Biblical Foundation of Missions

In Matthew 28:19-20 we read, “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 commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Responsibility of Missions
In Romans 10:17 we read, “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” The only means by which unbelievers can be reconciled to Christ is to hear the gospel of Christ clearly proclaimed to them. Furthermore, Romans 10:14-15 tells us by what means and method they are to hear such a proclamation: “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news.”. It is the responsibility of the church to be the sending agent, and it is through the church that the wisdom of God is manifested (Eph. 3:10). The church (the means) has been entrusted with the truth of His word (the message) and is called to declare His word (the method) to the ends of the earth.

Application of Missions

In light of these biblical foundations, GBCN intentionally prioritizes financial support for missionaries and organizations whose ministry emphasis is the New Testament. While there are many worthwhile causes in which Christians can be involved, GBCN focuses its selection on those candidates whose ministries parallel the following priorities:

    1. Church Planting

     2. Leadership Training for Pastors/Teachers/Elders

     3. Strengthening Existing Churches

     4. Support Ministries such as Bible Translation or Missions Agencies

GBCN Supported Ministries



Matthew & Johanna Johnston

Church Planting
Genoa, Italy

David & Loredana Standridge

Pastor & Pastoral Training

Rome, Italy