Our Missions Strategy
Our missions strategy, when combined with our evangelism and outreach ministries, assures that Shandon is intentional about being a balanced, Acts 1:8 church. Shandon's desire is to help bring in the spiritual harvest:
· in our Jerusalem (greater Columbia)
· in our Judea (South Carolina)
· in our Samaria (U.S.)
· to the uttermost parts of the earth
(areas outside the U.S. to which God leads).
Our Missions Strategy has the following components:
1. Missions Committee:
Shandon's Missions Committee worksunder the leadership of our Minister of Missions, Prayer, and Senior Adults to oversee Shandon's missions program. This committee helps plan, promote, and support all aspects of the Missions Ministry programming.
2. Missions Education and Awareness:
A goal of our missions strategy is to use various means to educate Shandon members regarding missions, Shandon's missionaries, and how members can become personally involved in missions. Major components of this part of the strategy include an annual Missions Day Celebration and a monthly Shandon on Mission newsletter.
3. Strategic partnerships:
Shandon is involved in multi-year partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally. The goal of the partnerships is to make financial, prayer, and people resources available to a variety of ministries in order to help the ministries fulfill their mission and to give Shandon members tangible ways to be involved in missions. Learn more about our short-term trips.
4. Missionary Support:
Shandon is blessed to have numerous members involved in full-time missions ministry. Shandon members are given opportunity to provide spiritual, emotional, and practical support for our missionaries while they are on the field and while they are at home.
5. Financial Support:
Through an annual Global Harvest Missions Offering and also through our church budget, Shandon provides over one-half million dollars annually in support of Southern Baptist, Shandon Baptist, and other missions causes.