Sharing the Good News of Jesus and
making disciples of all nations
We are committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).
All missions activities should reflect the Six Distinctives of Mission City
- FERVENT PRAYER
Dependent and expectant (Ephesians 6:18)
- PURPOSEFUL DISCIPLE-MAKING
Intentional and in community (Ephesians 4:11-16)
- PASSIONATE WORSHIP
Spirit and truth (John 4:24)
- COURAGEOUS EVANGELISM
Word and deed (Matthew 9:36-38)
- BOLD PREACHING
Expository and applicational (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)
- STRATEGIC CHURCH PLANTING
Together and around the World (Matthew 16:18b)
Additional guiding principles of Mission City missions
- All our missions’ initiatives and activities are to be conceived, delivered and sustained in the seeking of God’s leading and His blessing through prayer and the study of His word.
- We will support missions that focus on preaching and teaching the gospel, seeking to produce quality disciples, and planting like-minded churches.
- We will be deeply involved in a few missions and missionaries rather than be superficially involved with many.
- We will identify, support and encourage those within our church family whom the Lord calls to missions.
- We will pursue a global approach to missions by beginning in our local community and extending beyond to other Canadian and international communities.
- Our priority will be to utilize and support local missions workers and organizations who seek to evangelize their own people. Secondarily, we will support missions workers who provide services that cannot be readily accessed locally.
- All missions’ activities should be performed in an attitude of humility and cultural sensitivity. [where this does not compromise the Gospel]
- We will look to partner with other GCC Churches in supporting certain missions when and where it is appropriate.
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For ongoing communication regarding MCBC Mission support, training, going & sending, you can receive email updates. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may this ignite us to live out the Great Commission with passion for the glory of God.
Our strategy for evangelism is you. As we make disciples that make disciples, we train and equip our church family to be the centre of our evangelism strategy. We also have teams that head out regulary to do intense street evangelism. Some of our other initiatives are through partnerships with. You can find more info below on how you can get involved in any of these ministries:
BRANTFORD FOOD BANK
Safe Families Canada is currently in the process of getting a Brantford Chapter of Safe Families up and running but the requests for help are already pouring in! The need is great but we are seeing God’s provision.
Safe Families is holding a Silent Auction May 27th; learn more about our mission and call and participate in a silent auction to raise funds to bring Safe Families to our city. Email email@example.com for more info!
We are a Church plant that is all about making disciples. One of the ways that we do this is through Church planting. We are praying for the Lord to lead us to locations to plant new Churches. If you have an area that you would like to see a Church planted in, your first step is to begin to pray. Pray that the Lord of the Mission City will send labourers as the fields are white unto harvest. (Matt. 9:37-38)
We have partnered along with Hope Mississauga to help plant Hope Church Toronto North:
On the Global front we partner with the Great Commission Collective (GCC) to plant Churches around the world.
Stay tuned for some upcoming details of some new partnerships and initiatives that we are currently working on. We also have several Missionaries involved in global missions along with Compassion Canada and GALCOM:
This year we have our Compassion Sunday on May 9th! This is a Sunday that is set aside for a special update from Compassion Canada, and an opportunity for us to partner in a personal way with this very important Global ministry! Here is a link that will give you more information, as well as an opportunity to sponsor a child through Compassion: MISSION CITY SPONSOR-A-CHILD LINK
Galcom provides durable technical equipment for communicating the Gospel worldwide.
LOCAL Compassion | COVID-19
Please pray for the vulnerable homeless folks in our community, an often overlooked and under serviced population in times of the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
Additional closures to encourage social distancing have impacted this population greatly as they are unable to access the safe daytime spaces they would typically use. Specifically:
- Friendship House
- Tim Hortons
Due to Covid-19, many of the community meal programs have closed and/or have been altered to “take out only”. This creates some concern around food supply for those who rely on these programs daily. In inclement weather, knowing there is a space to go and sit for a few hours and eat was valuable.
Mission City Bible Church has provided weekend meals since the Winter Warmth shelter opened in December. Thankfully, as our meal train does not require food providers to distribute the food to the residents, it is considered low risk. We will continue to provide meals to the Winter Warmth shelter until May 31 on Saturday and Sunday nights. These meals are more important than ever as for some, this is the only food they will receive on the weekends. We serve up to 50 adults each meal.
There are significant spaces for us to fill over the next few weeks, you can see the details and sign up HERE.
If you are not able to sign up to provide a meal, but would like to donate pantry items, the following would be greatly appreciated.
- Peanut Butter
- Instant Oatmeal
- Breakfast Bars (soft)
- Fruit cups
- Canned ready to eat soup/stew
We are happy to pick up items from your front step! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or have items to donate.
