In his book, Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper captures the perspective of Sylvania Church regarding missions:
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.nWorship, 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 global missions connections of Sylvania Church. 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 our region of America that is not yet on this list?”