Dr. Don Sisk
Former Missionary to Japan and Director of BIMI
Don Sisk has served God faithfully for over 60 years. He served as a pastor for many years before God led him to Japan. There God allowed him to reach the lost and plant churches. In the ensuing years, he served as the president and general director of Baptist International Missions, Inc.
Missionary to Mexico
Luis Montaño grew up in Lancaster and was saved at Lancaster Baptist Church as a teenager. He is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College and has served as a missionary in Hermosillo, Mexico since 2009. His church has experienced incredible spiritual and numeric growth over the past 11 years.
Church Planter • Missionary to the 10/40 Window
Dwight and Gayle Tomlinson have started three churches: one in Hong Kong, China, and two in America. From 1990 to September of 2015, Brother Tomlinson served as the Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Newport Beach, California. He is the author of two books entitled Healing the Wounded Church, and Healing the Wounded City. He also co-authored Sending Forth Laborers with Pastor Paul Chappell of Lancaster Baptist Church. He works in conjunction with a group of Independent Baptist pastors and missionaries, bringing together resources that are used to further the gospel in the least evangelized countries in the world.
Missions and Stewardship Commitment
Missions and Stewardship Commitment
At the end of the conference, we will be asking our church family to fill out a commitment card based upon God’s individual leading in your heart. The card represents a stewardship commitment that includes the tithe, missions program, and the Gideon’s Soldiers mortgage pre-payment program. These commitments will help us prepare for the new year’s budget and will help us in communicating with our new missionaries regarding support. You will never be contacted personally about this commitment.
Our Missions Philosophy
When God put a plan together for getting the message of salvation to the entire world, He chose to work through local churches like ours! It is that simple. If a lost man in Argentina is to hear the gospel, it will be because a church reaches beyond its local area and obeys the command of God to win our world.
The process begins with a person who will be sent by his local church (Acts 13)—someone who will leave his homeland to tell others of Christ. Then it takes a church family who will stand behind that person prayerfully and financially. It takes individuals within that church family who will say, “Though I cannot go, I will help you go, and I will pray for you as you do!” So one by one, God calls men to go, and He leads churches to pray and to give. That is God’s formula—and it works!
The Bible says in Romans 10:15, “And how shall they preach, except they be sent?” It also says in 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” God’s instruction to us is to give cheerfully so that people can hear the gospel.
In Acts 13:1–3, the Holy Spirit separated Paul and Barnabas from the church at Antioch. In Acts 14:26–27, they returned to Antioch and reported to the local church body about their work. That is exactly what we will experience this week.
The next few days, we want to follow God’s instruction! We want to know His heart and hear His voice. He is calling us to win our world, and the world is waiting for us to answer! May we truly be the church God intends us to be.