LOCAL ONGOING NEEDS LISTS
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ (Matthew 25: 34-36)
Brantford Food Bank
Top 10 List of High Demand Items:
- Canned Meat (tuna, spam, etc)
- Canned fruit and veggies
- Cereal or oatmeal
- Personal hygiene items (shampoo, deodorant etc)
- Peanut butter
- Pork & beans
- Spaghetti sauce & dry pasta
- Kraft dinner
Drop your offering off at the Brantford Food Bank 1100 Clarence St S #202 · (519) 751-4357 | Map
WHY NOT YOUTH CENTRE
Current list of needs:
- body wash
- shaving cream
- Frozen microwave dinners
- Pudding cups
- Juice boxes
- Fruit cups (ie peaches,mixed fruit, mandarin oranges)
- Milk cartons and/or evaporated milk
- Cereal ( more child friendly brands instead of shredded wheat etc)
- Chef Boyardee
[Pregnancy & Resource Centre]
As their needs are constantly changing, we encourage you to please visit their website and ask the Lord to show you where He would call you to serve.
Current Needs List:
· Pull ups size 2/3
· Grocery cards in the amount of $10/$20/$50
· Adult shampoo and body wash
· Baby wash and lotion
· Baby combs (rounded)
· Nursing pads (whole packages)
· Small bags of frozen veggies
· Tuna & Mayo
· Peanut Butter
These items can be dropped off at 466 Colborne St, Brantford (519) 756-3787
- Adopt-a-Family: This program is to help those in our household of faith who may be struggling this Christmas. If you are aware of anyone in our Church who would benefit from a Christmas meal hamper you can confidentially submit their name by clicking here. Once a name has been submitted a member of the Compassion Team will contact them and match them with a small group who will supply a Christmas Hamper for the family.
- Christmas Benevolence: This program is run annually through our Small Groups and is our opportunity to come alongside families by prayerfully identifying those in our church body who are in financial need. IF YOU ARE AWARE of any families within your SG, or in our church body, who are in financial need please share their name via an email to email@example.com prior to December 15th. Like the church of Acts it is our joy to walk out the one-another’s in this tangible way.
- Safe Families: We need your help to continue providing a safety net for families in need. In fact, we can’t do this without you! Your generous gift makes a world of difference for those who feel no hope, for those who doubt their future. Use this link to find the donation form: www.safefamiliescanada.com/donate/
- Operation Christmas Child: Our church family has been filling shoeboxes in the name of Jesus to kids globally. We trust God is glorified by our offering! This campaign is just wrapping up with boxes being returned this Sunday, November 21. COMPLETED!
- Pregnancy and Resource Centre BRANT: Check out the PRC-Brant website to see how you can help out this Christmas: www.prcbrant.ca/donate
- Angel Tree Christmas: We are excited to once again partner with Prison Fellowship Ministries in the Angel Tree Christmas program. There are 357,000 hidden victims of crime across Canada – the children of incarcerated parents. These children, often forgotten in their community, experience challenges like shame, isolation, developmental delays, poor school attendance and performance, poverty, addictions, homelessness and more because they have a parent that has been or is incarcerated. Through the Angel Tree Christmas program these children are matched with sponsors within their local area. As a sponsor you would purchase, wrap, attach a supplied handwritten tag and deliver the gifts to the kids in the name of their parent. Depending on comfort level, some sponsors are able to meet the family while doing the porch drop-off, offering a cheery hello and wave a hand of friendship in the name of Jesus Christ and many have invited the families to attend Christmas Eve services. This is no small thing!
Join us in bringing the Light of the season to those less fortunate!
Sign up here to be a part of this program. (NB. RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM of $35/CHILD)
For more info check out this link!
- WhyNot Youth Centre: This year we have started a new partnership with WhyNot City Mission supporting their inner city youth mission. This ongoing serving opportunity allows us to supply a meal on the first and last Sunday of every month for the 50 or so youth who are engaged in the program. Here are some ways we are partnering with WhyNot in the area of Youth Ministry:
1) On the first and last Sunday of each month we are supplying meals for 40-50 at risk youth. These meals are dropped off at the Youth Ctr and the WhyNot staff use this opportunity to build quality relationships with the youth while ensuring a nutritious meal.
2) With winter coming upon us the need for warm clothes has greatly increased for the youth who frequent the WhyNot Youth Ctr and we are grateful to be able to supply winter coats and hats for those who are unable to afford these necessities.
3) WhyNot also offers a free clothing boutique to the Youth at the center. It has been a blessing to offer assistance in this area as well!
Beyond these basic needs programs, WhyNot also offers Crisis and Leadership training. The staff share faith, fellowship and much needed mentorship for all who come through their doors.
Please join us in praying for and supporting this worthwhile ministry as they serve the most vulnerable in our community.
For more information on any of these initiatives and needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org