Shady Grove Baptist Church has but one main purpose. That is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus came to this world as a man, led a sinless life, was crucified for our sins, was buried, rose on the third day, and now lives to save the lost.
It is our belief that Shady Grove Church has been given a very special gift from God. This gift is the knowledge of the true path to salvation. With this gift comes an awesome responsibility to diligently spread the Gospel.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19
The World Population is 6.8 Billion people. That is 6,800,000,000 souls.
Paul ask the questions in Romans 10:14-15
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.”
How will all those people hear the gospel of Jesus Christ? Jesus calls us to go into all the world. This is our Mission!
In Acts 1:8 He leaves His disciples with these words,
“…and ye shall be my witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
1. “In Jerusalem” they were in Jerusalem when Jesus said this. He is saying, “Start right here, right where you are.” At your job, your school, your neighborhood, your home.
2.“In all Judea and Sameria” Next it would spread out to the regions around them. He says, Go out into your community, your state, your country and share the Gospel.
3.“And unto the ends of the earth” Finally He says, Go to the ends of the earth to spread the Gospel.
Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church is actively doing what Jesus asks of us.