After he rose from the dead and just before he ascended back to heaven, Jesus Christ gave a command to his disciples that has come to be known as the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20 gives the crux of this mandate: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
We take this commission seriously. It is the role of the church to make disciples. We do this by “baptizing” and “teaching.” What this means is that we fail to complete our mission if we do not both introduce others to Jesus and teach them about Jesus and his Word. We strive to fulfill the Great Commission in many ways. Below are a few ways in which we are engaged in Jesus’ mission.
Dale & Lynn Martin – Missionaries to Alaska
Manteo Baptist Church has not only commissioned and sent the Martins to Alaska each spring, and encouraged them during the time there were away, but the church has sent eight mission teams to work along side them in the camps.
Other Mission Trips
In addition to frequent trips to Alaska, MBC has participated in several missions projects, including trips to:
- New York City, NY
- Smithville, MS
- Savannah, GA
- Myrtle Beach, SC
MBC has also planted and helps to support one church, Cape Hatteras Baptist Church, on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.