Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever. Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal in missions.
Worship is both the fuel and goal of our desire for the nations to be glad in the gospel of Jesus. The following are the local missions connections of Sylvania Church in Tyler TX. As you read through the list, will you ask yourself, “How can I partner with Sylvania in these?” and/or, “How could Sylvania partner with me in reaching a corner of Tyler, Smith County, and/or east Texas that is not yet on this list?”
Local Missions Efforts of Sylvania Church.
- Apartment Ministry (local outreach to new move-ins)
- Boys’ Home (local outreach to orphans/wards of state)
- Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) (a ministry to college students in Tyler)
- Food Pantry (local outreach of Sylvania Church to those in need of food)
- KVNE/KGLY (local Christian Radio)
- No Hungry Children (local & global ministry)
- Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) (a ministry to college students in Tyler)
- Smith County Baptist Association (local Baptist Association)