Jesus Christ said while on earth, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail.” The Move is our way of following this great commission through a community of believers who faithfully give above and beyond. This initiative is comprised of individuals and families that prayerfully commit to give, over and above their tithes, to global missions, future Christian leaders, and local church development. The Bible shows us that Jesus gave all He had to reach the lost, and that there is no greater love than this. He asks us not to hold back in our own sacrifice for the kingdom. Everything we do today is about building His church around the world. Nothing can stand in His way and we want to move in step with Him to support His cause.
Jesus commands us to go into all the world and preach the gospel, making disciples of all nations. Flatland Church gives generously to missionaries and missions organizations around the world. The Move gives us the opportunity to support key missions projects such as providing humanitarian aid, church planting, vehicles, resources, and pastoral development. Everyone, in every nation, deserves a chance to hear the Gospel.
In order to see the church flourish into the next generation, we need to raise up new leaders! Students are often called into vocational ministry whether it’s at church, in youth group, or at a summer camp. As we identify these students, we desire to train these students and other emerging adult leaders through our LEAD Program. Furthermore, we would like to invest in the development of leaders by offering scholarships for a first time missions trip participants.
Facilities are a necessary tool of ministry, but can also become a burden when debt is too high. It is our desire to reduce Flatland’s debt in order to free up monies for other important projects and ministries. We do not do this for comfort, extravagant buildings, or praise, but to help more lost people into a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. For every additional $7,000 we put towards our debt, we save $10,000 in interest! Our goal is to retire the only debt we have: our church building.
Eliminating debt in order to put more funds toward global missions, future leaders and expansion.