Jesus left the church with an incredible task: to go and make disciples of all the nations (Matt. 28:19). The history of the church is the history of the gradual fulfillment of this “Great Commission.” The reality, however, is that much remains undone. In every nation worldwide, and in each U.S. city, multitudes still need to hear the good news of the saving work of Jesus Christ. Calvary Baptist Church seeks to obey Christ’s Great Commission by engaging the lost on two fronts: globally and locally. We support the global spread of the gospel through mission trips and partnerships with missionaries, church planters, and translators who live across the world. We support the local spread of the gospel through outreaches in our own community and in other parts of the country.
Local Outreach & Evangelism
Just as God desires worshippers from Cambodia, Colombia, and Cameroon, He desires them from Carroll County, Maryland, as well. We take the gospel of Christ to our community, ultimately, because the one true and living God is worthy of our worship (Revelation 4:11). The greatest tragedy in the world today is that millions of people are living life while completely ignoring Him, the most wonderful, glorious, and loving Being in the universe. Thousands of people in our area do not know the joy of peace with God through the saving work of Christ. Because we love our neighbors, our greatest goal is their greatest good: salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:7).
Mission Trips & Teams from Calvary
There is a lot of value in seeing the spiritual need of the world up-close. Another way that we support gospel advance is by participating in it by visiting places where God is working outside our local area. Calvary Baptist Church has sent mission teams to Quebec, Haiti, New York, Wyoming, and Utah to assist church planters and other ministries with gospel outreaches. Teams like this help us to “look on the fields” (John 4:35), to partner in ministry with the faithful servants, and to encourage missionaries in the Lord’s work (Colossians 4:11; 2 Timothy 1:16).