Missions Fest

CAUSE (noun) /kôz/ a principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate.

 
The world is desperately looking for justice and hope and we believe it's the Gospel that changes everything. This is our cause, the one we are all called to, The CAUSE of Christ.

 
Join us at Missions Fest from October 25 through November 1, 2020!

Schedule

You won't want to miss any of our special events throughout the week. 

Tuesday, October 20 | Tough Questions

Grace Church Eden Prairie Auditorium, 6:30p-8p

2020 has been a crazy year. People are angry, people are scared, people are speaking up, and people are asking tough questions. More than ever, people are open to serious discussions, new ideas, and Gospel conversations. Learn how you can use these relevant issues to point others to Jesus from the experts.

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Sunday, October 25 | Sunday Services

During the service, hear from a special guest, yet to be announced.

Tuesday, October 27 | The Table

a women's event

Grace Church Eden Prairie Auditorium, 6:30p-8p

One of the most effective ways to reach lost people is to welcome the stranger. Around the world, the call to courageous hospitality is making meaningful connections, crossing culture, and taking risks for the cause of Christ. You will have the opportunity to catch a vision for what The Table looks like in your mission field through radical stories from regular women and some of our missionary sisters. International sweet and savory treats will be provided.

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Wednesday, October 28 | Free Burma Rangers

a free missions movie night

Grace Church Eden Prairie Auditorium, 6:30p-8p
Grace Church Chaska Auditorium, 6:30p-8p

This film is a real-life adventure movie happening in places Grace is doing missions work. Dave Eubank is a rare hero of the faith. He is a former U.S. Special Forces soldier turned missionary to conflict zones. Viewers will follow his family into firefights, heroic rescues, and experience life-changing ministry. In the midst of this unprecedented journey, you will witness amazing lessons of faith from one of the most inspiring families in the world.

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This will be the regular Wednesday night programming for NXT Junior High and Senior High in both Eden Prairie and Chaska.

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Friday, October 30 | The Window Seat

your best view of how God is moving

Grace Church Eden Prairie Auditorium, 6p-7:45p

After months of travel restrictions, we are ready for adventure! A window seat has been reserved for you with a 30,000-foot view of the incredible ways God is moving around the world. We'll make stops along the way to visit special friends working in difficult places. Confirm your seat before October 25. All confirmed seats receive the upgraded to business-class, with airline meal service to enjoy in your seat before take-off.

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Sunday, November 1 | Sunday Services

During the service, hear from Pastor Troy about the Great Commission.

 

Grace Podcasts on Mission

Exciting News: Grace podcasts will have a special focus during Missions Fest. Tune in to hear powerful conversations centered around the Great Commission. Some will include interviews from those on the front lines, and all of them will inspire us in the mission God has called us to. All podcasts are available through the Grace Church app.

Scheduled Podcasts:

  • She is Becoming with hosts Delaney Dobbs and Bev Conaris
  • Live It with hosts Jake Sullivan and Sam Fisher
  • Ready 2 Go with hosts Dave Gibson and Jon Christenson
  • Same Team with host Danny Freed
  • The Family Huddle with hosts Travis and Stephanie Armstrong

 

 

Become a Missions Prayer Warrior

God uses the prayers of His people to impact the world, and we get to be a part of that! Connect with our missionaries'stories as you pray and see how God has miraculously answered those prayers.

Throughout Scripture, we see encouragement to pray; Paul told us to be on the alert for each other and repeatedly asked for prayer for boldness and fruitfulness in preaching the Word. Jesus commanded us to pray for laborers to be thrust out into the harvest as the fields are ready!

It is so easy to do, and we'll help remind you. Simply download the Grace Church app and activate your notifications to include Missions. You will not regret one minute you invest in being a part of what God is doing across the street and around the world!

Here's how to activate your notifications:

 

 

Friday Go Teams

How will people know Jesus and experience the transformed life He alone can give if we don’t tell people about Him? Friday Go Teams are a perfect opportunity for first-timers and experienced Gospel-izers to pray, listen to people’s stories, and share the hope that we have in Jesus. Everyone can reach someone. All experience levels and comfort levels are encouraged to participate.

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The CAUSE Strategic Priorities:

The CAUSE is Christ’s commission to each of His followers to GO and take the Gospel to every person throughout the world and to make disciples in all nations. It is a life-giving and life-changing priority: life-giving as we are stretched to leave our comfort zone and grow in faith, and life-changing as we share the Gospel across the street and around the world.

CHURCH PLANTING AND SISTER CHURCH RELATIONSHIPS

With over 5 billion least reached and unreached people in the world, there is a need for 5 million new churches. The church is God’s primary agent for reaching the world for Christ and making disciples, so it is our priority to partner with, and plant Gospel-centered New Testament churches. Our goal is to multiply church planting movements where the church does not exist. Jesus said, “ . . . I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it,” (Matthew 16:18).

ACTIVELY SENDING SHORT-TERM AND CAREER MISSIONARIES

There are more than 6,800 unreached people groups and more than 3,100 people groups without a missionary. “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age,” (Matthew 28:18-20). His last command is our first concern. We are actively training, supporting, and mobilizing short-term teams and career missionaries to go to the nations, reaching the least, the last, and the lost. “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:14-15).

UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS

Of the 7.1 billion people in the World today, more than 4.1 billion are considered unreached with little or no access to the Gospel (Unreached People group, fewer than two percent Evangelical Christians) Jesus came to seek and to save that which is lost. People are equally lost without Christ, but unequal in their access to the Gospel. Consequently, we make it our top priority to reach them, striving to bring the Gospel to every tribe, tongue, people, and nation. “. . . and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation,” (Romans 15:20).

SCRIPTURE DISTRIBUTION AND PRAYER

There are more than 4,000 language groups without a Bible in their own language, no access to the living and active Word of God. We are dedicated to bringing Scripture in written and oral form to the nations by whatever means possible. We will be diligent in prayer for open doors, open hearts, and laborers to share the life transforming Word of God. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ,” (Romans 10:17).

EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP

"Ninety-five percent of Christians will go to the grave without leading one person to faith in Christ." - Dr. Bill Bright

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered, it is a command to be obeyed.” - Hudson Taylor

The Gospel is central to everything we do. The call of all believers is to be unashamed and active in proclaiming it in word and deed, trusting the message and the Holy Spirit to transform lives, families, communities, and nations. Missions and Evangelism strives to equip the Church to share the Gospel clearly and be highly effective ambassadors, disciples making disciples, across the street and around the world. "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth," (Acts 1:8).