And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
These are Jesus’ instructions, and Tenth takes them seriously. It has assembled the Global Outreach Commission to help the church focus on carrying them out. The Commission’s mandate is to cultivate a global vision for the kingdom of God by integrating global outreach at every level of congregational life, engaging every member in the global work of the gospel, and developing leaders for career service.
That sounds like a mouthful but what it means is that we’re convinced that everyone at Tenth—from children to small group members—has a role to play in getting the gospel out. Simply put: We want to be part of what God is doing in the world. The Global Outreach Commission helps us stay abreast of the global growth of the church and facilitates our participation so that we can obey Jesus by praying and seeking to be involved.
Involvement can take many forms, from joining a short-term team, volunteering with Tenth’s International Fellowship, attending a monthly lunch to hear a partner, signing your small group up to link directly with a partner, or helping with WOW, our summer global outreach program for kids.
The Commission is comprised of 15-20 Tenth members co-chaired by Dr. Bruce McDowell, Minister of Global Outreach, and Russ Pfeifer, Ruling Elder. Please send any questions you may have to our Global Outreach Assistant who handles all the administrative details for the Commission.