Our prayer is to see people from every tribe and tongue worship the one true God in spirit and truth. In addition to a healthy local outreach, we believe we have a responsibility to send workers to the “ends of the earth.” We refer to our international missions activities as “Global Outreach.” We have sent-out, and currently support 19 families, serving in 10 different countries.
Southern Gables has three categories of missionaries:
- SGC Staff Missionaries
- SGC Missionaries
- Short-Term Missionaries
SGC currently supports 19 families, serving in 10 different countries. Most of our missionaries serve overseas in cross-cultural settings; some serve in local ministries that are consistent with our Missions Strategy.
We feel it is very important to maintain a strong personal connection between our congregational partners at home and those workers on the field. Therefore, we encourage prayer for our missionaries, getting to know them, and giving to GO Fund.
We are a church that is committed to raising up, equipping, and sending our own into the mission field. We believe creating a unified (pooled), consistent funding mechanism is the best way to maintain uniformity of mission, purpose, and accountability in our Global Outreach. Our expectation is that this model creates a unified approach to missions for our church body as a whole. We encourage our members to give towards missions, and not only a person.
In addition to our long-term missionary service, we encourage our partners to participate in cross-cultural Short-term Missions ranging from one week to as much as two years. We feel this is an important part of every person’s spiritual growth and necessary to truly understand God’s love for every created being.