COMBER BAPTIST CHURCH

                                          SERVING CHRIST SERVING OTHERS  

 
 

                                                                       

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE:          JOHN 3:16

 
   
 
 
 

MISSIONARY FOCUS 

COMBER BAPTIST MISSION FOCUS                                 

Comber Baptist church (CBC) is committed to a mission outreach and it may be summarised under two main groups: local initiatives and supporting traditional mission work i.e. those sent by recognised missionary agencies.

Local initiatives: the church is engaged in a number of outreach activities. As it sits in the community it sees great opportunities to engage with the community through – Make “n” Do craft group; Bumble tots; Silver threads; Newtownards food bank and other literature distributions at Christmas and Easter. We also jointly work with some churches in town to share the gospel message. We believe we should be open and accessible and hence these activities BUT of course, our big focus is on our Sunday services which present “the gospel” and a teaching ministry.

Broader Mission focus: as a member of the Association of Baptist Churches, we have a duty to support Baptist Missions working in Spain, Ireland and Peru. We have “adopted” two of these families – one in Spain and one in Ireland. Each month, during a missions focus slot in our Sunday service, we give updates on their work, family life and other particular challenges and good news items. These updates give the members and adherents information for prayer and the link is an opportunity really welcomed by the current families included in this prayer diary.

In addition to Baptist Missions, we support three families who work for C.E.F. Again, we mention them by name and pray for their work. This contact and regular update is an encouraging time for the families AND is a duty we must undertake and have committed to as a church fellowship.

From time to time we have mission speaker representing a variety of mission societies and this too gives us first-hand knowledge of how God is working in various parts of the world and is a great encouragement to those who hear. We attend the annual World-wide Missionary Convention in Bangor, County Down and this gives a broad exposure to activities with the challenges and blessings.

As circumstances require, we hear of missionaries who are ill and need special prayer and we happily pray for them or indeed, any other brothers and sisters who live in difficult places.

In all these things we believe we are supporting the great commission of  “..go into all the world and preach the gospel”