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. And behold, I am
with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit
has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in
all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Sharing Salvation, Building Believers. This is the motto we
have here at ECGrace, and it succinctly sums up the Great Commission that
Christ has given His church. We are ambassadors for Jesus, making disciples in
our little corners of the world. But Jesus made it clear that the church is not
to be satisfied with its little corner in the world, but that we are to make
disciples of all nations, or as Jesus said in Acts, “In Jerusalem and in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” This Great Commission is an impossible task for the church to
accomplish on its own. Fortunately, Jesus has said, “All authority in heaven
and on earth has been given to me…and behold, I am with you always, to the end
of the earth.” And that is not all; we
are told that we have the Holy Spirit in us that Jesus refers to in Acts
1:8. If the Almighty is in us and with
us, then the impossible becomes possible through Him.
At ECGrace, we seek to take part in the Great Commission in
multiple ways: through our individual lives living as lights in this world,
through our Grace Outreach and Grace to Humanity ministries, and through the other missionary works we support.
In seeking to fulfill the Great Commission, ECGrace is happy to partner with both New Song Mission and Trinity Life Ministries.
New Song Mission is an educational and residential children's home campus that serves vulnerable children from all around our state. New Song is the only children's home of its kind in Indiana which offers kids a safe and stable home for as long as they need our help, doing so in a nurturing campus community.
Trinity Life Ministries is a Christ-centered, biblically-based, non-profit organization providing a 12-month residential life-transforming service to men 18 years of age and older. In addition to the men's residential program, Trinity Life offers a weekly family ministry where they work with children, wives, parents, and other family members of those in their care.
We want to introduce you to a new tool that gives insight into the nations we are striving to reach with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our foreign missions. The vast majority of missions resources go to people and places already Reached by the Gospel. In contrast, only 3% of missionaries and 1% of missions money are deployed among the Unreached.
This is the Great Imbalance. As a result, there are more people without access to the Gospel today than a decade ago.
Stratus seeks to equip the global church with fresh vision to accomplish the Great Commission by addressing some of the factors that perpetuate the Great Imbalance.While we at ECGrace did not develop this tool, we are grateful for it and believe it is important to reach both those in this Great Imbalance as well as the rest of the world. Please click on the stratus logo and check out this tool and where the nations we reach out to fit in this picture.As you do, we believe that you will be encouraged to see that the missionaries we support are in this Great Imbalance.
Pastor Salomon is an evangelist who began planting churches in 1999 after completing his seminary education. He has been involved in planting several churches in the Northwest Province of Cameroon and is currently planting churches in the capital city of Yaoundé. He is also training several men for full-time ministry.
Pastor Simon Peter had polio when he was young and is confined to a wheelchair and uses a hand-peddled tricycle for transportation. He graduated from Jinja Seminary in 2007. In 2011 he began his church planting ministry and over the next four years planted four churches in Uganda. He is currently training 6 men for full-time ministry in eastern Uganda as well as planting two new churches in Seroti and Iningo.
Pastor Roger is originally from Burkina Faso. He did his seminary training in Cameroon and after graduating from school he was instrumental in planting 11 churches in Cameroon. In 2015 he moved to Uganda where He is currently the coordinator for church planting in East Africa. He also is training men in the practorium.
We are working with indigenous pastors and families to plant churches in India. We do not share their names on the website in order to protect them from persecution. Please be praying for our brothers and sisters who are planting churches in India.