SUDBURY, Ont. – Since joining the Canadian Baptist National Convention (CNBC) a few months ago, All Nations Church here has quickly become one of the most vital components in the mission partnership between the CNBC and the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC).
“We are seeing All Nations as a place where our partnering teams from Missouri can bounce out from,” said Gary Smith, senior church starting catalyst for the CNBC.
He said there are several ways to serve alongside All Nations; ideal for Missouri Baptists who possess a variety of spiritual gifts. Some opportunities include helping with the church’s planned outreach events, as well as assisting with the church’s current large-scale building project.
“We are hoping Missouri Baptists will be an asset in the construction of our ambitious project,” said Jeremy Mahood, senior pastor of All Nations Church.
When finished, the church building project, called “Building on the Rock for Tomorrow,” will consist of two 13,500 square foot Monolithic domes connected by a 4,000 square foot foyer. The top of the foyer will feature a 30-foot tall light rod extending out of the roof and pointing upward into the sky.
“From this ‘Ministry Outpost’ we’ll be able to use fiber optic cable to broadcast high quality messages and connect the pockets of believers who are living in remote northern Ontario communities,” Mahood said.
Traveling and making personal contact with these isolated believers is another way Missouri Baptists can help.
“We need people to go into these remote communities; knocking on doors, offering Vacation Bible Schools or planning revivals,” Mahood said. “I’m excited to get to partner with Missouri Baptists. We are starting to become aware of what God’s up to and it’s giving us a sense of joy and hope.”
For more information on how to join All Nations Church in its mission effort in Northern Ontario contact MBC Partnership Missions Specialist Rick Hedger at (573) 636-0400, ext. 620, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.