“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..."
— Matthew 28:19
Local Missions is our church’s demonstration of the greatest commandments. Jesus said: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:36-40, NIV).
Northland has always been – and will always be – committed to compassion ministries to the congregations and community. This is done with our local and global relationships. All these are in response to Jesus saying, “Be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth,” as recorded in Acts 1:8.
More specifically, Local Missions is our outreach in diversified communities to distribute our resources with the goal of sharing the gospel. We work with people and in places that we have prayerfully explored and discovered, and with those we have invited to form relationships with. One of our keys to partnership is collaborating for the benefit of others so together we embrace the Good News and good deeds.
Local Missions ministries are also our application of these Scriptures:
“… to proclaim good news to the poor … to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.” – Luke 4:18 (NIV)
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” – Matthew 25:34 (NIV)
For increasing God's glory all over the earth.
Northland's involvement globally extends from continent to continent, church to church, as we strive to work closely with partners, expanding the church anywhere from Europe to unreached tribes in the Amazon.
Our church partners are long-standing and deep relationships from which we seek to learn as much as we contribute. Together, we collaborate together on church planting, evangelism, discipleship and every generation leadership development.
We support American and indigenous missionaries throughout the world as they engage their communities for the gospel.
Every year, we send various teams of Northlanders to different partner churches for the purpose of encouraging their work and growing together in reaching our communities.