Everything we do is focused on reaching and creating disciples of people. Missions is not a department; it’s a mindset that permeates everything we do. Absolutely everything – from a light bulb to a water well – is a link in a divine chain. Our Jerusalem is Columbus, our Judea is Ohio, and our Samaria is America.

Every 'Be a Hero' project has a clear missionary outcome. If we have effective signage we invite 19,000 cars to follow Jesus with us. If we can park another car we can serve another family. If we create engaging kids’ environments we can transform the next generation. If we plant another campus we reach a new pocket of our city. If we remodel a safe house we help restore victims of trafficking. If we translate training materials we equip leaders to bring hope to places we may never go. This isn’t our vision, it’s God’s vision. Our job is to step out in faith and be obedient. This year we are believing God for $1,000,000 above & beyond our normal giving to accomplish these heroic projects.

. . . you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
— Acts 1:8