At Calvary East Valley, our Global Outreach ministry, also referred to as ‘GO,’ embodies our commitment to the words of Jesus as recorded in Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 serves as a guiding principle, motivating us to share the Good News in our Jerusalem (local community), Judea and Samaria (regional/national), and even to the ends of the earth (international). Simply put, we want to GO!
Our heartfelt passion is to faithfully play our partin the fulfillment of the Great Commission through missions and local outreach. We believe that Jesus said what He meant and meant what He said when He uttered these words “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20) and that indeed, “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14). With a view to be intentional toward that end, Calvary East Valley is blessed to be able to allocate 10% of the monthly giving to the church to missions. These funds are dedicated to the furtherance of the gospel right here in our community and beyond through the sending out of short term missions teams from CEV, as well as the support of missionaries and ministry organizations both locally and internationally that are doing the work of the gospel in ways that are beyond us.The words of Jesus capture His heart of passion and urgency well when He says in John 4:34-38 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”