When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church, in the third chapter of First Corinthians, he speaks about how they are all ministers of the Gospel and servants of Christ. Then he makes an important statement, "I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase." We feel like these are the reasons that the Missouri District North American Missions Department exists:
Plant. Water. Increase.
Every department, event, or offering fits in one of these categories. We are aiming to plant churches and new ministries, to water those ministries with as much prayer and support as possible, and then to work hard as laborers as God provides the increase. Paul was exactly right and we're happy to proclaim this as our mission, and that's why you will find a touch of this theme throughout the site.
We believe that anyone who is willing to go into an unchurched or under-churched area and plant something there is an absolute hero. We currently have 13 North American Missionaries on status in Missouri.