Reaching the Unreached

By / Oct 3

The Global Outreach Commission is happy to announce that our Global Outreach Conference is just around the corner. It will kick off with our Flag Parade at the morning services on Sunday, October 29 and will run through Sunday, November 5. This will be Tenth’s 85th missions conference, and we are excited to hear about what God is doing around the world through our global partners and others. 

Our main speaker will be Dr. Lloyd Kim, Coordinator of Mission to the World (MTW), the global missions’ arm of the PCA. He is a former PCA pastor and former missionary with MTW in the Philippines and Cambodia. He holds an MDiv from Westminster Seminary in California and a PhD in New Testament studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Lloyd and his wife, Eda, are the parents of Kaelyn, Christian, and Katy. We are excited to have Lloyd and Eda with us during the main conference weekend, Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5.

The conference theme this year will be “Reaching the Unreached.” Dr. Kim and his family served in unreached areas in Southeast Asia and will share their church-planting experiences and the utter importance of reaching the unreached. These places are called unreached because there are no or very few Christians, let alone churches. These places have the lowest percentage of Christians in the entire world. The most hardened unbeliever in the United States has full and free access to the gospel and to Christian people. However, the sincerest seeker of spiritual truth in an unreached region cannot get access to anything Christian unless Christian people from the outside leave their home country and live cross-culturally in his unreached country to proclaim Christ to the local people. 

Therefore, we must get on a plane and go! There is no other way than that for the unreached to meet a real, genuine Christian for the first time in their lives. There are around two to three billion people who live in these unreached areas, mostly in the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa.  Not surprisingly, these regions also have the poorest of the world’s poor and are the most hostile to the gospel message, resulting in some of the worst persecution against Christians in the world today.   Please join us from October 29 – November 5, not only to become aware of these realities, but to also be encouraged by God’s marvelous works despite these challenges. God will build his church and the gates of hell will not prevail! Our imperative as the existing church is to participate in God’s mission as we pray for our missionaries and our brothers and sisters world-wide, as we give our resources to those in need, as we send and support our missionaries, and as we consider going to the unreached ourselves as followers of Jesus Christ to proclaim repentance and the forgiveness of sins in his name (Luke 24:47).

Please sign up to attend these events here.


By / Oct 27

One of the most heart-wrenching and yet encouraging privileges of serving with the Global Outreach Commission is hearing from our partners around the world. Month in and month out we receive reports which move us to prayer and thanksgiving. Even in a year of great change, these reports kept coming. As this global pandemic struck the far corners of the earth, including Philadelphia, it was a great encouragement to read testimonies to God’s unchanging faithfulness and love.

These stories are examples of how God’s Spirit is empowering people to follow Christ. While reading, studying, and memorizing God’s Word are essential for the church, we also know that we must be “doers of the Word” (James 1:22). When it comes to global outreach, John Calvin powerfully frames both the hearing, and the doing of God’s Word. “…We must embrace the whole human race in our charitable feelings. There can be no distinction between Greek and barbarian, worth and unworthy, friend and foe, since they must all be seen, not in themselves, but in God. If we reject this idea, it is no wonder we get caught in error. If we want to get on the right track in loving, we must look first to God, not to man: that more often produces more hate than love! God demands that the love we bear to him should be spread abroad among all mankind. Our basic principle must always be that, whatever a person may be like, we must still love him, because we love God.” (Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2.8.55)

One of the best ways to be compelled by God’s love is to hear stories of how others have labored to advance the name of Christ. Towards that end, we invite you to participate in our Global Outreach Conference the first week of November. Starting on Sunday November 1 our morning, afternoon, and evening sermons will introduce themes for outreach. Then throughout the week 15 different global partners will be joining Tenth small groups virtually. Next on Friday November 6 we will hear (in person and virtually) a powerful testimony to the power of the gospel from Dr. Daniel Shayesteh, a former Muslim who now follows Christ. Saturday we will participate in a service project at AlphaCare (please register), one of our local partners that assists families facing crisis pregnancies. Finally, on Sunday, we will hear again from Dr. Shayesteh in the morning services and then conclude the day with a sermon from Rev. John, our pastor of partner care and small groups. Those learning about or participating in Medical Outreach should tune in on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM as MCO hosts an event on Medical Outreach to Muslims (please register). The entire week should be a great testimony to God’s faithfulness, and also a great motivation to pray for the advance of the gospel locally and around the world.

Please register for the conference and pray that God would work mightily through these events to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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