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Worship Services

Gastonia - 8am, 9:30am

& 11am

Kings Mountain - 11am

Church Address

1729 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054

Mailing Address

1827 Dixon Road, Gastonia, NC 28054

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God calls all believers to serve him with their lives. No matter how God has built you and where he takes you, you are called to live your life on mission for his glory. That could mean living your life as an international church planter in Central Asia or New England. It could mean that you become a pastor in a local church. It also could just as well mean working as an engineer or teacher and using your position intentionally to make disciples. The Great Commission Team is the first step Parkwood takes to prepare any college-age student for these avenues of ministries, which Parkwood refers to as pathways.

The Great Commission Team does this by engaging college-age students in the Great Commission through exposure to lostness with opportunities to evangelize while being equipped for the work of ministry along the way, ultimately producing Great Commission Christians.

A Great Commission Christian is a follower of Jesus who engages in making disciples, carrying the burden to reach the unreached with the gospel and to strengthen the reached in the gospel. God’s global glory is the motivating force behind the actions and choices of Great Commission Christians.

Details

Each week, the Great Commission Team will give focus to Local or Global Disciple-Making. These weeks will entail hands on ministry experiences and intensive discipleship. Expect your spiritual gifts and talents to be put to use in everything you do, whether preparing for VBS, serving at camp, or taking the gospel to the nations.

Requirements

  • Must be a like-minded Christian
  • Must have completed one year of college or have been graduated from high school for one year and are at least 19 years old
  • Must be in good standing at local church, including church at college.

The Pathways

The following pathways are four possible next steps after serving on the Great Commission Team. At the end of your time on Great Commission Team, you will be asked which pathway you believe God is leading you. You may serve on the Great Commission Team only two times. Serving on the Great Commission Team is the base-level requirement for the following pathways including Parkwood internships, Mid- and Long-Term Sending opportunities, and other opportunities for formal development through Parkwood or Parkwood’s partners.

1. International Church Planting: for those who are confirmed or convicted they are called to plant churches among the unreached throughout the world

Next Step 1: Go Mid-Term with a Parkwood Global partner

Next Step 2: Intern with Parkwood Global Disciple-Making

Next Step 3: Pursue long-term international missionary service or seminary

2. North American Church Planting: for those who are confirmed or convicted they are called to plant churches among the least reached on our continent

Next Step 1: Go Mid-Term with a Parkwood Global partner

Next Step 2: Intern with a partner church plant

Next Step 3: Pursue long-term North American missionary service or seminary

3. Local Church - Vocational: for those who are confirmed or convicted they are called to equip the local church for the sake of reaching the unreached

Next Step 1: Go Mid-Term with a Parkwood Global partner

Next Step 2: Intern with a particular ministry area at Parkwood

Next Step 3: Pursue long-term local church ministry service or seminary

4. Local Church - Workplace Ministry: for those who are confirmed or convicted they are called to use the vocation God gives them to make disciples where He places them

Next Step 1: Go Mid-Term with Parkwood Global partner

Next Step 2: Workplace internship, if possible in a partner SEND or Global City

Next Step 3: Pursue long-term workplace employment or graduate school

Sometimes, in the pursuit of one pathway, God may show you that he is calling you to another. If that is the case, you may switch pathways.

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