Reaching Out

When Jesus finished his work on earth, he gave his disciples what is called The Great Commission, found in the Bible in Matthew 26:16-20. The portion usually known as the Commission is verse 19, in bold below. There are similar passages in Mark 16:15-18, Luke 24:44-49, and John 20:19-23, some from different settings in the final days of Christ on earth.

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 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.”

As referred to in more detail on the Service page, Christ also famously boiled down all of the multitude of laws and rules taught by the religious leaders of his day into two simple statements, called The Great Commandment. (Matthew 22:36-40) First, love God. Second, and most relevant to this section, love your neighbor as yourself.

In this section, you will find a number of the ways in which Evangel seeks to be a Great Commission and Great Commandment church:

  • Missions. Evangel has always been committed to missions. Of more than a dozen currently supported, more than half of them have a direct connection with Evangel.

  • Partners. God has blessed us with a large campus and a well-maintained and functional building, which we have been able to share with other organizations over the years.

  • The Persecuted Church. Millions of fellow Christ-followers around the world do not have the freedoms we enjoy. Get informed and PRAY!

  • Service Projects and Humanitarian Outreach. Evangel is engaged in a number of ways from the local level to global needs.

  • Sports & Recreation. Equipped with a beautiful gym and a large field on the north end of our campus.

  • In addition, nearly all of the programs listed in the Life in Christ section have an outreach component. This is particularly true of Coffeebreak and VBS.