“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8 (NIV 2011)
The local church exists to continue the mission of making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the earth and to lead these disciples toward spiritual maturity.
Jesus’ words in Acts 1:8 were initially given to His followers in Jerusalem. The natural progression of their mission was to move out from the center (Jerusalem) into the entire world. Modern believers have inherited this important mission that has been passed down throughout church history. However, the geographical starting point for most believers is not Jerusalem. Therefore, we at Belle Glade Alliance Church, while remaining faithful to the principles of Christ’s command, have defined our “Jerusalem,” “Judea,” “Samaria,” and “the ends of the earth.”