What is mission?.....Perhaps its a young person venturing out, wondering where to go in the world with the skills he/she has, is mission knowing that it is a good thing to take the good news of Jesus to others in a third world country? Or is mission an older person, having devoted their life in service to God, apparently missing out on so much of life’s enjoyment today?
What if mission was so much deeper than our efforts to “help” God, and mission was actually God’s idea?
Jesus invited ordinary men and women to be his disciples. His command before ascending to heaven was...to take the gospel to the ends of the earth…and through the obedience of this handful of people in their lives, and God’s Holy Spirit, the good news of Jesus Christ is transforming countless lives today! The apostle Paul walked hundreds of miles through Greece and Turkey, preaching the gospel and working amongst the people where he lived. He started many churches in those cities. And just as important were those who worked with Paul. I wonder how he would have defined mission? (We have Paul’s letters that give us an idea)!
We may think that how missions happens NOW is different to how it happened in Paul’s day, but today the world still needs the good news of Jesus, and we are all part of God’s plan, and this should be an encouragement to us. Our part in mission may differ from others we know and talk to, and how and when God takes us to that point will be different for each of us. Can we show God’s compassionate heartbeat for this world?......
( Matthew 4 vs 18-22 , 9 vs 35-38 and 28 vs 16-20, 1 Timothy 1 vs 3-4 and 12-17, 1 John 4 vs 10 and 19).
God's love effects people throughout the whole world and Dodd Road supports and promotes many organisations both overseas and nationally. God is doing amazing things in our world...
|The Samaritan's Purse |
|After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan's Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.
|International Justice Mission (IJM) |
|IJM is a global team of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals. They work to protect the poor from violence in nearly 20 communities throughout Africa, Latin America and South and Southeast Asia
|The Story of Open Doors |
|The amazing story of Open Doors and what they are doing. Open Doors exists to strengthen the church to be the church in the most hostile places.
|MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) |
|Mission Aviation fellowship operates throughout the world using small aircraft to fly medical professionals and much needed supplies to hard to reach places, as well has practical aid they also operate with the church to deliver bibles to remote locations
|As followers of Jesus, we use media to improve life, inspire change and instil hope in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach communities. Hard-to-reach comes in many forms. People may be geographically isolated, homeless or in exile.