The M28 VISION
A seven-year series of goals and targets for Anastasia Baptist Church to actively engage in accomplishing the Great Commission.
The M28 MANDATE
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
M28 Go ... Make Disciples!
Sep 28, 2014 | Walter West | Audio MP3
M28 VISION : GO!
Send at least 500 individuals to share Jesus statewide and/or nationally and/or internationally.
Send and/or support at least 10 national or international mission partnerships. A partnership is a relationship with believers in another place where we are focused for two or more years to spread the good news of Jesus Christ (e.g., supplying mission teams, supporting missionaries on the field, or planting new churches).
Support the start of 7 new churches in the US or around the world.
Send at least 1,000 individuals to share Jesus in the community through community ministry partnerships, local mission action, and sharing the gospel.
Send out believers to begin 2 new congregations in St. Johns County.
Share the gospel at least 50,000 times.
M28 VISION: MAKE DISCIPLES!
Make 1,000 new disciples.
Start 100 new adult life groups, with an increasing emphasis on off-campus groups.
Establish an intentional process for equipping people to disciple others, rather than depending only on church programs for discipleship. (Follow this link to find "Make One Be One" disciple-making resources.)
Establish an intentional process and provide resources for helping parents to disciple their own children. Develop an increased focus on healthy home life as a nursery for faith in Christ.
Reach and minister to the increasing retired and semi-retired community by seeking a Senior Adult Pastor.
Increase our focus on family ministry, and add a Pastor of Discipleship and Family Ministries as a staff resource.
Increase our ministry to youth by adding a Youth Pastor at the State Road 16 Campus.
Increase the quality of facilities for family ministry at the Island Campus.
Raise up, train and send out 25 Christian leaders to serve in churches and Christian ministry.
Continue to support and increase the effectiveness and resources for current ministries, while also identifying resources for reaching and ministering in new directions successfully.
Locate an additional site for our current multi-site congregations. For growth to continue with the English and Spanish congregations at the State Road 16 Campus, another place to worship is needed.
Provide a safe and secure environment to minister to families, including a proposed family ministry facility (preschool, children and youth), and possibly a gym at the Island Campus.
Find 2 sites to begin the proposed 2 new congregations in St. Johns County.
Provide additional staff resources (e.g., Senior Adult Pastor, Pastor of Discipleship and Family Ministries, State Road 16 Youth Pastor).
Provide adequate parking.
JOIN US IN FULFILLING THE M28 VISION
PRAY EARNESTLY TO THE LORD OF THE HARVEST (LUKE 10:2)
Pray for church leaders at all levels to follow closely the Lord’s direction as we approach 2022.
Pray for those who are sent out to reach our community, nation and world for Christ.
Pray for opportunities to share the message and love of Christ.
Pray for opportunities to encourage and mentor others in the faith.
Pray for awareness and boldness as God leads you personally to step out in faith in new M28 directions.
GO (MATTHEW 28:19)
Go globally by participating in a mission trip.
Go locally and volunteer with one of our community partners.
Commit to share the message and love of Jesus regularly.
Consider God’s call to deeper ministry for your life.
MAKE DISCIPLES (MATTHEW 28:19)
Be a disciple. If you have not already, commit to getting into the Scripture and learning the will and Word of God, praying, and practicing the disciplines of the faith.
Be a disciple maker everyday. Influence others for Christ in your own home, with your own friends.
Be a disciple maker in the body of Christ. Disciple makers are always needed, especially with preschoolers, children, and youth.
SOW BOUNTIFULLY FOR THE HARVEST (2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-10)
General Budget. Supports the current ministry budgets, future ongoing ministry needs, and proper staff support to continue quality ministry, as well as reach M28 goals.
Acts 1:8 Missions. This fund Supports community ministry partnerships, direct missionary support, international partnerships, mission trip scholarships, seminary training scholarships for church members and regular missions offerings.
Together With God. A fund for future building projects and site acquisitions to reach some of the M28 targets.
Progress Report Year One, 2016 (pdf)