GOSPEL-CENTERED WORSHIP, COMMUNITY, SERVICE & MULTIPLICATION

 
What is Gospel-centered Multiplication?
 
God has not only saved sinners by His marvelous grace, He has also made them key players in His effort to save a lost humanity.  Christ has accomplished all that is necessary to effectively save, and Christians may proclaim this good news far and wide.  Gospel-centered Multiplication is the idea that no local church was ever meant to think of itself as separate from the global body of Christ.  FBC Diana has distinct resources and opportunities, and God has granted these to us for the sake of His glory.  It is our amazing privilege to live for something greater than us and press on toward the proclamation of the Gospel to all peoples everywhere.

Our approach is both particular and broad.  Through our partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention, we proudly participate in the cooperative program and give special gifts (including Annie ArmstrongLottie Moon, and Mary Hill Davis) throughout the year.  These avenues provide us the opportunity to join forces with other like-minded churches on a large scale in order to spread the Gospel on global ground.

With a more particular focus, FBC Diana also seeks to partner more intimately with specific Gospel-centered Communities.  While there are many excellent opportunities to partner with wonderful churches and efforts, we have allied with the groups listed below.
 
The Church at Pecan Creek is a church plant that is scheduled to launch in August of 2015.  Pastor Trey Talley has understood the call of God upon his life to plant a church in Corinth for some time now.  He began researching and planning this church plant in 2013, and his 15 years of ministry experience has prepared him well for church planting.  Trey now lives in Corinth with his wife and children, and he is currently on staff at Northview Baptist Church in Lewisville, TX.
 
Grace Works is a mission organization that partners churches with particular missions efforts and strategies in designated locations around the world.  FBC Diana has developed a deep love for the people of Alaska, and many in our congregation have experienced this partnership firsthand.  Simple activities and social service projects offer a platform for evangelism.  This particular Gospel-centered Multiplication outlet offers entire families the opportunity to serve together.
 
This is a Gospel-centered church with a primary location of Busan, and they too are a church with Multiplication in mind.  RICC has already begun a new church plant in the neighboring community of Changwon, and there are plans to do the same in the town of Ulsan.  The International Mission Board explains that about 20% of the 50 million South Koreans profess to embrace a Protestant Christian understanding of the Gospel (see more detailed description HERE), but many of these are people with a syncretistic view of religion.  RICC is cultivating the ground and sowing the seeds of the Gospel in South Korea, and we are already seeing growth.  Redeemer International is planting churches and training others to do the same.
 
The Welsh people are classified as “unreached” by the International Mission Board (see IMB Global Research HERE).  Less than 2% of the 3 million Welsh people profess faith in Jesus Christ.  While the UK is the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation, and Wales even experienced nationwide revival in the early 1900s, the Gospel is largely not known or embraced in Wales.  The Evangelical Alliance seeks to partner American churches with Welsh churches for the sake of the Gospel and for the sake of the Welsh people.  FBC Diana is prayerfully partnering with North Fort Worth Baptist Church (Fort Worth, TX) and specific churches in the Vale of Glamorgan (Wales), and we are praying for revival to come to the Welsh people.
 
 
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us…” (2 Corinthians 5:17-20).