Reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ
God has been SO good to us, and we believe that, just as the scriptures teach, it is more blessed to give than to receive.
It is our desire at GCM to have what we like to call a “balanced giving portfolio”. That is, identify each catagory of giving specifically mentioned in scriptures, then set out to give as much and as often as we can in each catagory.
Below, click on any of the sripture images to see who we currently support in light of the catagories these scriptures instruct us to support.
We support these ministries in faith believing that God will use us to help them reach their goals, and also believing that when we give, we can’t out-give God!
We believe that if we ever stop giving, we will stop the flow of blessings that God intended for us to function in as we minister ourselves.
Furthermore, we do not share this information with the intent to “brag” on our accomplishments (for they are little, I assure you!). Rather, we simply want you to know that we try to “practice what we preach” by not asking anyone to do what we ourselves are not willing to do; namely, support the work of ministry in both giving and finances.
To GOD be the glory; great things HE hath done!
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James 1:27 identifies two areas of need to which we are called to minister; orphans and widows! Having said that, we have been blessed to come alongside and support monthly the ministry of Scott Boatner Ministries International, Inc. (a 501c3 non profit ministry), who supports many orphans and widows in India.
Additionally, we directly sponsor at this time two indivudul widow ladies, both of whom lost their husbands after serving faithfully alongside them for many years in the ministry. It is our desire to do more of this as God blesses and we are able to do so.
We have been supporting this child through Compassion for many years now. The Lord has never ceased to bless our family, as we give in a small way to help this young lady get the support she needs in an impoverished situation. To God be ALL the glory!
We are honored to support Brother Kenneth Avery, who has been faithfully preaching the Gospel in the prisons for many years now. His name is linked to his Facebook account. I would encourage you to seriously consider supporting his ministry, as he is as sincere and committed as they come in this ministry. He can go places we cannot, so we gladly come alongside him financially and through prayer as much as we are able.
We believe that the teachings of Paul the Apostel to the church of Corinth in 1 Corinthians 9 gives the example of the Old Testament ministry financial system as an example of how that the New Testament church should function. Having said that, we firmly believe that the tithe is given as our example of God's intended plan by which to finance His work in the church through the tithes and offerings of His people. We hereby believe in and practice tithing and offerings in the church we are currently members of and pastor. Vist us any time at Oak Grove Baptist Church!
We are blessed to be able to directly and personally support two missionaries as listed below.
Missionary Chris Lanier & Family, missionaries to Mexico. His sending church is Madison Baptist Church. He can be contacted at 256-374-9048 or email@example.com. If you are looking for a great missionary family to support, I would highly recommend them. Our church does a faith promise monthly missions offering we send them every month, and we are blessed and honored to be a part of their ministry. Their pic is below...
Also, we are blessed and honored to support this national pastor in India and his precious family. Introducing Pastor Raju & his wife Hephzibah & sons. We were introduced to them through Pastor Scott L. Boatner's India ministry. These people are as genuine as it gets in ministry. As we like to say in the south, they are the REAL DEAL! Let us know if you would like to reach out to them directly and we can put you in touch with them.
If we won the world and lost our sons, we would be a failure! That's why my wife and I try our best to practice the principles of Proverbs 13:22 by investing into the future of our five sons. Besides the given daily provisions and support as we strive to give them a good education and Bible training, we also believe in and support their ministries. We believe that a family that prays AND SERVES together...stays together!
Having said that, as each of our sons discovers their unique God-given gifts and talents, we look for ways to support them in the development of the same. That's why we don't just invest in other ministries, but we also invest in the ministries of our five sons as they serve God and walk through open doors. Whether it's helping them go to Good News camp, or purchasing new instruments and sound equipment to help them grow in their family music ministry, we will continue to invest in our sons as long as we are able to do so.
After all, it is not just about what we leave in their pockets, but what we leave in their hearts that matters most!