Mathew 28:18-20 provides what we call "The Great Commission" to make disciples of all nations.
Acts 1:8 provides the structure of our strategy to share the Gospel with people locally, regionally, nationally and around the world.
Locally we do our best to "live on mission" as individuals and as a church, We are committed to sharing the Gospel, making disciples (followers of Jesus) and helping to start new churches ("church plants"). New churches like Cross Point generally reach 5-10 times more people for Christ per attender than older churches!
Regionally we partner with local churches from the Hudson Baptist Association (HBA), Northeast Church Planting and Baptist Convention of New York (BCNY) to start and strengthen churches. We are currently providing financial support to Lighthouse Community Church in Tillson, Living Water Church in LaGrange, Open Door Church in Lee, Mass. and Restoration Church in Monticello. We also send teams of people to support outreach events and provide physical resources, encouragement and prayer support!
Nationally we partner with the North American Mission Board and Partner Churches to start new churches and strengthen existing ones. Teams from Cross Point have served in Prince Edward Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maryland and most recently, Puerto Rico.
Internationally we partner with the International Missions Board and it's 5,000 missionaries to share the Gospel. Dozens of individuals and teams from Cross Point have served on missions teams in over 20 countries, We have also adopted an Unreached People Group in the heart of Africa. We have committed to sending teams to share the Gospel and make disciples several times each year for as long as it takes to see a reproducing movement of believers and churches. The travel to and from the African Bush is long, hard and expensive ($2,500 a person per trip) and the challenge is great (the people are 99.99% Muslim) BUT they need the Gospel. As daunting as this mission may seem, we have been encouraged by an openness to the Gospel and by the favor we have received from the Chief of these people.