Why host a GO Team?

We would be delighted if you were to prayerfully consider hosting a GO Team in 2018. There are many reasons why you ought to consider this, here are just three of them below.

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Help with your congregation's outreach

The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few.
— Matthew 9:37

Every congregation has opportunities to bring the gospel of Jesus to the community around it, yet the fact is that our opportunities are not always matched by our resources. It is likely that your session can think of evangelistic opportunities that the congregation is not in a position to take - perhaps because of the small size of your congregation, the physical limitations of your members, or the absence of particular gifts that may be needed. 

Having a GO Team is not a magic solution to this problem, but it could provide you with a group of enthusiastic short-term workers.

Maybe you need a team to do the leg work and deliver the leaflet you have designed. Maybe you need extra man power in order to supervise a Holiday Bible Club. Maybe you need young people who can interact with your teenage group. 

What your GO Team looks like is completely up to you as a session: the members of the team will be working under your oversight. 

Building up the members of your congregation

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God
— Colossians 1:9-10

Many members of our denomination can testify to the impact that GO Teams had on them; not just the teams they went on, but the teams that came to their congregations.

A visiting GO Team can provide the encouragement that your members need to get out of their comfort zone and join the team members in the work of outreach. It can act as a catalyst for the discovery and development of gifts within these members. 

Having a GO Team in your congregation can provide invaluable opportunities for fellowship and godly examples for your young people who are growing up in a hostile culture. 

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Contributing to your denomination

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For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
— Philemon 7

We believe that God has used GO Teams to be a wonderful blessing to our denomination as a whole. Young Christians have been strengthened in their faith, future ministers have gotten their first taste of publicly proclaiming the gospel, and team members have been spurred on in their concern for the lost.

We can see some of the fruit of past GO Teams in our church's ministers, elders, deacons, parents, and camp officers. Perhaps your congregation could play its part in this ministry which God has used to benefit the entire denomination.