We have a heart for missions and desire to be a missional, Acts 1:8 church. As followers of Christ, we are to love God and love others and nothing says that more than having a heart for missions. Mission is how we strive to impact our community, our nation, and our world. This is the heart of Jesus' command to share the gospel "in Jerusalem (community), in all Judea and Samaria (nation), and to the end of the earth (world)" Acts 1:8.
We believe that loving our town is a year-round commitment to advocate for, and serve our neighbors, as we model Christ in our actions and relationships. Our hope is that Love Cheraw is a gateway for every member of our church to live on mission all year long.
As a church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, we support a variety of missions through what is known as the Cooperative Program (CP). The CP distributes funds from like-minded churches that support missions in North America and Internationally. While we wholeheartedly support the missions supported through the CP, we are humbled and excited to support two church plants in Boston and Puerto Rico. If you would like to join us in these partnerships, please contact Pastor Trey.
Joe Polson leads a church plant in Boston, MA. Joe at one time served on staff here at Cheraw First and now it's a joy for us to be his sending church. Our aim missionally is to have boots on the ground with Joe as much as possible to support the call on his life. He is a NAMB missionary.
Several years ago God orchestrated an introduction with Pastor Jorge and his wife in Puerto Rico. Like the Polson family in Boston, they are NAMB missionaries. We are technically a supporting church for the Santiago's and One Church but we strive to have boots on the ground there as well.
God is making a great name for himself among the nations and He has called us to join Him in that mission. Every member of our church as the opportunity to participate in the work God is doing overseas. first and foremost, every Christian can pray. Pray for the lost who have never heard the gospel and pray for the missionaries God has called to take the gospel to the nations. Second, every Christian can give. every time you give to the church financially, a portion of your gift goes to the see the gospel advance to the nations. Finally, you can go as either a short-term or long-term missionary. Due to Covid, our international trips are on standby but our goal is to invest in UUPG in Eastern Europe.