World missions is a core purpose for which World Gospel Church was founded. The "World" in the church's name reflects the concern and vision of the founding pastor and members. At the initial service of the church held in January of 1957, the small congregation agreed to help support a young missionary couple, Paul & Lois Steward. That relationship and support continued throughout the couple's 40 years of service in Bolivia, South America.
From the beginning, our missions emphasis has continued. The Missions Committee currently provides financial support to missionaries through four mission societies: OMS International, OC International, World Gospel Missions and Arab World Ministries. Church members who serve under another mission society may be supported if their society's policies and statement of faith are compatible with ours. We currently support thirty-two missionary families (twenty-seven internationally, four at mission headquarters and one on-campus ministry through InterVarsity). Seven scholarships have been awarded to foreign nationals to attend seminaries and eventually minister in their homeland. We also provide prayer and financial support to advance Christianity in India through GO International. Other WGC committees provide prayer and financial support to local community ministries and organizations, such as: Child Evangelism, Lighthouse Mission, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Youth for Christ, and Asian Outreach.
Our support of international missions through our finances and prayers has created a sense of world wide family. Those supported by WGC families are working in evangelism, Bible studies, seminaries and Bible schools teaching, pastoral training, discipleship, medicine, education, agriculture, radio, campus and ministries, and church development.
World Gospel Church
61st Annual Global Workers Conference
November 2-4, 2018
Speaker: Brett Barnes
St. Louis, MO
October 25-27, 2019
Speaker: Tom Randall
World Harvest Ministries
Each year short-term mission trips provide opportunities for church members to serve the Lord around the world. This year our church family is serving on teams in Haiti, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, Taiwan, Japan, Slovakia, Belize, Ecuador, Sudan, Guatemala, China, Mexico and Spain. Short-term mission trips planned by Arab World Ministries, OCI International, World Gospel Missions, and OMS International can be accessed through their websites. To apply for funding for a short-term mission trip, please download an application (below). Use www.pdfescape.com or other appropriate software to fill out the form. Save filled out form. Email completed form back to the church. Any additional documents can be sent as an attachment.