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. (Matthew 28:19-20)
A Potential New Mission Site, like Clermont, FloridaBackground
Recent blessings in home mission work have come about through highly visible churches, located in population growth areas, with practical and yet suitable worship facilities that can serve a congregation for 10-20 years. After land is purchased and a building is constructed, we roll the cost of property and buildings into a loan. We then help our missions with
- operational subsidies that help cover the costs of supporting a missionary and the work of the mission, and
- loan support that allows the stewardship of each congregation to grow.
It costs our synod about $1,500,000 to establish such a mission.
- The costs of land and building construction continue to rise nationwide.
- Desirable locations in fast-growing areas tend to cost more.
In time and by God’s grace, these churches become self-supporting and are then able to support the mission work we do together as a synod.