"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..."
Jesus told his disciples they would be His witnesses “to Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
This verse describes the historic progression of the gospel, and it serves as a helpful model for churches. We are called to proclaim the gospel not only in our local city (our Jerusalem), but also to different people groups (our Samaria), and different places (the ends of the earth.) For that reason, we desire to be a church that is actively seeking to proclaim the gospel globally. We do this by sponsoring short term trips, supporting missionaries on long term assignment, and sending out members of our congregation into long term opportunities.
Short Term Trips
City of Refuge sponsors short-term mission projects including an annual trip to the Dominican Republic. These trips encourage churches in other countries and also give our members exposure to global missions. If you are planning to participate in a short term or long term missions assignment we invite you apply for support. Please fill out the form that can be found here.
Long Term Sending
City of Refuge currently has two missionaries on long term assignment that have come out of our congregation to take on the challenge of spreading Jesus’ name globally.
Tom Maggio – Zambia
Tom Maggio works in Lusaka, Zambia with The Rafiki Foundation. There he assists with a Christian school seeking to share the love of Christ and bring quality education to the children in Lusaka.
Another City of Refuge member is currently on assignment in a security-sensitive location in partnership with Commission to Every Nation.
Long Term Support
We have the pleasure of participating in the support of several other long term missionaries including several involved with EPC World Outreach, the global missions arm of our denomination.
Lindy and Trisha White
Working to plant churches in Trinidad in partnership with World Team.
A couple working in a security-sensitive location in coordination with EPC World Outreach.
Dan and Helen Tidwell
Involved in mobilizing EPC churches to participate more fully in global missions in partnership with EPC World Outreach.
Hana KHC Church in Ethiopia
City of Refuge currently supports several students from Hana KHC Church in Uganda to attend Bible school in preparation for church leadership.