Missions Defined

While we recognize the individual responsibility of the believer to be a witness for Jesus Christ within his or her sphere of influence, we define missions as evangelizing, planting churches, and aiding in the growth and development of believers both overseas and in various U.S. subcultures or other endeavors to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ by proclaiming the gospel of Christ, making disciples, and relating to the whole need of mankind-spiritual, emotional, and physical.

Purpose of Missions

The purpose of our church’s involvement in missions is to participate in God’s plans and purposes for reaching all people for Christ, so that they would be saved from the eternal consequences of sin, be made holy, and be conformed to the image of Christ.

  • Acts 1:8 - 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.
  • 1Peter 1:15-16 - But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy because I am holy."
  • Ephesians 1:4 - For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
  • Romans 10:13-15 - for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

Missions Supported by Geneseo Evangelical Free Church

Geneseo Evangelical Free Church currently supports 25 mission organizations and missionaries, both locally and around the world. Mission support for missions accounts for approximately 19% of our total church budget. In addition, our church participates in other fundraising endeavors throughout the year as the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ministry, Child Arise Christmas Giving Tree, and The Farm, as well as other local Christian Events.

Local Missions


  • Fellowship Of Christian Athletes

  • Freedom Ministries

  • Pregnancy Resources

  • For The Children

  • Safe Families

  • Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

  • Trail Life

International Missions

  • CRU - Italy, Central Asia, Ukraine

  • Bridge To Nations - Togo

  • Child Arise - Kenya

  • Midwest Messianic Center - Detroit

  • Navigators - University of Minnesota

  • One Collective - Mexico

  • PAZ, International - Japan

  • People International - Cyprus

  • Pioneers - Czech Republic

  • Reach Global - Bulgaria, Central Asia, North Africa

  • Send International - Bible Translation

  • Slavic Gospel Association - Belarus, Russia

Do you have a burden for seeing the lost locally, within the United States, and around the world come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ? If so, contact our Missions Coordinator, Tom Anderson to see where you might fit into our Mission Team here at Geneseo Evangelical Free Church.