Our Missional Vision
To Love the World As God Loves Us
FBC Cornelia strives to be known in our community, state and beyond as a leader in missional outreach, not because of all our mission activities and opportunities that our church does or supports (even though there are plenty), but because “mission” is at the heart of who we are. As we seek to “love the world, the way God loves us“, missions is embedded in all we do. Every member of our church family is immersed in a comprehensive mission education program for all age groups. This program is embedded in small group and traditional Sunday School curriculum, children’s Sunday school, youth group teaching, sermons, and other discipleship training. It is apparent to everyone who knows anything about FBC Cornelia that missions is not something we do, it is who we are.
While we partner with large denominational organizations like the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, FBC Cornelia is also developing other partnerships with local, state, national and international organizations involved in Kingdom work. We are creating a culture at FBC Cornelia which encourages and empowers individuals and groups to find where God is calling them to use their individual gifts and talents to “love the world” and to support them as they pursue that call. There is an administrative and funding structure in place to facilitate a high level of individual participation in the act of “loving the world…” The church budget has been structured in a way to provide a unified missions offering with the Missions Council empowered (and trusted) to administer funding for these varied ministries and projects. New ideas can be funded through a Missions Grant process, and longer term funding is guided by the vision provided by the Missions Council and supported by the church. We are constantly assessing and evaluating the results of our mission involvement in order to be the best stewards of our money, time and human resources.