From the very beginning it was God who had the missionary heart. When Adam and Eve sinned it was He who called out to find Adam, it was he who provided the sacrifice and it was he who gave the promise of a savior to come. Throughout the Old Testament He was the one who sent the prophets to call His people to repent and turn to Him for salvation. This is the very same God who gave the church its great commission in Matthew 28 as Jesus told his disciples – “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” The church’s mission is to bring the gospel to the world!
The church is to carry the gospel to all nations. How does one small congregation do its part in the great commission? Being a part of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) enables us to work at fulfilling the great commission. The OPC has foreign missionaries in nine active mission fields – China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Japan, Quebec, Uganda, Ukraine, and Uruguay. Our church gives to the support of these missions work each time we take up an offering.
Our former Pastor, Rev. Mark Richline and his family are currently serving in Uruguay as missionaries of the OPC. They are our personal contact for us as we pray and give to support missions.
The good news of the gospel is not only for foreign lands. There are many people right here in the United States of America who have not heard the gospel or bowed the knee to our savior. The OPC currently has 31 church plants in different parts of the country. We even have two Bible studies here in Northern California that may eventually become home missions’ church plants.