Outreach Ministry at the Carpenter’s House of Worship (CHOW) is vital in advancing the Kingdom of God on earth and in the life of the believer.
AT CHOW Church, our purpose and mission are to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to join with others who are “called out” in both the local and global realm to accomplish God’s purposes on the earth. While it is common today to define the success of the ministry of the people of God in terms of the number of those who are attending the church, the actual success of the ministry of those “called out” is best defined by whether they are actually “going” out (Matthew 28:16-20) and being obedient to the Great Commission by Jesus.
Followers of Christ are uniquely gifted to minister in their circle of influence, putting hands and feet to the ministry of Jesus today. God’s workmanship becomes evident in the lives of Christians as they step out of their comfort zone and begin to function as the minister that God created them to be. The unique gifts, passions and abilities which are deposited in each believer are given to build up the church and encourage others...no one should ever come to church or stay at home “sitting on their God-given gifts.”
There is one Great Commission.
We are not to be torn between casting our support behind mission among a reached people and missions to the unreached. Jesus’s mission is one seamless garment that covers every nook and cranny of our city and every people group on the planet. Jesus calls his church to mission at home and mission abroad. Local missions and global missions done simultaneously with equal emphasis and zeal. It truly is Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth!
Local Outreach – CHOW “Church on the Street”
The people of our community matter to God and they matter to us. That is why at CHOW, we are committed to going beyond our campus to serve, care for, and connect with the people who live around us. Every month, we gather a team of devoted CHOW Brothers and Sisters who visit our surrounding neighborhoods to preach the gospel, pray for/with those in need, feed the hungry and, most importantly, win souls for Christ. Also, we sponsor clothing and food drives which encourages our needy citizens by giving them hope and showing them that we care!
While we are just beginning to get involved in this area, we have had some very significant accomplishments. In Africa, we have conducted missions and provided financial resources for education and career development in Nigeria. In Haiti, we raised funds to support the country’s recovery from natural disasters.