Global Partnerships

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.

Matthew 28:19a

Greater Portland Bible Church has a rich history of sending individuals and families from within our community as our representatives to nations and people groups around the world. Our partnerships with them, as well as our partnerships with other agencies and organizations, exist for the purpose of meeting the varied needs of people and making known the transforming story of Jesus. We therefore focus our efforts on people groups and cultures which have only limited engagement with the God of the Bible or with true followers of Jesus.

Perspectives Course

Would you like to learn more about global missions? The Perspectives coure is an excellent way to shift your world view. Perspectives will be offered Tuesdays at Sunset Presbyterian Church (14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland) from August 29 to December 12, 6-9pm. By participating in Perspectives, every believer can find a way to live with vital, strategic significance in God’s global purpose. Pick up a brochure from the Global Partners credenza in the lobby for more information on the 15-week course. There are substantial scholarships available through GPBC. For those considering taking the course, we’ll also be offering an accompanying small group that will meet over a meal on five separate Sundays to talk over and process the course together. Carpooling options to Sunset Presbyterian Church are also available. Questions? Contact Heather Murray at

Our Global Outreach

Our primary goal is always to point people to Jesus. Here are a few ways our Global Partners have recognized and are responding to substantive physical and spiritual needs throughout the world:

  • Rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking
  • Disaster and refugee relief
  • Using storytelling in oral cultures to help people discover Biblical spiritual truths
  • Trauma counseling for field workers
  • Bible translation
  • Creating sustainable micro-enterprises among the poorest of the poor
  • Literacy and second language development among immigrants
  • Sports programs that develop young leaders and restore hope to communities
  • Clothing outreaches to refugees fleeing conflict zones in the Middle East
  • Introducing the people of rural Panama to Jesus through the Jesus Film Project

This is by no means an exhaustive list. The individuals and families involved in these efforts have dedicated themselves to long-term solutions rather than quick fixes, taking up permanent residence in the areas of need. They do it because the love of Jesus compels them to love freely, with a lavishness and recklessness that Jesus exemplified. It is a love that goes beyond borders, prejudice, cultural differences or political and religious ideology.

To the Ends of the Earth

(Since many of our Global Partners are serving in sensitive areas of the world, we cannot disclose their names or specific locations.)

If you would like to learn more and pray about the regions and countries in which our Global Partners serve, click the highlighted areas of the map below to be taken to Operation World, an organization providing current and informative prayer guides for nations and geographic areas.

United StatesPanamaSpainMiddle EastCentral AsiaSouth AfricaSE Asia

Supporting Our Global Partnerships

Our global partnerships are funded by the generous pledges and contributions of the members and friends of Greater Portland Bible Church and by occasional fundraising events. These funds are given in addition to financial support (tithes/offerings) for the church and are budgeted separately from the general budget of the church. Our budget is formed on a 12-month commitment from our community. The budget year starts July 1 and ends June 30. To make an online donation to support our Global Partners click here and choose "Missions/GP Donation" on the drop down menu.

We invite your participation in our global partnerships through your contributions of time, energy, and money.

Please contact David Smith at  for information about how you can be involved or if you would like to be updated on Global Partner news. 

Submit a Global Partnership Pledge

If you would like to make a pledge to the Global Partnership Budget, please fill out and submit the following form. Thank you!

 

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Please prayerfully consider what you might pledge above and beyond your general tithes and/or offerings in partnership with our Global Partners around the world. 

Enter your pledge below using one or more combinations of the following three giving methods.

 

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Add up the annual total of the three giving options above.

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If you'd like to set up online giving for this pledge, please click here. Be sure to set giving to start on or after July 1, 2017 for donations to apply to this pledge.

 

 

Thanks for your partnership in supporting our global partners! Our budget is formed on a 12-month commitment from our community.

The budget year starts July 1 and ends June 30.