities to serve include leading Bible clubs and recreation, performing dramas, and helping out with various projects at the orphanage itself. Students interested in going should be growing in their relationship with Jesus, looking to serve others, and willing to get out of their comfort zone. God’s heart is for orphans, and we are excited to join with Him in loving the fatherless and bringing the Good News of Jesus to them. Team Size: 25 High School Students/Leaders Estimated Cost: $2,050 Dates: July 28- August 6
TEAM 2: Adult Coed Team Evangelism/Discipleship/Construction Working with Mark and Paige Anderson and the Davis Lar Orphanage has been part of the mission history of Taylors FBC for many years. Building on this fruitful partnership, we will send a team to focus on the Eusebio community near Fortaleza, the location of the boys’ site. In this community the team will prayer walk and hold a Bible study at a youth soccer game. Both construction and maintenance are needed this year. General maintenance includes the main site and plans to complete construction of the building started in 2012. Nightly object lessons will be held at boys and girls sites, alternately. During the week at the main site, activities are planned to undergird the staff, loving those who will love the children long after our team leaves. Team Size: 10-16 (Minimum: 8) Estimated Cost: $2,400 Dates: August 29-September 7
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Church Planting Taylors FBC has a rich history of missions in Prague, Czech Republic, the most atheistic country in Europe. Building on this history and the work done by our 2013 team, we will partner with the Prague Church Planting Team in order to establish Czech-led disciple making churches within strategic Prague City districts that have NO church. Our team will come alongside the IMB and Czech church planters to target the city district of “Modrany” through prayer walking and service evangelism. Prague is a city of over one million people set on seven hills with its share of cobblestone streets and sidewalks. Primary mode of transportation is walking. Team Size: 5-8 Adults* / Cost: $1,800 Dates: October 3-11 * Team members must be able to walk several miles per day and stand for two hours at a time.
Chosen Children Ministries exists to share God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Nicaragua, serving their spiritual and physical needs in ways that bring God glory. This past year, eight of our XYZ group joined Saluda Baptist Church and ministered along with Chosen Children Ministries in Nicaragua. This year we will be sending a team from Taylors FBC to work alongside Chosen Children Ministries to share God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Nicaragua. This is a trip for all ages to experience crosscultural ministry and is a great trip for first-time missionaries. Team Size: Ten* / Cost: $1,400 Dates: May 17-24 Commitment Deadline: January 6 *Minimum age: 14 Minors must be accompanied by a parent
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Paul Jimenez, Pastor Jeremy Thompson, Minister of Missions | Kathy Dority, Minister of Assimilation and Spiritual Care 200 West Main Street | Taylors, South Carolina | www.taylorsfbc.org