Jesus told his disciples before he ascended,
"It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But 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."
So until Jesus returns we are commited to go in the power of the Holy Spirit and be His witnesses locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Part of our philosophy believes that we can have more impact with a fire hose than a sprinkler. As a result we only have a few strategic partnerships in each area and desire to saturate those areas with the gospel. Here are the different areas that we are serving in and strategic partnerships that we have around the globe:
- Churchwide Service Projects: We have multiple occasions to gather together for events that serve the community of Bedford. We would love to have you join us with things like Trunk or Treat, Backpack Feeding Program, Centerfest, etc.
- Group Serve: All of our small groups adopt multiple projects throughout the year in order to go out and "be the church" within our community
- The Agape Center: We are a partnering church, serve on the board of directors, and equip with resources and volunteers this wonderful ministry within Bedford County.
- Safe Families: We partner with Patrick Henry Family Services to help provide struggling families with an alternative to foster care where their children will be safe and loved until they get back on their feet.
- Care Portal: To help combat the foster care crisis in our area we have partnered with the Care Portal to help children and families in need. Together we can help keep one child out of foster care, help one family in crisis stay together or rally our community around this great need.
- SBCV: We partner with the SBCV for the purposes of missions and church planting around the state of Virginia. The SBCV is a fellowship of more than 740 local churches from across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Bedrock Network: We are actively planting churches all over the United States and will continue to multiply churches in the future.
- NAMB: We partner with the NAMB for the purposes of missions and church planting around North America.
- BWCM: We partner with Because We Care Ministries that serves the country of Nicaragua. We take trips all year long to help this ministry. This ministry helps Nicaraguans meet their chief need for a Savior, while also helping to meet the critical physical needs of hunger, poor substandard housing, shortage of water, lack of schools and education, lack of churches and pastor sponsorship.
- Asian Hope: We travel to Cambodia with Asian Hope every year. Asian Hope exists to reach Cambodia for Christ by meeting the needs of vulnerable children and their families. They do this by providing for today’s needs with clean water and nutritious food. They also provide a quality Christian education that will help them break the cycle of poverty, which will change their tomorrow. Lastly, by sharing the good news of Jesus and demonstrating Christian love and compassion, they seek to alter their eternity.
- IMB: We partner with the IMB for the purposes of missions and church planting around the world.