Never before in history has the call of Jesus to “...go and make disciples...” (Matthew 28:19) been more urgent. 80,000 people who don’t know Jesus live within five miles of Forest Park’s three campuses. Our country is deeply divided and far from God. Two billion people on this planet have never heard the name of Jesus.
In Acts 1:8, Jesus called us to be witnesses in Jerusalem (our city), Judea (our region), Samaria (our country), and to the ends of the earth (our world). Although we always have needs for new or better facilities, we feel called to set aside our normal building campaign and focus on Acts 1:8 for the next 12 months.
In our Acts 1:8 information packet, which you may pick up at any one of our campuses, you will find helpful tools which will enable you to make a bigger impact on our lost world.
The prayer cards are designed for you to place on a table or countertop in your home. They will help you get better acquainted with Forest Park’s missions partners. Each day, pick up the top card and earnestly pray for that person or ministry. Then, put it on the bottom of the stack and repeat the process daily. By multiplying our prayers for our missions partners, they will make a bigger impact for Christ.
The commitment card will help you decide how the Lord would have you support our missions partners financially. Read through the card now, but put it in a safe place so you can pray for a couple of weeks about what faith commitment God would have you make. After the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart, you can put the card in the envelope with the offering you want to give now, as well as a pledge for giving over the next twelve months.
The chart at the bottom of this page breaks down how your gifts will be distributed. All but one part of the project (the loan payment for Forest Park North) is percentage based. This means no group gets left out no matter how much or little comes in.
This is our opportunity to care for orphans and widows, to start new churches, to impact college campuses, to feed the hungry, to minister to the sick, to open doors for sharing the gospel in our own community, to rescue unborn babies, to build chapels for new congregations, to minister to people who’ve lost their homes in the recent hurricanes, to send people to do God’s work in missions, to reach people groups who have never heard of Jesus. The Acts 1:8 Project is God calling us to advance the gospel through generous living. We know you will want to do your part!