Why We Go Beyond

Scripture Passage: Matthew 28:19-20

In the month of July, more than 400 of our students and adults embraced the challenge to Go Beyond. God used our teams to impact lives from Houston’s inner city wards all the way to Jordan where we engaged with refugees displaced from their homes by ISIS. God did an amazing work in and through our teams because of their willingness to move in the direction of people in need.

Kingsland’s missions ministry is branded with the words Go Beyond. These words are rich with meaning. In each of our lives there is a line that marks the farthest we’ve ever been or the most we’ve ever done for God and His purposes. Everything on our side of that line is familiar, convenient, manageable, and comfortable. No big surprises, no daunting challenges, no uncharted territory.

Crossing that line requires a commitment to venture to places we’ve never been and the willingness to engage people we’ve never met. Only those with the courage to overcome their fears and who have the determination to persevere will dare to cross that line. All others will keep a safe distance away from it.

Kingsland’s missions ministry is about going beyond, about crossing the line in order to advance the interests of God’s kingdom in our world.

Our missions ministry is committed to providing opportunities for you to place yourself in a context where you will see God work in and through your life in new and exciting ways. Whether serving in the inner city or trekking through distant lands, we invite you to join us as we work toward the day when the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

This morning, Pastor Omar Garcia, our missions pastor, shared his reflections on why we go beyond. You can read more about going beyond on Pastor Omar’s blog post entitled Reflections on 100 Trips. As you read, discuss with your family ways in which you can go beyond, starting in your own neighborhood.