PATCHOGUE CHURCH OF CHRIST
MISSIONS - LOCAL & FOREIGN
Mike Salimbene Lancelot Watson
The purpose of the Missions Ministry is to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who do not yet know Jesus. We coordinate the sending of workers to share the gospel both locally and in foreign countries. This is motivated by Jesus’ command in Matthew 28: 19-20: “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.”
In our goal to convert the lost activities include:
Weekly worship services and Bible Study at the church building. Members are urged to bring friends and neighbors to our services to hear the gospel and be saved.
Individual Personal Bible Study: Members are trained to use the “Ambassadors for Christ” Bible study series to teach the gospel on a one-on-one basis to church service visitors, friends, relatives, and neighbors at a time and venue of their convenience.
Friend Day is held every three months. The community, members’ friends and relatives are invited to worship with us and then share a meal and fellowship after services.
Gospel Meetings are held twice per year. The church meets every night for four days to a week for a revival meeting and/or a gospel campaign to restore weak members and to teach the gospel. The Word is proclaimed by a dynamic, visiting or local gospel preacher on a specific theme. Flyers are mailed out to homes in the community inviting neighbors to attend and then fellowship with members during a meal provided after the service.
The church supports the preaching of the gospel in Haiti and in Nigeria.
Haiti: A local Haitian preacher, Ivio Rosier, and his family work hard to build the Church of Christ in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We have been supporting the 200 plus member congregation for five years. We thank the Lord for them, their faithfulness, and their growth.
Nigeria: The church supports our Evangelist on mission trips to Nigeria every two to three years. He visits several churches in Nigeria conducting leadership trainings, preaching and strengthening the brethren in Lagos, Nigeria.