Today the BGCT launched the website www.beonmission.org. I’ve been a part of the team that is developing this site.
It’s a little strange, but I’ve been struggling over what to say about the site that I have worked on, dreamt about, and lived for the last months. I think that’s just because I can’t believe the opportunity I have been given to be a part of this project and I want to make sure any words that come from me about it honor Him.
I think what www.beonmission.org is, what we’re planning it to be and the potential of the tool that it can become pretty much blows my mind. It’s an on-line missions tool, but it’s so much more to me. It’s a way for people and churches to get connected to needs identified by Texas Baptists and to get connected to each other so that together they can be purposeful about targeting areas of missions burned in their hearts by God.
This morning in a discussion group with young Baptist leaders, David Coffey said that missions and evangelism are impossible without an expression of mercy. I thought about the opportunities on www.beonmission.org that when you strip them down to the basic purpose, they are expressions of mercy. Tonight, Rick Warren spoke of assisting the poor, caring for the sick, training leaders, educating the next generation and promoting reconciliation. The opportunities listed on this website will connect people to fulfilling these kinds of needs so their hearts will be open to hearing of the One who can fulfill their spiritual needs.
Please pray for us as we continue to develop this site. We have a meeting on Monday with key players to talk about the future steps of developing this site. Then we’ll continue working on updating the site with new missions opportunities and features.
This site is for you (and me!) and my hope is that if you feel called to the things we’ve heard about today and haven’t yet found that connection, that www.beonmission.org will be able to help you to do that…and as we develop the site, that someone looking for a connection will find where you are working and join you in that call to missions.
Here are the details from the official news story.