Trinity Presbyterian Church is committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ which is found in Matthew 28:18-20:
(18) And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (19) Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
The greatness of the Great Commission is seen in its three-fold emphasis of evangelism/discipleship, baptism/church planting, and teaching/instruction. Our approach to missions has as its primary thrust the support of ministries that are focused on the planting of churches. While evangelistic efforts in and of themselves are worthwhile, they are never an end in and of themselves. The evangelistic efforts of the Apostle Paul were always aimed at the establishment of local churches, into the membership of which those converted to Christ were added by the administration of the sacrament of baptism (Acts 2:41f; Acts 14:23; Titus 1:5).
At present TPC supports church planters within the bounds of our Presbytery and in the countries of Peru, Costa Rica, Honduras, Albania, England, Germany, Uganda. Within our Presbytery (Savannah River Presbytery) Churches have been planted in Savannah, Wilmington Island, St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Vidalia, and Dublin.
In addition, Pastor Barnes served as the Executive Director of the Christian Missionary Society, which promoted a church planting ministry in Peru, called the Peru Mission (www.perumission.org). Pastor Barnes has traveled to Peru twenty-five times and has led summer mission teams to Cajamarca and Trujillo. Teams have also traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica and Ecuador.
We are also supporting the efforts of our Presbytery to reach university students with the Gospel throughout the ministry of Reformed University Fellowships (RUF) at Mercer University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Georgia Southern University.
We have our Missions Conference every other year in the early spring, usually during the first weekend of March.